Parties, Holiday Events Highlight Lead-Up to Christmas Week

Published December 17, 2018

The McKinley Park neighborhood is set to enjoy a number of great holiday events this week, including the McKinley Park Development Council Holiday Party on Wednesday evening, December 19, at One City Tap. Join the council as they celebrate a year of accomplishments as a neighborhood organization, notably the rollout of the Neighborhood Plan for McKinley Park.

Every kid in the neighborhood stands to get a toy for Christmas, thanks to the 12th Ward Toy Giveaway, held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 21, at the McKinley Park field house. Hosted for the 15th year by 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas, the event helps 12th Ward families provide presents for kids ages 10 and younger, plus a chance to meet with Santa.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church presents its Christmas Advent Service on Wednesday, December 19, as part of its series of celebratory holiday services. Further seasonal cheer bursts forth at the Greene Elementary Winter Assemby on Friday, December 21, at Nathanael Greene Elementary School: The public is invited to watch performances by the talented kids of this top neighborhood school.

Marz Community Brewing Company once again pioneers the neighborhood's weekly nightlife, starting with Jazz on Marz with The Jazzeros on Wednesday night, December 19. DJ collective Sonorama spins in the tap room on Friday, December 21, and DJ Binosaur breaks the beats on Saturday, December 22. Finally, no winter week seems complete without Level Eater Nine - Prologue Adventure, bringing another Dungeons & Dragons session to the tap room on Tuesday, December 18.

In addition to hosting the development council party on Wednesday, One City Tap offers their Loteria Night on Tuesday, December 18, and the standing Karaoke Night on Friday, December 21.

The Evergreen Local School Council Meeting on Tuesday morning, December 18, lets community members connect with governance and oversight at Evergreen Academy Middle School.

These are just some of the great neighborhood events happening in McKinley Park this week. Check the full calendar, featured events, showcase events and events dashboard for more.

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