5 Things to do in the North Shore: December 2

Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Holiday Happenings in Wilmette

Head to Wilmette on Saturday for a full day of family-friendly holiday activities throughout the town. Check out holiday specials in local shops or take some pictures with Santa at the Wilmette Theater. You could catch a screening of Elf or watch the tree lighting with your community. Don’t miss this day of fun and cheer! 
Date: December 3 
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Various Locations in Downtown Wilmette 
More info: wilmetteonomics.com 

Wander through a Winter Wanderland!

Take a festive stroll through a series of holiday-themed scenes to benefit the Community House! After your cheer-filled tour, you’ll have a visit with Santa and enjoy some yummy treats. Don’t forget your hot cocoa and a goodie bag! This fun day is great for all ages. 
Date: December 3 
Time: 9:30AM – 12:15PM 
Cost: $10+ 
Location: Winnetka, 620 Lincoln Ave 
More info: eventbrite.com

Evanston First Saturday Art Events 

Plan a day full of art in Evanston this weekend! This month’s First Saturday Arts Event is full of holiday gift options for you. You’ll find art-themed pop-ups throughout Downtown Evanston. You can tour a gallery, snag a new vase at a ceramics studio, or stop by a partner restaurant for a discount on something delicious! Grab a friend and find something for every art-lover on your list. 
Date: December 3 
Time: All Day! 
Cost: Free 
Location: Various Locations in Downtown Evanston 
More info: evanstonmade.org

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Live Onstage! 

The Thin Ice Ensemble is presenting Charlie & the Chocolate Factory in Skokie this weekend! Bring the whole family to follow Charlie Bucket as he explores Willy Wonka’s famous Chocolate Factory and all the misadventures that follow.  
Date: December 2-4 
Time: Fri and Sat 7:00PM; Sat and Sun 3:00PM 
Cost: $15+ 
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St 
More info: skokieparks.org 

Your Red Invitation to Shop Local

The Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce invites you to shop local this weekend with their 43rd annual Red Invitation Sale. Your favorite shops will have deals, free gifts, and so much more. From 15% off your purchase at Hudson Grace in Glencoe to 20% off your bill at 501 Local in the West Elm District, these deals can’t be missed.  
Date: December 4 
Time: All Day! 
Cost: Free 
Location: Various Locations in Glencoe, Winnetka, and Northfield 
More info: wngchamber.com

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