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University of Chicago presents Hyde Park Holly-Day on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., hosted by Jenny LeFlore – Mama Fresh Chicago.

Enjoy FREE family activities throughout Hyde Park including an ice carving demo, self-guided ice sculpture stroll, pictures with Soul Santa & Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts, costumed character meet and greets, dance performances by the Hyde Park School of Dance and Kenwood School of Ballet, Buddy the Elf, and even two live reindeer with a sleigh! Free holiday books while supplies last from Brown Books & Paintbrushes.

There are several activities happening in multiple locations.  Plan your family experience in advance with the schedule events here:

Hyde Park Holly-Day is produced in partnership with Downtown Hyde Park, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and the South East Chicago Commission.



Winter Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) is the special shop local experience for gifts and home celebrating the holidays in Hyde Park Chicago.

Co-produced by South East Chicago Commission and Special Service Area #61,  the Winter Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) presents local, small business vendors for a special indoor event on Saturday December 9, 2023 at The Promontory in Downtown Hyde Park Chicago! The market has invited vendors with fresh baked goods, unique art, jewelry, wellness products, holiday stationary, gift baskets and stocking stuffers.

Shop for gifts with small, locally-owned businesses and vendors on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Promontory 5311 S Lake Park Ave West.