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New Lenox Christmas in the Commons

The Village of New Lenox will soon be home to largest lit Santa Claus statue in U.S.

Santa Suite Swissôtel Chicago

Visit Santa at the Swissôtel in the Santa Suite.

Highsight Eve of the Eve 2016

One great cause. One big party. NEW amazing venue.
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Philanthropy Events

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 2017 Be My Valentine Family Event

Enjoy a brunch buffet & Valentine’s events perfect for the entire family.

Operation North Pole Operation TASTE 2017

Support families who have a child battling a life-threatening illness.

MB Financial Park Skate with the Greats 2017

Meet current Chicago Blackhawk player Duncan Keith & alumni.

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Free Events

Got Weihnachtsmarkt? Dovetail Brewery Holiday Market

Shop craft artisans & food producers selling great gift items.

NewCity Gift Gala and Food Truck Extravaganza

Shop Newcity gift gala & check out their showcase of artisanal vendors

Echo’s Share the Warmth Event

Echo hosts ‘Share the Warmth’ event at Bloomingdale's.

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Food and Alcohol Events

2017 Good Food Festival & Conference

Where national leaders in local, sustainable food come together.

Baconfest Chicago 2017

Chicago’s best chefs concoct and serve brilliant bacon dishes.

Donut Fest Chicago 2017

Who has the best donut in Chicago! You decide! Cast your vote!

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Fashion and Beauty Events

Gordon Salon in Lakeview Holiday Hair Class

Get crafty & learn how to create a beaded "backwards headband."

Evi Simjan Fall Footwear Trunk Show

Get yourself fall ready with the best in fashion & footwear.

PlayCHIC Fashion Show 2016

Fashion designers create playful looks using toys & games for inspiration.

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Players Get Plowed Ski Trip & Lodge Party

Skiing/snowboarding, 1-night stay in a European-style chalet lodge, party.

Ideal Home Show Chicago 2017

Discover new products, remodeling tips, home improvement, etc.

ArcLight Connects Celebrity Chef Stephanie Izard

Stephanie Izard hosts the final ArcLight Connects of the season.

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