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Holidays in the Neighborhood

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About this feature: Need some Christmas gift ideas? Struggling to find eight presents for all eight nights of Hannukah? DNAinfo Chicago’s neighborhood reporters are everywhere, which is why we can deliver the skinny on celebrating the holidays in the city, filling you in on where to go for kid-friendly activities and events in your community, how you can give back locally through volunteerism or donations and the best gifts from the mom and pop shops in your neighborhood.

Downtown »

Don't have plans to eat at home with the family? Dozens of Chicago restaurants will be open.

River North »

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Lakeview »

The children's book was published last year and continues to be a holiday hit with families.

Downtown »

Since Friday, the group has received 3,000 toys and $35,000 to purchase toys for 25,000 needy kids.

Bridgeport »

The Vienna Beef gift basket has (almost) everything you need to assemble a Chicago-style hot dog.

Downtown »

The charity won't be able to give every kid on its list a toy unless 5,000 are donated by Wednesday.

Lincoln Park »

Here's how you can help PAWS Chicago care for animals in need this holiday season.

Lakeview »

From the blossoming artist to the alcohol enthusiast, there's something for everyone.

Wrigleyville »

What do you get for someone who's already gotten the best gift of all — a World Series championship?

Near West Side »

 The Near West Side is stacked with indie stores, and they have the one-of-a-kind gifts to prove it.

Lincoln Square »

This year's holiday guide features gifts that are as local as it gets.

Wicker Park »

We've scoured stores all over the city for fun gifts for this holiday season.

Portage Park »

From crafts to cookies to culture, the area is full of items designed to impress friends and loved ones.

Hyde Park »

Here's a slew of gift ideas when out shopping for the holidays in Hyde Park, Woodlawn and South Shore.