Downtown Oak Park is hosting its third annual "Home for the Holidays" event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nothing beats being ‘Home for the Holidays’

Still can’t find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift after scouring the big-box retailers and shopping malls? It’s time to think local. The Downtown Oak Park business association is hosting its third annual “Home for the Holidays” event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festivities include sleigh rides, a visit from Santa and free hot cocoa and coffee. Shoppers can also see a free 10 a.m. showing of the 1989 movie “Prancer” at the Lake Theatre.

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Join FitzGerald’s in celebrating 30 years

Three decades have passed since Bill FitzGerald and his family opened Berwyn’s renowned music venue, FitzGerald’s Night Club, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. Consider this your invitation to one heck of a party this Saturday starting at 9 p.m. And no party would be complete at the Fitz’ without some phenomenal music. The night’s entertainment includes Brave Combo, a band with countless musical styles and a knack for getting everyone on the dance floor.

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Add some rhythm to your weekend

Spice up the holiday season with some home brewed hip-hop this Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Murphy’s Pub, 7414 W. Madison St. MC/Producer Clark Parker returns to his hometown to present a talented cast of local hip-hop artists. The event, dubbed ‘Home for the Holidays!’ brings this group of old friends together to rhyme for your pleasure. Bring some friends and celebrate the season in a fresh new way while supporting local artists. The event is for ages 21 and over and includes a $2 cover charge.

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