19 Wrigleyville businesses are turning into vacation-themed places for everyone offering the perfect moments, movies, special food and drink and more.
The East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of one of Chicago’s favorite vacation celebrations, Wrigleyville Wonderland, which now runs in select locations through the end of February. Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the holiday spirit to Chicago with 19 Wrigleyville businesses transformed into custom holiday-themed destinations featuring map projections, Instagrammable moments and activations. From venue decor to costumed actors and party-themed drinks, there’s something for everyone at Wrigleyville’s Wonderland. The press is invited to a launch party on Thursday, December 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit WrigleyvilleChicago.org.
“Everyone from Chicagoland is invited to Wrigleyville for this fun, interactive vacation-inspired experience,” said the executive director of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. Maureen Martino. “Wrigleyville Wonderland is Chicago’s largest pop-up vacation district that’s sure to inspire and amaze all who experience it while sharing the vacation spirit.”
Highlights of Wrigleyville Wonderland include:
- Map projections showcasing movies and personalized vacation content
- Holiday-themed drinks
- Instagrammable moments including holiday-themed cutout faces where you can be a part of the movies, landscapes and more
- Actors dressed as holiday-themed characters
- Bars and lounges that go beyond decorations, music and amenities.
- Hot chocolate and candy gifts
- Fun and SAFE environment.
The 2021 * companies, in alphabetical order, which enhance the season are:
3462 N. Clark Street
Until February 1, 2022
Wrigleyville’s original Christmas pop-up bar is back. Enjoy a classic Christmas party experience with food, drinks, music, and themed decor.
3505 N. Clark Street
Until January 2022
10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
You better be careful! The Santa Baby Christmas Bar is back offering a multi-room, multi-level Christmas experience, with brunch available on Saturdays and Sundays at
3475 N. Clark Street
Santa’s Beach House is here for its first holiday season. Join Diver at the Park in their Tulum vacation-inspired heated tent with their life-size palm trees decorated for a beach vacation. Live your Tulum vacation experience and cocktails in the heart of Wrigleyville.
3635 N. Clark Street
Until February 20, 2022
Families, visitors and neighbors can celebrate the holidays by participating in Gallagher’s Way Winterland’s many seasonal programs and activities return This year includes the return of the famous Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville, ice skating on an 8,000 square foot rink, curling and skating lessons, Santa’s workshop, wreath-making classes, holiday movie screenings, special programming at the Zachary Hotel and much more. New to this year’s transformation includes a special Hanukkah celebration, ice bumper cars, and even more festive backdrop around Gallagher Way.
3441 N. Sheffield Avenue.
Until January 2, 2022
Returning by popular demand for its third year, Chicago’s first and only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar with Jewish holiday decorations created throughout the bar and a weatherproof beer garden, featuring over 14,000 blue and white lights and Hanukkah ball lanterns adorning the ceiling, Star of David and dreidel ornaments, illuminated menorah decor, Mensch on a bench, a wall of Hanukkah sweaters, an 8 foot inflatable dreidel and Moreover. Throughout the pop-up, a special menu, priced from $ 5 to $ 16, will feature traditional and Jewish fare like Matzo Ball soup and three flavors of Latkes, including a classic with sour cream. and applesauce, cilantro jalapeno and chipotle sour cream. and herb cheddar with chive sour cream. Board and card games will be available nightly for customers including Connect 4 with Hanukkah gelt, Cards Against Humanity Jew expansion pack, Mitzvah Match, Jewish Guess Who, Dreidel, Apples to Apples Jewish edition and the game. of Schmear Build-A-Bagel cards.
3369 N. Clark Street
Until January 10, 2022
Inspired by famous family and hilarious movies, the Houndstooth Saloon offers menu selections including “Yakkin on a bone,” a two-pound turkey leg, eggnog spiked with “Cousin Eddie” and Clark’s Cocoa.
3530 N. Clark Street
Until January 15, 2022
HVAC will be transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas drinks, food and music.
3511 N. Clark Street
Until January 31, 2022
Irish Oak Leprechanuaka is a celebration of St. Patty’s Day at Christmas, where every day is St. Patty’s Day at the Irish Oak. The bar is decorated from top to bottom with Irish and Christmas themes. So much greenery and Christmas cheer that you will never want to celebrate a different holiday again.
Wrigleyville Kilwins – 25 Chocolate Days
3519 N. Clark Street
Until December 31
Kilwins will be giving away caramel apples, hot chocolate and handmade chocolates perfect for gifting to family, friends or yourself!
1101 W. Waveland
Until December 31
Lucky Dorr, Chicago’s favorite craft beer destination, will transform into Lucky Lodge. A festive Winterland destination with special decor, the aroma of hot apple cider and rustic comfort galore.
3518 N. Clark Street
Moe’s becomes the famous holiday town of Whooville while offering a menu of shareable small plates, traditional full-size entrees, exclusive tacos and a cocktail list including homemade sangria, hand-made margaritas, top tequilas. range and more.
3660 N. Clark Street
Until December 30
From the makers of the Santa Baby Christmas Bar with all the Christmas spirits you know and love to Santa Baby with all new interactive social experiences and amazing decor. Rudolph’s Christmas bar will be hosting a DIY wreath-making workshop on November 30, December 7 and 14.
3632 N. Clark Street
Until January 16, 2022
From Thursday to Saturday, excluding public holidays until December 30
Reservations are free
Mistletoe, Mordecai’s annual pop-up party bar, features cheeky and cheerful decorations and an exclusive party-inspired drink menu including contemporary and vintage cocktails. Groups of 1 to 4 people can book two-hour blocks (4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tock, Thursday through Saturday.
3481 N. Clark Street
Until January 20, 2022
Inspired by the legend of Papa Noel, it’s a Cajun Christmas story. In a deep swampy Louisiana bayou, Father Christmas travels the river in an alligator-pulled boat to send gifts. A Very Cajun Christmas offers a unique New Orleans style Christmas decoration with classic Cajun dishes. It’s a place to gather friends and family and let the good times roll. Let the good times roll!
3506 N. Clark Street
Pitmaster’s award-winning Wrigleyville BBQ and “MasterChef” Tony Scruggs is the home of Santa’s Workshop.
3658 N. Clark Street
Until December 30
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday at 5 p.m. until December 30
Local songwriter John Vincent will perform some of the holiday hits from all your favorite living room singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Armstrong!
3478 N. Clark Street
Until January 8, 2022
Serving up holiday-inspired bites and sips in an explosion of joy, Jingle Junkie and its heated ski lodge-inspired patio is the most festive place to celebrate your next holiday season. With a long list of seasonal cocktails / beers and delicious festive bites that are sure to put even the most grumpy Grinch in the holiday spirit.
3845 N. Clark Street
Until January 8, 2022
Returning by popular demand for a third year, it’s a full-fledged homage to the beloved Christmas movie “Elf”, Elf’d Up is a high-energy holiday pop-up bar perfect for patrons. who share Elf’d Up’s affinity for elf culture. A laid-back neighborhood Christmas bar, Elf’d Up never charges a blanket and gives patrons free fresh elf-shaped cookies every night at 10 p.m.
952 West Newport Ave.
Until January 31, 2022
Underground Lounge welcomes you to the “Pabst Island of Misfit Toys”, to come spend time with Bumbles, Dolly, Hermey and others.
* The individual hours of operation for each location vary from location to location. Some details may change from the release date. Please check with the point of sale for the most recent information.
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