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Illuminate 900: Holiday Tree Lighting Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Illinois 2018

Thu, November 15th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us Thursday, November 15th for a magical kick-off to the Holidays: Illuminate 900! With a 50ft tall tree holding center court and surrounded by seasonal delights like sugar-cookie decorating, live holiday performances, and take an "Elfie" with The Real Elf, this evening is sure to usher in the holiday spirit! You won’t want to miss the countdown when Santa himself pulls the switch to shine the first holiday lights on The Magnificent Mile!

This event is free and open to the community with a suggested donation. 100% of all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® of Illinois.

Red Pass (free)
Ticket includes: event entry, passed appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages

Gold Pass (21 and over)
Charitable donation of $20
Ticket includes: event entry, passed appetizers, beer & wine

Platinum Pass (21 and over)
Charitable donation of $30
Ticket includes: event entry, passed appetizers, beer, champagne, wine & signature cocktail

900 North Michigan Shops
900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Randolph Street Market

Holiday Market

November 16th from 5:30pm 8pm

Preview Shopping Party Benefitting Project Onward

Champagne, Beer, Wine, Light Snacks, DJ
Entry to win Mystery Shopping Bags filled with RSM surprises & market bucks

Tickets $25 Online and $30 at the door

November Holiday Market Market
November 17th-18th

Find the most unusual and stylishly crafted mix of vintage and modern decorative objects, housewares, fashion for men/women/children, art, hostess gifts and more from 125 vendors! Enjoy our market bar for a bloody mary, beer, wine or champagne and local eateries while browsing vendors on three floors in the Plumbers Hall building!

Tickets from $5-$40

1341 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

November 17th from 2pm to 10pm

Join Raised, an Urban Rooftop Bar as it hosts its third annual family-friendly Festival of Lights event to celebrate the official start of the holiday season. The rooftop bar and restaurant will be open to Chicago residents and visitors of all ages for one festive evening.

Raised will be offering warm drinks including House Made Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider, and a Hot Toddy menu for adults. Additionally, guests can feast on the rooftop’s famous build-your-own S’mores box and a special kid’s menu featuring a Grilled Cheese with ciabatta bread and cheddar paired with frites, Mini Sliders with a brioche bun, cheddar, and pickle paired with frites, and Chicken Fingers and Tater Tots.

The family affair will have live entertainment by Chicago singer/songwriter, Jenna Victoria, from 6pm to 9pm.

Raised, an Urban Rooftop Bar, 1 W. Wacker Dr.
Shop Unique Gifts from School of the Art Institute of Chicago Students at the Millennium Park Art Market

November 16–18

11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Discover emerging artists and snag unique gifts ahead of the Black Friday shopping frenzy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s 30th annual holiday art sale. Taking place at the all-new Millennium Park Art Market, SAIC’s holiday art sale features a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind handmade objects, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculptures, fashion accessories, and more.

More than 120 talented undergraduate and graduate students from SAIC will sell their wares, and proceeds go directly to the students participating.

Free admission
Open to the public

Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North /student-art-sales
One of a Kind Holiday Show®

December 6-9

During the One of a Kind Holiday Show, shoppers will have the opportunity to meet and engage with participating artists to learn about them, their creative process and their work. The only place shoppers can attend fashion runway shows add to their fine art collection, indulge at the gourmet market, and get all of their holiday shopping finished--all in one place, The One of a Kind Holiday Show offers items like accessories, bath & body, ceramics, fashion, fiber art, furniture, glass, gourmet goods, and holiday products, to home goods, jewelry, kids, metal, mixed media, paintings, paper, pet products, photography, sculpture and wood.

The Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza

Tickets are $12 per adult and provide entry for all 4 days. Children 12 and under are free. Special ticket packages are also available. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

For tickets or more information, visit