• Holidays in Lincoln Square Ravenswood
  • Holidays Business Events

  • Let the businesses of Lincoln Square Ravenswood help you get into the Holiday spirit.  There are plenty of events happening around the community for you to celebrate this joyful time of year with family and friends!

     

     

  • 11/10 - 11/16 Event Details 11/10 - 11/16 Event Details

    November 16, 2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Lycée French Market | 1929 W Wilson Avenue

    Attend the 15th annual Lycée French Market on November 16 & 17 and get your holiday shopping early! Experience the bustling French market filled with local and French artisans selling home décor, jewelry, apparel, gourmet food and more. Enjoy the Bistro with its delicious menu of authentic French recipes.

    November 16, 2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Winter Containers 101 at City Grange | 5500 N Western Ave | Free admission but RSVP required

    Join Plant Boss Joan Murray as she shares tips and tricks on how to create beautiful winter containers that are also long lasting. Utilizing natural elements from the Wreath and Swag Studio, learn the fundamentals of pairing greens with accessory items, selecting the right container and more. This class is held outdoors so dress accordingly. Hot beverages provided.

    November 16, 2019: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Holiday Open House at City Grange | 5500 N Western Ave | Free admission

    Browse beautiful nature-inspired, locally made and fair trade gifts, custom (compostable!) decorative containers, DIY wreath and swag studio, trees and more. Guests will see this and more when they visit for the Holiday Open House! Complimentary beverages and the most adorable cookies will also be served (while supplies last). 


  • 11/17 - 11/23 Event Details 11/17 - 11/23 Event Details

    Sunday, November 17, 2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Lycée French Market | 1929 W Wilson Avenue

    Attend the 15th annual Lycée French Market on November 16 & 17 and get your holiday shopping early! Experience the bustling French market filled with local and French artisans selling home décor, jewelry, apparel, gourmet food and more. Enjoy the Bistro with its delicious menu of authentic French recipes.

    November 17, 2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Holiday Open House at City Grange | 5500 N Western Ave

    Browse beautiful nature-inspired, locally made and fair trade gifts, custom (compostable!) decorative containers, DIY wreath and swag studio, trees and more. Guests will see this and more when they visit for the Holiday Open House! Complimentary beverages and the most adorable cookies will also be served (while supplies last). Admission is free. 

    Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24
    Show of Hands | 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue

    At Show of Hands, guests can shop jewelry, toiletries, apparel, accessories, carry goods, homegoods, ceramics, stationery, art prints, candles, sweet treats and much, much more! All of the vendors are independent and local and have been carefully curated to create a unique, high quality, and unpretentious shopping experience for the design-savvy shopper.

    Show of Hands is the perfect place to start holiday shopping! Guests will find something for everyone at this incredibly diverse & well-curated show, including that little something special just for themselves!

    Saturday, November 23
    URBAN POOCH Photos with SANTA | 4501 N Ravenswood Avenue​

    HO! HO! HO! Urban Pooch is excited to have Santa visiting again this year. Cross holiday cards off the list with family portraits with SANTA. Dress-up the pooch, bring a Santa hat, and come over to Urban Pooch.

    VERY IMPORTANT - USE THE REGISRATION LINK to choose a time slot. They're filling up quick! Please email Ed@UrbanPooch.com or call at 773-942-6445 with any questions or concerns. Photos are $25.00 with 50% donated to Felines and Canines. 


  • 11/24 - 11/30 Event Details 11/24 - 11/30 Event Details

    Sunday, November 24: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Show of Hands | 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue

    At Show of Hands, guests can shop jewelry, toiletries, apparel, accessories, carry goods, homegoods, ceramics, stationery, art prints, candles, sweet treats and much, much more! All of the vendors are independent and local and have been carefully curated to create a unique, high quality, and unpretentious shopping experience for the design-savvy shopper.

    Show of Hands is the perfect place to start holiday shopping! Guests will find something for everyone at this incredibly diverse & well-curated show, including that little something special just for themselves!

    Friday, November 29: starting at 8:00 am
    The Chopping Block | 4747 N Lincoln Avenue

    The Chopping Block will open early at 8:00 am and retail merchandise 20% off retail merchandise from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Gift cards will be hidden throughout the store for customers to search for and win!

