Light Up The Lake at Navy Pier

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November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

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With its larger-than-life sculpture displays and colorful lights, Navy Pier's Light Up the Lake is a real-life fairytale setting. Skate at the Alpine ice rink or visit Santa and his friends in this holiday adventure.

Chicagoland's biggest indoor holiday attraction dazzles with shining ornaments and festive activities. Little ones can hop aboard the Holiday Train and meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus or enjoy the family-friendly rides. Then, take a spin on the Alpine ice rink. Make sure to stroll through the magical light garden where an oversized teddy bear and duck are waiting for you.

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The official dates for this event will be announced soon.

Light Up the Lake Location

Located at Festival Hall in Navy Pier.


Ticket sale dates have not been released. However, we will update this page with more information.

Covid-19 Information

Guests are not required to wear face masks but are advised in crowded areas.

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Experience Light Up the Lake

Navy Pier brings all the fun indoors this holiday by transforming its 170,000-square-foot Festival Hall into a winter wonderland. So why grin and endure the cold outside when you can have fun at the Light Up the Lake?  

This temperature-controlled attraction features giant sculptures of teddy bears, rubber ducks, and towering reindeer. Soak in the 600,000 lights and snap some pictures of the light tunnels. 

People of all ages will be thrilled to ride the Holiday Train. Make sure to bring your little ones and let them play with Mr. Claus and his toymakers.

Also, you can make a vacation out of this trip with a Chicago package.


Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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