Welcome to Beverly / Morgan Park!

We are home to a variety of thriving local businesses, a bustling arts scene, and an historic district filled with unique and architecturally significant homes. Getting here is easy, since we’re just a short train ride from downtown Chicago. Plan a trip to the ‘Village in the City,’ and discover for yourself what all the buzz is about.

Celebrate the holidays, support local businesses, and enjoy a variety of seasonal arts programs in the Village in the City!

Friday, December 6

Mt. Greenwood Holiday Stroll

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Saturday, December 7

Holiday Circus on 103rd

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Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8

Beverly Christkindlmarket

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Thrusday, December 12

Walden Collective Holiday Market

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Saturday, December 14

BAPA Cookie Crawl

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Monday, February 24

MPBHBA Jambalaya Jam

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November 30–December 28

MPBHBA Shop Local Holiday Bingo

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Through January 2020

RHS Exhibit “Threads of Imagination”

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January 1–31

MPBHBA Food Drive

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Music, Theater & More at the Beverly Arts Center

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Friday, December 6

Mt. Greenwood Holiday Stroll

Join the Mount Greenwood Community and Business Association for their annual holiday stroll! Participating business will offer a variety of events and Christmas themes, including a visit with Santa, Frozen characters, the Grinch, and lots of specials and surprises!

Saturday, December 7, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Circus on 103rd

The Shops on 103rd Street near Walden Parkway are kicking off the holiday season with great specials family-friendly fun. Enjoy holiday shopping, jugglers, face painting, circus games, winter crafts, letters to Santa, tasty bites and drinks, and much more at participating shops within the 103rd St. business corridor.

Sat., Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beverly Christkindlmarket,

Olivia’s Garden and BAPA are hosting the first Beverly Christkindlmarket, with music, a visit from Santa, and more than 20 local businesses offering a variety of gift items. Beverly Records will provide the music, and Maplewood Photography will have a photo studio for families to take holiday photos with Santa on Saturday from 10 am to noon. The market will be held at Olivia’s Garden, 10730 S. Western Ave.

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Walden Collective Holiday Market

You’re invited to the Walden Collective’s annual Holiday Market on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy music, specialty drinks, dessert, and a plethora of vendors offering unique, locally sourced goods. The Collective is a group of locally owned businesses at 99th Street and Walden Parkway that includes Capsule Chicago, Tranquility Salon, Beverly Barre, Turkey, and Joplin Marley Studios, among others.

Monday, February 24

MPBHBA Jambalaya Jam

Celebrate N’awlins style at the 2nd Annual Jambalaya Jam & Cook-off! This festive cooking competition and tasting party features more than a dozen local restaurateurs dishing up their own unique take on jambalaya. Guests will be able to sample all the entries and vote for their favorite recipe! Tickets will be on sale in January at www.mpbhba.org.

November 30–December 28

MPBHBA Shop Local Holiday Bingo

The MPBHBA is making a game out of holiday gift buying with their first Shop Local Holiday Bingo contest. Pick up a card at any participating business and then make a purchase at a business to earn a Bingo sticker on that space. Turn in a completed Bingo card for a free tote & entry into our gift card raffles!

Through January 2020

RHS Exhibit “Threads of Imagination”

An exhibit exploring fashion as an art form through the creative work of five Beverly/Morgan Park artists, one of whom was an historical figure, continues at Ridge Historical Society, 10621 S. Seeley. Exhibit dates, hours, and details are online at www.ridgehistoricalsociety.org.  

Through January 2020

MPBHBA Food Drive

The Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association is gearing up its annual post-holiday food drive. Last year, more than 15 local businesses participated as collection sites for donations to the Maple/Morgan Park Food Pantry, which serves residents in the Beverly/Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood communities. In January, the MPBHBA plans to have at least as many businesses as drop-off sites. Details will be published on www.mpbhba.org   

Beverly Arts Center Holiday Programming

Christmas music, theatre, and more abound at the Beverly Arts Center in December! Offerings include Mrs. Claus, a Holiday Musical (Dec. 5–23); the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus performing Holidisco (Dec. 8); Elf Jr., the Musical (Dec. 12–15); “Happy Christmas” at BAC Cinema (Dec. 18); The Second City Holiday Show (Dec. 28); and Laugh in the New Year with Pat Tomasulo (Dec. 31).

Come for a visit. Stay for a lifetime.

Beverly/Morgan Park has a charm that stays with you. We’re family friendly and diverse. On every block you’ll find caring, involved neighbors. We have highly rated public and private schools, and active church communities. Our residents build lasting friendships with local shop owners. Many of our business owners are our neighbors, too. All these things make it easy to put down roots here. You’ll see.

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