5 Things to do this Weekend: Dec 24-Dec 26

The holiday season is here! There are a plethora of ways to get out and enjoy the festivities — here are our top 5 activities we can’t wait to check out.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Settle in for a Movie

Can’t agree with your family (or friends) about the best Christmas movie? This weekend is the perfect time to duke it out and work through the top contenders! TimeOut has compiled the definitive Top 20 All Time Christmas Movies list, and it’s your mission to watch them all.

Cost: Free
More Info: timeout.com

Light Up the Night

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with the largest digital art projection in the world? This weekend Art on theMart presents spectacular artwork of the Nutcracker, Harmonic AI, and more wondrous works across the 2.5-acre riverfront façade. So bring your warmest sweater and a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoy a unique finale to the holiday.

Date: Through Dec 30
Time: Shows start at 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: theMart
More Info: artonthemart.com

Have a Hilarious Holiday

Celebrate the holidays with Second City! Enjoy your favorite holiday “classics” and support former child actors with your patronage. Laugh and cry your way through this hilarious production as the perfect conclusion to your holiday season.

Date: Sun, Dec 26
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: From $76
Location: The Second City
More Info: secondcity.com

Bake a Tasty Treat 

One of the most delicious holiday traditions is baking cookies for your loved ones (and if you believe, Santa too). If you’re looking for a Christmas Eve activity, discover a new favorite from this list of the 25 Best Christmas Cookies!

More Info: onceuponachef.com

Enjoy a Virtual Theater Performance

This weekend, attend a virtual showing of one of Factory Theatre’s several holiday productions, including Hamilton Beach 4/20 Special, All Is Calm, There’s Always Time, and Elf Slang for Murder. Start up a warm fire or grab a hot chocolate and pull up a seat for one of these great short plays.

Date: Through Jan 6
Cost: From $10
More Info: thefactorytheater.com