CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Edgewater, Logan Square, Evanston

Lakeview: The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus presents their Annual Holiday Show! There are three performances: December 6 (8 pm at the Athenauem), December 7 (8 pm at North Shore Center), and December 8 (3 pm at the Beverly Arts Center). Experience this unforgettable show complete with all the tantalizing glitz and glamour that the holidays bring. Shiny disco balls and bell bottoms kick off a festive season with disco renditions of your beloved holiday favorites. You won’t be able to sit still for this one! Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.

Lincoln Park: You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Oz Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! On Saturday, December 7 at 5 pm, the neighborhood will be lit up at this cheerful holiday celebration. Singers from Lincoln Park High School will be performing songs of the season. Bring a cup of hot cocoa, your friends and family, and get in the spirit! Find more information here.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with the Annual Cookie Walk?! Homemade holiday cookies and pet treats will be sold by the pound on Saturday, December 14 from 9:30 am to 4 pm and Sunday, December 15 from 12 to 3 pm. There will be a limited supply of gluten free cookies, in addition to traditional and ethnic favorites. The event is at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N Leavitt St. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the parish’s collection benefitting local food pantries.  Proceeds from the annual Cookie Walk provide financial support of the Cathedral’s continuing restoration work. Find more information here.

Edgewater: It’s time for the Edgewater Holiday Mixer! On Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 9 pm, you’ll celebrate the end of 2019 surrounded by your friends, family, and community. Whether you want to network, make new connections, help raise money for your Chamber’s programs and events, meet new Edgewater residents or hang out with old acquaintances, the Holiday Mixer is the perfect event for you. The evening includes bites, booze, and a fabulous silent auction. Light appetizers and desserts will be provided by Farm Bar, DAK, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, Edge of Sweetness, and more. The featured breweries and wineries are Alarmist Brewery, Chasing Harvest, Greenstar Brewery, and Half Acre. Don’t wait, get your tickets here!

Logan Square: Go to a holiday party with a great cause! It’s Party for the Park! On Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 10 pm at Weegee’s Lounge, this party is a benefit to support Unity Park. Your $20 donation includes a beverage, a buffet, and a raffle entry! Food and beverages are provided by local businesses and the raffle includes amazing items.  This is a 21 and up event. Find more information here.

Evanston: Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present their annual Holiday Baroque Concert! On Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 pm, this tradition signals the start of the holiday season. Against the beautiful backdrop of the stained glass windows in Northwestern University’s Alice Miller Chapel, Rembrandt will perform some of the season’s most beautiful music by Bach, Handel, and Telemann. Tickets range from $10-$38. Kick off the season with a gorgeous evening of music! Get your tickets here now!