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Christmas dinner specials in Chicago

Let restaurants make your Christmas dinner sparkle, with specials and other offerings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Are you all set for the holidays? Christmas can be overwhelming with decisions—from the best holiday events to planning New Year's Eve celebration. Since it's the season of giving, here's our gift to you: a list of Chicago restaurants serving up traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas dinners on Christmas Eve and Day. All you have to do is pick one, then let the cooks take care of the hard work.

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Christmas dinner specials

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Restaurants, Latin American

Nacional 27

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This Latin restaurant offers up a Cuban-themed, $45 prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve. Get ready for a four-course menu that includes a hearts of palms salad and a pumpkin flan dessert. 

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Restaurants, Japanese

Ramen-San

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On Christmas Eve this Asian restaurant will be playing all the classics—Home Alone, Jingle All the Way and The Santa Clause—while you slurp down a bowl of piping hot noodles.

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Restaurants, Fusion

Vermilion

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On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this fusion restaurant offers a 5-course menu full of global herbs and spices. Enjoy holiday dishes with a twist like cumin sweet potato empanadas or coconut saffron crème.

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