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5 Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate that you finally made it through the week with five awesome events around Chicago this week! Every week we at Dream Town scour the city and handpick five things we’re excited about.

From culture and history, to weird culture and history, to checking out some art and theatre; you’ll have no shortage of things to talk about next Monday.

St Lucia

St. Lucia Festival of Lights

One of Andersonville’s many holiday events, this torch-lit procession kicks off at the Swedish American Museum. Rooted in Swedish traditions, this family-friendly event honors the area’s history while celebrating its diverse and vibrant community.

  • When: Fri Dec 13
  • Where: Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark St)
  • Hours: 4:45pm – 7pm
  • Admission: Free
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Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly Sweater Party

Part ugly sweater party, part beginners swing lesson, this event is your chance to get festive! Learn to swing to some of your favorite holiday tunes with friends old and new, and see who takes home the top prize for ugliest sweater.

  • When: Fri Dec 13
  • Where: Duet Dance Studio (2412 W North Ave)
  • Hours: 9pm – 11pm
  • Admission: $25
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TBOX 2019

The world’s largest, longest running holiday bar crawl is back! Kicking off at 9am, this day-long extravaganza will take you on a tour of some of Wrigleyville’s best bars with live music and a breakfast bar that can’t be beat.

  • When: Sat Dec 14
  • Where: Various locations
  • Hours: 9am – 9pm
  • Admission: $24 – $39
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German Market


A German-inspired indoor market, this one-of-a-kind shopping experience has it all. From festive food and drink to a horse drawn carriage ride through Lincoln Square, you won’t want to miss out!

  • When: Sat Dec 14
  • Where: DANK Haus (4740 N Western Ave)
  • Hours: 11am – 6pm
  • Admission: $5 suggested donation
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Light in the piazza

The Light in the Piazza

This highly anticipated production of the Tony Award-winning musical takes the stage at the Lyric Opera this weekend. Travel back to Florence in the summer of 1953 for a thrilling story of love at first sight.

  • When: Sun Dec 15
  • Where: Lyric Opera House (20 N Wacker Dr)
  • Hours: 1:30pm
  • Admission: $35 – $219
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