Archive for November 2013

Was the 2013 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade a Turkey?

Was the 2013 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade a Turkey?
Was this year's 80th Annual Thanksgiving Parade up to Chicago standards or was it a turkey? One parade-goer thinks the latter and will never go to another Chicago Thanksgiving parade. Show Me Chicago is a big fan of everything Chicago. We showcase the city's outstanding theater, dining, museums, parks, art, neighborhoods, festivals and events and... Read more »

Holiday Lights Tour Chicago: See the City's Holiday Lights and Sights via Trolley

Holiday Lights Tour Chicago: See the City's Holiday Lights and Sights via Trolley
All aboard the big red trolley for a magical Holiday Lights Tour of the Windy City.   The journey offers a warm, guided, festive and hassle-free way to see Chicago’s top holiday attractions dressed in their holiday finest. The Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Bus Company’s popular Holiday Lights Trolley Tour kicks off today and will... Read more »

ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo 2013: A Delightful Chicago Holiday Festival

ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo 2013: A Delightful Chicago Holiday Festival
ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo 2013 is definitely something to roar about.  Visitors will see the Zoo in a whole new light–actually two million lights–that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Da light-filled fest is on-target to kick off at 5 p.m. Friday, November 29.  ZooLights will continue Saturday and Sunday nights November 29th through... Read more »
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Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2013: 100 Year Celebration

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2013: 100 Year Celebration
2013 is an extra special year as the City of Chicago is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 26 at Daley Plaza. The free event begins with Live Performances headlined by Darlene Love at 5 p.m., and the official Tree Lighting at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks. The... Read more »

Christkindlmarket Chicago: Events, Activities, Food, Entertainment

Christkindlmarket Chicago: Events, Activities, Food, Entertainment
Over the last 18 years Christkindlmarket has become as much a part of Chicago’s holiday season as the jolly old elf himself. The European holiday market, which will be open for 29 days starting November 26, is lined with candy cane stripped wooden huts and brightened by twinkling lights. It has become the heart of... Read more »

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2013: Schedule of Events

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2013: Schedule of Events
A full day of events are on tap at the 2013 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival that, for many, has become the kick off to the holiday season in Chicago on Saturday, November 23. Over one million guests are expected at this year’s bash with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse flying in from their warm Florida... Read more »
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John Hancock Center Chicago: Holiday Events for All

John Hancock Center Chicago: Holiday Events for All
John Hancock Center has transformed their Observatory into a winter wonderland with holiday events for all. So head over to 875 N. Michigan and enjoy the ride of your life on the nation’s fastest elevators that take you 1000 feet in the sky in a dizzying 39 seconds. Then step outside, if you dare, on... Read more »

Challenges Facing the City of Chicago

 Challenges Facing the City of Chicago
ChicagoNow has an awesome monthly Blogapalooza event where all CN bloggers are given the same topic at 9 p.m. and need to publish a post on it by 10 p.m. The results are varied and always interesting. This month’s topic is: Write about a great challenge faced. By you. By someone else. By an entity.... Read more »

November 21, 2013 is Beaujolais Nouveau Day

November 21, 2013 is Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Charming, young, unassuming, Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine to be celebrated. And celebrate is what people do around the globe on Beaujolais Nouveau Day, always the third Thursday of November–this year falling on November 21. The wines taste sweetest right after midnight when they are released–a tradition dating back to the late 1960s–that French law... Read more »
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Thanksgiving Dining Chicago 2013: Traditional,Takeout or Diverse

Thanksgiving Dining Chicago 2013: Traditional,Takeout or Diverse
Whether you’re talking turkey or Italian beef specials, Thanksgiving dining “Chicago 2013 style” offers a buffet of choices from traditional to takeout to diverse. Show Me Chicago has put together a sampling of restaurants offering something beyond the green bean casserole to help you get a leg up on your Thanksgiving celebration. Traditional Thanksgiving If... Read more »
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