Virtual Holiday Stories Happy Hour for UChicago Alumni

From USD $16.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Chicago, IL

Discover secret stories behind famous and forgotten holiday traditions, from classic seasonal drinks to the Italian origins of little white lights. Not a passive experience, this virtual event encourages audience participation in the storytelling, and other activities to show off personalities and creativity. 

This one-hour, interactive virtual party will bring out some fun moments - and even reindeer disco.

Celebrate the season with a one-hour virtual holiday happy hour that dives into the hidden histories behind some of Chicago’s most beloved traditions, like Tom and Jerry cocktails and the city’s grand Christmas tree. 

Our lively, knowledgeable event hosts will guide you through downtown holiday highlights, fascinating historic stories, and fun interactive games. During this festive virtual event you will:

  • See photos of magical window displays of the past. 

  • Collaborate in a storytelling scene about the ominous fate of the Christmas Tree Ship.

  • Marvel at immersive 360-degree views of must-see holiday locales like the beautiful Palmer House lobby.

  • Hear the origins of familiar Christmas characters, and some that have been long forgotten.

  • Peek inside classic Chicago bars via video and vintage photos and learn about their signature drinks. 

These events are capped at 40 people to keep them cozy and lively, and Chicago Detours' talented event hosts make each event festive and fun.