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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center.
The Daley Center is located at 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Performances begin @ 12 Noon (schedule is subject to change)
Monday, December 2
A Holiday Celebration
A musical reflection on the holiday season with standards and contemporary works performed by pianist Walter Yokley.
Tuesday, December 3
National Stepper’s Society
Join the National Stepper’s Society for a lunchtime dance hour.
Wednesday, December 4
Choir members of St. Paul of the Cross School perform concert pieces and Christmas Carols.
Thursday, December 5
Oak Park & River Forest High School (OPRFHS) Show Choir performs a high-energy set of songs that range from pop songs to show tunes.
Friday, December 6
Holidays Dance Revue
A musical Dance Revue performed by students of the Lynnette’s School of Dance, featuring Ballet, Tap Jazz and Hip Hop.
Monday, December 9
CCC Ensemble Caroling
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Office Choir performs holiday songs in the lobby of the Daley Center to celebrate the holiday season.
Tuesday, December 10
Enjoy the sounds of Team Englewood Community Academy High School Choir as they perform music for the holiday season.
Wednesday, December 11
Music, Classical, Acoustic
The Chicago Horn Consort will inspire your holiday spirit as we savor classic and popular holiday tunes.
Thursday, December 12
The 80–voice mixed James Hart Junior High School Panther Choir performs festive songs for the season.
Friday, December 13
St. Lucia Day Ceremony 11:30am – 12:30pm
St. Lucia Day honors the Sicilian maiden who was martyred for being a Christian then mysteriously appeared over a century later to feed starving villagers in Sweden. A highlight of the event will be the Crowning of Chicago’s St. Lucia of 2013.
Monday, December 16
The Barristers Big Band performs a concert for the holiday season.
Tuesday, December 17
Cary-Grove High School
Enjoy the sounds of the Season performed by the Cary-Grove High School Acappella Singers and Swing Choir.
Wednesday, December 18
“CPS-AAP Winter Showcase”
Performances by the Chicago Public Schools - Advanced Arts Program, an off campus downtown High School Magnet Arts Program that provides CPS Juniors and Seniors with an Honors or Advance placement credit in Performing and Fine Arts and Technology.
Thursday, December 19
City Christmas Wardrobe
Come see the trendy fashions showcased by the Barbizon Model & Talent Fashion Show.
Friday, December 20
The Locke Symphonic Band will fill the air with traditional and new holiday music to celebrate the season.
Monday, December 23
It’s the Holiday Season
Holiday music with short stories linking each dance performed by The Action Dance Crew.
Tuesday, November 26-December 24
The UL Santa House serves as of Santa’s Midwest headquarters, allowing children and families to experience the wonder of the North Pole and have their picture taken with Santa Claus throughout the holiday season.
Visits with Santa Claus begin on Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm until 8pm, with special hours on Wednesday, November 27 from 11am – 8pm and Thanksgiving Day from 11am– 4pm. Santa’s regular visiting hours and house tours will begin on Friday, November 29 and continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 20 from 11am - 8pm During Christmas week, December 21-23: the house will be open each day from 11am – 8pm, with special hours on Christmas Eve from 11am – 4pm. Santa will be available for photos, so don’t forget your cameras.
Tuesday, November 26- December 24
Experience a traditional German Christmas at the 17th Annual Christkindlmarket, inspired by the famous Nuremberg Christmas market dating back to 1545. Presented by the German American Services, Inc., this outdoor market offers exquisite handmade gifts, unique ornaments, rare European fabrics and textiles and the opportunity to devour-German delicacies like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, cookies and Gluhwein (a warm spiced wine). For Christkindlmarket hours, visit christkindlmarket.com.