Ravinia Staff Picks: Holiday Playlist

During the summer, over 600,000 people come through our gates carrying blankets, chairs, picnics baskets, and young ones. Relax on the lawn, dine at the Mirabelle or Parkview, or grab a bite at the Ravinia Market, the Ravinia experience is uniquely your own. In order to make this possible, our full-time staff of around 50 work day in and day out to make sure to bring you the best entertainment that our three month season can provide. Every member of our staff lives and breathes music, so we have compiled a sample of their favorite holiday songs, just for you! So without further ado we bring you our 2011 Ravinia: Staff Picks Holiday Playlist on Spotify! You can subscribe by clicking here or clicking the Spotify logo above. Look below for a track listing, including the name and title of the employee whose recommendation it was. Hope you enjoy!


  1. Baby It's Cold Outside by Tom Jones feat. Cerys Matthew – Jamie L. [Director of Information Technology]
  2. Wizards In Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Alexandra P. [Graphic Designer] & Jenny C. [Assistant Manager, Retail Operations]
  3. Grown-Up Christmas List by Amy Grant – Jenny C. [Assistant Manager, Retail Operations]
  4. Twelve Days Of Christmas by John Denver feat. The Muppets – Macaulay T. [Administrative Assistant]
  5. Frosty The Snowman by Harry Connick Jr. – Mindy M. [Manager, Group Sales]
  6. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy) by Duke Ellington – Alexandra P. [Graphic Designer]
  7. Jingle Bells by Michael Bublé feat. The Puppini Sisters – Pedro D. [Social Media Coordinator]
  8. White Christmas by Bing Crosby – James R. [Assistant Manager, Facilities]
  9. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey – Carly M. [Manager, Women’s Board Operations]
  10. Silent Night by Nat King Cole – Mindy M. [Manager, Group Sales]
  11. The 12 Days Of Christmas [Live] by Straight No Chaser – Alexandra P. [Graphic Designer]
  12. Soulful Christmas by James Brown – Patrick G. [Manager, Photography and Video]
  13. Main Title from Home Alone ("Somewhere in My Memory") by John Williams – Pedro D. [Social Media Coordinator]
  14. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms – James R. [Assistant Manager, Facilities]
  15. This Christmas by Donny Hathaway – Jennifer B. [Manager, Box Office and Phone Sales]
  16. Home On Christmas Day by Kristin Chenoweth – Carly M. [Manager, Women’s Board Operations]
  17. Remember (Christmas) by Harry Nilsson – Tracy G. [Manager, Interactive Communications]
  18. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) by Nat King Cole – Amy S. [Associate Director, Public Relations]
  19. White Christmas by Otis Redding – Jennifer W. [Associate Direction, Retail Operations]