The Park at Wrigley will transform into a winter destination with attractions including an ice rink, the Christkindlmarket, a holiday tree, Santa’s workshop and more
Just when you thought you'd have to "wait until next year" to head to Wrigley Field, sources behind The Park at Wrigley have announced a blizzard of winter events and programming for the park that sits in the shadow of Wrigley Field on Clark St. between Addison and Waveland starting November 24.
Perhaps, most exciting is the Christkindlmarket complete with its traditional candy-cane striped booths, its signature mugs, Glühwein, apple cider, hot chocolate, baked cheeses, roasted nuts, toffee and pastries along with holiday gifts such as hand-crafted jewelry, knit sweaters, hats and scarves, locally sourced soaps and candles and other traditional European goods
In addition, ice skating at the Park returns; there will be a large holiday tree with a special lighting ceremony; a menorah; Santa's Workshop; Wreath Making and even Outdoor Movies.
Here are the times and dates you need to know:
The Rink at the Park opens on November 24 and runs through February 25, 2018 (weather permitting). The 8,000 sq. ft. ice rink, illuminated by festive twinkle lights and outlined with striking glass dasher boards, is open to all ages and skill levels. Admission is $5 for skaters 13 years of age or older and free for skaters 12 years and younger. Guests may bring their own skates or rent skates on site for $10. Bags can be checked at the skate rental tent for $2.
The Rink at the Park hours are as follows:
- Monday – Thursday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Friday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Special Holiday Hours: Dec. 24: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Dec. 25: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Dec. 26 – 28: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Dec. 29 – 30: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Dec. 31 – Jan. 4: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Jan. 5: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The Christkindlmarket at the Park at Wrigley will host the popular outdoor market’s third Chicago location from November 24 through December 31.
- Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 24: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m; Dec. 24: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Dec. 25: Closed; Dec. 31: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Holiday Tree and Tree Lighting: The Park at Wrigley will feature a 28’ Colorado Spruce Christmas tree from Kaneville Tree Farms. The official Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Park will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at 6 p.m. .
Santa's Workshop at The Park at Wrigley will welcome Santa starting Tuesday, November 28 through December 24. Children can talk to Santa and have the option to purchase a professional photo.
Santa’s Workshop hours are:
- Friday: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Monday – Thursday: Closed
- Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 28: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Dec. 24: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join Christy Webber Farm and Garden for Wreath Making at the Park. Classes will be held indoors at the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern on December 3, 10 and 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. During each class, participants will receive a 24” Fraser fir wreath and a variety of accessories.
Children under 18 have the option to make a smaller 16” wreath for $25. Space is limited and reservations are required. (312) 829-8200.
Three outdoor movie screenings under the umbrella of “Out There Cinema” are scheduled for: Thursday, December 21, Saturday, January 20 and Saturday, February 10. Times, TBA.
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