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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


  • Featured Holiday Events

  • Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, Nov. 24

    Spend the day shopping Lakeview’s small businesses to show your appreciation for everything they do for the community and enjoy holiday music from local artist performing at various businesses!

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  • Photos with Santa

    Friday, Dec. 7 | 5-7 pm

    Gather the whole family and snap a photo with Santa during the Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl from 5-7PM! RSVP required.

    RSVP Here.

  • Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl

    Friday, Dec. 7  |  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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  • Lakeview Menorah Lighting Ceremony

    Sunday, Dec.22 • 6 - 8PM • Marshfield & Lincoln

    Join Chabad of Lakeview on the first day of Channukah for their annual Lakeview Menorah Lighting Ceremony! After the ceremonial lighting of the menorah, enjoy some Channukah festivities, including music, games, food & drinks inside the Lake View YMCA! Plus, there will be a Coat & Books Drive run by Advocate Health, so bring any books or coats you would like to donate this holiday season!

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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


  • Holiday Events

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