Christmas Events & Openings in Lakeview East

“Oh the weather outside is frightful” is an understatement! If your plans this holiday season have changed with the big winter storm approaching, we have some local neighborhood alternatives so you can still celebrate this Christmas!

Christmas Eve, Eve

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pajama Party at Houndstooth Saloon | 12/23/2022 from 7PM – 9PM

Board Games, Pajamas, Live Music, Gift Cards and Houndstooth! What could be better? Bring the family, wear your finest holiday pajamas and get a gift card to match the total of your check. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will be playing live all night!

Cubby Bear Christmas Eve Eve – Friday, December 23 at 8PM – Whoa – OH! Pop punk Christmas Party

A night of pop punk sing-alongs from Green Day, Blink-182, Alkaline Trio, to NOFX, Rancid, Bouncing Souls, and Taking Back Sunday. Song requests are welcomed!

Special Xmas Edition:

Pop Punk + Ugly Sweater + Christmas Party!

$10 Tickets | 21+

Christmas Eve

NOLA Ugly Sweater Karaoke: December 24th from 9PM – 1AM

They say the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear, and Nola has your back! Join Nola Bar and Kitchen for a night filled with singing your favorite songs on Christmas eve!

Clark Street Dog: Open on the 24th – 11AM – 5PM

Hot Diggity Dog, you can grab a Chicago dog from 11AM to 5PM on Christmas eve at Clark Street Dog! Home of the pickle back, this neighborhood classic has a full bar open to help you get ready for Christmas eve dinner!

Friar Tuck – Cozy Up on Christmas Eve – 12PM – 1AM

Everyone’s favorite local watering hole will be open from 12PM on Christmas eve all the way til 1AM Cozy up with one of their seasonal beers around their fire place this Christmas eve!

Low Country – December 24th from 2PM – 9 PM

Christmas Special ($32)* Includes lobster tail (4 oz), snow crab cluster (1 pc), shrimp (1/2 lb), corn (2 pcs), potatoes (3 pcs), and cornbread (2 pcs). Choose your spice level and sauce. Available through Saturday. Special hours: Saturday 2-9PM.

Sheffield’s: Christmas Eve: 11AM – 3PM

Nothing quite like some savory BBQ to keep you warm! Sheffield’s will be open for lunch from 11AM to 3PM! Enjoy one of their many craft beer offerings and their lunch specials!

Angelina Ristorante: Christmas Eve Dinner Service

Call to make a reservation for Christmas Eve Dinner! Leave the cooking to the pros and enjoy some authentic Italian fare this holiday season! This cozy and intimate space is perfect for a lovely Christmas eve dinner!

Berlin: The Saturday Night Drag Show + Late Night

Featuring Tenderoni and Lucy Stoole AND a Sublime Cast of Entertainers and DJs! Followed by Late Night with music from some Chicago’s best DJs 10PM til 5AM + Late Night at Berlin with music from some of Chicago’s best DJs | Berlin is open until 5AM every Saturday with music from some of Chicago’s best DJs, spinning a mix of house, pop, dance, disco, techno, and more!

Murphy’s Bleachers

Warm up right outside Wrigley Field at Murphy’s Bleachers! They will be open on the 24th until 6PM and have plenty of brews & food to enjoy!

Kitkat Lounge – December 24th – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sing-a-long Christmas Eve Brunch

Join Kit Kat diva Kinley Preston for a sing-a-long holiday brunch spectacular!

Houndstooth Saloon – Open from 11AM to 5PM

Snag some lunch or an early dinner at Houndstooth Saloon! Their fall menu has plenty of seasonal offerings & they’re decked out as Griswolds to get you into the holiday spirit. No Bah-Humbug to be found at Houndstooth!

Christmas Day

Get in the Kitchen Sunday December 25th at 3:30PM

Join Get in the Kitchen for Christmas Chinese Food Night! Learn how to make 3 amazing Chinese dishes at home and wow your friends! We will start out with a classic egg roll, followed by hot and sour chicken and Chinese vegetables in a delicious Asian sauce and end with sweet and spicy shrimp! Join us for a night of food, socializing and fun!

Grab a friend or three and head on over for the best cooking class you’ll ever attend! Price of admission includes cooking class, dinner…and general hilarity. Menu: Veggie Egg Rolls, Hot & Sour Chicken over Lo Mein Noodles, Sweet & Soy Honey Shrimp!

Xmas Queen! @ Gman Tavern Feat. Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Glenn Closed

12/25/2022 Doors: 10pm // Show: 10pm $10 Adv / $15 DOS / $15 Door

Smartbar’s iconic Queen act is coming to Gman for Christmas day! Dance the night away after all the festivities are over!

Friar Tuck – Open at 5PM

Woof, that was some Christmas eh? But you made it! Celebrate and unwind at Friar Tuck with one of their seasonal beers!

Matilda – Open 11AM to 10PM

Join the Matilda family for Christmas Day lunch and dinner! They have a sprawling seasonal cocktail menu to help celebrate this Christmas

Ann Sather | 7AM – 4PM

Ann Sather on Belmont will be serving all our breakfast favorites on Christmas Day from 7 am to 12 pm. The dinner specials will be available from 11 am to 4 pm. For reservations for parties of six or more or to order carryout, call 773-348-2378. For delivery, diners may order via DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates and UberEats.