Area residents are invited to celebrate the winter season the Bavarian way at Hofbräuhaus Chicago in Rosemont's MB Financial Park entertainment district. The German micro-brewery, restaurant and beer hall has a number of holiday-inspired offerings including a Kinderfest on Dec. 17, and special menus for Christmas Day New Year's Eve dinners. For reservations, visit hbchicago.com or call 847-671-BREW.
Anyone who appreciates chocolate will enjoy a visit to Geneva's All Chocolate Kitchen where Guinness World Record-holding chocolate artist Chef Alain Roby creates seasonal treats such as homemade candy canes and specialty chocolate truffles. For more information, visit allchocolatekitchen.com or call 630-232-2395.
To counterbalance holiday dinners and desserts, the Orangetheory® Fitness training workout is being offered at performing studios in Hyde Park, Frankfort, and the City's South Loop area. To learn more, visit orangetheoryfitness.com.
Whether traveling to Chicago or having guests fly in, be sure to take advantage of hotel deals including $89 rates on select dates with the promo code ELEV18 at the Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago. Fairmont Chicago has a Winter Fun Package which includes a room service credit; a Holidays on the Fly Package which includes a live tree in room; and a Trees of Hope Package which donates $10 for each night booked to Trees of Hope, a charity that provides families in need with holiday gifts for their children.