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Guild Holiday Party with The Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society

Thursday, December 9

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you and your families and friends to ring in the holiday season at the Museum! Enjoy an evening of good cheer and wintery drinks and nibbles with one of Chicago’s favorite caroling groups, The Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society. These festive fellows in tall top hats and long scarves known as “The Dredge” will delight you with their music and holiday spirits. A well-kept Chicago secret, The Dredge performs only during December and comprises multigenerational volunteer singers.



5:30 p.m. – Enjoy some festive drinks and bites

6:00 p.m. – The Dredge performance begins


Ticket Levels

Children 9 and underFree
Children ages 10–18$25
Group Ticket for Three Guests$175
Top Hat Sponsor$200

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available


If you prefer to pay by phone, please call Nell McKeown, CHM development events manager, at 703-403-1482.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check out to the Chicago Historical Society, include “Guild Holiday Party” in the memo line, and send it to the below address:

ATTN: Nell McKeown
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Questions? Contact Nell McKeown at 312-799-2112 or [email protected].

We are monitoring the COVID situation, and if a program format changes, you will be notified no later than one week in advance with updated details. CHM requires all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum or on a tour. Learn more about the Museum’s safety policies and procedures. 




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9 th

5:30–7:30 p.m. CT



$ 25–175

Event Location

Chicago History Museum, Morse Genius Chicago Room

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

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