A Last-Minute Shopping Event Enhanced by Whiskey

This boozy nighttime market in Ravenswood is a Christmas miracle.

Courtesy of Lillstreet Art Center

Procrastinators, your 11th-hour shopping habit is being rewarded this year. While I wouldn’t typically send my worst enemy to a retail-related event the weekend before Christmas, this week’s nighttime market and whiskey-tasting at Lillstreet Art Center (4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-769-4226) promises to be far from a harried mob-scene.

Swing by Lillstreet on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. to shop handmade goods (including jewelry, ceramics, toys, books, cards, and prints) from more than 85 artisans. While you’re at it, you can sip complimentary seasonal cocktails from Local distillery Koval and snack on cookies from Angel Food Bakery. To top it off, all purchases come with complimentary gift wrapping. How’s that for holiday cheer?

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