Celebrate Christmas with these Chicago and suburban events!
Christmas time has arrived in Chicago! Celebrate the holiday with delicious dinners, family-friendly activates and gift giving. Try these Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events to make the holiday memorable.
Enjoy Christmas at Palm Court Restaurant at the The Langham! Enjoy Christmas-themed Langham afternoon tea throughout December, or enjoy delicious Christmas Day and Christmas Eve dinners. Christmas tea includes a selection of coffee and teas, along with specialty Langham teas. Choose from an array of pastries such as eggnog crème brulee, Christmas mince pie or Black Doris plum cake, as well. The Christmas dining packages include a three course fine dining experience with champagne or upgraded packages include access to a three hour DJ and ballroom. Only a 5 minute walk from 73 East Lake or a 9 minute walk from Columbus Plaza.
After dinner and tea spend a white Christmas at the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating in Millennium Park. Free to the public, bring your own skates or rent a pair for $12. Open for 16 seasons, the rink features open skating along with Winter Workouts on ice, skating lessons, and noodle hockey. Afterwards enjoy hot chocolate at the Park Grill Cafe, only a 9 minute walk from Columbus Plaza.
Enjoy an early Christmas present with The Nutcracker Ballet at Joffrey Ballet! The new Nutcracker features the magic and beauty of Chicago’s 1893 World Fair with choreography by Tony Award-winning choreographer Wheeldon. Enjoy beautiful ballet and music by the Chicago Philharmonic with daily shows through Christmas Eve, and performances after Christmas through the New Year. Only a short walk down Randolph Street from Marquee at Block 37, or a 9 minute walk from 215 West Apartments.
Make the holiday sweet with cookies, cakes and more at Tag’s Bakery! An Evanston staple since 1937, the bakery features special Christmas cookie trays, Christmas tree coffee cakes and their Tag’s traditional stollen. Make sure to pick up a box of their famous Florentines, a thin, Italian cookie coated in chocolate. Only an 11 minute drive from AMLI Evanston.