Christmas lights dazzle, and delight. The classic holiday tunes stay on all night long. Toy trains scoot by on a double-decker track. For the first time ever, Butch McGuires is decking the halls for summer.
From July 28-30th, it’s officially Christmas…. in July. Or, at least according to Butch McGuires. From 4 to 10 PM, the iconic (and original) Christmas bar is back in action to celebrate.
It’s time to revel in the holiday spirit. Sure, it’s a little early but the much-loved Chicago bar will feature everything we love about the holidays. There will be Santa, holiday music, and a bevy of bright Christmas lights of course. For one weekend only, you can spend time in a magical snow globe of joy and head back out into the sweltering summer heat a few hours later.
As for why Butch is bringing back Christmas for the summer? Well, who doesn’t love a holiday jingle and a little eggnog? Its nostalgia turned up a notch in a season that couldn’t be more different from the snow-covered sidewalks and chilly air. Butch McGuires, known as the original Christmas bar, they’ve decorated the Chicago spot since 1961.
Tickets go for $35 and include two drinks, 30% off iconic holiday merchandise, a raffle to win a bottle of the internationally famous Christmas In Your Mouth drink, and so much more. The best perk? Enter for a chance to find a golden ticket, that allows you to skip the line come next December– a line that always wraps around the block. Grab tickets here.
Address: 20 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610