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Life at Cascade luxury apartments in Downtown Chicago offers an abundance of things to see and do. And during the holidays, a night out on the town provides excitement on a whole new level. You can fill your winter calendar with live performances, shopping, and events that combine the cheer of the season with the creative energy of the city.

The Lola Bard Carolers give new meaning to the idea of getting dressed to the nines for the holidays. This group dons Victorian-era costumes for their performances, lending the experience a healthy dose of nostalgia and pageantry. Catch them singing on the Grand Staircase in the park at Lakeshore East, where you can enjoy hot chocolate and coffee and get into the holiday spirit with friends and neighbors.

Another perk for residents of Magellan Development's Cascade Lakeshore East apartments, is exclusive access to deals on tickets for events around town. This holiday season, get discounted tickets for “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” starring Adam Pascal and Olivia Valli. The show features an original score by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams, who wrote the now-classic song “Summer of ‘69.” Director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who brought us “Legally Blond” and “Kinky Boots,” has ensured the magic of the original film shines through the dancing and musical numbers that are infused with all the immediacy of a live performance.

You won’t want to miss the Christlkindlmarket, which is a German-themed holiday market — the most authentic of its kind outside of Europe. The market, which runs from Nov. 19 through Dec. 24, provides free entertainment from brass bands and ballet dancers along with a wide range of vendors. Enjoy a beer in the heated Timber Haus after perusing the goods, like authentic German wooden ornaments and wreaths at the Bavarian Workshop, or candles and ceramic German houses from The Gift and Candle Palace. The glass ornaments at Frank’s Ornament House are perfect for decorating the tree at your Cascade apartment with an authentic German touch. This delicate red peacock ornament, made from red blown glass with attached feathers, harkens back to Christmas traditions of old and will make your tree all the more unique and magical on cozy holiday evenings.

Of course, the fun doesn’t stop after Christmas, with New Year’s Eve in Chicago right around the corner — and a host of celebrations to choose from. Ring in 2022 at the Navy Pier with the famous fireworks display that ignites the sky over Lake Michigan at midnight. New Year on the Pier at Aon Grand Ballroom will have you dancing all night to live music and the curated tunes of a DJ in a space designed for revelry. You can even celebrate the new year at the zoo at Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo, where you and your friends will find ice carving, elaborate light displays, music, and carousel rides. With so much to choose from, you can create your own Chicago holiday traditions at the Lakeshore East apartments at Cascade.

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