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Evanston Celebrates the Holiday Season throughout December

Post Date:11/15/2018 12:49 PM

Evanston community members will be celebrating the holiday season throughout the month of December at several special events.  

Tannenbaum Chabad House invites residents to join Mayor Stephen Hagerty and Evanston's civic, business and Jewish communities to Evanston's public Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Celebration. The 10-foot Menorah will be lit at the newly renovated Fountain Square at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5. The Cheder Boys Choir will perform and refreshments will be served. Fountain Square is located at the intersection of Davis Street and Sherman and Orrington Avenues.

Holiday tree 2016On Saturday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m., residents will toast the holiday with hot chocolate at the annual lighting of Fountain Square's new, permanent tree by Mayor Stephen Hagerty. Afterwards, there will be an ice sculpture demonstration and children can visit with Santa at Pete Miller's and Mrs. Claus at Becky & Me Toys.  For more information, visit or call/text 847-448-4311.

The 44th annual production of "The Nutcracker on Ice" returns December 14 through December 16 at Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St.  Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at  2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for $9, general seating and $10, reserved.

A free celebration of the first day of Kwanzaa will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street. In addition to music, spoken word and dancing, there will be the traditional lighting of the Kinara and recitation of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.

For more information, visit  or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

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