District Wide Events

Holiday Lights

Give the gift of happiness every holiday season. Indulge in the Artistic in the Oak Park Arts District. The annual Holiday Lights celebration kicks off on the Third Friday in November with special seasonal events within the studios, shops, galleries and eateries continuing through December. Shop Artfully, Shop Locally all winter long! Here are some of the currently scheduled special events. More information can be found on the websites of the individual businesses. Click the business name to be redirected.

Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago:  The Buddhist Center hosts A New Year of Compassion, a New Year’s Eve celebration. Join them in ringing in the new year with compassion and beneficial intentions! The evening begins with an introduction to the practice of the Buddha of Compassion by Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Dorje, followed by the practice itself. Then enjoy a vegetarian sit-down dinner in the center. All are welcome! $15 to register. Sunday, December 31, 6 – 9 pm. 13 Harrison

Oak Park Fitness Trainer:  Work hard, Celebrate too hard? Get 25% off to kick start a new year’s resolution of a custom wellness plan through the month of December. 117 Harrison

Bead in Hand:  Bead in Hand hosts a Winter Break Drop-In. While school is out, kids of all ages can come on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 2 – 6 pm and make snowflakes and memory wire bracelets. On Saturdays, the drop in runs from 2 – 5 pm. Each project is $5. The Nirvana Beads Stone Trunk Show runs through the end of the month. 145 Harrison

Nature Yoga Sanctuary:  When stopping into the cafe for a vegan treat and coffee, pick up a gift card. Right now, receive an extra $20 on every gift card purchase over $100. Gift them for folks to use on yoga classes, in the delightful retail shop or in the cafe. The studio is rolling out loads of new classes too. Through January 15th, there is a Membership Sale. Lock in an unlimited, auto-renewal yoga membership for six months or one year at $108/month. 146 Harrison