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Lincoln Park Holiday Guide 2021

The Holidays are here! Check out this list of holiday treats & events happening here in Lincoln Park.

Holiday Shopping

Late Night Shopping: Armitage & Halsted
Wednesday, December 15 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) on Wednesday, December 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for Late Night Shopping on Armitage & Halsted. Businesses along Armitage, Halsted, and Webster will be extending their shopping hours and offering festive specials, in-store activities, and holiday promotions throughout the evening. Explore Chicago’s historic shopping district for special treats, a visit from Santa, holiday sing-a-longs and other festivities. The first 100 guests to visit Terry’s Toffee (1009 W. Armitage) receive a free hot chocolate.

Spend Local in Lincoln Park
Show your love for Lincoln Park by spending locally this holiday season! Use the Lincoln Park Business Directory to find all of your holiday needs from great gifts to entertaining.

Holiday – Events

Lincoln Park Zoo – ZooLights 
2001 N. Clark
Friday, November 19 until January 2
The city’s must-see holiday classic ZooLights is returning to the Lincoln Park Zoo for it’s 27th year this Saturday. Bask in the holiday joy that this family-fun oriented event will bring.

WhirlyBall – Beat the Brewer Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Release Party 
1825 W. Webster
Friday, November 26
This Black Friday, WhirlyBall is teaming up with Goose Island for Black Friday Bourbon County Stout Release Beat the Brewer Event. This event will feature four new 2021 Bourbon County Brand Stout releases. Plus, a VIP tasting room experience.

Lincoln Common – Light Up The Night 
2335 N. Lincoln
Monday, November 29
Grab your coats, gloves and boots and join Lincoln Common for a magical outdoor event on the plaza. Special appearances by Santa, the cast of Love Actually, Alderman Smith, Rabbi Mendy Beniyoun and more!

Theater on The Lake – Holidays of Red: A Celebration of Red Wines
2401 N. Lake Shore
Thursday, December 2
Join Theater on the Lake for this mix and mingle wine tasting event. Enjoy samples of twelve (12) red wines, perfect for your upcoming holiday gatherings, paired with four (4) small bites from the Lakefront Restaurant. Representatives from Breakthru Beverage will be on-hand to discuss each wine and their producers.

Lincoln Park Zoo – Brew Lights
2001 N. Clark
Thursday, December 2
BrewLights, the seasonal festive beer-tasting event is back for it’s 7th year at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Sip and savor specialty brews while supporting Lincoln Park Zoo under millions of beautiful holiday lights. The event also includes special photo opportunities, festive rides, and more.

Lincoln Park Conservancy – Candy Cane Holiday Show 
2391 N. Stockton
Friday, December 3
Enjoy an exclusive family-friendly after hours show of the Conservancy’s Winter Flower Show and celebrate the season with fellow Conservancy supports. Take home a to-go craft and treats afterwards. Ticket proceeds will go toward preserving, protecting, and enhancing Lincoln Park.

Broken Barrel Bar – Ugly Sweater Party
2548 N. Southport
Saturday, December 4
Join Broken Barrel for an Ugly Sweater Party. There’s a $100 Gift Card for the ugliest sweater, festive drink specials, and more.

OZ Park Holiday Tree Lighting
2021 N. Burling
Saturday, December 4
Join the Lincoln Central Association and Oz Park Advisory Council as they light up the neighborhood at the fifth annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Oz Park. Enjoy this magical moment surrounded by the sounds of the holidays performed by singers from Lincoln Park High School.

Casati Modern Italian – Lunch with Santa
444 W. Fullerton
Sunday, December 5
Santa is visiting Casati’s Modern Italian for lunch and complimentary photos with guest.

Geja’s Cafe – 41st Annual Champagne Festival & Tasting
340 W. Armitage
Sunday, December 5
Geja’s Cafe features Taittinger and Domaine Carneros for their 41st Annual Champagne Festival and Tasting. Taste through 7 champagnes and sparkling wines from Taittinger and Domaine Carneros.

Celebrate Hanukkah with NEWCITY and Chabad Lincoln Park
1457 N. Halsted
Sunday, December 5
Enjoy an evening of indoor/outdoor fun that includes a Menorah Lighting, kosher Hanukkah treats, games and music. Free to attend, all ages welcome!

Broken Barrel Monday Movie Nights
2548 N. Southport
December 6 – December 27
Skip the theatre and join Broken Barrel for Movie Night on Mondays in their heated backyard under the stars.

Broken Barrel – Santa Brunch 
2548 N. Southport
Sunday, December 12
Stop by Broken Barrel Bar for reserved brunch seating, picture with Santa, festive holiday brunch and goodies for the entire family.

Lincoln Park Zoo – Adults Night Out: Holidize 
2001 N. Clark
Thursday, December 16
Stroll amongst wildlife with a beer, cider, hard seltzer or wine in hand. Enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event.

The J Parker – New Year’s Eve Galaxy Gala
1816 N. Clark
Friday, December 31
Ring in the New Year at The J. Parker Rooftop, and dress to impress for the Galaxy Gala – blasting off into 2022.

Tecalitlan Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar – New Year’s Eve
1538 N. Clybourn
Friday, December 31
Ring in 2022 at Tecalitlan Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar. Eat, drink, and dance the night away with a live Mariachi band.

Theater On The Lake – Tributosaurus Becomes Prince: New Year’s 2022
2401 N. Lake Shore
Friday, December 31 – January 1
Two-night Special! Celebrating the musical legacy of Prince with Theater on The Lake on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Gemini’s Holiday Hut Returns
2075 N. Lincoln
Now through January 2
Celebrate the holiday of cheer at Gemini’s Holiday Hut featuring a heated patio space with sweet treats and warm, seasonal drinks like hot chocolate and cider. Adults can enjoy spiked versions of all seasonal drinks.

Holiday Shows

Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody – Apollo Theater Chicago
2550 N. Lincoln
Now until January 2
The off-broadway hit musical, of the most iconic romantic comedy movie Love Actually, is set to make its debut at Chicago’s Apollo Theater.

Deck The Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original – The Second City
230 W. North
Now until January 2
Celebrate the holidays with The Second City in made-for-cable-movie style. All your favorite holiday classics in one comedy sketch.

Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night – The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln
November 26 – January 2
This holiday comedy show is a uniquely interactive one that allows you to tackle the wackiest myths and most outrageous facts about Christmas, and win prizes right from your seat.

Holiday – Giving Back

Lakeshore Sports & Fitness – Shoe Drive 
1320 W. Fullerton
Now until December 15
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness is collecting used or new shoes to donate to Gabriel’s Light, a youth suicide prevention organization.

Marillac House – Holiday Toy Drive
2859 W. Jackson
Now until December 15
The families served by Marillac are in need of your help to provide gifts for their children. Help bring joy to the Marillac House families this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped toys to the Marillac Christmas Store!




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