Santa Baby Bar Returns To Wrigleyville With An All-New Experience

Shannon Blum
November 26, 2019 - 7:32 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight!

Dueces and The Diamond Club has done it again, so you better make your list and check it twice, as Santa Baby Bar returns to Wrigleyville for a second year with an all-new Christmas experience.

Santa Baby Bar, located at 3505 N. Clark St., is described as a multi-room, multi-level, over-the-top interactive Christmas experience - all created by Deuces very own staff.

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The Christmas pop-up features wall-to-wall Christmas décor, multiple bars (serving up something for both the naughty and nice), new social experiences (do it for the Gram – as the big man is always watching), Santa and character appearances, and a whole lot of Christmas spirits.

"Santa Baby Bar is more than a bar, it is an experience. There is something for the entire family. There are live appearances from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, all types of characters, over-the-top drinks, over-the-top pictures, over-the-top food," said general manager, Jasper Robinson. "Everytime you come in, you get a little bit more Christmas."

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New this year?

"This year there is a lot brand new," Robinson said. "We added the Gingerbread Lane outside, so you will see over-the-top life-sized gingerbread figures, we enhanced Santa's Workshop - there's about 200 toys and stuffed animals. If you come upstairs, now we have the ski lodge and then we also have the North Pole."

Want to know more about these theme multi-rooms? Guests can wander through the Gingerbread Village, while sipping on hot chocolate - and even make their own gingerbread house, and then take a visit the Gingerbread Castle; see what the elves are working up in Santa’s Workshop and visit with Santa to find out if they are on the naughty or nice list; make a stop at the Alpine Ski Lodge and do a shotski with friends or have some fun with frozen shots; and stroll through Winter Wonderland, dancing the night away. The magic of Christmas truly never stops at Santa Baby Bar.

And we know no pop-up is ever complete without a specialty menu. Santa Baby Bar knows Santa loves his milk and cookies, so they were sure to aim to please him with their Mega-Merry Milkshakes. Guests are encouraged to try shakes like the Grinch, Gingerbread, Reindeer Fun, or Mrs. Claus.

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But those are not the only things on the menu to eat…

“Colorful ‘Holiday Sliders’ are not to be missed, and for an even more festive twist, try his ‘Christmas Dinner Sliders’ of turkey burger sliders topped with cranberry mustard, arugula and stuffing and served with marshmallow creme-covered sweet potato fries,” the bar said in a statement. “If you’re feeling naughty, kick up the spice with Atomic Yule Logs - 3 giant cheese sticks with Flamin’ Hot Cheetoh crust and cheddar and Sriracha dust.  There’s something for everyone at Santa Baby’s table...Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good bite!”

And to go along with the holiday bites, there is a special drink menu as well. The holidays are a time to come together and Santa Baby says the more the merrier! The bar offers large-format sharable cocktails like Jingle Juice, Christmas Vacation, The Grinch, Ho Ho Mo, The Clausmo, Red Nose Rudolph, White Christmas, the Yule Mule, and the Colossal Cocoa. There are also Christmas classics like spiked hot chocolate Rumchatanog, the Elf Fashioned, and the Merry Manhattan, to name a few. Plus, guests can take their chances and spin the wheel of the 12 shots of Christmas to find out if they are naughty or nice.

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In other words, you won't run out of fun things to do, holiday-themed drinks to drink, and delicious food to eat at Santa Baby!

The pop-up also has featured events including Movie Mondays, Christmas Game Night on Tuesdays, The Night Before Canvas on Wednesdays, and Christmas Karaoke on Thursdays. There will be character appearances on Fridays and Saturdays and a Sunday Funday Brunch on well, Sundays.

And to be sure you have a spot on the list, guests are required to purchase a ticket to attend. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, but the bar recommends purchasing tickets in advance.

Santa Baby will be open Monday-Thursday, 1-11 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Check the website for special holiday hours. Santa Baby welcomes kids to join in the fun too, with a parent or legal guardian. Children under 3-years old do not need a ticket. The bar does turn 21 and over after 8 p.m.

And if you want more holiday fun, be sure to check out Santa Baby Bar's all-new sister location, Rudolph's, located at 3660 N. Clark St.

Related: Rudolph's: Chicago's Newest Christmas Pop-Up Experience