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      Credit: Ballet Chicago
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      Credit: Marena Beck Photography
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      Credit: The Music Box Theatre
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      Credit: Marena Beck Photography
  • Holidays in Lakeview

    Celebrate the holidays in Lakeview—Chicago's most festive neighborhood! Stroll along streets like Southport and Lincoln Avenues while viewing decorative holiday windows, and vote for your favorites. Meet the faces behind Lakeview's small businesses as you experience an eclectic mix of shopping and dining options. And enjoy a variety of fun events that are sure to get the whole family in the holiday spirit. It's all happening in Lakeview this holiday season!

    Make the most of your holiday shopping with the Lakeview Gift Card, accepted at more than 80 local shops and restaurants. For a limited time only, get a $20 Bonus Card for every $100 Lakeview Gift Card you buy. That’s extra money you can spend on gifts for yourself or others! Terms and conditions apply. Visit ShopDineLakeview.com for more information.


  • Meet Lakeview's faces of small business.

    This holiday season, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is sharing the stories behind some of Lakeview's beloved small businesses. Read their stories and show your support by shopping local.

    Read Their Stories

  • Vote for your favorite holiday windows!

    Which local businesses have the best holiday windows? This year, you can decide with the neighborhood’s first-ever Holiday Window Contest, launching on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25)!

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  • Featured Holiday Events

  • Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, Nov. 25

    Spend the day shopping Lakeview’s small businesses to show your appreciation for everything they do for the community.

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  • Southport Holiday Stroll

    Friday, Dec. 1  |  5-9 pm

    Celebrate the holiday season in Lakeview as Southport boutiques, restaurants and other local businesses break out the holly and stay open late for this annual tradition.

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  • For a list of holiday shows and live entertainment happening in Chicago's largest theater district, visit BTDChicago.com.


    Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide


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    Explore the best of Lakeview this holiday season with the Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide, showcasing unique local gifts and festive holiday events happening in Lakeview.

    Explore the Guide

  • Holiday Events

  • For a list of holiday shows and live entertainment happening in Chicago's largest theater district, visit BTDChicago.com.