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Holiday Happenings Throughout December

Holiday Happenings Throughout December

Dec 10, 2017

Kids are out on winter break, snow is falling, the smell of baking spices filling the air and holiday tunes enveloping every building – Christmas is almost here! With Christmas landing at the end of the month, it gives us all the more reason to take the all of December to celebrate the joyous holiday. Peruse through our list of holiday events to find the perfect one for you!

Staying around for the holidays? We’ve got an array of Christmas Eve and Christmas day specials in our restaurants across the country!

 

Santa loves seafood too! Check out Shaw’s Santa Brunch on December 10 from 9 AM – 2 PM!

 

CHICAGOLAND

 

Brunch with Santa
WHERE: Mon Ami Gabi | 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook
WHEN: Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
CONTACT: 630-472-1900
Santa Claus is coming to brunch! He’ll be joining us on Sunday, December 17 to hear last-minute gift requests and pass out treats to the kids. View the brunch menu here, and give us a call to reserve a table.

 

Christmas in Alsace
WHERE: 
Everest | 440 S LaSalle, 40th Floor, Chicago
WHEN: Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 31 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: 312-663-8920
Christmas is a magical time in Alsace and it holds many dear memories for Chef/Proprietor J. Joho, who grew up celebrating with family and friends over the delicious dishes specially prepared for the festive occasion. Join him from December 1 through December 30 as he brings these traditional preparations to Everest, serving a beautiful multi-course menu including foie gras, pike and roasted goose. The cost of this special menu is $165 per person plus tax (gratuity not included). Wine pairings are available for only $98, plus tax (gratuity not included). To make your reservation, call 312-663-8920 or visit www.everestchicago.com.

 

Extended Holiday Hours
WHERE:
 Mon Ami Gabi | 2300 N Lincoln Park West, Chicago
WHEN: 
Now – Saturday, December 30, 2017
CONTACT: 
773-348-8886
Happy Holidays from Mon Ami Gabi! Planning on taking the family to the zoo? On Saturdays and Sundays, we will be opening one hour early at 4:00 PM on the weekends from Saturday, November 25 through Saturday, December 30. Come by Mon Ami Gabi as the sun sets and the beautiful view of holiday lights shine across the park.

 

Foodlife’s 12 Days of Christmas 
WHERE:  Foodlife | 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
WHEN: Thursday, December 14 – Sunday, December 24 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: 312-335-3663
In the spirit of the holidays, Foodlife is gearing up for the most ‘wonderful time of the year’ with festive activities and food specials leading up to Christmas! From cookie decorating to a Make-Your-Own Hot Chocolate Bar at Sacred Grounds, kids and adults of all ages will be ready for Santa. Take a look at the complete lineup here.

 

Gingerbread House Workshop
WHERE: 
Foodlife | 835 N Michigan Ave
WHEN: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CONTACT: 312-335-3663
Join Foodlife for its annual Gingerbread House Workshop event on Sunday, December 17 from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM! For $25 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included)., families are invited to decorate handcrafted gingerbread houses with assorted frosting and gourmet candies alongside Executive Chef Yasmin Gutierrez!

 

Holiday Buffet with Santa
WHERE: Petterino’s | 150 N Dearborn, Chicago
WHEN: Saturday, December 16 – Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1100 AM – 2:00 PM
CONTACT: 312-422-0150
Join us for a crowd pleasing buffet before you head out to the theatre or for holiday shopping. Santa will be on hand to pass out candy canes and take pictures with the kids. 39.95 per person, 19.95 kids 12 and under, plus tax (gratuity not included). Reservations and more information at 312-422-0150.

 

Holiday Hot Cocoa & Bonus Gift Card
WHERE: 
Mon Ami Gabi | 2300 N Lincoln Park West, Chicago
WHEN: 
Saturday, December 2 – Saturday, December 30, 2017 
CONTACT:
773-348-8886
Sneak in a little holiday shopping and get something sweet for yourself. Stop by Mon Ami Gabi to purchase a Lettuce Entertain You Gift Card on Saturdays between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM or Sundays from 10:00 AM ‘til 2:00 PM, and you’ll receive a complimentary hot cocoa to enjoy in the lobby of the historic Belden-Stratford or take on your way to ZooLights. For every $100 you spend, you’ll receive a $25 bonus gift card. Please note, the restaurant is not serving food between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Saturdays; open for gift card purchases only.

