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Below are the next 30 upcoming events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Dec 1, 2014-Dec 19, 2014 - SUITE PRINTS: 25TH YEAR OF CHICAGO PRINTMAKERS COLLABORATIVE
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This exhibition features the works of 10 artists from this 25 year old collaborative. Artists Reception on November 20th, 4:30-7pm
M-Th 9AM-4PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Dec 1, 2014-Dec 23, 2014 - MVCC ART FACULTY EXHIBITION | NEW WORK
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Art Faculty share recent work with the college, their students, and community in this popular group show. Reception: Thursday, December 4, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Dec 1, 2014-Dec 30, 2014 - FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Lansing Historical Museum
Lower Level of Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL
708-474-7497
Christmas trees and other displays from over 30 countries are on exhibit along with explanations of a wide range of holiday customs.
M-Tu 6-8PM; W-Th 3-5PM; Sa 10AM-1PM; Closed F & Su
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Dec 1, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated in vintage Christmas including Christmas Gurley Candles. We put up our rotating Black Forest Green tree, pre-decorated with glass ornaments. Christmas decorations are in every room. Visit for a nostalgic look at Christmas-Past. Call in early December to verify.
W & Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM; or small groups by appointment
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Dec 2, 2014-Dec 30, 2014 - LINE-DANCING CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Beginning Classes. Come get your fun and exercise on!!! Network and Connect. Adults over 18 only.
Tu 11AM-12:30PM & 7-8:30PM
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Dec 2, 2014-Dec 30, 2014 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
, Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Dec 2, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW
Tall Grass Art Gallery
367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL
708-748-3377
Tall Grass Gift Shop & Gallery are filled to the brim with original, affordable art work.
Tu-Sa 11AM-4PM
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Dec 3, 2014-Dec 20, 2014 - 4TH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBIT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
This year the 4th Annual Members Exhibit will feature 17 talented local and regional artists who are artist members of USG
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Dec 3, 2014-Dec 20, 2014 - TWELFTH MONTH ANNUAL EXHIBIT & BOUTIQUE
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Union Street Gallery will once again presents “Twelfth Month”, its annual exhibit and boutique on November 12, 2014. This large exhibit of local art and craft will run through December 20, 2014.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11-4PM
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Dec 3, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - LIVE HARNESS RACING
Balmoral Park Race Track
26435 South Dixie Highway, Crete, IL
708-672-1414
View Live Harness racing, simulcast harness and thoroughbred racing from this newly remodeled rustic themed venue. No live racing on Super Bowl Sunday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
W, Sa-Su 7:10PM
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Dec 3, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Dec 3, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
, Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Dec 4, 2014-Dec 27, 2014 - VILLAGE OF HOMEWOOD - POP-UP SHOPS
Downtown Homewood
, Homewood, IL
708-206-3375
Two dozen new retail options will open this holiday shopping season in downtown Homewood! Home goods, entertaining and gift giving needs, antiques, jewelry and accessories!
Th-Sa 10AM-7PM
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Dec 5, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - TRIM-A-TREE
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-5700
See more than 25 real evergreen trees decorated by community groups for the holidays! Sponsored by local businesses, the trees make Downtown Tinley truly festive.
9AM-4PM
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Dec 19, 2014-Dec 19, 2014 - 8TH ANNUAL DECK 'N' THE HALLS
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
5000 West 127th Street, Alsip, IL
708-272-4208
Rediscover the true meaning of the Holidays. The DoubleTree by Hilton has taken care of all the planning so you, your co-workers, family and friends can just enjoy the spirit of the season. Traditional favorites with a new twist. Featuring DJ & photo booth. Must be 21 or older to attend.
7PM-12AM
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Dec 19, 2014-Dec 19, 2014 - CAROLING CAMPFIRE
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
With the holidays right around the corner, get into the spirit at Plum Creek Nature Center! Bring the whole family for a night full of fun possibilities at this winter campfire. We will be singing holiday songs, telling stories and playing games. The night will end with delicious s’mores prepared over the open fire. Come dressed for the weather. This program will take place outdoors over uneven, natural surfaces. If inclement weather occurs, the program will take place indoors in an accessible facility. Registration required: 708.946.2216. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org. Free! All ages.
