If you didn't score tickets to Jerry Seinfeld at the Chicago Theater this weekend, we still have quite a full itinerary of weekend festivitites for you. Feel like ringing in the holiday season with the a dance performance, or perhaps a seasonal CSO concert? Looking for more holiday market shopping? Dying to meet Santa Claus on board a Chicago cruise ship? Yeah, you read that right. Happy Weekend!
Join the Hubbarad Street Dance Chicago for their Winter Series, kicking off today with an encore presentation of One Thousand Pieces, the company's first full-length work which was inspired by Marc Chagall's America Windows. Be sure to catch one their festive performances tonight through Sunday to celebrate the season with the beautiful choreography of the HSDC.
Andersonville is known throughout the city for its Swedish roots and traditions, and this weekend the St. Lucia Festival of Lights takes center stage. The festival begins with a torch-lit procession down the Clark Street sidewalksfrom the Swedish American Museum. Specially chosen "Lucia Girls" will lead the crowd in long white robes and beautiful crowns of candles in honor of the St. Lucia tradition. Bundle up and pay Andersonville a visit tomorrow evening for this festive Celebration, followed by a reception at the Swedish Amreican Museum with the telling of the Lucia LEgend, family entertainment and some irresistible Swedish treats.
Any occassion for a market or fair in Chicago is a good one, but when it comes to a holiday market? The stars have absolutely aligned in our favor. Fabulous, unique gifts abound in this indoor urban market at the corner of Randolph St and Ada St, ranging from timeless antiques to modern treasures, from vintage finds to indie fashion. Whether you're shopping for some last minute holiday decorations or the perfect whimsical "I-just-thought-of-you-when-I-saw-it" gift for some special, make your way down to the Randolph Street Holiday Market this weekend and this weekend only. Tickets are $5 for students at the door or $3 online here, and $10 for adults at the door or $8 online here.
Take a step back into some holiday tradition history on this 90-minute guided tour through the Glessner House Museum in Chicago's famous Prairie District. You'll venture into the Christmas season of the 19th century and gain insight into the origin of so many of our beloved holiday customs today. To soak it all in, you'll then head over to the landmark Wheeler Mansion for some light refreshments, beauticul decorations, and some post-tour chatting.
Santa, skyline and open sea (or, open lake) - Spirit of Chicago's Lunch with Santa Cruise is a fantastic way to get excited for Christmas and enjoy the beauty of Chicago's skyline this weekend! This festive buffet dining lunch cruise will feature an appearance by the big man himself, and provide an afternoon of entertainment and holiday cheer on the warm and cozy climate-controlled decks of Spirit of Chicago. The cruise sets sail at 12:30 PM this Saturday, and will have you back on land by 3:15 PM. Click here for more information on tickets.
Join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus this weekend for the debut of their seasonal Welcome Yule! holdiay show. Enjoy this year's new arrangements, traditional carols, and a few surprises sprinkled through the show. And, yes, you are required to join in on the sing-along portions of the evening (don't act like you're not excited). Check the website for performance hours this weekend and next weekend.