 

Hot Toddies and Holiday Lights at the Zoo
WHERE: Naoki Sushi | 2300 N Lincoln Park West, Chicago
WHEN: Now – Monday, January 1, 2018
CONTACT: 773-868-0002
Chicago’s favorite time of year is here, the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights!  Before or after the show, allow us to warm you up with our special Tokyo Hot Toddy.  Prepared with Hibiki Suntory Whisky, warm tea, a cinnamon stick and fresh orange, it’ll be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.  To make a reservation, please call 773-868-0002, or click here to see the full menu.

 

Oyster Bah’s Holiday Party Incentive
WHERE: Oyster Bah | 1962 N Halsted Street, Chicago
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018
CONTACT: 773-248-3000
‘Tis the season for celebrations. When you book your holiday party at Oyster Bah you will receive 10% of the food and beverage total of your party back in gift certificates. Restrictions Apply. Must mention promotion when booking party.

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica | 1954 N Halsted Street, Chicago
WHEN: Sunday, December 17, – Saturday, December 23, 2017
CONTACT: 773-634-4100
He’s making a list, checking it twice…and heading to Summer House Santa Monica on Sunday, December 17 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturday, December 23 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM! Santa will be stopping by to hear any gift requests, and also will be handing out special holiday treats to Summer House’s youngest guests! Get in the holiday spirit, head to Summer House Santa Monica and celebrate some of the season’s best! Reservations are limited.

 

Shaw’s Holiday Party Incentive
WHERE: Shaw’s Crab House | 21 E Hubbard Street, Chicago
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018
CONTACT: 312-527-2722
Holidays are the perfect reason to get together with your friends and family to celebrate. Book your holiday party at Shaw’s and receive a $250 gift certificate to be used during a future visit upon completion of your party! Must mention promotion when booking party.

 

Shimmer, Glitter & Gold Party
WHERE: Nacional 27 | 325 W Huron Street, Chicago
WHEN: Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 3:00 AM
Put on your best party dress and celebrate the end of 2017 all weekend long at Nacional 27. The night before New Year’s Eve, dine from three menus created by Chef Chico Vilchez:
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, five-courses at $39.99, plus tax (gratuity not included)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, five-courses at $69.99, plus tax (gratuity not included)
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM, a five-course with a bottle of Moet and a table for the full evening of dancing at $400.00 per couple, plus tax (gratuity not included).
The celebration will be set to the sultry sounds of DJ X spinning salsa, merengue, bachata and more until 3:00 AM.

 

Sunday Brunch with Santa!
WHERE: 
Saranello’s | 601 N Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling
WHEN: Sunday, December 3 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
CONTACT: 847-777-6878
Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us for Saranello’s Sunday Brunch on December 3, 10 and 17 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, as Santa will be here from to pass out candy canes and take pictures with the kids. Click here for the menu. Reserve at 847-777-6878 or online at saranellos.com.

 

Tokio Pub’s Holiday Party Incentive
WHEN: Tokio Pub | 1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg
WHERE: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018
CONTACT:847-278-5181
There is so much to celebrate this holiday season and now Tokio Pub is giving you another reason. Bring your family and friends together at Tokio Pub for your holiday party and receive a $100 Tokio Pub gift certificate to be used towards a future visit.  Restrictions Apply. Event must take place from December 2017-January 2018. Must mention promotion when booking party.

 

Tokio Pub’s Holiday Promotion
WHEN: Tokio Pub | 1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg
WHERE: 
Now – Monday, January 1, 2018
CONTACT: 847-278-5181
This holiday season, take a break from the holiday shopping and grab some fuel at Tokio Pub.  Through January 1, diners can enjoy 25% off their food and beverage total by simply showing a shopping receipt from a Streets of Woodfield Store or Woodfield Mall store to their server.  The shopping receipt must be dated for the same day. Offer is not valid with other promotions, tax, gratuity or contracted parties.

