Holiday Dining & Events

Holiday Experiences in Andersonville

Holiday Food, Dining, and Drinks

Chicago Foodways Tours | Online | The Great Chicago Cookie Box
Send your loved ones, clients and friends a unique Chicago experience that supports family bakeries. The Great Chicago Cookie Box contains a variety of 30 cookies from 8 different bakeries representing the international and local flavors that make Chicago so delicious. Click here to order

defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery | Holiday Orders | 1477 W Balmoral
The December holiday order form is here! Click on this link to view details and place your order. Holiday selections are also available at the window, while supplies last!

First Slice Pie Cafe | 5357 N Ashland | Holiday Pre-Orders
It's that time of year, snowflakes, creating memories and PIE! When you invite First Slice to your table you not only take the burden off yourself but you also help fill a plate of someone in need. Click here for the holiday pre-order details!

Lost Larson | 5318 N Clark | Saffron Bun & Christmas Pre-Orders
Saffron Bun (Lussekatter) pre-orders available for pickup on December 10, 11, 14 and are also available in store 12/7 - 12/18 on a limited basis. Christmas pre-orders are now open for pick-up December 23-24

Smack Dab | 6730 N Clark | Holiday Pre-Orders
Offering Christmas & Hanukkah goodies including limited amounts of Sufganiyot Donuts! Guests must pre-order these treats by using the online reservation system by clicking here.

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5553 N Clark | Holiday Cheese & Charcuterie
Let them build you a Beautiful Board! Order here

Meeting House Tavern | 5025 N Clark | Big Gay Holiday Gayme Show | December 13 | 8PM-10PM
Win prizes, laugh, drink and be merry! Join Sofonda Booz and her elves, Josh and Johnny from Choose Your Own Game Night during the BIG Gay Holiday Gayme Show. Click here for event details

Bar Roma | 5101 N Clark | Christmas Eve Dining | December 24 | 4:30PM-10:30PM
Welcoming guests for a celebratory Christmas Eve dinner. In addition to the regular dinner menu, executive chef Fred Ramos will feature an array of holiday specials. For menu & table reservations, click here!

Big Jones | 5347 N Clark | Christmas Eve Reveillon | December 24 | 4PM-8PM
Reservations are available for their annual Creole Reveillon dinner, click here for menu and more details!

Atmosphere | 5355 N Clark | New Year’s Eve | December 31 | 6PM-3AM
DJ Ron G & DJ Riley York. Celebrate the evening with a champagne toast! Featuring hot dancers and a video countdown, no cover! Click here for details

Bar Roma | 5101 N Clark | New Year’s Eve Specials | December 31 | 4:30PM-10:30PM
Ring in 2023 with authentic Italian cuisine at Bar Roma in Andersonville! On Saturday, December 31, Chef Fred Ramos will offer an array of New Year's Eve dinner specials!

Big Jones | 5347 N Clark | A Celebration of the New Year | December 31 | 5PM-10PM
Reservations are available for their annual New Year's Eve dinner, click here for menu and more details!

The SoFo Tap | 4923 N Clark | New Year's Eve Countdown | December 31 | 9pm-3am
Looking for a NO cover, NO attitude NYE? Their annual bear fest is back and ringing in 2023 with a music video countdown featuring all your favorites. Hosted by DJ Bearbie and a free bubbles toast at midnight!

Holiday Gifts & Shopping

Give the Gift of Andersonville 2022 | Online
Something Profound Weddings third annual gift giving guide featuring Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Members! Each gift suggestion is linked to the business webpage. Many of these businesses can ship gifts directly or even gift wrapping! Take a look - there’s so much more to see and shop locally on each site and in store. Click here for the guide!

Holiday Celebrations & Workshops

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark | Julmarknad | December 3-4
Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. It is entertainment for the whole family and includes kaffestuga, Lucia processions and folk dancers. Click here for details

KOVAL Distillery | 4241 N Ravenswood | Wreath Making Workshop | December 6 | 7PM
Join Vivant Gardening Services and Linda Laake Designs for a festive wreath workshop on KOVAL's distillery platform! Click here to view event

GUS®| Original Gus Giordano Dance School | 5230 N Clark | December 9 | 5:30PM
GUS® Holiday Show at Senn High School! Free to the public!

CirquesExperience | 5900 N Glenwood | Wheel thru the Season | December 10 | 5PM-6:30PM
Join them at the Senn High School on December 10, 2022- as their kids and teenagers bring the magic of the circus to your holiday celebration. Wheel acrobatics and gymnastics with music in the spirit of the holiday season! Click here for event details and tickets

KOVAL Distillery | 4241 N Ravenswood | Trashy Holiday Market | December 10 | 12PM-5PM
Join KOVAL and Nowhere Collective for a holiday market in the distillery! This market will feature local Chicago Makers using only reclaimed materials, repurposing less-than-loved stuff and promoting circular activities. Click here for details

Meeting House Tavern | 5025 N Clark | Ornament Decorating | December 14 | 8PM-11PM
Ornament Decorating hosted by local artist Wil Velez. Click here for details!

