Chicago at the Holidays

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815 N. Orlando Smith Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348

Includes: motorcoach transportation, tour of Moody Church, tour of Holy Name Cathedral, lunch at Lawry’s Prime Rib, afternoon performance of Steadfast Tin Soldier, free time on Michigan Avenue, all tips, gratuities and snacks.

Get into the spirit of the season with a unique holiday experience in the city. We will start our day in the Lincoln Park neighborhood with a tour of the historic Moody Church. Designed by architects Fugard and Knapp, the building was dedicated in 1925. The church melds the features of both Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, and is one of the largest Romanesque churches in the United States. Above the balcony are 36 large stained glass windows, no two of which are alike. When originally built, the church did not have an organ, but later a 4-manual Reuter organ with 4,400 pipes in 54 ranks was added. Have an opportunity to hear the magnificence for yourself! Our next stop this morning is Holy Name Cathedral. The cathedral was dedicated in 1875 and is built in the Gothic Revival architectural style, while integrating motifs of the modern Church. A cathedra, or bishop's throne, is what makes the church a cathedral. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Chicago, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States. Enjoy lunch at a Chicago treasure, Lawry’s the Prime Rib & Steakhouse located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. The restaurant occupies the 1890’s McCormick Mansion that later became the reknowned Kungsholm Puppet Theatre. Enjoy the rich history, comfortable elegance and menu featuring your choice of the famous roasted prime rib, salmon or vegetarian lasagna. Lunch also includes the famous spinning bowl salad, sourdough bread, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, creamed corn, Yorkshire pudding and dessert. This afternoon we will take our seats at the Lookingglass Theatre for the performance of Han’s Christian Anderson’s “The Steadfast Tin Soldier.” Follow the unlikely adventure of the little tin soldier, brimming with love and unblinking bravery, infused with a dazzling blend of storytelling through image and movement, accompanied by live musicians. The colorful set, elaborate puppetry and costuming evoke Renaissance-era opulence and the toy theaters that charmed children of the era. You will feel as though you stepped right into the story. After the show, we will have some free time to enjoy the lights and holiday cheer of the Magnificent Mile.

Date: Thursday, December 5
Time: 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: IVCC, Parking Lot #4
Course: HLR-8223-412
Fee: $169

Call 815-224-0427 to request additional information and to inquire about seat availability.

Thursday, 05 December, 2019