Dreidel & Santa Rampage

Dreidel & Santa Rampage

This is about the time of year where it starts to occur to me that New Year's is coming up, and I better figure out what other options there are other than the usual $80 bar party. (Sure, I'll give you an obscene amount of money for well drinks and the privilege of standing all night.) I'm kind of stumped right now, so feel free to pass along any fun suggestions.

Now, on to the weekend.

I always thought people riding their bikes in the winter were insane, but I like this one; the annual Dreidel & Santa Rampage takes place this Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meet at the Twisted Spoke and prepare for a seven-mile bike ride through the city. And you must come fully dressed as Santa, elf or dreidel to participate.

Learn how to "green" your holiday gift wrapping at the eco-Andersonville Green Gift Wrapping Bash during Later-er Night Andersonville on Saturday night. Just bring your gifts and all wrapping is free!

Jam out with Winter Breakdown from Chicago rhythmic performance ensemble Be the Groove. The show combines percussion, movement, tap dance and just about every other way to make noise. The group puts on an awesome show so I would highly recommend this one.

I am finishing up the last of my intense run of holiday parties this weekend, and I may actually go into a sugar coma. But, before I do, I'm definitely going to the Holiday Artisan Pop-Up Food Market. Fresh pies, pastries, jams, teas, breads, olive oil. Sure, it's not great for you, but it's all natural so it's okay.

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