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Enjoy events on the water when you visit the Great Lakes. Bask in the sun during boating festivals, or watch with a drink in hand on the pier. Art, park, and music festivals also take place throughout the region for visitors and residents to enjoy.

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CoffeeCon Chicago

Revel Space 1215 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL

Calling all coffee experts, fans, and addicts, CoffeeCon returns to Chicago for the 2019 season. Take classes, visit exhibitors, and mingle with the industries top professionals and brands.

The Skating Ribbon at Maggie Paley Park

Maggie Daley Park 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois

Nothing says ‘white Christmas’ more than a snow-filled ice skating session at one of Chi-town’s best ice skating rinks. The Skating Ribbon at Maggie Paley Park is unique in that its curved serpentine structure makes it twice the length of a traditional ice skating rink.

Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N Clark St, Chicago

When: Select dates November 19-January 2nd, 2022 Bright lights + Zoo animals = perfection! Get ready to witness the glow of millions of twinkling lights at one of Chi-town’s most beloved Holiday events. Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo is a shining LED fueled extravaganza featuring hundreds of luminous displays, seasonal experiences, and an 18 foot Christmas Tree. This […]

Twas’ The Night Before…

The Chicago Theatre 175 N State St, Chicago, Illinois

Twas’ The Night Before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even an acrobatic mouse! Introduce children to the magic of Cirque du Soleil through their thrilling retelling of this classic Christmas tale.  Twas’ The Night Before offers splashy acrobatic spectacle, colorful artistry, and a sleigh full’s worth of good old-fashioned holiday cheer. Theatergoers of […]

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

From ice skating to family-friendly activities, it’s impossible to be a Scrooge at this Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Indoor attractions include an Arctic Express Train, the Candy Cane Lighthouse, the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink, a Giant Decorated Tree, Winter Rules Mini Gold, and a visit with Santa. Related Post: Most Festive Things to Do in Chicago During Christmas […]

Caroling at Cloud Gate

Millenium Park 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Participate in one of Chicago’s top holiday traditions by going caroling at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.

One of a Kind Show and Sale

theMART 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

As Chicago’s premier shopping event, this festival features 600+ makers, artists, and vendors.

Polar Express Train Ride

Chicago Union Station 225 S Canal St, Chicago, Illinois

All aboard, next stop, the North Pole! For all of those who still believe and those who have never stopped, now is your time to recreate the spellbinding enchantment of the Polar Express. The Chicago Union Station Polar Express Train Ride is an interactive theatrical experience that guarantees unforgettable festive memories.  Train passengers will imagine themselves the heroes of the […]

Chinese New Year in Chicago

Chicago Chinatown Chicago, IL

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in one of the largest Chinatowns in the nation.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

Chicago Chicago, IL

If you know the Windy City, you know that St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal. Don’t miss these exciting events and remember, wear green! St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Parade and River Dyeing St. Patrick’s Festival at Irish American Heritage Center South Side Irish Parade Northwest Side Irish Parade

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

Tracing all the way back to 1847, this renowned show is held annually at Navy Pier and draws in over 40,000 gardening enthusiasts.

Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Chicago, IL

A foodie’s dream come true, Chicago Restaurant Week showcases top restaurants throughout the city.

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