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
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
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
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
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!
Location: Downtown Wilmette, various locations
More info: wilmetteonomics.com