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Chicago Cultural Center Open House

This December 9th, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Open House, presented by the City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). This marks the third edition of the Open House Series, inviting individuals of all ages to partake in a day… Read more »

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Experience the Magic of the Allstate CTA Holiday Train

Chicago comes alive during the holiday season, and one of the city’s cherished traditions is the Allstate CTA Holiday Train. Here’s a guide to this festive experience that seamlessly combines joyous celebrations with charitable endeavors. Allstate CTA Holiday Train: Spreading Joy on the Rails In 1992, the humble beginnings of the Allstate CTA Holiday Train… Read more »

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Curaleaf’s Holidaze: Elevate Your Season with Cannabis Cheer!

Curaleaf emerges as a prominent cannabis dispensary, boasting 10 Chicagoland locations renowned for exceptional customer service and a welcoming shopping experience. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or a newcomer to the plant, Curaleaf’s dedicated associates are committed to guiding you through a personalized and comfortable journey. A Cannabis Haven for the Holidays 🎄 As… Read more »

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City Lights to Small-Town Delights: 2 Magical Illinois Holiday Escapes

BY LEENTJE DE LEEUW  BRIGHT LIGHTS NEAR THE BIG CITY (3 DAYS) Day 1: Retail Therapy Begins Start with shopping in Libertyville, Gurnee, and beyond. MainStreet Libertyville offers local charm and unique boutiques, while Gurnee Mills boasts over 160 stores. Try Kaiser’s Pizza or The Shanty in Wadsworth. Splash and stay at Gurnee’s Great Wolf… Read more »

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a holiday trolley in the streets of the Ravenswood neighborhood in Chicago

Hop Aboard the Holly Jolly Trolley: Navigating Small Business Saturday in Ravenswood!

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to kick off the festivities than by supporting local businesses in Ravenswood! The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is turning Small Business Saturday (November 25) into a joyous adventure with the Holly Jolly Trolley. Let’s embark on a journey through this charming Chicago neighborhood,… Read more »

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9 Holiday Pop-Ups You Can’t Miss

Embark on a festive journey across Chicago, exploring these unique holiday pop-ups that promise Christmas cheer, delightful cocktails, and immersive experiences for everyone. Tinseltown Chicago at Welcome Back Lounge Dive into Christmas bliss at Tinseltown Chicago! This dedicated Christmas Bar by the Viral Group offers themed sessions with Santa’s elves, festive tunes, winter warmer drinks,… Read more »

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Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® Unveils Record-Setting Holiday Parade

Join the Record-Setting Parade in Style The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® is right around the corner, and this year, it comes with an exciting twist—a record-setting attempt for the most holiday sweaters at a parade! Secure your spot and be part of this festive feat by donning the limited edition Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights… Read more »

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Sparkling Splendor: Chicago’s Official Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Get ready to embrace the magic of the season as Chicago’s iconic Christmas Tree illuminates Millennium Park on Friday, November 17, at 6 p.m. This marks the 110th Annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, a cherished tradition near the vibrant intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington St. Experience the enchantment emceed by Joe… Read more »

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This Week at the CSO

Experience musical brilliance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this week. From Stravinsky’s revolutionary ‘The Rite of Spring’ to the soul-stirring jazz of Brad Mehldau Trio, immerse yourself in a world of enchanting performances. Don’t miss the orchestral magic – reserve your seat for an unforgettable week at the CSO! The Rite of Spring & Kavakos (November… Read more »

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