Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it is time to give thanks! This year has really shown us to be thankful for what we do have and for those loved ones in our lives, and we have rounded up various ways to show those around us how much we care.

Gift a Journey through the city of Paris in the safety of your home
A very personal journey through the beloved city of Paris through the music of Claude Debussy, Hershey Felder as Claude Debussy A PARIS LOVE STORY – LIVE from FLORENCE will stream on Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. CST. The performance explores how Debussy’s music (“Clair de Lune,” Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, etc.) shaped a whole new world of color in sound, giving us the beginnings of what we have come to know as “Movie Music.” Tickets are $55 and are available for purchase online, with proceeds benefitting theatres across the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Purchase includes the live stream and a full week of  “on demand” access through November 29.

Enjoy a safe staycation in an eclectic hotel
Hotel Versey
, 644 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, is offering 25% off daily rates for family and friends visiting during the holidays. Call the hotel at 773-525-7010 and request the special holiday discount or book at www.hotelversey.comLocated in Chicago’s vibrant Lincoln Park neighborhood, the edgy, quirky and dramatic Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago connects travelers with the local culture, music, art and food of the Windy City. A bold and eclectic new design and local art merge with the city’s storied jazz and rock history to create a reimagined hotel. Hotel Versey’s opening and interior design were celebrated on Architectural Digest’s prestigious list of the “The 12 Best Designed Hotels Opening this year.”

Give the gift of fine dining at a Chicago Icon
Give thanks by gifting a fondue fan a gift card to use at their convenience! Geja’s Café, Chicago’s iconic fondue and couple’s landmark located at 340 W Armitage Avenue, is offering fondue fanatics a special Holiday Gift Card Promotion that is running now through December 31, 2020. With every purchase of gift cards that equate to $100 will receive a free $30 bonus gift card. Patrons can also enjoy the Geja’s @ Home Fondue Experience, where patrons have the opportunity to enjoy the romance of the restaurant in the safety of their homes, and bring the magic of their home to yours. Additionally, Geja’s is offering  a full Fall Feast Package that perfectly serves two with add ons available to feed the whole family, which includes Geja’s all new Mac and Cheese Fondue For more information or to purchase a gift card, please visit 

Skip the Turkey and indulge in something arguable even better – pizza!
For those thinking of skipping the meal altogether — how does gathering around a free Jet’s Pizza sound instead? Beginning November 15 – December 12, select Chicago Jet’s Pizza locations are offering a free small, one-topping pie with donation of a new or like new children’s coat. In partnership with Chicago Youth Programs, the popular pizzeria will be working to give back and provide the essentials to at-risk youth in the area this holiday season. Locations include South Loop, West Loop, River North, Lakeview/Lincoln Park and Wicker Park/Bucktown. For more information, please visit

After a long shift, enjoy a dinner to go and relaxing stay at a Chicago Landmark
Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District, formerly the site of the old Cook County Hospital, located in one of the most robust medical districts in the world, is offering a special Thanksgiving Day Package for frontline workers to enjoy after a long shift that includes a one night stay at Hyatt House, along with a dinner to go from Dr. Murphy’s Food Hall, the latest dining destination on Chicago’s Near West Side. The special Thanksgiving menu, courtesy of Brekkie & Bake Shop, includes a spread of turkey and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, mac n’ cheese, roasted carrots, and dinner rolls; followed by a slice of Old-Fashioned pound cake from Crockett Cookies. For more details or to book a reservation, please click here :

Send a thoughtful letter to those unable to get together this year
Decor, cards and more fit for the best Thanksgiving can be found at Paper Source – both online and in their many Chicago locations. From cards for those not visiting to crafts to keep the kids table occupied, the entire Thanksgiving selection can be found at Bonus: for a limited time, they’re offering 20% off on orders $75+ with code “Together”. 


For families looking to enjoy a Chef-made meal together this Thanksgiving 
Eldr+Rime, 2300 N. Mayfair Rd.,is offering a special Thanksgiving Family Feast menus available for dine-in and takeout on Thursday, November 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The three-course dine-in meal includes options of smoked trout deviled eggs, charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheeses/cheese ball, crispbread, breads and spreads for the first course, dry-brined roasted turkey and gravy with sour dough stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, birch glazed sweet potatoes, green bean au gratin and crispy Brussel sprouts for the main course and a choice of pumpkin pie, pecan pie or apple pie for dessert. Guests may add on premium items including a king crab cluster, smoked salmon three ways or oysters on the half shell for an additional charge. The Thanksgiving Family Feast is $45 per adult and $22 per child (ages 10 and under), plus taxes and gratuity. The Thanksgiving Family Feast To Go serves four and includes all main course items and four slices of pie per order for $120, plus taxes and fees. Guests may make reservations online and place to-go orders by calling 414.867.9200.