This weekend, continue to count down to the holidays with a unique guide of things to do in Chicago. This guide shares seven different events that are enough to keep the entire family busy and off of Santa’s naughty list. Check out the full guide to weekend events below.
One of a Kind Holiday Show
Thursday – Sunday | December 5th – 8th | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Merchandise Mart | 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza | $12 – $20
The One of a Kind Show, held two times per year, features handmade items from hundreds of makers. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with great food and entertainment while you shop. More than 600 independent makers will set up shop at as shoppers browse a variety of categories of handmade work. You can check out the goods in person, ask questions, and find just about anything you could want — jewelry, home goods, clothes, art, and more. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family (or yourself) and support artists and makers. Grab tickets, using my special link, and save on tickets to the One of a Kind Show here.
Holiday Craft Show
Sunday | December 8th| 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Brewing | 3057 N Rockwell St | Free
This Northside brewery known for drinks and classic brews turns into a hip artisan market this weekend. Metropolitan Brewing in West Lakeview hosts a market featuring local artists and makers this weekend. Grab a beer and do some holiday shopping at this Northside microbrewery. For a full list of participating vendors, visit the website here.
Food + Drink:
Southern Vegan Buffet
Saturday | December 7th | 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Alarmist Brewing & Taproom| 4055 W Peterson Ave. | $15 -$23
Enjoy a Southern style brunch that is completely guilt free. SteMartaen and Libby’s Corner are joining forces to create a flavor extravaganza of vegan cuisine. Both black-owned restaurants excel in bringing you the best in comfort style food. Now, let them warm your soul and relieve your Chicago winter blues. Check out the full menu along with ticket prices on the event page.
Chicago Wine Fest: Winter Edition
Saturday | December 7th | 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Artifact Events | 4325 N Ravenswood Ave. | $60
Get a little naughty or nice at Wine Fest this weekend. Celebrate the holiday season with the best-elevated wine tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses. Bring your friends, or just yourself, and drink your day away with specially curated wineries or sample premium wine to your heart’s content while live entertainment keeps the party lively during this one of a kind wine experience. Get discounted general admission tickets(thanks to your girl) or VIP tickets here.
Community Cannabis Meeting
Friday | December 5th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Malcom X College | 1900 W Jackson Ave. | Free
Learn more a the legalized cannabis community this weekend in Chicago. Led by the Chicago Mayor’s office and other city officials, this event will provide community members with opportunities to submit questions, provide public input, and learn more about the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis in Chicago and statewide starting on Jan. 1, 2020. To participate in this meeting or other meetings near you, visit the event page here.
Arts + Culture:
Hyde Park Holly-Day 2019
Saturday | December 7th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
53rd St. | Free
Hyde Park Holly-Day is back for 2019 with lots of free and fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. Enjoy a holiday movie, ice carving demo and sculpture stroll, Soul Santa & Mrs. Claus, Buddy the Elf, holiday crafts and activities, dance performances, costumed characters, and live reindeer. For more event details, be sure to visit HP Holly Day.com
A Disco Sky Affair: Terry Hunter, Lady D, Craig Alexander, Redux
Saturday | December 7th | 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cerise Hotel Rooftop | 203 N. Wabash Ave. | $10 – $15
Calling all House Music Lovers! Enjoy an indoor day party this weekend at Cerise Hotel. The rooftop day party features house music/disco sets by legendary The Chosen Few DJs. For more details and tickets to the event, visit the event page here.