Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun in Chicago

The Holiday’s are meant to be celebrated…gear up for some fun in Chicago this Holiday season with these great events, Holiday inspired menus and more!

What: Brunch With Santa
Where: Carnivale Chicago
When: Sunday, December 21st- 11am – 2pm
Details: Bring the whole family for delicious food, photos with Santa and a special treat for all the children on the nice list. A children’s menu will be available.
Book your reservation online or call 312.850.5005

What: Egg Nog Bar {Customize Your Own Drink}
Where: State and Lake Tavern
When: Available during Saturday and Sunday brunch through December 28, 2014
Details: The festive Egg Nog Bar offers house made egg nog, an array of spirit choices and decadent condiments to add a little holiday cheer to every cup.
Egg Nog Bar Options ($14 per drink)
Choose your spirit (other spirits available upon request and priced accordingly)
Jim Beam Black
Makers Mark
Kracken Spiced Rum
Glenmorangie Original
Hennessy VS.

Add the selected spirit to State and Lake Chicago Tavern’s house made egg nog and top with a dash of holiday cheer with any of the below:

Shaved chocolate
Valrhona Dulcey crisp pearls
Buttercrunch
Red and green sprinkles
Espresso caramel
Cinnamon
Pirouette cookies
Chocolate straws
Peppermint sticks

What: Cookie Decorating Party
Where: The Boundary
When: December 17 from 4-10 p.m
Details: From sprinkles, frosting, candy, and more, the restaurant offers guests all the tools and toppings that they need to create some delicious, holiday treats. Each guest can purchase six cookies for $5, which also includes the “Build Your Own Candy Apple” bar. There’s even a designated time for the kids to revel in the fun from 4-6 p.m.

What: Holiday Doughnuts
Where: Glazed and Infused artisan doughnut shop
Details:White’s new winter menu is offered in addition to Glazed and Infused’s signature doughnuts, and retail between $2 and $3.50.
Hot Chocolate Snowball
Yeast bismark with hot chocolate filling, coated with ultra-fine powdered sugar

Peppermint Oreo Royale
Royal Oreo cake doughnut coated with dark chocolate ganache and Oreo crumbs, drizzled with red and white peppermint chocolate ganache

Spiced Eggnog Bismark
Yeast bismark filled with Oberweis eggnog custard, topped with cinnamon nutmeg glaze and nutmeg dust

Cranberry Blood Orange
Yeast ring with cranberry glaze and a blood orange glaze drizzle

Cranberry Ginger Ale Jam
Inspired by the traditional Hanukkah doughnut, Sufganiyott
Yeast doughnut filled with cranberry ginger ale jam, dusted with ultra-fine powdered sugar

What: A Taste of Peruvian Christmas
Where: Tanta (118 W. Grand Ave.)
Details: Chef Jesus Delgado offers guests the chance to enjoy a Peruvian Christmas with dishes including King Crab Tiradito ($28), king crab, aji amarillo leche de tigre emulsion and chalaca sauce; Veal Anticucho ($29), veal sweetbreads, creamy purple potatoes, caramelized onions, chimichurri and anticucho sauce; and Pork Chop ($34), grilled Berkshire pork chop, baked apples, black bean tacu-tacu, pineapple and rocoto sauce. The restaurant is closed on Christmas Day.
Pork Chop 1

What: Victorian Christmas Carolers
Where: Lawry’s The Prime Rib (100 E. Ontario St.)
When:
12/14: 5-8pm
12/15: 6-9pm
12/16: 6-9pm
12/17: 6-9pm
12/18: 6-9pm
12/19: 5:30-8:30pm; 7-10pm
12/20: 4:30-7:30pm; 7-10pm
12/21: 5-8pm
12/22: 6-9pm
12/23: 6-9pm
12/24: 3-6pm; 5-8pm; 6-9pm; 7-10 pm
Details: Performing in groups of four, guests can get in the Christmas spirit as carolers dress in Dickens-inspired costumes and sing the songs of the season. While enjoying the festivities, patrons can savor the Prime Rib Dinner package including: The Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad with crisp romaine, iceberg lettuce, baby spinach, shredded beets, chopped eggs and croutons, tossed in the exclusive Vintage Dressing; Mashed Potatoes; Yorkshire Pudding, baked in small skillets until puffy and golden brown; Whipped Cream Horseradish, grated fresh horseradish and seasoned whipped cream; along with a choice of California Cut ($39) a smaller cut; English Cut ($41) three thin slices; Lawry Cut ($44) traditional cut; Diamond Jim Brady Cut ($55) extra-thick portion including rib bone; and Beef Bowl Cut ($59) double-sized cut with rib bone.