    Friday, November 29: starting at 8:00 am
    Black Friday Bonanza at Genevieve | 4745 N Lincoln Avenue

    The early bird will get the worm and enjoy higher discounts throughout the store!

    • 8:00 am - 8:30 am 30% off
    • 8:30 am - 9:30 am 25% off 
    • 9:30 am - 10:30 am 20% off 
    • 10:30 am - 8:00 pm 15% off
       

    Friday, November 29: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Gingerbread Cookie Decorating at Amy's Candy Bar | 4704 N Damen Avenue

    Not a fan of Black Friday?!  Amy's Candy Bar is offering complimentary gingerbread cookie decorating for kids! Please RSVP through the event on Facebook so they know how many to expect.


  • 12/1 - 12/7 Event Details 12/1 - 12/7 Event Details

    Sunday, December 1: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Winter Mugs at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00

    Whether it’s for coffee, tea, soup or hot cocoa, create a clay mug to warm up on those chilly days. Working with stoneware slabs, guests will learn to construct, texture, decorate, and carve into clay to make it a functional piece of art. Choose a glaze that will be applied to the mug after its final firing. No experience necessary.

    Sunday, December 1: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Holiday Evergreen DIY Swags & Sprays at City Grange | 5500 N Western Avenue | Registration fee: $45

    Even if guests have never worked with live evergreens before, they'll be a confident creator by the end of this class. It’s fun, relaxing, and satisfying, - plus, BYOB! Class fee includes instruction and all necessary supplies. Attendees with sensitive hands are encouraged to bring gloves (as form-fitting as possible). Must be 21 to participate.

    Wednesday, December 4: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop at District | 4835 N Damen Avenue | Registration fee: $70

    Join J. Villa Workshop at District for a macramé plant hanger workshop! Guests will learn several basic knots so you can design your own plant hanger that you can hang indoors or out. These make the BEST housewarming or holiday gift! A plant is included and all pots from the shop are available for purchase at 20% off. Guests will also enjoy Bang Bang Pie and hot cider + bourbon to inspire creativity!

    Thursday, December 5: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Damen at Night | Participating businesses on Damen between Leland and Argyle

    Shop late at the businesses along Damen and Montrose Avenues on Thursdays, December 5th, December 12th, and December 19th from 6-9pm. Participating businesses will have special deals valid only during the three evenings of Damen at Night.

    Shop Late Lincoln | Participating businesses on Lincoln and Western between Argyle and Wilson

    Shop late at the businesses along Lincoln and Western Avenues on Thursdays, December 5th, December 12th, and December 19th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Participating businesses will have special deals valid only during the three evenings of Shop Late Lincoln.

    Urban Pooch Canine Life Center | 4501 N Ravenswood Avenue

    Meet Santa and take a selfie!

    Friday, December 6: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Holiday Pop-Up Market at Chicago Market - A Community Co-op | 4620 N Broadway | Free admission

    Come to the free Holiday Pop-Up Market during the 6th Annual Winter Walk on Wilson for warm drinks, festive music and holiday gift shopping! Stroll the businesses along Wilson Avenue and stop in to the future home of the Market to connect with vendors offering snacks, samples, and a wide variety of holiday gift items to purchase. Visit the Chicago Market table and Give the Gift of Co-op - share your love of the Co-op by making Ownership a gift to someone this holiday season.

    Friday, December 6: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sleigh Bells at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00

    Prep for the winter holidays by making your very own sleigh bell as an ornament, keepsake or gift. Starting from templates, guests will cut, rivet, form, and finish a brass sheet into a functioning bell. No experience necessary No experience necessary.

    Saturday, December 7: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Waters Elementary School Maker Fair | Waters Elementary School | 4540 N Campbell Avenue

    The Waters Elementary School annual Maker Fair (formerly known as the Holiday Craft Market) is back and better than ever!  The vendor list is impressive, there will be face-painting for the kids, and the ever-popular Giving Tree and Cake Walk will be back! Invite friends, family, and neighbors, and don't forget to bring the holiday shopping list!

