Feeling Festive in Chicago
Rockin Around the Santa Baby Bar!
Hello loves I hope you all are having a great time leading up to the holidays. There is nothing that I love more than the feeling of nostalgia as the holidays approach. Butterflies assemble in your stomach as you watch cheesy Hallmark movies, bake Christmas cookies, or see the first snow dust the ground.
I felt pure bliss as a child because nothing got me more excited than Christmas. It was the time that my mom would make her best dinners, I'd get to stay up a bit later (waiting for Santa of course) and I could see family that I normally don't see often.
As you get older it may feel like the magic you once felt gets washed away. Work, school, and adolescence kicks in and time seems to whisk by so quickly that the holidays may seem like any mundane day. That is why I get so excited to be as festive as I can commemorating my favorite holiday.
I am not going to lie I followed the Santa Baby Bar for quite sometime so when I finally had the opportunity to go I was extremely excited! Pictures do not do this place justice. If you wish to truly get transported to a Winter Wonderland then Santa Baby is for you. Located in Wrigleyville this pop up is the perfect festive tradition to add to your holiday week.
There is no short of holiday cheer here. In fact, the entire bar is decorated from head to toe with beautiful elaborate trees, tinsel, and of course ornaments.
Not only is the decor festive but the drinks are pretty awesome as well. We had an enormous hot coco that was filled to the brim with fluffy marshmallows. Oh, did I mention that it was spiked? Nothing says holiday cheer like a bit of spiked coco which tasted so good you simply couldn't stop drinking it.
I also love Christmas music and the bar made sure to play not only my favorite holiday tunes (with a dancing remix) but some holiday movies as well. While we were there we could talk, sip hot coco, and watch the old Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The bar brought back this feeling of home. It's weird how certain songs, movies, or even drinks can conjure the feelings that you loved as a child, it truly is a memorable experience.
The outside is the perfect place for photos. There's a fantastic light display and several places for people to go get their holiday shoot on. I of course had fun snapping some shots, I even got my holiday card idea from this pop up bar. If you are late, like myself, and are looking for a festive place to shoot your holiday cards I recommend checking this place out, you'll look like you're in the North Pole.
I always love it when the service is up to par with the food and drinks. This bar had some of the best service that I have ever witnessed. Not only were the staff friendly, always checking in on us, but they made us feel like we were apart of their big Christmas family. You can't find that type of hospitality anywhere.
So if you are in the Christmas spirit and are looking for some fun festive things to do I recommend checking out The Santa Baby Bar, there shouldn't be anything ho ho-lding you back.
Until next time loves,
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