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The Chicago Park District is the largest municipal park manager in the nation and owner of more than 8100 acres of green space. We invite you to take a look at the many events happening in your neighborhood Park! Details
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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!
November 16 - January 7, 2018
5700 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL
Guests are invited to celebrate dozens of holiday customs with trees and displays, including three new additions, decorated to represent cultures from across the globe.
November 17 - December 24, 2017
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996.
November 24 – January 7, 2018
Chicago Botanic Garden
'Tis the season for family fun! Join us at the Garden for Wonderland Express, an annual holiday extravaganza featuring magnificent model trains, magical and glittering indoor snow, and meticulously crafted Chicago landmarks in miniature. Plus, see intricate ice carvings and hear beautiful music from carolers. Details
Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
November 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018
The event at the Lincoln Park Zoo features millions of holiday lights, ice carvings, music, carousel and train rides, food, and gift shopping (plus photos with Santa some days). Details
Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and Tuesday-Sunday, 26-31
Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Outside enjoy nightly ice carving and an amazing magic show. Then step inside the Holly Jolly Theater and enjoy performances by local choirs and many more holiday themed performances. Details
December 2 - January 8, 2018
Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Avenue CHICAGO, IL
Packed with indoor family fun, this delightful family tradition features 170,000 square feet of rides, giant slides, the Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice skating rink and holiday decor that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Details
December 7 - 10, 2017
theMART Chicago, IL
Save the date for the 17th annual One of a Kind Holiday Show as it returns to The Mart December 7-10 with more than 600 talented makers from across North America and thousands of original handmade gift options. Details
Sunday, Decmber 31, 2017
AON Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
The Resolution Gala is the top Chicago New Year’s Eve party going down this year. Every year up to 3,000 guests gather inside of the Grand Ballroom to ring in their New Year. Celebrate your night with food, drinks, a top live DJ, and the perfect intro to 2018 in Chicago!