Hyde Park Holly-Day 2019 Activities

Saturday, December 7

Sponsored by the University of Chicago

Free Holiday Movie – “Frozen 2”

Harper Theater  |  5238 S. Harper Avenue

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sponsored by the Harper Theater

Check for cancellations for 10 a.m. here, and 12 p.m. here. It’s worth going to theater on day of event to check for no-shows.

Ice Carving Demonstration

 5235 S. Harper Court

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Watch as an artist from Nadeau Ice Sculptures transforms blocks of ice before your eyes!

Ice Sculpture Stroll

N/S sides of 53rd Street from S. Lake Park Avenue to S. Woodlawn Avenue

All Day

Can you spy eight ice sculptures? Find them all and take some selfies!

Mama Fresh Chicago presents Soul Santa & Mrs. Claus for Free Holiday Picture

The Promontory  |  5311 S. Lake Park Avenue

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Once your photo is taken, it can be texted or emailed to you, or shared on social media.With the email link, you can even order a free print to be sent to your home.

Buddy the Elf

The Promontory  |  5311 S. Lake Park Avenue

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Buddy the Elf will be at The Promontory spreading holiday cheer

Holiday Crafts & Activities

The Promontory  |  5311 S. Lake Park Avenue

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Partners include Brown Books & Paintbrushes, KAM Isaiah Israel, the Museum of Science and Industry, Real Men Charities, the Shedd Aquarium, and others

Caroling with 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King

5235 S. Harper Court

12 p.m.

Meet Alderman King at Harper Court to go caroling on 53rd Street

Costumed Characters

12 – 2 p.m.

Meet all four – Anna, Elsa, Spiderman, and Batman – and get their autographs!


Hyatt Place – 5225 S. Harper Avenue (12-12:45 p.m.)

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery – 5215 S. Harper Avenue (1-2 p.m.)


Native Foods – 1518 E. Harper Court (12-12:45 p.m.)

Vanille Patisserie – 5229 S. Harper Court (1-2 p.m.)


Nando’s – 1447 E. 53rd Street (12-12:45 p.m.)

Capital One Cafe – 1455 E. 53rd Street (1-2 p.m.)


Kilwins – 5226 S. Harper Avenue (12-12:45 p.m.)

Dearborn Denim & Apparel – 1504 E. 53rd Street (1-2 p.m.)


Dance Performances

The Promontory  |  5311 S. Lake Park Avenue

Hyde Park School of Dance (Nutcracker Preview) – 1:30 p.m.

Ayodele Drum & Dance Youth Company – 1:45 p.m.

Kenwood School of Ballet – 2 p.m.

Live Reindeer & Buddy the Elf

Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard

55th Street/S. Lake Park Avenue

2 – 4 p.m.

See two live reindeer and hang out with Buddy the Elf!