Posts in category "Holiday Events in Chicago"

Merry, Merry Chicago: CSO holiday concert featuring The von Trapps

Merry, Merry Chicago: CSO holiday concert featuring The von Trapps
Chicago, are you ready for a brand new holiday tradition? The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has put together an original holiday concert, Merry, Merry Chicago that seems destined to become a family favorite. The show replaces the CSO’s popular Welcome, Yule! concert that gave its farewell performances last December after a 20-year run. The new... Read more »

Top 5 things to do in Chicago on black Friday weekend beyond shopping

With a peaceful protest planned for today (11 am. to ?, Friday, November 27) from the Chicago River to Water Tower Place, you may want to put aside your shopping plans along the Mag Mile for another day (or shop on State Street, if you must). There’s so much more to do in Chicago than... Read more »

Holiday Calendar Chicago 2015: Tree lighting, parade, zoolights & more

Holiday Calendar Chicago 2015: Tree lighting, parade, zoolights & more
There’s a lot more than turkey this Thanksgiving in Chicago. A host of activities are lighting up the holiday calendar starting with the official Chicago Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday. This year’s big tree will tower over Michigan Avenue in Millennium Park as it is reflected in the “Bean.” It should be a beautiful sight... Read more »
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Chicago Events for November and December 2015

Chicago Events for November and December 2015
Hello, November. It’s hard to believe that in a little over a week we’ll be ice skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (opens 11 a.m., Saturday, November 14) in Millennium Park and on The Ribbon in Maggie Daley Park at 337 E Randolph Street, (weather permitting). Chicago’s Official Christmas Tree will be illuminating Chicago’s Cultural... Read more »

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony moves to Millennium Park

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony moves to Millennium Park
Chicago’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in Millennium Park in 2015 for the first time ever, starting a brand new Chicago tradition. Calling Millennium Park “Chicago’s new winter campus”  Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said “The ice skating rink in Millennium Park, Caroling at Cloud... Read more »

Valentines Day 2015: Events With Heart

Valentines Day 2015: Events With Heart
Pretty much everyone, everywhere is having Valentine specials. With Valentines day arriving on the heels of Chicago Restaurant Week (January 30 through February 12) you shouldn’t have to break the bank to show your love. Show Me Chicago is rolling out our Valentine 2015 menu which includes some sweet ideas for restaurants, overnights, massages and... Read more »
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Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose at the Raven Theatre

Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose at the Raven Theatre
It’s no mystery why “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose” is filling the house at Chicago’s Raven Theatre. The show is a real gem. The play, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original short story, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” (an archaic term for a gemstone) is elementary, in that it... Read more »

Why You Should Put Winter WonderFest on Your Christmas To-Do List

Why You Should Put Winter WonderFest on Your Christmas To-Do List
It’s a beautiful sight, walking through Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest. You may even hear sleigh bells ring, if you’re listening, and see the snow glistening–all while keeping warm and cozy at this one-of-a-kind indoor winter playground. The Fest, nestled in a 170,000-square-foot arena, is a heady mix of Disneyland dazzle and North Pole spirit with... Read more »

Five Special Holiday Events for December 2014

Five Special Holiday Events for December 2014
You better watch out and you better get out soon if you are hoping to catch any of Chicago’s holiday happenings before they melt away just like Frosty. Here are some of Show Me Chicago’s favorites for December 2014: 1. Caroling Tea at the Art Institute of Chicago Get into the holiday spirit on Saturday,... Read more »
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Thanksgiving Calendar of Events: Don't Miss Events November 25 through 30

Thanksgiving Calendar of Events: Don't Miss Events November 25 through 30
Thanksgiving week in Chicago offers a lot more than just shopping. There’s the parade, the official tree lighting ceremony, family theater and more. Show Me Chicago has put together a calendar of Thanksgiving week events so you won’t be left out in the cold–unless you want to be. Tuesday, November 25th 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting... Read more »
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