Chicago shopping, architecture & art events through the end of 2015
There are so many events to still enjoy this year — don’t miss out! (Update: Added Andersonville events too)
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Through January 3, 2016
Keep up the architectural lovefest and see what’s truly unique about Chicago.
SOFA Art + Design Fair
November 5 – 8
Shopping! Unique finds, gorgeous work from local and regional artists.
HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE FOR CARE FOR REAL
Through December 21
Help Edgewater’s food pantry make a difference in the lives of families in our area during our annual toy drive. There are many opportunities to drop off toys in local businesses or at Andersonville holiday events. Last year, Care for Real distributed more than 4,000 toys to over 800 children, helping 350 families have a more joyous holiday season.
November 20 – December 24
We love the market’s ethnic holiday gifts and delicious German fare, plus of course, the boot is back! Have some mulled wine and those selections somehow get much easier.
Randolph Street Holiday Market
November 21 – 22, November 28 – 29, December 12 – 13
This fabulous market returns with retro wares, furniture and one-of-a kind finds.
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Disney. Floats. Tree-lighting. And yes, even some shopping!
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo
November 27 – January TBD
These get better every year, plus, yknow, it’s free and ANIMALS!
West Town Winterfest
Buy from local shops and try West Town’s best restaurants. Trolly tours too!
One of A Kind Show and Sale
December 3 – 6
You know the drill: Artisans sharing gorgeous works. Shopping, done.
LATE NIGHT ANDERSONVILLE
Andersonville stays up late for the Late Night Andersonville festival! From 6-10pm, stores and restaurants will be offering discounts on distinctive gifts and delectable after-hours meals, plus free refreshments and entertainment.
December 5 & 6
During the yearly Julmarknad festival, the Swedish American Museum features a handicrafts fair with traditional Swedish food and entertainment. In addition, select Andersonville businesses join the fun with FREE music, refreshments and more.
LUCIA FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
A candlelit, carol-filled procession down the sidewalks of Clark Street, followed by singing and treats at the Museum. Admission is $1, or a toy or a can of food to benefit Care For Real, Edgewater’s food pantry.
LATE-ER NIGHT ANDERSONVILLE
Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? Then join us for our second night of Late Night Andersonville, just a little “late-er” than usual. From 6-10pm, take advantage of the same discounts from Late Night Andersonville, plus once again enjoy free entertainment and refreshments.
Renegade Craft Fair Holiday
December 5 – 6
Located in the Bridgeport Art Center, look for handmade gifts, participate in DIY workshops, jam to DJs and eat tasty treats from local vendors.
Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo
December 5 – 31
More animals and holiday lights! Activities for kiddos, too.
Chi-Town Rising: NYE Celebration
New in town, we’re not sure what to expect, but it seems to have something for everyone.