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A Holiday Tour of Drinks, Daleys and Dead Guys

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GePaDe Caffe

60 E. Adams St.

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On this special holiday tour, we’ll see some classic Chicago holiday traditions and hear off-the-beaten path stories that you expect from Chicago Detours. Instead of whizzing by Christmas lights from a bus, we’ll walk downtown Chicago to fully enjoy the spirit of the holidays. While we can’t predict the weather, you won’t get too cold! We’ll venture into a few warm locales and talk history over couple drinks. Non-drinkers are more than welcome, too, as this is more than a drinking tour.

We have some inside stories on our holiday lights tour! Hear about how Mayor Richard J. Daley saved the Christmas Parade, and then how his son, Richard M., was almost awarded a stocking of coal for his affront to Christmas and Hanukkah. Hear the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’s birth in Chicago. We’ll even have an overview of the development of consumerism for Christmas. This walking tour is not your typical holiday lights tour of Chicago!

The holiday tour has some classic experiences, too. We’ll go into the former Marshall Field’s Department Store, where Chicago holiday traditions have a rich and long history. You’ll have your choice of a beer from the local Revolution Brewery or a glass of wine. While enjoying those drinks, you’ll gaze at the giant holiday tree in the historic Walnut Room and discover forgotten stories and make new memories. We'll also talk about all the lights downtown, including the Chicago Theatre and the new Wabash Lights art installation.

The holiday tour will run at 1:30pm on Sat, 12/17, Fri 12/23, Sat 12/24, and Fri 12/30. And 5:45pm on Thu 12/29.

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