Spread the holiday cheer with these Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events
It’s Christmastime in the city! Open gifts, spend time with the family, then celebrate Christmas in Chicago with these Christmas Eve and day events that are sure to make the holiday merry.
Enjoy the city of Chicago during Christmastime from a bird’s eye view Chicago Botanic Garden Wonderland Express. The event includes a miniature version of the city and its famous landmarks, fully decorated for the holiday with holiday poinsettias and conifers dusted with snow from above. The event includes a holiday market, with seasonal produce, honey, handmade wreaths and pottery. Also, take a walk through the garden’s three decorated indoor greenhouses. Only a 6 minute drive from NorthShore 770, or a 9 minute drive from AMLI Deerfield.
Enjoy a traditional Italian Christmas Day dinner feast with The Feast of Seven Fish at Filini! Located in the Raddison Blu Aqua hotel, Filini offers traditional Italian culture and cuisine with this delicious four course holiday special. Dinner includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco, or sample any of their new hot toddy drinks. Only a 7 minute walk from 73 East Lake location.
Be transported to the North Pole on Chicago’s very own Polar Express train ride from the Union Station! Have the classic Christmas story come to life with a Christmas Eve ride, a one hour journey through downtown Chicago. Guests are even encouraged to dress in their pajamas, and the ride comes complete with sleigh bell and souvenir hot chocolate tumbler. Only a 9 minute walk from Presidential Towers, 11 minute walk from Arkadia Tower Apartments, or a 14 minute walk from Catalyst Apartments.
Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas movie classics! Evanston Century 12 will be offering Christmas Eve screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life with 2 and 7 p.m. showtimes. Only a 6 minute drive from AMLI Evanston location.
See the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights. The play will leave you with warm hearts and Christmas cheer! Only a 6 minute drive from One Arlington Apartments.