Thanks for checking out my "What's on Dec" segment every Thursday at 9am. Follow me on facebook.com/BillyDec and twitter.com/BillyDec and please give me feedback if you go to these events and/or have any events you'd like me to share in the future!
Miracle on State Street featuring The Fray, Kelly Clarkson, and Christina Perri, Dec. 2 at 7:30pm, The Chicago Theatre, $55-$75
Details: Come celebrate with some of your favorite artists as they ring in the holiday season with 101.9fm The
Mix. Get your tickets while you can; tickets are selling fast!
Website: http://bit.ly/ugiY3j CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR MIRACLE ON STATE ST!
One of a Kind Show and Sale, Dec. 1-Dec. 4, Chicago's Merchandise Mart, $12
Details: Over 600 artists sell handmade gifts in all different categories and prices!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR ONE OF A KIND SHOW AND SALE!
Beauty Sample Sale, Dec. 6 at 6:30pm, Flirty Girl Fitness, $29
Details: Get your girlfriends together and pamper yourselves! This event lets you sample the best names in beauty, all under one roof. From hair care to skin care you will be testing the best of the best. You even get to leave with a goodie bag full of sample and full size products.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR BEAUTY SAMPLE SALE!
Movember Gala Party, Dec. 1 at 8pm, Hard Rock, $20
Details: Celebrate a successful month of raising funds and awareness! There will be in-costumes to match mustaches and there will be winners named in several categories.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR MOVEMBER GALA PARTY!
Health and Hope for Africa Concert Gala, Dec. 3 at 6pm, Museum of Science and Industry, $250
Details: This event, put on by the GEANCO Foundation, helps to save and improve the lives of Africa's most vulnerable and poor citizens. There will be VIPs from all over the US along with dinner and live entertainment from American Idol's Syesha Mercado.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR HEALTH AND HOPE FOR AFRICA CONCERT GALA!
Best of the Midwest Awards, Dec. 6 at 7pm, Rockit Bar & Grill-River North, $50
Details: Celebrate and recognize the finest film-making in Chicago and the Midwest!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR BEST OF THE MIDWEST AWARDS!
Magic Chicago, Dec. 7 at 7:30pm, Stage 773, $25
Details: Come for a night of magic, mystery and wonder at this month's Magic Chicago performance. Magical guests include Francis Menotti, Ben Whiting, Star Newman.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR MAGIC CHICAGO!
World of Chocolate: AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Annual Holiday Fundraiser, Dec. 1 6:00pm-9:00pm, Hilton Chicago, $125-$1,500
Details: Held in commemoration of World Aids Day, World of Chocolate - 10th Anniversary will showcase samples of delicious chocolate creations from more than "30 of Chicago's finest restaurants, caterers, and chocolatiers."
Men's Journal Chicago Men of the Year, Dec. 7 at 6pm, 900 N Michigan Shops
Details: Event marks opening of first-ever men's magazine pop-up store in Chicago called "Men's Journal Collection" at 900 N Michigan Shops open through December 21st. An interactive retail showcase featuring gift ideas from their "Gear of the Year" list - a "best of" representing products from adventure, electronics, fitness, style and travel.
93XRT Big Holiday Concert: Florence and The Machine, Dec. 4 at 7:30pm, The Chicago Theatre, $87-$550
Details: With a new album out, Ceremonials, Florence and The Machine are bringing their talents to The Chicago Theatre - don't miss out!
Holiday Networking Party and Charity Auction, Dec. 1 at 7pm, House of Blues, $175
Details: This annual holiday networking party includes a surprise live performance and a charity auction benefiting three local organizations. There will be an open bar and plenty of food.
Windy City Gay Chorus and Aria Holiday Concert, Dec. 3-4, Senn Hall, $25
Details: Come see a performance that the Windy City Gay Chorus and Aria are calling "Sassy, Brassy and Classy". Delight in their love of holiday songs by seeing their concert this weekend.
Shop in Chicago, Dec. 6 at 5pm-9pm, The Drake Hotel, FREE (Registration Required)
Details: Meet and support Chicago's local designers for an evening filled with excellent discounts, clothes, jewels, handbags, spa treatments and more! Just visit the website to register.
PAWS 4 SANTA, Dec. 3 at 12-4pm, Urban Out Sitters- West Loop, Photos start at $10
Details: Urban Out Sitters is hosting PAWS 4 SANTA, an event where you have the chance to get your pet's picture with the one and only Santa. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served by Santa's elves and the big man himself will arrive at 2pm.
Handmade Holiday: Renegade Craft Fair, Dec. 3-4 from 11am-6pm, Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, FREE
Details: "Featuring over 150 of today's best makers of handmade goods," bring friends and family to find the perfect local gift this year! Chicago has a lot of talented artists, come see what they're all about.
Crain's Tech Talk Live, Dec. 5 at 6pm-8:30pm, Ravenswood Event Center, $45
Details: Get in on a moderated conversation and Q&A with internet entrepreneurs Matt Maloney and Mike Evans, Co-Founders of GrubHub, one of the country's fastest growing web-based businesses that has grown from two employees to more than 100 in just seven years. Hear their personal journey while enjoying drinks, appetizers and networking before and after the program.