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Festive Things To Do in Evanston, IL, for the Holidays

The holidays have come to Evanston, and there are so many exciting events to look forward to. If you’re visiting  loved ones during this festive time of year, you have a great selection of fun things to do in Evanston, IL, to celebrate the holidays and spend quality time together.

“This is such a beautiful time of year in Evanston,” said Mary Battin, Director of Sales & Marketing at Ten Twenty Grove, a senior living community in the heart of downtown Evanston. “Our residents love to explore everything that the city has to offer during the winter holiday season, especially with their loved ones.”

Senior couple with reindeer mugs filled with hot chocolate laughing in front of a decorated outdoor christmas tree.

Holiday Activities To Do in Evanston

From tree-lighting ceremonies to artisan markets, Evanston offers something for everyone to revel in the magic of the season. Here’s a glimpse of the exciting holiday events coming up. You and your loved ones won’t want to miss out on any of them! Get ready to unwrap a season filled with joy, community, and cherished memories.

1. Holiday Bazaar at The Woman’s Club of Evanston

The Woman’s Club of Evanston is hosting a delightful Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., where you’ll discover a wide array of unique gifts, crafts, and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artisans and find that perfect holiday present.

2. Handmade Holiday Marketplace at Art Makers Outpost

Art Makers Outpost invites you to explore their Handmade Holiday Marketplace on Saturdays, December 2 and 16, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., featuring a curated selection of artisanal creations. From unique jewelry to handcrafted home decor, you’ll find treasures that make for perfect holiday gifts.

3. Downtown Evanston Holiday Tree Lighting

Mark your calendars for a magical family outing this Saturday, December 2, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.! Join us downtown at Fountain Square for the much-anticipated Holiday Light Celebration, our annual tree-lighting event, complete with special appearances by Santa and his merry crew.

Arrive at 4:30 p.m. to be serenaded by the charming voices of the Evanston Children’s Choir. At 5 p.m., witness the enchanting tree lighting, followed by additional delightful musical performances.

4. Under the Mistletoe! Nostalgic Holiday Favorites

Join us at Three Crowns Park for an afternoon filled with nostalgic holiday favorites on Tuesday, December 5, at 2 p.m. This heartwarming event promises to transport you back to cherished holiday memories.

5. MDM Hometown Holiday Celebration & Stroll

Join the Main-Dempster Mile community for a charming holiday celebration and stroll on Thursday, December 7, from 5 – 8 p.m. The streets will be adorned with festive lights and decorations, creating a magical atmosphere. Enjoy local shops, carolers, and perhaps even a visit from Santa himself – so be sure to bring your grandchildren!

6. Holidays a cappella at Nichols Concert Hall

On Sunday, December 17, from 3 – 5 p.m., let the harmonious voices of the season serenade you at the Holidays a cappella concert. This musical performance at Nichols Concert Hall promises to lift your spirits and fill your heart with holiday cheer.

Evanston, IL, is brimming with festive activities that are sure to make your holiday season merry and bright. Whether you’re exploring the local bazaars, enjoying musical performances, or strolling through beautifully decorated streets, there’s no shortage of holiday magic to be found in this charming community. So, mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and revel in the joyous spirit of the season in Evanston.

Senior man and his adult daughter enjoying holiday festivities outdoors

Celebrate the Holidays at Ten Twenty Grove

Ten Twenty Grove will be joining the holiday celebrations as well. Join us at our community on Saturday, December 2, from 2 – 4 p.m. for our Holiday Open House.

Indulge in hot cocoa and cookies while exploring our vibrant community. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our welcoming residents and discover the benefits of joining our rental community.

One of the most exciting benefits is that residency provides priority access to Westminster Place, our sister community.

Then, with cocoa in hand, take a short .3-mile stroll to the Downtown Evanston Holiday Tree Lighting. It’s the perfect way to start the season with warmth, community, and holiday delights. Give us a call at 847-512-3972 to learn more about Ten Twenty Grove.