Sleigh Bells: GoSantaGo at Soldier Field
Bust out your Santa suit and do your best Matt Forte at this race along the lakefront for medals and best costume honors.
Rent-a-swag: If you do not own a suit (and you really should), a hat and beard will be provided.
Sun 9a. Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, South Loop (312-235-7000). $45 here.
Nearby: M Lounge; Acadia; Weather Mark Tavern
Booze Shopping: Urban Folk Circuit at Fischman Liquors
Get your holiday shopping done at this pop-up handmade market inside Jefferson Park’s favorite liquor store/bar.
Sound tracks: Live acoustic bands, Wagyu burgers, and Local Option beer on tap make this shopping experience worth it.
Sat noon-5p. Fischman Liquors, 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave., Jefferson Park (773-309-1556). Free.
Nearby: Gale Street Inn; Taqueria La Estrella; Martini Club
Stocking Stuffer: EPIC 2.0 at the Aragon
Swedish beat slayer/Mouseville label honcho Eric Prydz headlines a wild, sweaty night of EDM and neon overdrive.
Catbird seat: VIP tix ($75) score you a private entrance and elevated balcony view of the madness below.
Fri 7p-1:30a. Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Uptown (773-561-9500). $30-75 here.
Nearby: Green Mill; Riviera; Uptown Lounge
Do Gooder: Philippines Disaster Relief Benefit at 40tude
Eating miso-glazed salmon and lobster sushi rolls now counts as charity at this all-day lunch/dinner benefit.
20 percenters: 20% of all proceeds go to disaster relief; you can also donate here.
Sat 11a-2a. 40tude Bistro & Bar, 1318 N. Roselle Ave., Schaumburg (847-278-7160). $10 donation fee at door.
Nearby: Yu’s Mandarin; Rosati’s Pizza; La Magdalena