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Now - January 15, 2019
HOLIDAY 2018 AT LOCK CHICAGO ESCAPE ROOMS
Family/friends/coworkers in town for the holidays? Lock Chicago Escape Rooms is offering 10% off any Escape Room experiences through February! See if your team has what it takes to earn a spot on their Wall of Champions!

Deal: 10% off holiday bookings any day of the week!
Coupon: LOCKCARD9 
 

Location: Lock Chicago - Escape Rooms, 820 Davis St., Ste. 151, Evanston
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November 17, 2018 - December 22, 2018
WINTER ARTS AND CRAFTS EXPO
The Evanston Art Center’s "Winter Arts & Crafts Expo" is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The 16th annual Expo features original arts and crafts by over 140 selected artisans, featuring works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media, and more. (Closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving).    
Location: Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston
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November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
WONDERLAND EXPRESS
Join the Chicago Botanic Garden for Wonderland Express, an annual holiday extravaganza featuring magnificent model trains, magical and glittering indoor snow, and meticulously crafted Chicago landmarks in miniature. Plus, see intricate ice carvings and hear beautiful music from carolers.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
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November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018
CENTRAL STREET EVANSTON OPEN HOUSE
Central Street Evanston celebrates Small Business Saturday with a weekend Open House along the 1800-2100 blocks of Central Street will celebrate the Holiday Season with discounts, raffles, refreshments and holiday surprises.
Location: Central Street Evanston, Stores from the 1800-2100 blocks of Central Street, Evanston
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November 24, 2018
HOLIDAY PARK & PARADE
Join us as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Holiday in the Park & Parade! Follow the parade down Glenview Road from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church going west to Jackman Park. Festivities in the park include a visit with Santa, hay rides, a train ride for kids, carolers, cookies, hot chocolate and popcorn.
Location: Jackman Park, Glenview

November 27, 2018 - January 1, 2019
WONDERLAND EXPRESS HALF PRICE TUESDAYS
Tickets to the holiday train exhibition, Wonderland Express, are half price on Tuesdays, sponsored by Grainger. Sparkling outdoor lights, an indoor exhibition of intricately-detailed Chicago landmarks, seasonal family activities and special events make Wonderland Express a beloved holiday tradition for visitors of all ages.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
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November 28, 2018
PAINTS & PINTS!
Smylie Brothers is hosting Bottle & Bottega Evanston for this exciting hump day event! You will be supplied with everything needed to create your own masterpiece on a take-home stretch canvas - artist instruction, all painting supplies & apron. Follow our instructor as they replicate this image or choose to paint something else. The choice is always yours!
Location: Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. , 1615 Oak Ave., Evanston
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November 29, 2018
CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT FUTURES FUN-RAISER!
Have fun at a BYOB painting party while helping out this non-profit organization! Ticket price includes paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a take-home canvas, and $5 from every registration will be donated to Center for Independent Futures! Center for Independent Futures is an Evanston, Illinois, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live full and more independent lives. 
Location: Bottle & Bottega Evanston, 1016 Davis St., Evanston
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November 29, 2018
SIP N SHOP
Get some of your holiday shopping done early this year at Rock House's Sip n Shop event! There will be a variety of art, jewelry, skincare and accessories available for purchase as well as live vinyl spinning by Cheap Kiss Records. All vinyl records will be 10% off during this event. 
Location: The Rock House , 1742 Glenview Road, Glenview
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November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018
NATIVE AMERICAN FINE ARTS HOLIDAY MARKET
Join the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on November 30th at 6:30pm for the Preview Party and December 1st & 2nd for the Native American Fine Arts Holiday Market at 3009 Central St. in Evanston. Free admission to market; free Artist Demonstrations in the museum library at 3001 Central St. with paid museum admission.
Location: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston
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December 1, 2018
HOLIDAY FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA IN SKOKIE
Find the perfect unique handmade gift or craft.
Location: Weber Leisure Center, 9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie
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December 2, 2018
ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer at the Dawes House. Explore the majestic lakeside mansion decked out for the holidays, view Evanston History Center’s exhibits, and enjoy holiday treats with live music in the Great Hall. This event is free and open to everyone!
Location: Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood, Evanston
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December 6, 2018
DOWNTOWN EVANSTON WARM BEVERAGE WALK AT EVE J. ALFILLÉ GALLERY AND STUDIO
Please join Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio for warm Apple Cider & wine during the Downtown Evanston Warm Beverage walk on Thursday, December 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. They will have a raffle for a $50 gift certificate (no purchase required but must be 18 to enter).
Location: Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio , 623 Grove St., Evanston
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December 6, 2018
EVANSTON WARM BEVVY WALK
Sip, stroll and shop with friends and family on the 3rd Annual Warm Bevvy Walk! Shops in downtown Evanston and along the Main-Dempster Mile will offer free warm beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and stay open late for holiday shopping. The event is free, but registration and check-in required.
Location: Throughout Downtown Evanston & Main-Dempster Mile, Evanston
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December 7, 2018
HOLIDAY FEST
Live reindeer, photos with Santa, elves, carolers, crafts and more. Donate winter coats, hats, and gloves in good condition, or non-perishable food item to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. 
   

