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This Month in Chicago: December

This Month in Chicago: December

Apart from the many burdens we face all year, being a UChicago student also comes with its perks. Although Hyde Park is filled with lovely on campus coffee shops  and surrounded by many restaurants, they're not the only thing Chicago has to offer.

In our latest series ‘This Month In Chicago,’ we will be sharing our favorite highlights of the city’s social scene. From concerts, performances and festivals not to be missed to local fashion and art centric events, stay tuned for MODA Blog’s ultimate guide for Chicago!

Our first post, given the festive time of the year, will be a round up of our favorite holiday events in the city. Hope you can find time to check these out before Winter Break!

1 - It’s a Wonderful Life in Concert by Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Dec 9 7:00 PM, Chicago Symphony Center

Frank Capra’s great American holiday classic will be re-interpreted by the members of CSO. Celebrate the end of hell week and beginning of Winter Break with your friends and take in all the holiday joy you need! You can purchase tickets here

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2 - 21st Annual Christkindlemarket

Nov 18-Dec 24, Chicago Loop

If you haven’t been to the coziest event in Chicago before, you should definitely give it a try this year. The open air Christmas market offers everything you need in Christmas from delicious hot chocolate, hot wine, delicious pretzels to the cutest stockings and ornaments. The admission is free and the market is open all day long. Make sure to buckle up your winter coat, put on your beanie and gloves and spoil yourself for a day!

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3 - World Premiere of the Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, Joffrey Ballet

Dec 10-Dec 30, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Located at 50 E Congress Parkway

A classic in dance history, this holiday performance is definitely not to be missed. Performed by the all-star artistic team of Joffrey Ballet Chicago and reimagined by Tony Award winning choreographer Wheeldon, The Nutcracker will be the perfect way to experience the amazing artistic opportunities Chicago offers. You can purchase tickets here

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4 - Zoolights Presented by ComEd and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco

Nov 25-27, Dec 2-4/9-23/26-31, Lincoln Park Zoo 4:30-9 PM

The ultimate holiday celebration takes place in Lincoln PARK Zoo with the incredible light show they have every year. You can also do your last minute holiday shopping after enjoying the show.

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5 - BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer

Dec 1 5:30-9:30 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo

While enjoying the fun of Zoolights, you can also treat yourself with local craft, seasonal and international beers on tap. For participants +21. You can purchase tickets here

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