AROUND TOWN: Holiday Happenings in Chicago

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Wherever you may be located in Chicago this holiday season, there’s surely a festive event taking place right around the corner. From old holiday traditions to brand new ones, get ready for a magical season of winter activites! 

Lakeview: The Music Box Theatre’s Annual Double-Feature and Sing-a-long in Lakeview has been a holiday tradition for 34 years. The theatre screens two holiday classics including “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Before the movie begins, guests are greeted by Santa Clause and then encouraged to sing along to a series of Christmas carols. Make this a new holiday tradition and buy your tickets today!

Greektown: Greektown is excited to host their 2nd Annual Christmas Ceremony this Saturday December 9th at 5 p.m. Guests are invited to gather on the southeast corner of Halsted and Van Burren streets where students from St. George Hellenic School and Solon Greek School carol alongside singers and live musicians from Anemos Hellenic Folklore Society. Additionally, there will be hot chocolate from Ground Up, and the Greektown Karavakia display decoratively illuminated by small boats will be on site for visitors to enjoy.

Lincoln Park: Experience the magic of Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo this holiday season featuring luminous displays and decorations throughout the zoo grounds. Enjoy festive activities for all ages including photos with Santa, musical light shows, live ice-sculpture carving, free crafts, and holiday shopping. Enjoy delicious holiday snacks and warm up with a glass of spiced wine or a frosty lager!

The Loop: The world renowned Christkindlmarket located in the Daley Plaza has been Chicagoland’s favorite holiday tradition for 22 years. Jam packed with authentic vendors from around the world, the market features entertainment from Christmas choirs, dance groups, and brass bands. Enjoy German beer, mulled wine, baked goods, and meats while shopping holiday ornaments and other Christmas decorations! This year, the market debuted a new location in Wrigleyville located right outside Wrigley Field! 

Happy Holidays from Team Zap!

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