Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar 

6th Annual Red Tractor Craft Fair featuring arts, crafts, kids’ activities, tractor rides, food and more, Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St. 

Beverly Area Arts Alliance hosts the Uprising Holiday Market of artist- and artisan-made goods and gifts, libations, music and more, Sat., Dec. 4, 12 to 4 p.m., RMH Interiors, 1804 W. 103rd St. The event will feature more than 20 vendors plus DJ Ruta Spencer, libations from Steering Cocktails and friends from Beverly Phono Mart and MadeThe Uprising will also showcase the release of the limited edition Beverly Mural print signed by artist Mitch Egly and available for a donation to the Beverly Area Arts Alliance. Beverlyarts.org. 

Castle Christmas tree sale, Saturdays, Dec. 4 and 11, and Sundays, Dec. 5 and 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church (Givins Beverly Castle), 10244 S. Longwood Dr. Purchase 4- to 10-foot fresh Fraser firs online (through Dec. 3 at beverlyunitarian.org) or in person; home delivery within 60643 for a small fee.  

Community Cinema at the Beverly Bioscope presents “The Muppets Christmas Carol,” the Muppets version of Dickens’ holiday classic and a favorite for all ages, Sun., Dec. 5, 1 p.m., Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St. Limited capacity. Info: 312-747-9673.  

Need to wrap gifts before the family finds them or could you use help wrapping a large item? 

Stop by the Holiday Gift Wrapping Center at Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St., Sun., Dec. 5, 3 to 4:30 p.m.  offers space to wrap your gifts and share tips or ideas.  Sun., Dec. 5, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Supplies for wrapping small to medium size gifts will be available while they last; please bring your own supplies for larger items. Info: 312-747-9673. 

The Wintrust Platinum Adventures Club hosts an outing to see a performance of Irvin Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” followed by luncheon, Wed., Dec. 8, departing at 10:30 a.m., Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace, $95; and a workshop where you can design and create a holiday centerpiece or decoration with the help of the experts at Steuber Florist & Greenhouses on 111th Street, Thurs., Dec. 9, 3 p.m., $20. Info/reservations: Margie O’Connell, 773-298-4712 or moconnell@thebeverlybank.com.   

Wreath decorating demo with floral artist Rashelle, Thurs., Dec. 9, 6 p.m., City Grange, 1818 W. 99th St. citygrange.com.  

Hers & His Holiday Shopping Nights at local businesses – what a great idea! Ladies will shop and create wish lists on Thurs., Dec. 9, 6 to 9 p.m. and men will shop from those wish lists on Thurs., Dec. 16, 6 to 9 p.m. Create wish lists and get more information from event hosts Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association and 95th Street Business Association at mpbhba.org. Complimentary wine and craft liquor tastings offered both nights, as well as complimentary gift wrapping and pizza. Start and end the evening at The Vineyard on 95th Street.  

Mount Greenwood Holiday Stroll, Fri., Dec. 10, 4 to 7 p.m., 111th Street from Sacramento to Pulaski. Enjoy live reindeer, special characters, music, holiday sales, raffles and more. Info: Mount Greenwood Community and Business Association, 773-881-0622 or mgcba2013@gmail.com 

 Celebrate Christmas with the annual Santa Lucia festival Sun., Dec. 12, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 9401 S. Oakley Ave., immediately following the 9:30 a.m. worship service. This festival of light with roots in Swedish tradition honors Lucia, a saint who is remembered for her sacrificial acts of faith and service.  Info: bethlehem-chicago.org. 

Visit with Dreezy Claus, Chicago’s Black Santa, Sun. Dec. 12, 2 to 4p.m., in the Holiday House at City Grange, 1818 W. 99th St.  

Warm up with cozy winter reads and holiday crafts at Winter Wonderland, Mon., Dec. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St.  Deck the halls of your home with holiday crafts that you create and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate.  Recommended for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers; registration required. 312-747-9673. 

Kick off the holidays a with Treadfit Beverly’s 1st Annual Holiday 5K, Sat., Dec. 18. Participants will have 35 minutes to complete 3.1 miles on the treads at 10458 S. Western. $40 registration fee includes run/walk, timed results, and holiday crew sweatshirt. Participants must be age 16+. Sign up a time slot at treadfitbeverly.com.   

Holiday Dodge Ball Tournament open to all 19th Ward elementary schools, Dec. 27 and 28, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. $1 per player. Register by Dec. 22: the19thward.com. Info: 773-238-8766. 

13th annual 19th Ward Children’s Film Festival, Wed., Dec. 29, 10 a.m. screening of “Luca,” and 2 p.m. screening of “Space Jam.” Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. $1 per person per film; first come, first served. Parent chaperones appreciated. No reservations or presales.  

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