The holiday season is in full swing!

Enjoy a night out with the Celtic Tenors as they perform a wide array of holiday classics. You can also spend time together with the entire family as reindeer visit Westfield Old Orchard and the Evanston History Center welcomes visitors for a holiday open house.

Plus, if you didn’t get everything on your list this Black Friday, you can get more shopping done at a popular show in Chicago or a favorite on the North Shore.

Celtic Tenors Christmas


Photo courtesy of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.

Dec. 5

The Celtic Tenors have sold more than one million albums worldwide, but they’re stopping in our little corner of the world to sing Celtic, operatic and popular songs for the holidays.

One of a Kind Show


Photo courtesy of Jodi Rae Designs.

Dec. 5-7

Black Friday 2014 is behind us, but that doesn’t mean you’re done shopping for the year. Not only will there be more than 600 artists at this show, there will also be fashion shows, artist talks, a Fashion District, Gourmet Gallery, Etsy Artist Pavilion and more.

Reindeer Visit


Photo courtesy of Old Orchard.

Dec. 6

Stop by Westfield Old Orchard this Saturday from 3-6 p.m. and meet Santa’s reindeer. This will be your coolest family photo ever!

“Red Invitation” Holiday Sunday Sale


Photo courtesy of the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber.

Dec. 7
Northfield and Winnetka

There’s even more shopping to be done at this annual sale that includes restaurants and stores in Northfield, the Hubbard Woods Design District, the West Elm District and the East Elm District. Find a complete list of participating businesses here.

Evanston History Center’s Annual Holiday Open House


Photo courtesy of Evanston History Center.

Dec. 7

This weekend, visit the Evanston History Center, which will be decorated for the holidays, and enjoy treats, crafts and live music.


  • Join Make It Better and A. Perry Homes for an afternoon of “Gingerbread Building for Charity.” Your child can build their best gingerbread house for a chance to win $250 for the charity of their choice. Register here.
  • Make the most of this busy month with our 25 Days of Holiday Cheer! Whether you’re in need of a date night or family outing, you’ll find a fun event for every day Dec. 1-25.