Community Events

Evanston History Center Hosts "Holiday Wines, Spirits & More" on Dec. 8

Evanston History Center Hosts "Holiday Wines, Spirits & More" on Dec. 8
Celebrate the holidays with a wine and spirits tasting. This event will feature wines from around the world, plus craft brews from Sketchbook Brewery, presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot. You can sample drinks and order your favorites, to be purchased and picked up at Binny’s Beverage Depot at a later date. You must be 21 years of age to participate.

We have two ticket options and have 150 total tickets available.
Where: Evanston History Center | 225 Greenwood Ave.
When: Thursday, December 8, 5-8pm
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Central Evanston Business Association (CEBA) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 9

Central Evanston Business Association (CEBA) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 9
The Central Evanston Business Association (CEBA) and Councilmember Bobby Burns are hosting a holiday festival and tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 9 from 5 to 8pm outside the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center located at 1823 Church Street. The event will feature food and drinks from 5th Ward businesses, a toy give-away, ornament making station, vendors, music from the ETHS choir, and more. Everyone in the community is invited to come together to celebrate the holidays.
Where: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St.
When: Friday, Dec. 9, 5-8pm
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Mayor's Holiday Food, Book & Toy Drive

Mayor's Holiday Food, Book & Toy Drive
Take part in the City of Evanston Holiday Food, Book & Toy Drive. From November 4 to December 9, please bring new, unwrapped toys, books and/or non-perishable food items to the lobby of one of our convenient Evanston drop-off sites. Suggested food items: stuffing, green beans, yams and corn, as well as mac and cheese and cornbread mix. 

  • Autobarn, 1015 Chicago Ave.
  • Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St.
  • Chase Bank, 1603 Orrington Ave.
  • Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
  • Evanston Community Bank, 1740 Sherman Ave.
  • Evanston Made Holiday Market, 832 Dempster St.
  • Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
  • Fire Station 3, 1105 Central St.
  • Fire Station 5, 2830 Central St.
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
  • Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave.
  • Jewel-Osco, 2485 W. Howard St.
  • Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
  • Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
  • Partnership Financial Credit Union, 2522 Greenbay Rd.
  • Police Station, 1454 Elmwood Ave.
  • Robert Crown Center, 1801 Main St.
  • Target, 2209 W Howard St.
  • The Merion, 1611 Chicago Ave.
  • Valli Produce, 1910 Dempster St.
Where: City of Evanston
When: November 4 - December 9
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Evanston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert on December 11

Evanston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert on December 11
Make sure your holiday season starts with the best holiday event in Evanston. Don’t miss enjoying these favorite Yule festivities with your family and friends … and you can take advantage of our special rates for a package of 2 adult tickets and 3 children’s tickets. Concert is at 3pm.  

  • The award-winning Evanston Symphony Orchestra is joined by:
  • North Shore Choral Society 
  • Chicago Ballet Arts  
  • Evanston Children's Choir  
  • Evanston Dance Ensemble 
  • The Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir
  • BIG bonus for all kids from 1 to 101 — a visit from Santa and his elves!


Where: 1600 Dodge Ave.
When: Sunday, December 11
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Reubilding Exchange Evanston Holiday Markets & Workshops

Reubilding Exchange Evanston Holiday Markets & Workshops
Rebuilding Exchange has the tools, the space, and the skilled experts to get you into maker mode. We curate a variety of classes and hands-on workshops every month at our stores. Check out the list below to sign-up and visit one of the markets at Art Makers Outpost this holiday season!

Repurposed Wreaths
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Exchange | 1245 Hartrey Ave.
When: November & December
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School for Little Children Open House on Dec. 8 & 9

School for Little Children Open House on Dec. 8 & 9
School for Little Children is hosting a Preschool and Kindergarten Open House. Visit our 6 vibrant classrooms and learn about our program offerings for young children. Proudly serving children ages 2-6 since 1934.

Preschool Open House | Thursday, Dec. 8 at 10am
Kindergarten Open House | Friday, Dec. 9 at 9:30am

RSVP by email to kkelly@slcevanston.org 
Where: School for Little Children |
When: December 8 & 9
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Evanston Children's Choir Holiday Concert on Dec. 18

Evanston Children's Choir Holiday Concert on Dec. 18
The Evanston Children's Choir Holiday Concert is back in live-action form, for the first time in 3 years! Attend the concert on Sunday, December 18, 7:00pm at St. Nicholas Church in Evanston. The ECC is currently registering new singers for Winter/Spring Semester 2023 starting in January, accepting young people grades 1 through high school of all ability levels. More info at here or by contacting Gary at (847) 733-0814, gary@evanstonchildrenschoir.org
Where: St. Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge Ave.
When: Sunday, December 18, 7pm
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