The Chicago Tribune’s Metromix recently published a story about the city-wide culture fest known as the holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or something else, there’s something for everyone in The Windy City…
Explore these neighborhood activities:
• Lincoln Square – The German cultural organization DANK is hosting a Chrismas Party with music by the Polkaholics, prizes for the best polkawear and exotic German shots and snapps.
• Andersonville – Glug the glogg at the Swedish American Museum Center’s St. Lucia Day celebration on December 21 with Swedish songs, Lucia buns and a candlelight procession.
• South Shore – Enjoy cultural workshops, a gift-making pavillion, a marketplace with dozens of vendors, and more at the African-American celebration of Kwanzaa from December 26 to January 1, 2006.
• Wicker Park – Oy vey, you can light my fire with a Hanukkah candle at the Feast of Lights, a disco ball and laser light show. There’s a Polish feast here, too.
• Pilsen – The Chicago Arts District opens its art galleries and studios this month, so you can shop for a painting or hand-made journal.
[Via The Informed Traveler].