Holiday Wrap Up
The holiday hustle and bustle is quickly coming to a close. Last minute shoppers can take in Macy’s, Toys R Us and other retailers who are staying open 24/7 in the days leading up to Christmas Eve. The last day Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza will be open is Christmas Eve until 4 p.m.
Gift foods are always a holiday hit and Chicago Magazine has some unique ideas for foodies and “imbibers”. Harry & David is also offering special sales online with guaranteed delivery by Christmas, as is Williams-Sonoma for orders placed by 12 pm Pacific time today. For those who make their own, here are 10 tips for packaging cookies and candies.
Party planners say New Year’s Eve reservations should be made before Christmas. If you still don’t know where you’re going to be or what you’re going to do on New Year’s Eve (not a clue), here’s a quick resource list to help make plans:
Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic Open 12/31 to 9 p.m.
204 Restaurants with NYE offers at Open Table http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=4&m=3
Chicago Parent’s Family Fun List http://www.chicagoparent.com/picks/new-years-eve-for-kids
TOC’s Annual Guide http://timeoutchicago.com/search/apachesolr_search/New%20Years%20Eve
LEYE Year End Calendar http://leye.com/events
Eventbrite’s Top Picks http://www.eventbrite.com/chicago-new-years-eve-2013 (Sort by price, zip and more: 10 Pages of “606”) http://www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=New+Years+Eve+2012&loc=Chicago%2C+IL
Chicagoland Events http://chicagolandnewyearseve.com/?gclid=CLe6zfSCp7QCFelDMgodCyIABA
We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!