Posts in category "Holiday Events in Chicago"

Put a visit to Christkindlmarket on your Christmas list

The downtown market sits on Daley Plaza under the watchful eye of the Picasso.
The Christkindlmarket with its welcoming wooden booths topped with red and white candy cane striped awnings is modeled after the original Christkinklmarket which began in 1545 in Nuremberg Germany. The first Christkindlmarket in Chicago was a small market on Pioneer Court that started 21 years ago. The next year the market was moved to Daley Plaza... Read more »

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival street closures, parade route & safety

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival street closures, parade route & safety
The holiday season heats up this weekend with the opening of Christkindlmarket, the official city tree lighting and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival With over a million people expected to come to the city this weekend, just for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, traffic will be a mess. Public transportation is always advised and even more... Read more »

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: Are you ready?

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: Are you ready?
  Chicago’s biggest holiday celebration the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is coming Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. This year’s expanded fest features two days of free, family fun to celebrate the holiday season. Day one, will offer over a dozen family activities, plus food, fun and music at Festival Lane on Pioneer Court. Day two... Read more »
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The Park at Wrigley Holiday Events from Christkindlmarket to Santa's Workshop

The Park at Wrigley Holiday Events from Christkindlmarket to Santa's Workshop
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... Read more »

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017
The 104th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, the opening of the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink and the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon, the CSO, Caroling at Cloud Gate, the Dance-Along Nutcracker, the Wreathing of the Lions,  Do-It-Yourself Messiah and more. Get your calendars ready! With Halloween events winding down, Chicago is revving up its winter and holiday engine from... Read more »

New Years Eve 2016: Show Me Chicago's guide to happenings around town

New Years Eve 2016: Show Me Chicago's guide to happenings around town
2017 is just around the corner. You’ve made it through the holidays and now it’s time to make your resolutions and then go out and celebrate!’ But where? With so many choices from neighborhood bars, to the big city brew ha ha to your family-room flatscreen, it’s not easy to decide. Show Me Chicago has... Read more »
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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: info & street closures

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: info & street closures
It looks like after Chicago’s summer-like-fall that winter is arriving right along with the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival tomorrow Saturday, November 19. With temperatures expected to plummet more than 40 degrees from Thursday and Friday’s 60’s and 70’s, it will feel more like the holidays we’ve come to know, love and expect in... Read more »

Christmas in Chicago: Show Me Chicago's official 2016 holiday calendar

Show Me Chicago’s holiday calendar of events for 2016: The dates you need to know. The holiday season is upon us–coming just a little earlier and lasting a little longer each year. Here are the really big events of the season which kicks off this week–and continues into the New Year. Christkindlmarket Chicago When: The... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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