5 Things to do in the North Shore: December 9

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!

Make A New Holiday Tradition at this Holiday Market

Just in time for the holidays, we have a new holiday market at The Grove Redfield Estate. Bring your friends for a shopping day to peruse handmade items from over twenty vendors and artists. You’ll find everything from glassware, to jewelry, to gourmet food. They’ll also have fun activities around the grounds, so don’t miss your photo with Santa or snowy wagon ride! 
Date: December 8-11 
Time: Th/Fri 10:00AM – 7:00PM, Sat/Sun 10:00AM – 4:00PM 
Cost: $4 
Location: Glenview, 1421 Milwaukee Ave 
More info: dailyherald.com

A ‘Hi-Fi Christmas’ with Guitarist Joel Paterson

Evanston’s SPACE has another incredible concert this weekend. Buy your tickets for Joel Paterson Presents: A Hi-Fi Christmas. Joel is Chicago’s ‘guitar wizard’ and he’ll be bringing you Christmas cheer in a way you’ve never heard before. He’ll take you on a holiday journey told through his brand of fingerstyle guitar. Have a holiday date night in style!  
Date: December 9th 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave 
More info: visitchicagonorthshore.com

Celebrate the 3-D Art Scene

The Art Center Highland Park’s new exhibit features three incredible artists who all work in various mediums to make their art 3-D! From stunningly creative kites to ceramics and sculpture, there is something for every art-lover at this show. Don’t miss your chance at seeing this unique art together in the gallery! 
Date: Runs through December 21 
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Wilmette, 1957 Sheridan Rd 
More info: wgntv.com

Help Decorate Santa’s Workshop

Head to Skokie to make sure Santa is ready for Christmas! Help your community decorate Santa’s workshop before he arrives to check out your handiwork. He’ll join you after your hard work for a pancake breakfast. Spread some holiday cheer and give Santa a hand before the big day! 
Date: December 10 
Time: 9:30AM 
Cost: $6+ 
Location: Skokie Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St 
More info: skokieparks.org

Game of Gnomes Scavenger Hunt!

Join a holiday scavenger hunt across Wilmette to support local businesses and win prizes! Search storefronts to find the twelve gnomes scattered around town and write them on your free gamecard. Once you find all twelve, turn in your card for a chance to win a Shop Wilmette gift card. Play all December for your chance to win big! 
Date: Runs each week in December  
Time: All Day! 
Cost: Free 
Location: Downtown Wilmette, various locations 
More info: wilmetteonomics.com

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