Chicago gets crazy this time of the year. Which is why we've teamed up with Nordstrom to help you do it right. Here's the inside tip on Chicago's hottest holiday activities, paired up with the latest style picks from Nordstrom Men's Shop, so you can put together the perfect look for all your holiday plans.
A-List Evening: NYE at Paris Club
Enjoy a premium open bar as you dance the night away to live music from DJ Jerzy.
French fête: Like many celebrities, this velvet roped hangout has dual personalities: a sleek restaurant on the first floor and sexy dance floor on the second.
Nordstrom's Men's Shop makes it easy: A special evening calls for special attire. Upgrade to a velvet blazer with flat-front trousers and a shiny pair of Oxfords. Get it here.
9p-2a. 59 W. Hubbard St., River North (312-595-0800). From $200 here.
Nearby: Hub 51; Untitled; Sable Kitchen + Bar
Spirited Sips: 12 Beers of Christmas
When your advent calendar fails to get you into the holiday spirit, it’s time to turn to the experts: in this case the expert beer buyer at Leopold.
Better brews: The 12 beers of Christmas shy away from canned classics and turn to imports from Belgium (mirroring their upscale food) including Brouwerij St. Bernardus Christmas Ale.
Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: Keep things classy with slim fit corduroys. Pair 'em with this paisley blazer, perfect for drinking with out-of-towners or wowing your girlfriend. Get it here.
Through Dec 31.1450 W. Chicago Ave., Ukrainian Village (312-346-1028). Nearby: West Town Tavern; Beauty Bar; Flo
Sultry Santa: Holiday Sing Along
Wonder if Santa Claus is a smooth bass or a tenacious tenor? Find out at the holiday sing-along at Music Box Theatre.
How it works: Santa leads viewers in sing-along versions of Christmas carols alongside classics It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas (among others) on the big screen. Correct, those are not musicals.
Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: With the holiday season in full swing, ‘tis the season to dress your best. This Lubaim blazer and V-neck sweater vest combo is as polished as it is easy to put together. Get it here.
Thru Dec. 24. 3733 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview (773-871-6607). $12. Nearby: Uncommon Ground; Northdown; Guthrie’s