"A Christmas Story: The Musical" at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest, Illinois

A Christmas Story: The Musical at Citadel Theatre — Chase Peacock as The Old Man (Photo by Lake Forest Camera Club.)

In addition to Christkindlmarket, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Goodman’s “A Christmas Carol,” here are five more can’t-miss events this weekend.

Holiday Boutique

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Holiday Boutique
Nov. 16-19
Lake Forest

The Women’s Board of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital will host their annual holiday boutique this week with more than 40 retailers, so you can check items off your holiday shopping list while supporting the Board’s fundraising goals.

Chicago Podcast Festival

Chicago Podcast Festival: Bob Saget

Photo courtesy of Chicago Podcast Festival.

Nov. 17-19

The first ever Chicago Podcast Festival takes place this weekend with featured guests Bob Saget, Scott Adsit, Andre Royo, Justin Kirk, Kirsten Vangsness and K. Todd Freeman, and Evanstonians Jimmy Carrane and Gary Zabinski.

12th Annual Girlfriends Breakfast & Boutique

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook 12th Annual Girlfriends Breakfast & Boutique

Image courtesy of Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook.

Nov. 18

Enjoy shopping, mimosas, coffee and breakfast as you support Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook. Last year’s event raised more than $50,000 for this organization committed to “the mental health, character development, and physical well-being of children in our community.”

“A Christmas Story: The Musical”

“A Christmas Story: The Musical” at Citadel Theatre

“A Christmas Story: The Musical” at Citadel Theatre — Ryan Carlson as Ralphie (Photo by Lake Forest Camera Club.)

Opens Nov. 18
Lake Forest

If this movie is part of your holiday traditions, don’t miss the Tony-nominated musical version at Citadel Theatre through Dec. 18.

2016 Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

Evanston Art Center 2016 Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

Image courtesy of Evanston Art Center.

Opens Nov. 19

This annual Evanston Art Center event is celebrating 14 years with more than 100 artisans. The expo runs through Dec. 21 and various events will take place throughout the run, including Sip ’n Shop (Dec. 15) and Men’s Shopping Day (Dec. 17).


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