Category Archives: Holiday in the City

Christmas Is a Tradition at Historic Butch Mcguire’s

Walk into this Division Street establishment and you will find the Chicago equivalent of “Cheers” . That is , unless it is Christmas time.. Walk into this bar , and even the meanest of Scroogest will be singing Christmas carols. … Continue reading

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An Elegant Holiday Tradition- Holiday Tea at the Drake Hotel

There are a few things that are definitely Chicago. One is a hot dog at Wrigley Field,  another is the classic tradition of Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel. Just walking through the luxurious lobby, gives hotel visitors a glimpse … Continue reading

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Return to the days of Radio for a Holiday Classic

Tonight I got to see what entertainment was like in the days before the Ipod and Dvd. American Blues Theatre presented the Frank Capra holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”  The cast were dressed in period clothing as they transported … Continue reading

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The Festival of Lights

At the same time of this season, another religious holiday is observed. The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. Hanukkah takes place over eight nights and commemorates the deliverance of Israel from Syria. The oil in the temple became contaminated and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Viva La Posada!

   To all the amigas y amigos I want to wish them Feliz Navidad y Prospero Anos de Felicidad.  Last night , I participated in a wonderful Mexican tradition called “La Posada.”  Posada is when the Holy Family goes from … Continue reading

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A Night of Family Fun Stampedes into the Chicago

  Last Wednesday, i was treated to a night of rip roarin old fashioned Christmas fun. I had the privilege  of being in the opening night audience of the Chicago premiere of  A Christmas Story – the musical at the … Continue reading

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Chicago ‘s Finest Glow for the Holidays pt one

As a special treat, I am giving my readers a small taste of life in the big city. Chicago is a major tourist mecca and no where is this more true than the places that pamper tourists and business people … Continue reading

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