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Santa and his helpers are taking time out of their busy schedule on December, 8 to visit The Red Balloon Co in Bucktown. It's a great opportunity for parents to check some things off their own shopping lists too – not to mention avoiding the holiday crowds on Michigan Avenue. 10% of sales from all holiday books that day will be donated to the Shop For Schools program, which benefits Chicago area schools. [Racked Inbox]