I-House Winter Break Activities

International House residents and friends are invited to celebrate Winter Break together in I-House with festivities involving food, crafts, music, and dance.

December 18: Holiday Karaoke and Dance Party
Coulter Lounge, 7:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Come dance and sing along to international tunes with I-House’s own DJ. Appetizers will be provided.

December 20: Deck the Dining Hall
Dining Hall, 8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Make and hang ornaments around the dining hall to spread the holiday spirit. Construction and origami paper and other decorating supplies will be provided.

December 21: International Holiday Cookie Baking
Community Kitchen, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Bake I-House residents’ favorite holiday cookie recipes. The Program Office will purchase the supplies and include the recipe in the I-House Holiday Cookbook.

December 22: ZooLights and Legendary Chicago Blues Club—Kingston Mines
3:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Visit the Lincoln Park ZooLights and enjoy dinner and a concert at Kingston Mines.

December 24: International House Staff and Resident Christmas Eve Brunch
Rockefeller Lounge, 9:30 p.m.–11:00 a.m.
I-House residents and staff are invited to a Christmas Eve morning brunch. Attendees will be able to decorate a holiday stocking that will be hung above the I-House fireplace, to be filled by the I-House Santa.

December 25: Christmas Day
Rockefeller Lounge, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Dining Hall, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Open presents around the Christmas tree and enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and holiday pastries, or join the afternoon potluck.

January 2: Welcome Back Dance Party
Coulter Lounge, 8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

January 8: Fiesta Social Hour
Rockefeller Lounge, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about Winter Break events at I-House.