This holiday season, you can support the businesses that support WBEZ


SpexOur pride in providing the best in eye care products and services is well earned. Our gratification, however, is sourced from our philanthropic engagements and outreach not just in the city but also in the various neighborhoods where we provide services. Spex supports Little City Foundation, Illinois Eye-Bank, and By The Hand Club For Kids.

Kylie and Kids

Kylie and KidsOnly those with an inimitable personality can have style - others just have wardrobes.

European, organic, distinctive clothing for newborns to 12 year olds.

Celebrate individuality : DRESS UNIQUELY

Black Ensemble Theater

Black Ensemble TheaterFantastic, outstanding and the singing is phenomenal. Critics are raving about At Last a tribute to Etta James. Written and directed by Jackie Taylor. Co-Directed by Daryl Brooks. Etta James is a must see production. Now running at the Black Ensemble Theater. Call 773-769-4551 or visit

Eye Spy Optical

Eye Spy Optical

Voted "Best Eyewear Shop" by the Chicago Reader and New City, Eye Spy Optical specializes in custom, handmade eyewear and expert advice in a living-room atmosphere. For the past 16 years, Eye Spy Optical has featured out-of- the-ordinary eyewear, while proudly supporting WBEZ for 10 of those years!

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyThis winter, give your loved one the Steppenwolf Pass.  The Steppenwolf Pass is good for either three or five tickets to use during Steppenwolf’s 2014/15 season. You give the Pass, they pick their theater dates. It’s easy to give, easy to use and hard to forget!

Cider Summit Chicago

Cider Summit ChicagoThe third annual Cider Summit Chicago returns to Navy Pier on Saturday, February 7. Over 150 ciders will be available from 40 cideries including regional favorites and international classics. Meet your favorite cidermakers and enjoy specially selected food pairings. Advance ticket purchase only, must be 21 & over to attend.

Give the Gift of Great Theatre

Goodman TheaterGoodman Theatre offers three great ways to give the gift of theater. Give your loved ones a WILD CARD—4 flexible tickets for just $199—or choose any amount with Goodman Gift Certificates. And now, you can shop for A Christmas Carol merchandise and more online!

Virtue Cider

Virtue CiderThis holiday season enjoy Virtue Cider! Virtue Cider is a Michigan-based producer of European style farmhouse ciders, available on draft locally and in 750 milliliter bottles at your favorite retailer. Virtue’s blended ciders have layers that unfold like fine wines. More at

Lyric Opera

Lyric OperaCelebrate the holiday season with a special discount from Lyric Opera of Chicago! Use promo code WBEZHOLIDAY and save 20% on any Monday-Friday opera or musical including favorites like The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. To purchase, call 312-827-5600 or visit Choose your performance date and enter WBEZHOLIDAY in the upper right corner. Then select your seats and proceed to checkout!

Offer is subject to availability, is non-transferable, expires 12/24/14, is not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with another offer; only specially-allocated seat locations can be assigned. Prices subject to change. Exchanges may be possible but are not guaranteed/discount may not carryover to exchanged date, fees may apply.

Driehaus Museum

Driehaus MuseumExperience the splendor of the Gilded Age this holiday season at the Driehaus Museum. Twinkling trees, sparkling lights, and evergreen garlands add holiday warmth to the Marble Palace’s historic interiors and exterior. Throughout the month of December the Driehaus Museum celebrates the holidays in a variety of wonderful ways including special events like The Glitter and Gold Holiday Brunch, a Holiday Cabaret and the popular Santa Saturdays.

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand VillagesFind handcrafted holiday d├ęcor and feel-good gifts from around the world at Ten Thousand Villages.

Fairly paid artisans use traditional skills to craft Ten Thousand Villages products, while earning an income that empowers them to improve their lives.

Fair trade retail locations in Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Lincoln Park and Oak Park.

Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

Give the gift of music classes at Chicago's legendary Old Town School! Classes and lessons for adults and kids in guitar, banjo, dance, art and more. A New Year Open House is Saturday January 3rd 11-2 with sample classes and refreshments. Gift Certificates & more info available at

Chopping Block

Chopping BlockGive the gift of cooking this holiday season with a Chopping Block gift card. The Chopping Block has been teaching Chicago how to cook for over 17 years, offering cooking classes from sauce making and knife skills to our week-long Culinary Boot Camps. Purchase online at or in store.

MCA Stage Playlists

MCA Stage PlaylistsChoose three or more incredible theater, dance, or music performances and save 20% on tickets! Choose from specially selected Playlists or create your own Playlist.

*All performance Playlists are completely customizable and can be mixed and matched.