The east wing of the McKinley Park field house contains the newly refreshed gymnastics center, which plays host to the Holiday Gymnastics Showcase on Friday, December 6.

Krampus, Gymnastics, Christmas Market Ring in Holiday Events This Week in McKinley Park

Published December 2, 2019

The holiday season kicks into full swing this week in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, as Marz Community Brewing Co. leads the Christmas event lineup starting with demonic fun at the Krampusnacht Party on Friday, December 6. The next day, Saturday, December 7, head to Marz for the ThanxMingling benefit, held in conjunction with S.H.E. Gallery to assist local families. On Sunday, December 8, The Wildest Flea Holiday Market presents unique, locally created gifts and stocking stuffers for sale in the Marz tap room.

Marz Community Brewing Co Gruss von Krampus postcardMarz Brewing on Friday, December 6, celebrates the legendary Christmas demon Krampus, here pictured in a historic postcard leading naughty children to their infernal punishment.McKinley Park's gymnastics facility received a lot of upgrades and attention over the past year, and on Friday evening, December 6, the public can check out the upgrades and marvel to the acrobatics of young athletes at the Holiday Gymnastics Showcase. All programs will be presented to holiday music, and Santa will be present alongside hot chocolate and other concessions.

The McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library presents the Far From Heaven Film Screening on Saturday, December 7. Also that day at the library, Drop-In Games pulls out new and classic board games for tabletop play by adults and teens.

Another Senior Computer Workshop on Tuesday, December 3, at the McKinley Park library will teach elderly learners the fundamentals of using a computer and the Internet. Seniors can then take a break at Senior Club Bingo on Wednesday, December 4, at the McKinley Park field house, and keep the gaming fun rolling at Bingo that night at Our Lady of Good Counsel church.

Trivia buffs will face wacky questions in ridiculous formats for sudsy prizes at the Quiz Mercenary Pub Quiz on Tuesday, December 3, at Marz Brewing. The beer and beverage maker hosts its weekly Jazz on Marz with the Jazzeros performance the next night, on Wednesday, December 4. 

Marz rolls in the yuks on Thursday,  December 5, when the Yeast Party Comedy Night presents top rising comics in a stand-up showcase. One City Tap hosts another Karaoke Night on Friday, December 6, letting locals belt out their favorites with the help of DJ Angel.


Far From Heaven screens on Saturday, December 7, at the McKinley Park public library.

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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