News about 53rd St. in Hyde Park, Chicago

Save the Date…This Saturday!

Come on out this Saturday for “Brunch with Santa,” from 10 a.m. to noon at Pizza Capri, 1501 E. 53rd St. Kids and parents are invited to hang out with Mr. Claus himself during the brunch, which is part of the new Celebrate Hyde Park Festival of Lights event.

Merchants along 53rd Street will display holiday lights in their windows as part of the festivities. From noon – 5 p.m. the fun continues in Nichols Park, with face painting, story telling, arts and crafts—including an opportunity to create get-well and holiday cards for young patients at Comer Children’s Hospital and La Rabida Children’s Hospital.

If you love to sing, around 4:30 p.m. you can join carolers who will make their way from Nichols Park to 1530 E. 53rd St. (the former site of Hollywood Video). Caroling also will take place throughout the day. Call (773) 324-6929 if you or your choir would like to sing.

Last but not least, around 5:30 p.m. hot cocoa, coffee and cookies will be served following the sing-a-long, for a small donation or a non-perishable food item to benefit the Hyde Park Union Church food pantry.

Hope to see you there!