At “Holiday Rock & Roll” (6 p.m.), Chicago’s top pastry chefs present their own modern interpretations of the traditional French holiday dessert Bûche de Noël. The event also features appetizers, punch bowl cocktails, and live holiday jingles from Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press. ABC’s Steve Dolinsky hosts the event, which benefits Share Our Strength’s mission to fight childhood hunger. Café des Architectes, Sofitel Chicago, 20 E. Chestnut Street; holidayrockandroll.eventbrite.com
The official Parade of Boats viewing party for the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.