    Saturday, December 7: 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Winter Mugs at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00

    Whether it’s for coffee, tea, soup or hot cocoa, create a clay mug to warm up on those chilly days. Working with stoneware slabs, guests will learn to construct, texture, decorate, and carve into clay to make it a functional piece of art. Choose a glaze that will be applied to the mug after its final firing. No experience necessary.

    Saturday, December 7: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Dovetail Brewery1800 W Belle Plaine Avenue

    Join local artisans at Dovetail Brewery's Fourth annual Holiday Market and enjoy food by Paulina Market, Amy's Candy Bar and Tubby's Taste.

    Saturday, December 7: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Winter Containers 101 at City Grange | 5500 N Western Avenue | Free admission, but RSVP required

    Join Plant Boss Joan Murray as she shares tips and tricks to make your winter containers beautiful and long lasting. Utilizing natural elements from the Wreath and Swag Studio at City Grange, learn the fundamentals of pairing greens with accessory items, selecting the right container and more. This class is held outdoors so dress accordingly. Hot beverages provided.


  • 12/8 - 12/14 Event Details 12/8 - 12/14 Event Details

    Sunday, December 8: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Saint Matthias School | 4910 N Claremont Avenue

    St. Matthias School Pancake Breakfast and a special visit from Santa! Get your picture taken with Santa from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee, milk, and a toppings bar!

    Sunday, December 8: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Luther Memorial Church | 2500 W Wilson Avenue

    Get some Christmas shopping done as LMC's Fellowship Hall hosts a select group of Fair Trade businesses. Enjoy a snack from our delicious bake sale.

    Sunday, December 8: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Urban Pooch Canine Life Center | 4501 N Ravenswood Avenue

    Pictures with Santa!

    Sunday, December 8: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    One River School of Art + Design | 4625 N Lincoln Avenue

    Holiday Art Market at One River School. The school will be turned into an art market for the holiday season! Support local artists! Find the perfect, unique gift for that loved one! Shop ceramics, jewelry, illustrations, fiber arts, sculptures and more!

    Sunday, December 8: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City Grange | 5500 N Western Avenue | Registration fee: $45

    Holiday Evergreen DIY Swags & Sprays: even if guests have never worked with live evergreens before, they'll be a confident creator by the end of this class. It’s fun, relaxing, and satisfying, - plus, BYOB! Class fee includes instruction and all necessary supplies. Attendees with sensitive hands are encouraged to bring gloves (as form-fitting as possible). Must be 21 to participate.

    Sunday, December 8: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Holiday Photo Printing Workshop at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $90.00 / Non-Members $95.00

    Give the gift of art to loved ones this year! Learn to print photographs using Lillstreet’s Epson inkjet printers and premium archival photo paper. Learn to crop photos to fit standard frame sizes. Guests will walk away with a valuable skill that will yield much higher quality results than your standard 1-hr photo.

    Thursday, December 12: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Damen at Night | Participating businesses on Damen between Leland and Argyle

    Shop late at the businesses along Damen and Montrose Avenues on Thursdays, December 12th, and December 19th from 6-9pm. Participating businesses will have special deals valid only during the three evenings of Damen at Night.

    Shop Late Lincoln | Participating businesses on Lincoln and Western between Argyle and Wilson

    Shop late at the businesses along Lincoln and Western Avenues on Thursdays December 12th and December 19th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Participating businesses will have special deals valid only during the three evenings of Shop Late Lincoln.

    Friday, December 13: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Blown Glass Ornaments at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00

    A holiday favorite - learn how to blow a ball of colored glass! Guests choose the colors, heat, and inflate. It’s that easy! Pre-made glass points and colored glass frit are turned into beautiful, round ball ornaments. Attendees are able to take them at the end of the class. All materials are included. No experience necessary. Ages 14 years and up are welcome.

    Friday, December 13: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Blown Glass Ornaments at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00

    A holiday favorite - learn how to blow a ball of colored glass! Guests choose the colors, heat, and inflate. It’s that easy! Pre-made glass points and colored glass frit are turned into beautiful, round ball ornaments. Attendees are able to take them at the end of the class. All materials are included. No experience necessary. Ages 14 years and up are welcome.

