Posts in category "Holiday Events in Chicago"

Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events

Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events
It’s not over until it’s over…the end of Chicago’s after Christmas events has been greatly exaggerated. Yes, Christkrindlmarket has closed and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a distant memory but the lights are still shinning bright throughout the town and the stores and windows are still dressed in their holiday best. If you were... Read more »

New Years Eve 2014 Chicago: Top 25 Celebrations

New Years Eve 2014 Chicago: Top 25 Celebrations
New Year’s Eve 2014 in Chicago is a night for parties and celebrations. Where to go? How much to spend?  With enough choices to make your head spin even before your first drink, it’s hard to know what to do.   If you are planning a night on the town and haven’t made reservations, we’re here... Read more »

New Years Eve Chicago 2014: Navy Pier Fireworks, Parties and Cruises

New Years Eve Chicago 2014: Navy Pier Fireworks, Parties and Cruises
Countdown to the New Year 2014 at Navy Pier with fireworks parties, kids activities and cruises on Tuesday, December 31. It’s not just another Tuesday, when Navy Pier pulls out all the stops for a full day and night of festivities. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and goes all the way to the wee... Read more »
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Redmoon Winter Pageant 2013: A Spectacle of Light in the Dark of Winter

Redmoon’s Winter Pageant will shine bright in the dark of winter with Indian dance, hip-hop, machines, puppets and other things that go bump in the night when the 15th annual Redmoon Winter Pageant kicks off Friday, December 13 at their massive new warehouse space in Pilsen. Redmoon’s robust history of puppet and object-based theater burst onto... Read more »

Winter WonderFest Navy Pier 2013: Celebrate Winter Indoors

Winter WonderFest Navy Pier 2013: Celebrate Winter Indoors
All the world knows that Chicagoans are not wimps but with the temperature plummeting to 8 degrees today (and winter not even here yet)…it’s heartening to know that one can enjoy the best of the season at Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest now through January 12 without going outdoors. Here’s the skinny… Navy Pier’s 13th annual... Read more »

Afternoon Tea at Langham Chicago: Traditional English Tea

Afternoon Tea at Langham Chicago: Traditional English Tea
With the Langham Hotel, now open in Chicago, no longer do Chicagoans have to travel across the pond to  experience “the real thing” when it comes to traditional afternoon tea. Yesterday Show Me Chicago thanked Mario Batali for bringing Italy to Chicago.  Today we thank Langham Hotels International for bringing the quintessential English style to our... Read more »
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The Christmas Tree Ship Navy Pier: A Chicago Tradition

The Christmas Tree Ship Navy Pier:  A Chicago Tradition
The Christmas Tree Ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, is scheduled to arrive at Navy Pier at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 6 carrying more than 1200 trees that will be distributed to needy families. Celebrating the ship’s arrival will be a two-day event re-enacting what was an annual Chicago tradition in the late 1800s and... Read more »

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade: Better Than Macy's New York City Parade

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade: Better Than Macy's New York City Parade
The Chicago Parade Controversy continues with Tulsa World Oklahoma columnist, Ginnie Graham calling Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade better than Macy’s New York City parade and thanking WGN-TV in Chicago for “saving Thanksgiving with the most outstanding broadcast of a parade.” The reputation of Chicago’s parade was at stake after last Thursday’s parade, when we received an... Read more »

Holiday Theatre Passport: Your Ticket to Alternative Theatre in Chicago

Holiday Theatre Passport: Your Ticket to Alternative Theatre in Chicago
If you’re tired of the same old, same old sweet syrupy holiday fare, the Holiday Theatre Passport may be your ticket for an alternative to most of the holiday theater around town. Mommie Dearest as Scrooge, a trio of Liza Minnellis are just part of this package with a nod, a wink and a twist... Read more »
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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 »
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