StudioUs | 4806 N Clark | Holiday Workshops | December 19 - January 6 | 10AM-3PM
Sign up for Holiday Workshops offered Monday through Friday, view the workshops and details by clicking here

Chicago Magic Lounge | 5050 N Clark |  New Year’s Eve Celebration | December 31
Make your New Year’s Eve extraordinary! Surround yourself with magic in the elegant Art Deco-style cabaret for a special Signature Show performance to ring in the New Year. The evening starts with close-up magic performed right at your cabaret table by their talented house magicians- followed by a 60-minute stage show featuring some of the best magicians working today. At the end of the mainstage show, countdown to the New Year, share a champagne toast, and welcome the arrival of 2023. Click here for tickets!

Holidays in Andersonville

2023 Holidays in Andersonville

Viking Pub Crawl | November 18

Small Business Saturday | November 25

JOY on Clark Street | November 28

Late Night Andersonville | December 1 | December 15

St Lucia | December 13

Andersonville Cares Campaign

Andersonville Cares Campaign

Be Mindfully Merry this Holiday season by stopping by or shopping online at one of your favorite participating businesses to purchase a gift card. Gift cards will be collected from the participating locations and donated to local non-profits that support families in need this Holiday Season.


Chicatolia Artisan Collective | 5209 N Clark | Gift Cards

Cowboys and Astronauts | 1478 W Summerdale | Gift Cards

Dearborn Denim & Apparel | 5202 N Clark | Gift Cards

ENJOY, An Urban General Store | 5307 N Clark | Gift Cards

RAYGUN | 5207 N Clark | Gift Cards

Sandbox Baby Boutique | 5349 N Clark | Gift Cards

Extra curricular activities

GUS®| Original Gus Giordano Dance School | 5230 N Clark | Gift Cards


Edgewater Produce | 5515 N Clark | Gift Cards

Mental Health & Wellness

A Pretty Flower | 2334 W Lawrence | Gift Cards

Early to Bed & Trans Essentials | 5138 N Clark | Gift Cards

Toys and Music for Children

*play | 5311 N Clark | Gift Cards

AlleyCat Comics | 5304 N Clark | Gift Cards

Events & Donation Drives

Big City Optical | 5653 N Clark | November 27 - December 17
Toy, clothes, and food drive

Care for Real | Food Rescue Program | November 29
Help reach their goal with a donation of any size. Share with friends and family to take them over the finish line by Giving Tuesday on November 29. Click here to donate

Blaze Pizza | 6550 N Sheridan | November 29 | 1PM-8PM
20% of dine in, delivery, and takeout sales will be donated to Care for Real! Help them reach the minimum registration required to secure support and register in advance. Register here

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5553 N Clark | November 29 | 6PM-8PM
$5 with 100% of proceeds donated to Care for Real!

Edgewater Candles | Online | November 29
Donating 10% of their online sales on Giving Tuesday, November 29 to Care for Real.

ONE Northside | 4648 N Racine | Toy Drive | December 11 | 11AM-1PM
CP4P | 1766 W Devon | Toy Drive | December 11 | 2PM-4PM
Hardware Strength & Conditioning partnering with ONE Northside and CP4P to bring holiday cheer to their neighborhood kids. Accepting gifts for those newborn to 16 years old. Masks are required at drop off locations. Accepting donations via mail to arrive before December 12. Click here for details

The Neo-Futurist Theater | 5153 N Ashland | 40k in 60 Days Fundraiser | Through December 31
Support The Neo-Futurist's growth in community partnerships and more by donating to their fundraiser! Full details here

Women & Children First | 5233 N Clark | Weekends in December
Volunteer gift wrapping fundraisers on weekends in December supporting local organizations.

The SoFo Tap | 4923 N Clark | December 3 | 9PM-1AM
Toys for Tots toy drive as part of their monthly DILF party. Click here for event page

Lady Gregory's | 5260 N Clark | Children's Book Drive | December 4 | 5PM-6:30PM
Bring Santa a book to support Care for Real and receive a complimentary photo from Angela Garbot Photography!

KOVAL Distillery | 4241 N Ravenswood | Coat Drive | December 17-24
Coat Drive with One Warm Coat

Orange Shoe | 5609 N Clark | November 14-January 8
Accepting diapers, wipes, & formula. Contact Orange Shoe if you have questions about drop off hours or items.

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