Location: Skokie Heritage Museum, 8031 Floral Ave, Skokie
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December 11, 2018
DIY YOUR HOLIDAY BOOTY OFF!
Work it girl! Then reward yourself!  Bottle & Bottega Evanston welcomes The Barre Code Evanston to co-host a very special event at their BYOB studio (1016 Davis St. Evanston, IL  60201). Burn off those holiday calories with an intense workout by Barre Code, then sit, relax, and take a load off as you sip your beverage of choice and paint glass ornaments for yourself or as a gift for a loved one!  
Location: Bottle & Bottega Evanston, 1016 Davis St., Evanston
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December 13, 2018
HOLIDAY TREAT WALK
The Main-Dempster Mile's shops have a holiday gift for all of you, their friends and customers! On December 13th, stop at any participating business on the Main-Dempster Mile and enjoy a holiday treat, courtesy of that business owner. Tickets are free, but they request an RSVP for planning purposes. Kids welcome!
Location: Main Dempster Street, Shops along the Main-Dempster Mile Evanston, Evanston
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December 15, 2018
HOLIDAY SIP & SHOP
Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio will host a Holiday Sip & Shop event on Saturday, December 15th from 11am to 5pm. Taste some small bites and toast the season with some wine and non-alcoholic beverages. A necklace and bracelet will be raffled off for two lucky winners who come to the event and enter the drawing.
 

Location: Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio, 623 Grove St., Evanston
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December 15, 2018
STORYTELLING BENEFIT- A ONE MAN READING OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" WITH AFTERNOON TEA SERVED AT INTERMISSION
Please join the Celtic Knot Public House for a Very Special Holiday Storytelling Event: A One Man Reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” by Greg Weiss with Moira’s Afternoon Tea served during intermission. In the spirit of this masterpiece’s reminder that “MANKIND IS (OUR) BUSINESS”, one half of the ticket price will be donated to a local charity. ***RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED***
Location: The Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church Street, Evanston
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December 16, 2018
BOURBON AND BEER SHOPPING EVENT

Guys will enjoy Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio’s Bourbon and Beer shopping event with guidance for gift buying on Sunday, December 16th from 1 to 5 pm.  They will raffle off a bottle of Bourbon to one lucky person (must be 21 or older to enter).

Location: Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio, 623 Grove St., Evanston
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December 31, 2018
FIRST NIGHT EVANSTON
What's First Night? It's a New Year's Eve celebration that brings together a great community. You'll experience an incredible range of music, dance, poetry and more from some of the world's finest artists, many of whom live right here in Evanston. It's a family friendly event too, featuring an afternoon of exciting musical and variety performances geared to families and young children as well as a teen improv performance in the evening. Performance venues include some fantastic acoustical spaces in some of Evanston's classic houses of worship.
Location: Various Locations in Evanston, 1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019
NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA
Dance your way into 2019 and celebrate the New Year in our historic Grand Ballroom. The dance era’s most popular hits from the 1920s and on will be featured by one of Chicagoland’s top big bands. For your dining pleasure, Chef Adolfo and his culinary team will present wonderful meal selections at the station buffets.
Location: Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling
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