5 Things to do this Weekend: December 30

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!

Be a Party Animal at Zoo Year’s Eve

Spend your New Year’s Eve amongst the Zoo Lights at this adults-only event. Featuring a DJ, games, and lots of fun drinks, you’ll have a great night surrounded by animals to ring in 2023. Don’t forget to check out the dance party in the lion house and sign up for one of the awesome giveaways! 
Date: December 31 
Time: 9:00PM 
Cost: $15+ 
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St 
More info: timeout.com 

Keep Celebrating Hanukkah and the Holidays! 

You may have celebrated the last night of Hanukkah, but you can still celebrate with the story of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins! The stage adaptation of this classic children’s book is free and fun for all ages with music, silliness, and lots of laughter.  
Date: December 30 – January 1 
Time: 1:00 and 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: The Edge Off-Broadway Theatre, 1133 W Catalpa Ave 
More info: timeout.com

Dance into the New Year

London House Hotel is hosting a grand New Year’s Eve party on their rooftop. This event includes a premium open bar, fun party favors, and a photo booth. Look out over the city lights to see the midnight fireworks display, and don’t miss the DJ by the dance floor to help ring in the new year in style! 
Date: December 31 
Time: 8:30PM 
Cost: $200+ 
Location: London House, 85 E Wacker Dr 
More info: exploretock.com

Spotlight on Pullman Architecture

Take a trip to the Chicago Cultural Center to explore Pullman: Conscious Revitalization of the Overlooked by Chicago architect Armel Sagbohan. This informative exhibit focuses on the north and south sides of the Pullman neighborhood, and how we can work to revitalize overlooked parts of the area.  
Date: Runs through January 29 
Time: Open 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free  
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St 
More info: chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org

Flower Power at Garfield Park Conservatory

The Winter Flower Show is back at Garfield Park Conservatory with their exhibit Snow Day! This exhibit is designed to look like a snow-covered garden with white flowers as far as the eye can see. Celebrate the joy of the season at this beautiful exhibit. 
Date: Runs through January 8 
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park 
More info: garfieldconservatory.org 

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