Holiday Local Events 2021


Holiday Greetings!

We can’t believe it’s December already – this year has been a crazy one in real estate and doesn’t seem to be slowing down! Since Hughes Home Team joined Compass in September, we have been busy helping our clients buy and sell some truly special homes. We were excited to join such a collaborative group of like-minded professionals and can’t wait to share the cutting edge Compass tools and technology all aimed at streamlining the user experience and elevating the service we provide to you. 

Please check out these fantastic local events in December!

Local Events December 2021

Oak Park Art League - Art & Ornament Market

Dec 2– Dec 18

OPAL’s Art & Ornament Market is an opportunity to exhibit and purchase original handmade works of art and decorations for yourself or holiday gift giving.

720 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 
Madison Street Theater Holiday Kick Off

Sat, Dec 4, 4 PM

Join Madison Street Theater to welcome the Holiday season with a celebration to put your whole family in the spirit! Get Tickets here

1010 Madison St, Oak Park, IL
Winterfest & Cookie Walk
Sat, Dec 4, 3 – 6 PM
Catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas. (3-6PM) Enjoy carolers, choirs and more! Warm up inside the hospitality tent on Marion Street, south of Lake Street with free hot chocolate and coffee provided by Wise Cup. Click here for more info. Cookie Walk 2021 is SOLD OUT. Marion Street between Lake Street & North Boulevard.
'Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du Soleil

Sat, Dec 4, 1 – 5 PM

Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show, ‘Twas the Night Before… is a flurry of love, Christmas cheer, rip-roaring fun and hugely lovable characters that will become a new tradition for families to cherish.
Discover what happened before Santa dropped in! Tickets can be purchased here.

The Chicago Theatre 175 N State St, Chicago, IL

Oak Park Conservatory Candlelight Walk

Fri, Dec 3- Sat, Dec 4  

Enjoy the beauty of the season with a Candlelight Walk at the Oak Park Conservatory.  Walk through our greenhouses filled with luminaries and poinsettias.  Children can have a magical experience having their photo taken with Santa in our greenhouse amongst the beautiful poinsettias.  Drop your list for Santa in his mailbox and receive a special gift from Santa! Click here for info.

Santa Trolley Oak Park Conservatory

Sun, Dec 5, 9:15 AM – 1:45 PM

All aboard and a welcome return of the Park District’s Santa Trolley! This event starts and ends at the Oak Park Conservatory where you can play elvish games and activities or tour the beautiful showrooms while you wait to board the “North Pole” bound Trolley. Click here for info.

Christmas with Elvis: Free concert and book release party

Sun, Dec 5, 4 – 6 PM School of Rock

Join Oak Park author Robert K. Elder and School of Rock musicians as they play the songs and tell the stories behind the King of Rock n’ Roll’s most famous holiday music. Elder will be signing copies of his book, “Christmas with Elvis,” the official guide to Elvis’ holiday music, traditions and stories.

School of Rock 219 Lake St, Oak Park, IL

Lady T Jazz Night!

Sat, Dec 11, 7 PM 

Please join for a live celebration of America’s jazz and holiday music! The food, the drinks, the desserts, the ambiance, the service – Eastgate Café/Bistro is a fantastic venue. Reservations – (708) 660-9091 
Eastgate Cafe/Bistro

102 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL


Holiday Music Party at Thatcher Woods with Sons of Chicago Band

Sat, Dec 11, 6 – 10 PM 

Enjoy holiday music with an R&B twist by the Sons of Chicago at this super-fun holiday party benefiting PACTT and WSSRA, two wonderful organizations that support special young people. Tickets can be purchased here.

Thatcher Woods Pavilion 8030 Chicago Ave, River Forest, IL

Holiday Makers Market

Sat, Dec 11, 11-3PM

Join us for our first annual Holiday Makers Market. Shop goods from over a dozen local artists and help support small businesses! Sip and shop or enjoy a hot toddy (or hot chocolate) with Santa on the rooftop.*Santa is looking forward to seeing your kids and you are welcome to snap your own photos! Click here for info.

1 Lake St, Oak Park, IL

Chicago a cappella's "Holidays a cappella"

Sun, Dec 12, 3 – 6 PM

Come back to the comfort of our Holidays a cappella tradition with a brand-new collection of musical gifts. Hear rare choral treasures from Norway, the Republic of Georgia, and Puerto Rico, plus music for Chanukah, the spiritual “Sistah Mary,” and captivating new takes on beloved carols and seasonal favorites like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” More info.

 460 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302 Pilgrim Congregational Church Of Oak Park
A Christmas Carol

November 20th – December 31st

It’s a family affair! Experience the heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption—a must-see Chicago holiday tradition now in its fifth decade at Goodman Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here.

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