Holidays in Lakeview
Celebrate the holidays in Lakeview—Chicago's most festive neighborhood! Stroll along streets like Southport and Lincoln Avenues to enjoy holiday decor while supporting local businesses for your holiday shopping. Spot carolers and holiday characters along the Southport Corridor during the Lakeview Holiday Stroll and take advantage of special deals at local shops. Enjoy a visit from Santa to your home for our Porch Photos with Santa sessions or register for our Photos with Santa session outside of Tuco & Blondie. Order a Holiday Kids Kit for some holiday fun at home with local businesses. And get your holiday shopping done safely from home with our Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide online marketplace and special Home for the Holidays Gift Package. 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 70 local shops and restaurants. For a limited time only, get a $20 Bonus Card for every $100 Lakeview Gift Card you buy from November 20 - December 31. That’s extra money you can spend on gifts for yourself or others! Terms and conditions apply. Visit ShopDineLakeview.com for more information.
Featured Holiday Events
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 28
Spend the day shopping Lakeview’s small businesses to show your appreciation for everything they do for the community and to help support them during these challenging times.
Holiday Kids Kit - ORDER HERE
Pre-sale through Sun, 12/6 with pickup at a local retailer from Thu, 12/10 - Sat, 12/12
Enjoy holiday fun at home with our Holiday Kids Kit featuring candy, crafts, virtual classes, special coupons and more from local businesses! Everything will be packaged in one convenient, festive kit for just $30.
Pre-order ends on Sunday, 12/6. Pickup will be available on Thu, 12/10 - Sat, 12/12 at a local business (to be announced).
- Bag of candy from Candyality
- Mini hot cocoa kit from Southport Grocery & Cafe
- Clay snowman ornament craft from Kidcreate Art Studio
- Decor craft from Mothership Launchpad
- Virtual live music class with the Music Playhouse of Chicago
- Virtual pre-recorded cooking class with the Kids Table
- $10 coupon to D'Agostino's Pizza
- Coupon for a free kids scoop of ice cream from Jeni's Ice Cream
- Stickers, dreidel game, holiday coloring pages & more!
Add-On: BabyDolls Boutique is offering a special add-on holiday face masks, plus a stocking and headband combo!
Porch Photos with SantaThu, 12/3 | Sat, 12/5 | Sat, 12/12 | Sun, 12/13Santa's coming to... your home! Porch Photos with Santa includes a visit from Santa to your porch, stoop or front yard in Lakeview, a 5-minute photo session with a professional photographer and one digital download from the session. Tickets are $55.
Photos with SantaSun, 12/6Photos with Santa includes a 5-minute photo session with A Little Photo Studio outside of Tuco & Blondie's mural and one digital download from the session. Tickets are $35.
Home for the Holidays Lakeview Gift Package
We have partnered with local businesses to create a home for the holidays themed gift package. Order this gift package for a friend, family member or co-worker to support multiple Lakeview businesses for your holiday gift giving this year!
- Fun socks from The Denim Lounge
- Tea towel from M2 Boutique
- 8oz candle in winter wood fragrance from Waxman Candles
- House made shrub drink starter from Southport Grocery & Cafe
- Small bag of popcorn mix from Candyality
- Pizza cutter from Mahogany Builders
- Lakeview tote bag sponsored by SSA 27 featuring art designed by Anthony Lewellen and Chris Silva
ORDER HERE by Monday, 12/7 for pickup at Waxman Candles or the Denim Lounge between Thu, 12/10 - Sat, 12/12.
Lakeview Holiday Stroll
Fri, 12/4 - Sun, 12/6
Celebrate the holiday season in Lakeview as boutiques, restaurants and other local businesses throughout the neighborhood offer special deals with festive decorations and music for this annual holiday tradition!
Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide
Shop through December 20!
We've partnered with Bachalaash to create an online marketplace featuring gift packages from Lakeview businesses available for pickup or delivery. Free delivery will be sponsored by SSA 27 (while supplies last). It's so important to support local businesses this holiday season, so this online marketplace provides a simple way to support Lakeview businesses from home while also providing some awesome gift ideas.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, December 20th
Various businesses across Lakeview will have a snowperson hiding in their window display. Look closely! Each snowperson will have a SECRET HOLIDAY CODE. Find all five code words and submit them through our form (linked December 1st). Once you submit the codes, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Lakeview Gift Card!
This program will run from December 1 through December 20. Participating businesses will be listed on our website for the duration of the program!