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Holiday Activities in Chicago

Experience the pulse of the holidays in the electrifying city of Chicago. Tis the season among world-class shopping, dining, performing arts, museums, and exciting holiday events and attractions, including Zoo Lights. From shopping along the infamous Magnificent Mile and Christkindlemarket Chicago kicking off the season at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the holidays in Chicago is an unforgettable holiday experience.

Chicago Things to See and Do

  • Christkindlmarket Chicago

    Christkindlmarket Chicago is a highly anticipated annual holiday event held in Daley Plaza, opening November 21, closing December 24. The market replicates a European village during winter with charming timber houses and festive Christmas décor. Shoppers will find baked goods, beer, wine, toys, ornaments, and crafts. Click for Additional Information
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

    Join in this family-focused holiday event, featuring radiant Christmas displays and activities all throughout the grounds of the Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo. Be there for the flip of the switch on November 29, when Zoo Lights will sparkle and Santa Claus is mingling with the kids.  Click for Additional Information
  • Magnificent Mile Lights Fest

    Kick off your holiday season at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday, November 22. Join the fun early and enjoy live music, family-focused activities, unparalleled holiday shopping, the tree lighting parade with Micky and Minnie Mouse, and a fireworks show over the Chicago River. Click For Additional Information
  • A Christmas Carol Enjoy the classic tale, written by Charles Dickens, produced at Chicago's Goodman Theatre November 15-December 28. This enchanting production bring our beloved character Ebenezer Scrooge to live during this award winning annual production. Click for Additional Information
  • The Nutcracker: Joffrey Ballet Chicago America's #1 Nutcracker, performed by the Joffrey Ballet Chicago is a glorious holiday tradition. "It is majestic and intoxicating" - Chicago Tribune. Tickets are available December 5-December 28Click for Additional Information
  • Winter Wonderfest participate in a winter extravaganza at Navy Pier's 14 annual Winter Wonderfest presented by Bank of America December 5, 2014-January 12, 2015. Imagine an indoor amusement park, complete with a ferris wheel, hot cocoa cups, artic plunge slide, ice line zip line, and much more. The fun also includes a 170,000 square foot Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice rink. Click for Additional Information
  • Christmas Around The World
  • Enjoy a one-of-a-kind seasonal celebration by jioning us for the Christmas Aroundd the World and Holiday of Light, a Chicago tradition which began in 1942 with a single tree dedicated to the Allies of World War II. The Museum's 45 food Grand Tree takes center stage in the Rotunda, surrounded by more than 50 smaller trees beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago's ethnic communities to represent their various cultures and holiday traditions. School choral groups perform during the week, and ethnic song and dance performances take place on the weekends in conjunction with the exhibit. Click for additional information


  • Magnificent Mile

    Chicago's Magnificent Mile is a magical holiday shopping experience with variety of specialty stores and shops that will spark every interest, including the shops at Water Tower Place, The Shops at North Bridge, 900 North Michigan Avenue, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Shop Magnificent Mile
  • Water Tower Place

    Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is a premium shopping destination with some of the most popular stores in the world, like Macy's and American Girl Place. Get into the holiday spirit at this exciting entertainment, shopping and dining complex. Shop Water Tower
  • Macy's

    Chicago's famous Macy's on State Street is a on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark. Deemed as the world's second largest department store, this flagship store offers 12 floors of shopping, dining and holiday bliss. Shop Macy's on State Street

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