Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Evanston Welcomes 2012!

In Evanston and the Chicago North Shore area, there are plenty of ways to welcome in the New Year! So before you worry about making resolutions, take the opportunity to enjoy these special events!
Friday Dec 30, learn some new moves at the Boocoo Cultural Center! Bachata dance classes are only $8. From traditional, to tango or ballroom, this energetic dance style can be as flexible as you are.
Saturday, Dec 31, include the kids in cultural experiences with a trip to the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. There is a special craft hour for kids at 11:00 a.m, ages 4 and up. Saturday hours at the museum are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adult admission is $5, and only $2.50 for kids, students and seniors.
Saturday, Dec 31, the whole family can enjoy a kid-friendly party in nearby Wilmette. For $30, a family of four gets dinner, art activities, sparkling beverages, noisemakers (you wanted those, didn’t you?) and a countdown with balloon drop. The party goes from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is hosted by Growth Spurts.
Looking for live music, dancing, and cocktails on New Year’s Eve? The Firehouse Grill has an all-night appetizer buffet, live entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets online are $45, otherwise it's $55 at the door.
If you want to go formal, Pensiero Ristorante has two options. Early dining begins at 6:30 p.m. at $65 per person, which includes a four-course menu. If you are looking for a complete New Year’s Eve experience, the 9:00 p.m. seating includes a five-course menu, live music and dancing, midnight toast and party favors, for $95 per person. Beverages, sales tax and gratuity are not included in these prices. Reservations are strongly recommended.
At The Thomas Team, we know that Evanston is a great place to live, work and play! The Chicago North Shore offers the warmth of established communities while providing an eclectic mix of casual delights and upscale sophistication. If you’re not already a part of our area, why not join us? We have a great selection of homes and condos to show you. The Evanston real estate market is our specialty! If you are buying or selling a home during 2012, we can help.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year,
The Thomas Team
Chicago's #1 Real Estate Brokerage

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