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Centerstage's 2009 Holiday Guide
Before you go handing out stale loaves of fruitcake or slugging back mugs of eggnog, check out our gift ideas and holiday entertainment guides.
Gift Ideas 

Offbeat Gift

Think Outside the Gift Box

Skip the traditional presents this year and give one of these Chicago experiences instead. READ »

Green Gift

The Green Gift Guide

A short list of planet-friendly gift ideas to make your holidays a little greener. READ »

Around the World

Around-the-World Wines

Party-ready bottles from Chicago's best independent wine shops. READ »

Entertainment Guides 

Holiday Parties

Where to Have Your Holiday Party

Work will never be the same after you book a bash at one of these Chicago bars. READ »

Holiday Cooking

Recipes for Success

Find the perfect ingredients for your holiday dinner at these specialty shops. READ »

All Lit Up

All Lit Up

Strap on your snow boots and hike it to one of these festive light displays. READ »


Santa Sightings

Want to see Old Saint Nick in person? Head to any of these holiday favorites. READ »

Open on Christmas

Open on Christmas

Get snowed-in at these restaurants that are open on Santa's big day. READ »


Holiday Theater Shows

From the classic to the curious, these shows offer good reason to step away from the buffet table. READ »

Green Holidays

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Our eco-friendly tips will help you keep holiday traditions and the planet alive. READ »


You Don't Need a Golden Ticket

Take a self-guided chocolate tour through Chicago's sweetest spots. READ »

Seasonal Sweets

Seasonal Sweets

Before you stuff those stockings, stuff yourself full of holiday goodies from these Chicago bakeries. READ »

Christmas Spirit

Spirits of Christmas Present

Here's some holiday hotspots and how to escape them with a tipple of booze. READ »

Holiday Hooch

Holiday Hooch

Put down the eggnog and pick up one of these festive libations. READ »

TV watching

Centerstage TV: Eco-Holiday Edition

Get the goods on everything from setting your table to shopping sustainably with our video reports. READ »

Fly Globally

Fly Globally, Eat Locally

Traveling through O'Hare this holiday season? Skip the golden arches and opt for these local eateries. READ »

Meals Near Midway

Meals Near Midway

If you’re on your way to Midway, make time for a meal at these nearby restaurants. READ »

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