Candlelight will be setting the winter nights aglow with these mesmerizing musical concerts set in some of Chicago’s most beautiful venues.
Step out of the chilly winter nights and into the most exquisite spaces to experience the most treasured holiday classics. The beloved Candlelight series is bringing talented musicians to perform at venues, illuminated with hundreds of candles this December.
Wrap yourself in seasonal nostalgia with awe-inspiring renditions of classics across genres. Take in festive numbers like Jingle Bells by James Pierpont and December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) by Franie Valli and the Four Seasons at Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and More at the Stan Mansion, or at the Arts Center of Oak Park.
For an even more multi-sensory experience ballerinas will be dancing amidst candlelight while quintessential winter pieces like Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker, Op. 71.” are played out at Candlelight Ballet: “The Nutcracker” from Tchaikovsky and More.
Built in 1892 and modeled after the Prague Opera House, Thalia Hall was founded by visionary John Dusek as a public meeting hall for the local community. After closing in the 1960s it remained mostly inactive until it was given a new lease on life in 2013 and, still boasting its original charm and character, today comprises a tavern, two trendy bars, and the iconic world-class performance space, together offering the perfect evening out.
There’ll be several different series taking place on various days with two concerts on each night this holiday season—so you can enjoy them all if that’s your holiday wish! This month, don’t miss PureSoul Chicago performances at Candlelight: Latin Christmas featuring Luis Miguel, Celia Cruz, Jose Feliciano at the iconic Salvage One.
It’s no secret that any soundtrack of the holiday season will lay claim to some of the most recognizable names in Soul history. From Nina Simone to Aretha Franklin, and more; the holidays are a snow-filled playground where Jazz and Soul do their thing. This year there will be an extra special Soul event taking place at The Robeson Theater at the South Shore Cultural Center.
At Candlelight: Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and the Divas of Soul, you’ll enjoy iconic music filling this extraordinary landmark with the sounds of trumpet, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and booming vocals alongside the magic of candlelight this January.