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Best Places to Watch NFL Games in Wicker Park

Now that the NFL season is upon us, you may be wondering where in Wicker Park y

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Do Division Fest 2015

Do Division is this weekend! Holiday Jones and Urban Holiday Lofts couldn’t be more excited. We get a lot of visitors coming in for this event since it’s just outside our front door. This year it’s poised to be bigger than ever before. The festival takes place Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st. Although   


Holiday Jones Receives 2015 TripAdivsor Certificate of Excellence

We’re very excited and proud to announce that Holiday Jones received the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor states that the Certificate of Excellence “is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor”. Our top priority is taking care of our guests and making sure we go above and beyond for all   


2015 Chicago Summer Events – Food Edition Part 3

Since it’s early in the week, we decided to take a break from drinking and cover some more food events going on this summer. Many of these events will focus on the neighborhoods in Chicago, so it’s a great way to get out of the typical tourist activities and see Chicago. Tomorrow we start our   


2015 Chicago Summer Events – Drinking Edition Part 2 Beer!

Chicago has become a hub for great beer in the past few years. It’s easier to find drafts by Two Brothers, Lagunitas, Three FLoyd’s, and many other great craft brewers than it is Bud or Miller in Chicago bars. Because of Chicago’s love for great beer, there are events all summer long dedicated to showcasing   


2015 Chicago Summer Events – Drinking Edition Part 1

Our last two posts on the 2015 Chicago Summer Events were about food events in Chicago. While Chicago has some of the best food in the world, the only thing Chicago loves more than food, is it’s adult beverages. As the craft beer and liquor market have boomed in the US, there seems to be   


2015 Chicago Summer Events – Food Edition Part 2

A little more Chicago food for your thoughts. Today we continue our 2015 Chicago Summer Events series with part 2 of our food edition. Last week we covered more of the popular food events hosted around town this summer Read Part 1 Here, but in this series we’re going to dig  a little deeper and   


2015 Chicago Summer Events – Food Edition Part 1

The cold spell seems to have finally broken here and Chicago and that means it’s time to go outside. One of the best parts of Chicago during the summer, is all the events it has to offer. Every weekend features events from all around the city. We’ll do our best to cover the major events   


Top Ten Greatest Grateful Dead Songs

In honor of The Grateful Dead reuniting in our very own backyard for three back-to-back shows, we, at Holiday Jones, concluded a fitting tribute, and act of celebration, would be to narrow the Dead’s extensive and blistering catalogue down to ten single songs that resonate with us the most. But before we get started on   


Tomorrow Never Knows 2015

Chicago is a city where music festivals run rampant. The tentpoles of our Summer run from Do Division to Third Rail to The Chicago Blues Festival to Spring Awakening to Riverwest to Pitchfork to Lollapalooza to North Coast to Riot Fest to the Hideout Block Party. But arguably the most compelling, and wistfully overlooked, is   


7 Reasons Chicago is Best in Winter

We can all agree Chicago is an incessant blast in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  But what about the Winter time?  A lot of people make the greenhorn mistake of writing off America’s greatest city when temperatures dip below freezing, and everything is encased in an opaque layer of snow and ice.  However, Winter is