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Chicago's Booziest Events For The Holidays!

The holidays are supposedly a time for reconnecting with loved ones, giving thanks for the positives in life, and showing an overall appreciation for humanity. Instead, it's centered around the stress filled exercise of finding the perfect present for your crazy family members. No wonder more and more people are turning to booze to help them through the holidays! If you're like me then you absolutely need a cold one to help you get through this time of year, that's why we have a list of the fifteen best boozy events for the holidays!

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Christkindl Market (Now-Sat., Dec. 24)

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The Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago! The Christkindlmarket is well-known for its vendors’ high-quality gifts and food, holiday cheer, and for being the ideal place for families to create their own holiday traditions!

For more information, visit www.ChristKindlMarket.com

Chicago Donut Fest (Sat., Dec. 10)

For those of us who like to eat a little something while we day drink! Tickets include donut tastings from some of Chicago's most famous donut shops & bakeries as well as some hidden gems you may not have heard of! Tickets also include 3 drink tickets valid for beer or mimosas!

Get Discounted tickets with promo code "BUZZ" at www.ChicagoDonutFest.com!

Ornament Painting Party (Sat., Dec. 10)

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Grab a date, a friend or come on your own and join Crafts & Drafts at Laverne's Tavern for a special holiday event! You'll get 2 Christmas ornaments to paint and personalize while we sip on drinks and get in the holiday spirit! We'll have a variety of ornaments to choose from and provide everything needed! No art skills necessary, your event host will be providing painting tips and how-to while giving cheesy toasts!

Check out www.CraftsandDrafts.com for tickets and details!

Santa Booze Cruises (Sat., Dec. 10 and 17)

Two great cruises for those of us that like drinking, but hate walking. Come out on their yacht for the Santa Booze Cruise on Lake Michigan! Tickets include a Santa Hat, a Live DJ, dancing, and a drink at the after-party! Catch breathtaking views of the skyline while aboard the Santa Booze Cruise!

Buy now before prices increase at

Remedy & Revolution Brewing Present: Fistmas Food Drive (Thurs., Dec. 15)

Help Remedy and Revolution help the hungry and drink for a cause! Bring in any canned/non-perishable food items on Thursday, 12/15 and receive $1 off Revolution Fistmas drafts all night! Enjoy raffles for Rev Brew swag and receive a free koozie with your donation! Remedy will also have their donation box open until 12/22 if you want to donate more after the event!

Visit www.RemedyFistmasFoodDrive.com for info!

Chicago Santa Crawl (Sat., Dec. 17)

We all know Santa needs a little more than just cookies and milk. Tickets include a t-shirt, a Santa hat, a breakfast buffet, three $4 gift cards to use on the crawl & more! Come out to River North's Best Bars with Santa, Rudolph, Hermey, and Yukon Cornelius!

Buy now before prices increase at ChicagoSantaCrawl.com!

Matzo Bash 2016 (Sat., Dec. 24)

This event is presented by the Young Leadership Division of JUF (YLD), JCC 20's & 30's, Shorashim, BBYO, OY! Chicago, Russian Jewish Division of JUF, Afterlight Events, Chicago Twenty Something, DJ Spenser Scheinman, DJ Paul Michaels, DJ Fast Lane, & Other Hosts TBA Soon! Your ticket includes a 9-11pm private hosted cocktail & appetizer reception, discounts on VIP table reservations ($150 Bottles of Effen if booked in advance) and two levels of schmoozing & dancing! A portion of the proceeds will benefit: Young Leadership Division of JUF (YLD), JCC 20's & 30's, Shorashim, BBYO, OY! Chicago & Russian Jewish Division of JUF!

Buy NOW before prices increase at MatzoBash.com!

Nova NYE 2017 (Sat., Dec. 31)

Nova NYE was voted #1 New Year's Eve party in Chicago for recent grads & current college students! Party in Chicago's LARGEST Club, with plenty of bars and servers (NO long wait for drinks), a champagne greeting (everyone handed a glass of champagne upon entry), a champagne toast at midnight, small bite buffet, and plenty of noisemakers and party favors provided!

Buy your tickets now at NovaNYE.com before prices increase!

New Year's Eve 2017 at the Mid (Sat., Dec. 31)

Spend New Year's Eve at The Mid, Chicago's Favorite Venue! Tickets include express entry, a complimentary champagne toast at Midnight, sweet table from 9pm to 11pm, live music, and entertainment, and all the party favors and noisemakers you would ever need!

Buy now at TheMidNYE.com before prices increase!

NYE 2017 at Parlor (West Loop) (Sat., Dec. 31)

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the best bar in the West Loop! Tickets include a 9pm-1am premium meal and drink package! Options range from hi-top tables to booths with bottles of Grey Goose! Hurry now while supplies last!

Buy today before prices increase at ParlorNYE.com!

John Barleycorn NYE 2017 (Sat., Dec. 31)

For those of us that find Wrigleyville's charm and enthusiasm endearing, John Barleycorn is having one hell of a blowout! Tickets include 9pm-1am meal & premium liquor package, a live DJ spinning the around the clock, party favors, noisemakers, & so much more!

Buy now before prices increase at BarleycornNYE.com!

New Year's Eve at Deuce's 2017 (Sat., Dec. 31)

There's no better place to watch the ball drop than Deuce's and the Diamond Club in Wrigleyville. Tickets include express entry, champagne toast, and many more exclusives!

Buy tickets now before prices increase at DeucesNewYears.com!

New Year's Day Brunch n' Booze Cruise (Sun., Jan. 1)

Come out on their yacht for the New Year's Day Brunch 'n Booze Cruise on Lake Michigan! Tickets include a Hangover Brunch, a Live DJ, Dancing, and A Drink At The After-Party! Catch breathtaking views of the skyline while aboard the booze cruise!

Buy tickets now before prices increase at ChicagoPartyBoat.com!

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