Friday, November 30, 2018

FREE Family Friendly Fun at WRIGLEYVILLE WINTER WONDERLAND December 15 & 16

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Wrigley's Ready to Rock The Holidays Like Buckminster Fuller and The Eskimos, 
With Four Heated 40-Foot Geodesic Domes!



A FREE 10,000 Square Foot Holiday Spectacular Featuring Four Heated 40-foot Geodesic Domes Filled With Seasonal Surprises, 3D Hologram Christmas Tree, Light Displays and Santa Claus for Two Days Only 

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new immersive pop-up experience coming to Chicago this season: Wrigleyville Winter Wonderland, 947 W. Roscoe, at the corner of Roscoe and Clark Streets, Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2 – 8 p.m The new Wrigleyville Winter Wonderland is four heated geodesic domes, from the acclaimed company Synergeo (as seen at Mamby on the Beach, Electric Forest and Northcoast Music Festival), that welcome visitors with unique, fun and interactive seasonal experiences. Admission is free and food and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 

Wrigleyville Winter Wonderland’s four snow domes include:

·  Santa’s Workshop – guests will be transported to Santa’s workshop in full holiday splendor and opportunities for kids of all ages to be photographed with Santa Claus

·  Santa’s Surf Shack – it may be winter in Chicago, but it’s a trip to the tropics when entering Santa’s Surf Shack with bright colors, brighter lights and a picturesque escape to the beach

·  Ice Cave – the Ice Cave offers its visitors a unique experience like none other in Chicago, making North Clark into the North Pole 

· Christmas Wonderland – camera flashes will only add to the fun of the Christmas Wonderland where the dome is decked out in garland, tinsel and trees of all shapes and sizes.

In addition to the fun inside the domes, there will also be activities and events throughout the weekend including snowboard demonstrations from W82, artwork projected on buildings around Wonderland, crafts for the kids and an ever-changing 3D hologram Christmas Tree. 

All of Chicagoland is invited to Wrigleyville for this new holiday-inspired interactive experience,” said Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Maureen Martino. “This Winter Wonderland will be excellent for families, friends, dates – anyone who wants to enjoy and capture the spirit of the season from Holiday selfies to photos for your holiday greetings to just making merry.  Think of it as Wrigleyville’s gift to Chicago – it’s free and filled with fun for everyone.”

In addition to the Wrigleyville Winter Wonderland, three local businesses on Clark Street will be transformed for the holidays!

Making the spirits bright this season are:

Christmas Club – “Wrigleyville’s Original Christmas Pop-Up”
Formerly The Country Club
3462 N. Clark Street
November 28 - January 1, 2019 

With no cover, The Country Club Chicago has become Christmas Club for the holidays, catering to individuals and groups celebrating the holidays with specialty drinks, food and more. Its two floors and three party rooms individually decorated from the floor to ceiling will welcome guests and visits by Santa Claus and other holiday characters through the new year.

Monday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 3 a.m. 
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. 

Elf’d Up
Formerly The Stretch Bar and Grill
3484 N. Clark Street 
November 23 –  February 1, 2019

The Stretch Bar and Grill for the holidays is Elf’d Up! Join this North Clark Street destination for a full-blown tribute to the movie “Elf!” Guests may enjoy themed cocktails and menu items, ornament decorating nights, a complimentary Santa Cookie Service daily at 10 p.m., a “Get Elf’d Up” happy hour that will benefit Compassion, DJs playing holiday mash-ups and more. The complete schedule of events and daily specials are available on the website, 

Wednesday – Friday: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. (until Bears season ends, then 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.) 

Santa Baby
Formerly Deuces + the Diamond Club
3501 – 05 N. Clark Street
November 21 – January 7, 2019

From the creators of EDM festival Electric Forest comes this immersive Christmas pop-up bar. With wall-to-wall holiday decor, Deuces + the Diamond Club transforms to Santa Baby with several bars and experiences like Brat Haus Beer Hall, Santa’s Workshop and Rudolph's Elf Dive Bar. This bar is ticketed with free admission days: November 21, November 26 – 28 and December 3 – 5.

Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.”
Friday: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 a.m. 
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: $20

* Dec 17 – 21 Santa Baby will open at 10 a.m.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, SSA #17 and the Lakeview East Community Partnership sponsor Wrigleyville Winter Wonderland.

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