Category: Holiday Events in Chicago

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 »

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 »
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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 »

‘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 »

Guide to Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights 2019

Guide to Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. One of Chicago’s most popular holiday traditions, ZooLights, returns this holiday season on Friday, November 29th. ZooLights illuminates the zoo with more than 2.5 million lights and hundreds of dynamic displays. The zoo is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland for 28 nights complete with ongoing programs... Read more »
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Macys announces 112th Annual Great Tree lighting

Macys announces 112th Annual Great Tree lighting
A holiday tradition for over a century If you lived in Chicago or ever visited during the winter holiday season, seeing the Great Tree at Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s) is most likely a treasured childhood memory. Since the beginning parents brought their children, the children grew-up and brought their children, grandparents and even great-grandparents all... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker: a holiday favorite at the Auditorium Theatre

Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker: a holiday favorite at the Auditorium Theatre
The wonderful story of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1816 never gets old. The ballet adapted by Alexandre Dumas (“The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”) from Hoffmann’s story, with music by Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »