Where to cut your own Christmas tree in the suburbs
At least one holiday tradition can still be safely observed despite COVID-19: picking out the perfect Christmas tree for your home. Here's where you can cut your own in the suburbs.
How to enter our holiday lights contest starting FridayIt turns out isolation leads to illumination. Forced to stay home because of the worsening coronavirus pandemic, many suburbanites have put up their holiday lights a bit earlier than usual. Their efforts bring a welcome bit of cheer -- and could lead to some great prizes.
Chicago jazz icon Ramsey Lewis celebrates the holiday season virtuallyChicago jazz icon Ramsey Lewis plays selections from his hit 1961 album "Sound of Christmas" along with other holiday favorites Saturday, Nov. 28, as part of his monthly virtual salon.
Dining events: Fry the Coop opens Dec. 1 in Prospect HeightsFry the Coop brings Nashville hot chicken to its new Prospect Heights location, Ever's three-Michelin-starred chef brings some of his dishes to-go to St. Charles on Saturday, and Two Brothers Tap House's heated patio will be open for a limited time on Black Friday.
Feder: Ryan Chiaverini to fill in on WLS Radio morning showRyan Chiaverini, the amiable co-host of "Windy City Live," will give talk radio a whirl all next week on WLS 890-AM.
Thanksgiving 2020: Suburban restaurants offering a variety of to-go packages this yearThanksgiving is going to look quite different this year. But suburban restaurants are trying to make the best of it by offering to-go options for carryout or delivery.
Best Bets: 'Holiday Magic' returns to Brookfield ZooBrookfield Zoo shines bright during its outdoor "Holiday Magic" light display, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee welcomes guests for its "Holiday in the Park Lights" and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago premieres choreographer Jonathan Fredrickson's "The Sky Was Different" performance online.
Sound check: The life and times of 'ZAPPA,' out for streaming FridayMusic-Box-At-Home presents the "ZAPPA" documentary for streaming rental; The Venue livestreams a benefit show; and UNICEF rolls out the stars for a benefit show.
Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they're not all equal.
Suburban towns find a way to keep the season jolly with tree lightingsSuburban tree lightings, for many years a traditional way to kick off the holiday season, look different this year because of the pandemic.
10 outdoor and drive-through holiday light shows in suburbs, ChicagoEnjoying holiday lights -- either outdoors or from your car -- allows families to get in the spirit of the season safely this year, when so much else has been canceled by COVID-19.
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