Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving at the University of Chicago

Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, macaroni and cheese, and of course TURKEY! The most wonderful things of Thanksgiving are celebrated with friends and loved ones. But sometimes, holidays have to be celebrated away from home. With that, Chicago and the University have some events going on to make the small break a little more homey!

On campus:

On Thursday, November 26, a Thanksgiving meal will be offered at South Campus from 11:00am -1:30pm. This event is for meal plan holders. The South Campus Dining hall will be closed after 1:30pm. Hours for dining halls during Thanksgiving Break are as followed:
  • Friday, November 27th: 9:00am-7:00pm at South Campus
  • Saturday, November 28th:11:00am-2:00pm at South Campus,
  • Sunday, November 29th: 11:00am-8:00pm at South Campus, 4:30pm-8:00pm at Pierce, 4:30pm-8:00pm at Bartlett.

Off Campus:

Wednesday, November 25

Check out Christkindlemarket Chicago, the annual German-style market showcases handmade ornaments, accessories, clothing and gifts from more than 50 vendors. Also features German food and drink such as beer, hot spiced wine, potato pancakes, bratwurst, schnitzel, strudel and more. Stick around for the City of Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:00pm.
The market kicks off on Wednesday, November 25 at 11:00am and will be open on throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. From November 27- December 23, it is open Sunday – Thursday from 11:00am -8:00pm.

Thursday, November 26

Watch the 76th annual Chicago’s McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade as it marches through downtown with marching bands, floats, giant helium balloons, horses, performances and more. The parade starts at 8:30am and it takes place along State Street from Congress Parkway to Randolph Street.

Many restaurants are getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving! Themes, turkeys, and food galore offered at different restaurants throughout the city. For example, Thanksgiving at 676 Restaurant & Bar in the Omni Chicago Hotel – at 676 N. Michigan Ave. - River North features a four-course dinner features turkey, pumpkin-stuffed gnocchi, pork chops, pumpkin pie and chocolate mousse. It is from 12:00pm – 10:00pm. For more Thanksgiving restaurants, click here.

Friday, November 27
It’s Black Friday! Go shopping and grab some great bargains. Also, walk off some of that turkey from the night before.

Have a wonderful, safe and restful holiday weekend!