After taking a break in 2020, Hyde Park Holly-Day is back for its fifth year, scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the University of Chicago in partnership with Downtown Hyde Park, the South East Chicago Commission, and the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, the Hyde Park Holly-Day celebration offers FREE holiday-themed outdoor activities for you to enjoy in the neighborhood (indoor activities canceled this year due to COVID-19).
A new addition this year is a Hyde Park Holly-Day augmented reality photo effect – after scanning a QR code, people may take a holiday-themed selfie, family photo, or video via Instagram or Facebook – complete with animated falling snowflakes.
ICE CARVING DEMONSTRATION
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 5235 S. Harper Court
Watch an ice artist carve a sculpture with a chain saw from a block of ice right before your eyes – and enjoy a free hot chocolate sample from Stan’s Donuts
ICE SCULPTURE STROLL
All Day | S. Lake Park Avenue to S. Woodlawn Avenue
Find all 12 ice sculptures – take a photo/video and tag us at #hphollyday
LIVE REINDEER – FREE FAMILY PHOTO – BUDDY THE ELF
2-4 p.m. | Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard
Meet two live reindeer, get a free family photo, and hang out with Buddy the Elf
HYDE PARK HOLLY-DAY AUGMENTED REALITY PHOTO
Can’t be here in person? Want a fun holiday-themed photo or video to share with family and friends? Try the Hyde Park Holly-Day augmented reality photo effect at hphollyday.com/arphoto.