6:30-8PM
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Dec 19, 2014-Dec 20, 2014 - SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS AT THE SANTA HOUSE
Park Plaza
Corner of Ridge Road & Grant Street, Lansing, IL
708-474-4170
Santa and Mrs. Claus will open their house to receive children and give out free goodie bags! Fridays & Saturdays. (December 6th, Bring Your Pet Day)
F 6-8PM; Sa 1-3PM (no Saturday December 13th)
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Dec 20, 2014-Dec 20, 2014 - MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES - ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center
19900 South Harlem Avenue, Frankfort, IL
708-481-7774
Music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, and James Bond
8PM
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Dec 20, 2014-Dec 20, 2014 - BRUNCH WITH SANTA
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill, IL
815-838-1183
We know Santa likes cookies and milk for a midnight snack, but what does he eat for brunch? You and your family are invited to come make a holiday memory sharing brunch and sweet treats with Santa. All children will receive a special gift and Santa will be available for pictures.
8:30-10AM & 11AM-12:30PM
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Dec 20, 2014-Dec 21, 2014 - HOLIDAY MAGIC
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Start a new family tradition at Chicagoland's largest holiday lights festival featuring over one million twinkling lights, animated light displays and a laser light show! Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, including our newest, Great Bear Wilderness. Plus, there is a special dolphin show each evening at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones. Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Outside enjoy nightly ice carving and an amazing magic show. Then step inside the Holly Jolly Theater and enjoy performances by local choirs and many more holiday themed performances.
Sa-Su 4-9PM
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Dec 21, 2014-Dec 21, 2014 - CHRISTMAS AT THE BREWERY
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-2739
Join us for delightful holiday menu specials all day. Beginning at 4PM we will offer free horse-drawn carriage rides for our diners through charming downtown Flossmoor, all decked out with holiday lights. Santa and his trusty sidekick Jingles will pose for free pictures with children and listen to their secret wishes. The night will be cozy, musical and full of holiday magic! Join us for our most treasured tradition. Reservations are welcome but not necessary...holiday spirit is required!
4-8PM
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Dec 21, 2014-Dec 21, 2014 - TOY SHOW
Oak Forest Park District Gymnasium
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Join us for our Toy Show! We offer a number of collectable toys that you are unable to find anywhere else. This includes GI Joe, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Legos and much more!
9AM-2PM
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Dec 21, 2014-Dec 23, 2014 - LUNCH WITH THE GRINCH
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
6501 West 79th Street, Burbank, IL
708-229-8700
Reservations suggested.
12-4PM
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Dec 24, 2014-Dec 24, 2014 - WINE ON WEDNESDAYS A BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Expand your network among over 1000 invited business owners and guests. Join us for Wine on Wednesdays a Business Networking Event hosted by Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall.
6-8PM (Every 4th Wednesday)
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Dec 26, 2014-Dec 26, 2014 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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Dec 26, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - HOLIDAY MAGIC
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Start a new family tradition at Chicagoland's largest holiday lights festival featuring over one million twinkling lights, animated light displays and a laser light show! Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, including our newest, Great Bear Wilderness. Plus, there is a special dolphin show each evening at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones. Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Outside enjoy nightly ice carving and an amazing magic show. Then step inside the Holly Jolly Theater and enjoy performances by local choirs and many more holiday themed performances.
4-9PM
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Dec 27, 2014-Dec 27, 2014 - TWILIGHT TUBING
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
With nothing but moon glow to light your way down the sled hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, you won't want to miss this special opportunity to tube after hours. Inner tubes will be available for rent for $1, with a valid driver’s license or photo ID. You can also bring your own sleds (no steel runners, snowboards, or steerables, please). A warm fire will await you as you take a break to re-energize and sip some hot chocolate. The Nature Center offers hot chocolate for purchase, but hot water will be available if you bring your own packets and cups. This program is weather dependent and may be canceled if conditions are not favorable. Please call 708.946.2216 or visit ReconnectWithNature.org for program updates. This program takes place outdoors and requires an uphill climb on snow-covered turf. Registration is not required. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org. Free! (Tube rental $1/tube.) All ages.
5-10PM
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Dec 28, 2014-Dec 28, 2014 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-423-1758
Sports Collectable Show. Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, Collectable cards and other collectable items.
9AM-1PM
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Dec 31, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Included in the fun filled package is a delicious all you can eat hot food buffet dinner, featuring soup, salad, entrée with vegetable & potato, dessert, & coffee. Live musical entertainment is provided by Jerry & Kara Eadie, a sparkling juice and champagne toasts for the Irish New Year will take place at 6.00 pm which is midnight in Ireland. There will also be party favors and surprises until 8.00 pm. Tickets to this event are $26 for adults; $10.00 for kids 4-12, and under 3 are free. Cash bar is available. Tickets can be reserved by calling Gaelic Park at (708) 687-9323
4-8pm
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Dec 31, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 - NEW YEAR'S EVE DAY CELEBRATION
Homewood Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Gather the family for a countdown and balloon drop at the stroke noon in Homewood to ring in the new year as a family
10:30AM-1PM
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