Coriolis was formed to provide classical choral music enthusiasts the opportunity to sing challenging a cappella compositions in a skilled, dedicated, high quality chamber ensemble. Coriolis performs regularly during the Christmas holiday season at local restaurants and clubs. Coriolis rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:45pm to 9:30pm in Evanston. For additional information or to make arrangements for an audition please use the contact form.
The spectacular train is an amazing sight - during the daytime and at night. The outside of the six-car train is adorned with oversized garland and seasonal images. Thousands of twinkling lights outline the shape of the train and windows, with even more lights running across the tops of the cars.
Santa and his elves ride the train passing out candy canes and season's greetings.
Interiors of the cars are decked out with thousands of multi-colored lights, red bows, garland, and red and green overhead lighting. The hand poles are wrapped to look like candy canes.
As the train pulls into each station, Santa waves to the boarding passengers from his sleigh on an open-air flatcar that carries his reindeer and decorated holiday trees.
The Holiday Train will travel all CTA rail lines in November and December as part of regular rail service. Normal CTA fares apply.
58 vendors of fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese and bakery items from local and regional farms. Free parking available in the Maple Street Parking Garage. Special events and performances by local musicians.
Downtown Farmers Market:
This market is held every Saturday, from early May through early November. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave. (just east of East Railroad Ave.)
Wednesdays, early June through mid-October, 3:30 p.m.-7p.m., in the park by the field house at 908 Seward St. (at Ridge Ave.; Program Director Natalie Sallee, 847-869-5640. Pre-order/delivery boxes available weekly.
West End Market:
Saturdays, early June through late October; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Church St. and Dodge Ave. (ETHS parking lot)
Indoor Farmer & Artisan Food Market:
Located at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., on Saturdays from December through April from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 40 vendors include local farmers and artisans. Dennis Clarkson, Winter Market manager, 847-864-7328, firstname.lastname@example.org.
McGaw YMCA Market
Dates: May 28 through mid-October
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7am to 1pm
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St.
An afternoon of holiday cheer at the Dawes House, decked out for the holidays! The event features house tours, crafts for kids, holiday treats and live music in the Great Hall.
In conjunction with the Holiday Open House, the Evanston History Center collects donations of nutritious, non-perishable food (no glass, please) to benefit area residents.
The Evanston Jazz Festival (EJF) is a non-competitive event that emphasizes performance experience and clinic time for every participating ensemble.
Snowflake is a a fun-filled evening of large and small group activities for middle school students focusing on developing life skills to lead healthy lives. Snowflake is held once a year in Evanston at one of the five District Middle Schools. It is on a Friday night, starting after school and lasting until about 10 pm. Transportation is provided to the event from all the middle schools.
Program: North Shore Choral Society
Evanston Dance Ensemble
Evanston Children’s Choir
ETHS A Cappella Choir
Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus
And, a BIG bonus for all kids from 1 to 101 – a visit from Santa and his elves!
Second Sunday in December; Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60204
Live music performances will take place indoors and strolling carolers will make their way throughout downtown.The celebration includes a visit from the Evanston Mayor, Santa Mrs. Claus who will arrive at Fountain Square on an Evanston fire truck.
Sing along to holiday carols with the Second Baptist Church
Bring warm essentials, like socks, gloves, hats, etc., to benefit Hilda's Place, Connections for the Homeless.
Free parking is available all day in the three main parking garages.
The Menorah Lighting is held every holiday season at Fountain Square.
Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl will offer greetings and help in the lighting of the Menorah. The ceremony will celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and freedom of conscience over oppression. Musical entertainment will be provided and refreshments will be served.
In The Frosty Air is the current set of holiday concerts by the Lakeside Singers. Their holiday concerts can and often do include classical carols from medieval to modern, holiday favorites in pop, vocal jazz, gospel and Broadway arrangements, the rousing sounds of the Lakeside Singers' band, and an audience sing-along.
Concert Schedule: Thursday December 17th Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Friday December 18th Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College Naperville.
Sponsored by Interfaith Action of Evanston, this service is designed to bring members of Evanston's diverse community together to share traditions, blessings and song. Annual Service features blessings by leaders of local faith communities, music by choirs from different congregations and an address by a guest speaker.
This service is fast becoming a tradition in the Evanston community. All are welcome.
ETHS Choirs sing Holiday music at the Lake Street Church of Evanston. Tickets are $10 purchased at the door only.
Choral ensemble dedicated to bridging the worlds of classical and popular choral music by presenting a wide range of musical styles in dynamic holiday concerts. Evanston location:
Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston.
Annual alternative gift fair; proceeds benefit local not-for-profit organizations. 3rd Sunday in November.
A community chorus performing classical choral works with professional orchestras and soloists. Produces three major concerts each year including a holiday concert.
The Northwestern University community has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King since 1987 with an expanded special commemoration, including stage events, discussions, lectures, films, music, theater and service projects throughout the week to inspire reflection on Dr. King’s life and legacy, including the continuation of the Alpha Phi Alpha Candlelight Vigil. In January 2013, Northwestern designated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an official University-recognized annual holiday for students, faculty and staff.
Northwestern University Annual Martin Luther King Celebration happens every January on Northwestern's Evanston Campus.
Mailing: 1120 Washington, Evanston, IL 60201
The craft fair features handmade items from all over the country as well as an opportunity to have pictures taken with Santa Claus. Homemade breakfast and lunch are served. Christmas trees and greenery are available for purchase. Usually held the first weekend in December.