Category: Holiday Events in Chicago

Shopping Smart on Black Friday

Shopping Smart on Black Friday
With so many. options for finding bargains, Black Friday may not draw the crowds of previous years. One may even ask, is it smart to shop on Black Friday? Maybe Not According to WalletHub, around 11% of items at major retailers will be more expensive on Black Friday than their current Amazon.com prices. Where to Shop Macy’s... Read more »

Sky Rink: a winter wonderland at the Peninsula Chicago to open for winter season

Sky Rink: a winter wonderland at the Peninsula Chicago to open for winter season
Chicago offers a generous number of places to ice skate from neighborhood parks to McCormick Ice Rink in Millennium Park. But if you are looking for something extra special and unique, the Peninsula Chicago offers the perfect Winter Wonderland Sky Rink for skaters, special events, private parties, hotel guests and everyone else. The five-star hotel,... Read more »

The Great Tree: a Chicago holiday tradition for over a century

The Great Tree: a Chicago holiday tradition for over a century
Macy’s on State Street kicks off the holiday season with the return of its iconic holiday traditions. Beginning on November 6Macy’s 114th Annual Great TreeFor 114 years, the Great Tree has been the centerpiece of the Chicago holiday season. This year’s Great Tree theme features a journey of discovery and triumph as a very special... Read more »
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Chicago Holiday Events 2021 including 108th Annual Christmas Tree lighting

Chicago Holiday Events 2021 including 108th Annual  Christmas Tree lighting
CHICAGO, IL. Friday, November 5, 2021. 50 more days until Christmas. Not surprisingly, it’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. Macy’s just announced that they are taking reservations for holiday dining in the Walnut Room and all the holiday menu favorites will be back including Mrs. Hering’s beloved chicken pot pie. This... Read more »

Halloween returns to Chicago with Halloweek 2021 events, trick-or-treating & more

Halloween returns to Chicago with Halloweek  2021 events, trick-or-treating & more
“We are so proud of how far our city has come in regards to COVID-19, and we are excited to celebrate Halloween safely once again in 2021,” …CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. Halloween is back in Chicago with trick-or-treating, parades and special event all getting a green light, Highlighting the celebration from October 23 to... Read more »

Goodman Theatre’s holiday gift to Chicago

Goodman Theatre’s holiday gift to Chicago
Goodman Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for many with nearly two million people having experienced what has been most definitely “one of Chicago’s treasured Christmas traditions” for the past 42 years. This year, due to the C word–all indoor theatre productions have been suspended– which means that the Goodman production of... Read more »
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Macy’s unveils holiday plans for the Great Tree, dining, windows and more for 2020

Macy’s unveils holiday plans for the Great Tree, dining, windows and more for 2020
PLEASE NOTE: Current regulations have banned all indoor dining in Chicago until further notice. For more information and a list of 2400 plus Chicagoland restaurants offering takeout click here. As everything, in this cray year of the pandemic, things will be a little different this year at Macy’s State Street Store’s Holiday celebration. The good things: The... Read more »

Seven Chicago holiday events to visit before it’s too late

Seven Chicago holiday events to visit before it’s too late
It seems like the holidays are here today and gone tomorrow. With so much to do in Chicago, your intentions may have been good but time got in the way. Lucky for us, many of the top attractions have been extended into January. This relatively quiet week, while many kids are still home for Winter... Read more »

Lightscape: It’s a beautiful sight at Chicago Botanic Garden

Lightscape: It’s a beautiful sight at Chicago Botanic Garden
Lights are glistening, tulips are blooming, waterfalls are flowing and there are giant snowflakes underfoot at the all-new magnificent light show, Lightscape, at Chicago Botanic Garden. The garden, which most people don’t even see in the winter, has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Straight from the U.K. and the only show of its kind... Read more »
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‘Tis the Season: Tree lighting at Gallagher Way

‘Tis the Season: Tree lighting at Gallagher Way
Gallagher Way to Host Third Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2 If you thought that after the official city tree lighting, the Magnificent Mile Lights Fest and this weekend’s neighborhood and suburban tree lighting festivals that tree lighting ceremonies for this season were over, you’d be wrong. This Monday, December 2, Gallagher Way, in the... Read more »
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