    Saturday, December 14: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Block Printed Fabric Gift Wrapping at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $35.00 / Non-Members $40.00, Lab Fee: $20.00

    Gift wrap can be gorgeous and sustainable. Inspired by furoshiki, or traditional Japanese gift wrapping cloths, guests will learn to block print cloth that gift recipients will enjoy passing along. Create a stamp and customize each piece by playing with color and pattern. Instructors will also demonstrate methods of wrapping and tying to make the package complete. Ages 8 and up welcome with an adult; maximum two kids per adult, please. No experience necessary.

    Saturday, December 14: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Marunde Ballroom, DANK Haus | Suggested donation: $5

    Weihnachtsmarkt 2019 - Indoor German Christmas Market: join the DANK Haus for a warm, indoor Weihnachtsmarkt with German-inspired Christmas shopping, Glühwein, food, music and more! They will have German food and drink for sale as guests stroll through rows of festive vendors. This is a great holiday event for families and children of all ages. The Haus will be decorated in beautiful holiday splendor, a perfect back drop for guests' cherished memories.

    Santa Claus will arrive at 1:00 pm and kick-off a series of horse drawn carriage rides through Lincoln Square. Horse drawn carriage rides are $8 per person and the space is limited. All proceeds from the event will support cultural programming at the DANK Haus.

    Saturday, December 14: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Blown Glass Ornaments at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00

    A holiday favorite - learn how to blow a ball of colored glass! Guests choose the colors, heat, and inflate. It’s that easy! Pre-made glass points and colored glass frit are turned into beautiful, round ball ornaments. Attendees are able to take them at the end of the class. All materials are included. No experience necessary. Ages 14 years and up are welcome.

    Saturday, December 14: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Blown Glass Ornaments at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00

    A holiday favorite - learn how to blow a ball of colored glass! Guests choose the colors, heat, and inflate. It’s that easy! Pre-made glass points and colored glass frit are turned into beautiful, round ball ornaments. Attendees are able to take them at the end of the class. All materials are included. No experience necessary. Ages 14 years and up are welcome.


  • 12/15 - 12/21 Event Details 12/15 - 12/21 Event Details

    Thursday, December 19: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Show of Hands - Last Minute | 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue

    At Show of Hands, guests can shop jewelry, toiletries, apparel, accessories, carry goods, homegoods, ceramics, stationery, art prints, candles, sweet treats and much, much more! All of the vendors are independent and local and have been carefully curated to create a unique, high quality, and unpretentious shopping experience for the design-savvy shopper.

    Show of Hands is the perfect place to start holiday shopping! Guests will find something for everyone at this incredibly diverse & well-curated show, including that little something special just for themselves!

    Thursday, December 19: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Damen at Night | Participating businesses on Damen between Leland and Argyle

    Shop late at the businesses along Damen and Montrose Avenues on Thursday, December 19th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Participating businesses will have special deals valid only during the three evenings of Damen at Night.

    Shop Late Lincoln | Participating businesses on Lincoln and Western between Argyle and Wilson

    Shop late at the businesses along Lincoln and Western Avenues on Thursday, December 19th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Participating businesses will have special deals valid only during the three evenings of Shop Late Lincoln.

    Thursday, December 19: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    City Grange | 5500 N Western Avenue | Free admission

    Carols, Cookies & Cocktails: bundle up the kiddos for an old fashioned caroling night with friends from The Frozen Robins. There will be cookies from Celestial Kitchens, cocoa and cocktails (Hot Toddies) from friends at Todd Appel Bar & Cocktail, and a fire barrel to toast marshmallows and warm cold fingers. Guests will provide the good cheer!

    Friday, December 20: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Blown Glass Ornaments at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00

    A holiday favorite - learn how to blow a ball of colored glass! Guests choose the colors, heat, and inflate. It’s that easy! Pre-made glass points and colored glass frit are turned into beautiful, round ball ornaments. Attendees are able to take them at the end of the class. All materials are included. No experience necessary. Ages 14 years and up are welcome.

    Friday, December 20: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Blown Glass Ornaments at Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood | LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00

    A holiday favorite - learn how to blow a ball of colored glass! Guests choose the colors, heat, and inflate. It’s that easy! Pre-made glass points and colored glass frit are turned into beautiful, round ball ornaments. Attendees are able to take them at the end of the class. All materials are included. No experience necessary. Ages 14 years and up are welcome.


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