Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Brown Cow, 7347 Madison St. Santa loves waffles for breakfast and wants to share them with you. Enjoy homemade Belgian waffles and a full waffle sundae bar, bacon, sausage and hot cocoa with Santa. Free photo op with Santa with the purchase of breakfast. Elf size (1/4 waffle) $5.99. Reindeer size (1/2 waffle) $8.99. Santa size (whole waffle) $11.99. No reservations required.
Couch Potato Friday
Come on out to Scratch Kitchen, 7445 Madison St., on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. to chill out. Friends and Seinfield will be played, and bacon flavored popcorn will be served. The comfort food of the night is stuffed meatloaf.
Madison Street Mini Market
Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Lantern Haus, 7414 Madison St. Come to a unique, last minute artisan market to wrap up your holiday shopping. Enjoy the open-air photo booth, drinks and holiday cheer while shopping for gifts from local vendors and shops.
Wine and wrap event
Let’s get together to wrap and have fun at Amy’s Winehouse! Grab some friends, enjoy some wine and reserve a table to wrap. All wrapping paper, ribbon, tape and bows will be provided. Email to reserve a table at email@example.com. Tuesday, Dec. 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Amy’s Winehouse, 7235 Roosevelt Rd.
At the Cookie Walk, fill a box for $15. Locally hand-crafted items, jams/jellies, Fair Trade wares and gift basket raffle also available. Benefitting New Moms, Sarah’s Inn and others. . Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m., United Lutheran Church: 409 Greenfield St., Oak Park. Questions: 708-386-1576
Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Auditorium, Riverside Township: Enjoy crafts, games and food and get professional photos taken while visiting the jolly old man. Choose a time slot– 8 to 9:30 a.m. or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Brought by the Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity. $10 per child. Tickets/more: riversidejuniors.org/santa. 27 Riverside Rd., Riverside.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club: Enjoy face painting, holiday music with sing-a-long and shopping for gifts and crafts. Bring your camera or smartphone for photos with Santa. $5; $20; per family. Inquire: 708-386-2729. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
Sunday, Dec. 15, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Village Commons: Eat a pancake breakfast, play games, make a craft and visit with Santa and Buddy the Elf (bring your camera). $6. Brought by North Riverside Parks and Rec. Register in person or call: 708-442-5515. 2401 Desplaines Ave., North Riverside.