Celebrate the Holidays with Santa and Shamrocks
For some, the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day is already on but you don’t have to hold out until March to celebrate! Instead, get the best of both worlds this December by visiting Chicago’s 3rd annual Irish Christmas Market.
Festivals pop up in nearly every Chicago neighborhood throughout the summer but there are only a couple to get you through the winter. Eamon Byrne, originally from Kilkenny, Ireland, noticed this and decided to bring a winter festival to his new Chicago neighborhood by starting the Irish Christmas Market. This European-style market features Irish dancing, Irish bands, and Christmas carols. Bring the kids for Christmas crafts and pictures with Santa!
In addition to Irish artisan gifts and live entertainment, you can enjoy seasonal eats. They will be serving Irish coffee, hot chocolate, Guinness (of course!), corned beef sandwiches and more.
See you there for a friendly outdoor market and winter wonderland!
Northcenter Town Square
4100 North Damen Avenue
Date and Time:
December 9 – 11, 2016
Friday 5 – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm
Don’t forget to bring canned goods, toiletries, and seasonal clothing to donate to two local charities, The Friendship Circle and Common Pantry. Help spread the holiday spirit to neighboring families in need.