 

Ugly Sweater Brunch
WHERE: Shaw’s Crab House | 21 E Hubbard Street, Chicago
WHEN: Saturday, December 16 – Sunday, December 17 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
CONTACT: 312-527-2722
Shaw’s Crab House is throwing a holiday-themed Ugly Sweater Brunch the weekend before Christmas. Wear your best ugly sweater to Saturday or Sunday brunch, check in on Facebook and post a picture to receive a gift from the restaurant. The brunch buffet is $59 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and younger, and is free for children 6 and younger (exclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverages).

 

Visit With Santa
WHERE: 
Booth One Ambassador Chicago | 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago
WHEN: 
Sunday, December 17 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
CONTACT:
312-649-0535
Come visit Santa fireside as he makes a stop in the Gold Coast! From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, Santa will be stopping by to hear all last-minute gift requests. Festivities will also include a Toy Drive coupled with hot cocoa, cookie decorating for the kids, and holiday libations at the newly opened Booth One. Stick around for dinner, beginning at 4:0 0 PM and celebrate some of the season’s best! View the dinner menu here, and give us a call to reserve a table at 312-649-0535.

 

WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Brunch
WHERE: Summer House Santa Monica | 11825 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, MD
WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
CONTACT: 301-881-2381
He’s making a list, checking it twice…and heading to Summer House Santa Monica on Saturday, December 16 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM! Santa will be stopping by to hear any gift requests, and also will be handing out special holiday treats to Summer House’s youngest guests! Get in the holiday spirit, head to Summer House Santa Monica and celebrate some of the season’s best! Reservations are limited.

 

Holiday Break Brunches in Bethesda
WHERE: Mon Ami Gabi | 7239 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD
WHEN: Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29, 2017
CONTACT: 301-654-1234
We’re subbing in our brunch menu all week between Christmas and New Year’s! Enjoy your time off with family and friends and join us for a delicious French breakfast with Eggs Benedict, Waffles Bananas Foster, Duck Confit and more. Plus, take advantage of our $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas in the bar area during brunch hours. Reservations available. Please click here for the full menu. Brunch from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Holiday Break Brunches in Reston
WHERE: Mon Ami Gabi | 11950 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA
WHEN: Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29, 2017
CONTACT: 703-707-0233
We’re subbing in our brunch menu all week between Christmas and New Year’s! Enjoy your time off with family and friends and join us for a delicious French breakfast with Eggs Benedict, Waffles Bananas Foster, Duck Confit and more. Take advantage of our Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar as well as DIY Sparkling Cocktails, mixing house brut with elixirs like peach purée, spicy ginger and blood orange. Reservations available. Please click here for the full menu. Brunch 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

 

Holiday Pies To-Go From Community Canteen
WHERE: 
Community Canteen11950 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA
WHEN: 
Available until Sunday, December 31
CONTACT: 
703-707-0233
With the holidays approaching, the last thing you need to worry about is whipping up a fancy dessert – so do yourself a favor and leave the baking to Community Canteen. Pick up one of our Tracy’s Orchard Apple Pies, baked from scratch for your fall and holiday gatherings. Give us a call at Mon Ami Gabi at 703-707-0233 to place your order. Pick up from Reston Town Center location only; 24-hour notice is requested.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

Jeff Mahin’s Holiday Six-Pack of Cookies
WHERE:
Stella Barra Pizzeria | Hollywood: 6372 W Sunset Boulevard | Santa Monica: 2000 Main Street 
WHEN:
Available until Monday, December 25
CONTACT:
Hollywood: 323-301-4001 | Santa Monica: 310-396-9250
This year, give the gift of a six pack! That is, a six-pack of one of the most Instagrammed cookies in the country by Chef Jeff Mahin, host of Cooking Channel’s Farmers Market Flip and Sugar Showdown. Stella Barra Pizzeria will be offering their housemade cookies in packages of six with the option to mix-and-match flavors for $18. Jeff’s Cookies will be available for pick-up from Monday, November 20 – Monday, December 25. 

 


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