What: Parlour at the Pavilion North Pole Sundae
Where: Travelle
When: From now until 1/3
Details: Egg nog ice cream and mint chocolate chip ice cream (both made in house), and garnished with red and green sprinkles, candy cane, and a house made gingerbread man ($25)

What: December to Remember Offers
Where: Cowshed at Soho House
When: During the month of December
Details: Guests may take advantage of the following offers the month of December, including:
Holiday Nail Art: Festive nails are a staple this holiday season. Book a speedy manicure and receive complimentary holiday nail art for the ultimate holiday hooves.*
Need a mani and a pedi? This December, receive a complimentary 15-minute scalp and shoulder massage when booking a Cowshed manicure and pedicure back-to-back.
Eye Opener: Perk up with the Cowshed Eye Treatment that targets the delicate eye area incorporating a pressure point massage and collagen eye mask. The treatment helps detoxify, reduce puffiness and combat fine lines (perfect for those not so perky mornings). Receive a complimentary eye tidy brow wax when booking the Cowshed Eye Treatment.
A gift for you a gift for me: Purchase a gift card valued at $150 or more and receive a $25 gift card for yourself. Crazy, right?
*Complimentary nail art includes one nail on each hand. Offer is not valid on Saturdays.

Holiday Spa Packages
Sparkle from head to hoof with one of the festive holiday treatment packages this December.

Holiday Spa-rkle Package ($155)
Designed for total body rejuvenation and relaxation, this two-hour luxury package is ideal for gifting to a loved one, yourself, or both with a glass of bubbly to add a cheerful, celebratory touch. The Spa-rkle package includes the following 30-minute treatments:
Speedy Back massage
Speedy Facial
Speedy Manicure
Speedy Pedicure
Glass of Prosecco

Knackered Foot Massage ($30)
This 30-minute treatment is ideal for enjoying after a long day spent holiday shopping to console tired and aching feet. The treatment is performed in the luxurious, leather wingback pedicure chairs and includes:
Foot soak with Knackered Cow shower gel
Spearmint foot scrub
Foot massage with Knackered Cow lotion

Detox the “herd” way
Start the year fresh with the powerful one-two punch of Owen + Alchemy’s invigorating cold-pressed juices and Cowshed’s popular slimming product line and body treatment, Slender Cow. With the purchase of one of Owen + Alchemy’s juice cleanses (discounted at 15%), guests also receive a discount on the Slender Cow products or Slender Cow body treatment. The full body treatment incorporates the namesake products (with active firming and toning ingredients) with an invigorating full-body scrub, exfoliation and detoxifying massage. For those who prefer a reboot at the beginning of the year, this offer will still be available through the end of January 2015.
Full details include:
1-day cleanse (discounted at 15%): Receive 15% off Slender Cow product or Slender Cow total body treatment
3-day cleanse (discounted at 15%): Receive 20% off Slender Cow product or Slender Cow total body treatment
5-day cleanse (discounted at 15%): Receive 25% off Slender Cow product or Slender Cow total body treatment

What: Home Sweet Home Cocktail benefiting Ronald McDonald House near the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Where: BIG Bar
When: Now through Spring 2015
Details: BIG Bar’s Home Sweet Home cocktail is a tantalizing mix of Absolut Mango, St. Germain, Mango Puree, and sour mix. Having your cocktail and drinking it, too, can also be considered an act of charitable kindness! This limited-time only cocktail benefiting Ronald McDonald House is available for $13

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