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Check Out These Holiday Events Near Ottawa, IL

Enjoy these holiday events near Ottawa, IL.Looking for holiday events near Ottawa? There’s something for everyone among the following local activities.

Annual Holiday Jazz Soiree – Dec. 10

Enjoy the tunes of a live Jazz & Blues band as you dance through this evening of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. It’ll cost you a donation of $50, but all proceeds support the Warren-Sharpe Center’s youth programs.

Fiat Paint on Pine Christmas Party – Dec. 15

Part potluck, part arts & crafts party, this event, held at the St. Mary Immaculate Parish, is only $25 per person. For this fee, you will decorate your own custom piece of wood decor and enjoy free refreshments. To add to the spirit of the event, you’re encouraged to bring snacks to share.

Holiday Kids Fun at Eola – Dec. 16

Want to get some Christmas shopping done while the little ones are busy? This event lets the kids, ages two and up, decorate their own cards and ornaments while you’re free to explore nearby businesses. You can also win raffle prizes.

New Years Eve Pairing Dinner & Get Lit-Up Party – Dec. 31

Ring in the New Year in extravagant style at this event, which features a five-course dinner with beer and wine pairing, a party with a DJ, party favor, open bar, and, of course, champagne.

These holiday events near Ottawa are sure to be a blast this December! We at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram hope to see you out and about enjoying the season.

Chicago Holiday Shows: See The Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition, and there are plenty of productions to attend in the Chicago area. This includes the Joffrey Ballet show at the Auditorium Theatre, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon—who previously worked on Swan Lake and An American in Paris—the annual Nutcracker show has been around since 1987.

According to Chicago-Theater, this production has an award-winning team and the famous Tchaikovsky score will be performed by the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. Believe it or not, several cast members are Tony Award winners, including Wheeldon. The set design is by the renowned Julian Crouch, and lighting is by Tony-Winner Natasha Katz. Stop by the Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre from now until December 30 for a truly revolutionary show.

What’s The Nutcracker about? Though this show has been a classic since the 1970s, the origins of The Nutcracker are largely unknown. The story became popular thanks to writers like ETA Hoffmann and Alexandre Dumas, and it was later adapted by Maurius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the ballet. Though initially a flop, the score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was extremely popular. In fact, it is one of the most recognizable tunes in the West.

The most common version of the story follows a poor girl, Marie, as she is presented with a wooden nutcracker by the mysterious Drosselmeyer. With the help of magic, the Nutcracker and Marie battle the Mouse King, visit the Sugar Plum Fairy, and more. One of the best Chicago holiday shows is The Nutcracker at Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University.

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