EXTRA’s picks for local places to buy, eat and go

Where to shop Holiday Shopping Guide



Mano y Metal:
Handmade accessories for him & her

What says “chingona” more than having it pressed onto a double-finger ring?
Well now you can on a ring, earrings and more. Mano y Metal is a one woman online runned company all custom made by Desiree Guzman.

Handmade Products offered are: rings, double-finger rings, cuff bracelets, earrings, money clips, tie clips, dog tag necklaces and more!

Logan Square
2651 N. Milwaukee Ave.| 773-395-2770

Fleur, a boutique florist Logan Square neighborhood will be featuring the amazing jewelry of Moira K. Lime Jewelry at a pop-up trunk show this weekend.

No Manches – Clothing Co.
www.NoManches.net | 773-523-2543

Get your “Hecho en Chicago” or Selena t-shirts for you or the chavitos at No Manches.
A variety of t-shirts from you to choose from, they focus on socially provocative t-shirts relevant to bicultural/bilingual Latinos/as.


Logan Square
2641 N. Kedzie Ave.
(773) 384-0400

The Chicago location of the comic book chain. The store has some nifty great deals for people who follow comics issue to issue as well as some great pre-order deals. They also have a huge back issues selection. Oh, and did we mention they have a $1 comics shelf and a friendly and knowledgeable staff? They do and it’s a great place to find stocking stuffers for your friends.

>> Find a gift for everyone at Pilsen Outpost


Nuevo Leon Bakery
1634 W. 18th St.
(312) 243-5977

The bakery offers buñuelos covered in cinnamon and sugar. It’s a great holiday treat to share with family and friends.


La Catrina Cafe
1011 W 18th St
(312) 473-0038

La Catrina Cafe is located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. A “mom-and-pop shop” founded in the spring of 2013, La Catrina Cafe has quickly established a presence in Pilsen. Aside from hosting exhibitions, the cafe hosts numerous local events. Come enjoy espresso drinks and meals accompanied by a stimulating artistic atmosphere in the heart of the city.

La Catedral Cafe & Restaurant
Little Village
2500 S. Christiana Ave.
(773) 823-7546

Award-winning Mexican Cafe and Restaurant located in Little Village. The most upscale location in the area. Sidewalk Cafe coming Summer 2013. This holiday try out their Rompoccino, Organic Chai tea and Mexicano hot chocolate.

8_KatherineKatherine Anne Confections
Logan Square
2745 W Armitage Ave
(773) 245-1630

Katherine Anne Confections will be offering mini hot chocolates with purchases during
Holidays on the Square.

>> Artist sees beauty in serving others


7_TreelightingTree Lighting

Dec. 5 | 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Plaza Tenochtitlan
The free family event will be held at Plaza Tenochtitlan in Pilsen and feature a visit from Santa as well as performances from local schools and a Mexican dance ensemble. Free local cookies, pastries and cocoa will be provided.


9_SantaSanta comes to town!
Humboldt Park Dec. 6

See Santa and get your picture taken. Two pictures for only $1. Free candy! Be sure to bring your own camera too!
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts, 3810 W. Belmont
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts, 3347 W. North Ave.
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Carniceria Jimenez, 4204-16 W. North Ave.

>> Don’t forget to check out Holidays on the Square this weekend!

10_Christkindlmarket19th Annual Christkindlmarket Loop
Through Dec. 24
| christkindlmarket.com.
Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago’s largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996.

Skate at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink Loop
Millenium Park | Michigan Ave. and Madison | $12

Kicking off Chicago’s winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open through March 8, 2015, weather permitting. For the last 13 years, the rink has drawn more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public.

Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Friday, 12p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday (Through Jan. 4), 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Saturday (Beginning Jan. 11), 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve Wed., Dec. 24, 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
Christmas Day Thur., Dec. 25, 10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 26 – Tues., Dec. 30, 10 a.m.—10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Wed., Dec. 31, 10 a.m.—8 p.m.
New Year’s Day Thur., Jan. 1, 10 a.m.—10 p.m.

>> Free Skating Lessons
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, one hour before the rink opens.
Lessons will also be offered each day of Chicago Public School Winter Break, December 22–January 4, except December 25 and January 1, one hour before the rink opens.

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