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South East Chicago Commission (SECC) and Special Service Area 61 invite local residents and visitors in or near Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park, and Woodlawn to join community festivities and experiences this holiday season.

While Amazon may be a convenient way to shop online, local businesses are critical to our neighborhoods and our support is essential. You are encouraged to take advantage of delicious Thanksgiving meals prepared by local award winning chefs, shop for local unique gifts, hunt for photo opportunities, and feel the sense of fellowship.

Nationally-recognized Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022. Chicago’s South Side Lakefront neighborhoods welcome you to shop your favorite stores, take a small business tour, visit new grand openings, and buy from local vendors at pop up shops and markets. #smallbizlocal2022

Looking for family fun and entertainment? It’s time to get out and explore. The rich diversity on the Southside brings Hanukkah decorations, Kwanzaa celebrations, Santa, Buddy the Elf, live reindeer, ice carving demonstrations, tree lighting ceremonies and more.


Holidays In Bronzeville
November 25 – December 31
Multiple events and activities

Small Business Saturday Networking Event
Saturday | November 26
3pm – 6pm
Park Supper Club
65 E. Garfield Blvd

Saturday | November 26
12pm – 6pm
Recycled Modern
5231 S. Harper Court

Small Business Saturday Tour
Saturday | November 26
Cottage Grove Corridor

December Chamber Check In
Thursday | December 1
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Hyatt Place South
5225 S. Harper

Winter Reception & Fundraiser
Friday | December 2
7pm – 9pm
The Grand Ballroom

Hyde Park Holly-Day
Saturday | December 3
10am – 6pm
Downtown Hyde Park.

Christmas on 55th
Sunday | December 4
3pm – 6pm
KLEO Center
119 E. Garfield Blvd

HPFM Holiday Market
Saturday | December 17
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave

Events produced and promoted by the QCDC, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Washington Park Chamber of Commerce, Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce, University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, Special Service Area 61 and South East Chicago Commission.