WHAT // Ugly Sweater Dance Party
WHERE // Duet Dance Studio | 2515 W North Avenue
WHEN // Friday, December 11 | 9-11pm
WHY // Bring your 2 left feet and a bottle of spirits for a festive night of swingin’ fun. Dust off your ugly holiday sweater and learn some new moves at this BYOB beginner swing class. And did we mention there’s a prize for the ugliest sweater? Move—and groove!—into the holiday spirit.
MORE // Tickets $20 | More info here
WHAT // Holi-Dose
WHERE // Morgan Manufacturing | 401 N Morgan Street
WHEN // Sunday, December 13 | 10am-5pm
WHY // The season of giving is upon us–celebrate at Holi-Dose and pick up unique, local gifts for everybody on your list. Eat, shop and lounge with over 100 vendors, ranging from our faves at Owen + Alchemy to the rustic bling at Cities in Dust. Find all the holiday cheer in one spot!
MORE // Tickets $10 | More info here
WHAT // Randolph Street Market
WHERE // 1340 W Washington Street
WHEN // Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13 | 10am-5pm
WHY // Find treasures and troves from a bevy vendors of vintage, antique, global good and local foods. Go vinyl digging for your favorite holiday tunes and thousands of collectible records, from 45s to LPs, at the vinyl swap meet. And make the holidays extra special with one-of-a-kind goods perfect for decorating, entertaining and gifting.
MORE // Tickets $8 advance, $10 at gate | More info here
WHAT // White Christmas
WHERE // Drury Lane Theatre | 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace
WHEN // Now through Sunday, January 3
WHY // Bring the whole family to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and celebrate the holiday season with a classic! Christmas nostalgia comes to life in the festive show stacked with unforgettable tunes like Blue Skies, Count Your Blessings and White Christmas. A joyful production that’s guaranteed to leave you dreaming of tree tops glistening and sleigh bells in the snow.
MORE // Tickets start at $40 | More info here
WHAT // Nightcap: Grand Chef’s Gala Late Night Party
WHERE // Navy Pier | 600 E Grand Avenue
WHEN // Friday, January 29 | 9pm-12am
WHY // Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Nightcap–the lively after party following the 19th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Indulge in delectable desserts from Chicago top pastry chefs and crafted cocktails from the city’s trendsetting mixologists. Help support CFF’s search for a cure with raffles, a silent auction, open bar and live music.
MORE // Tickets $100 | More info here