Fun Holiday Things to do in Chicago!

Fun Holiday Things to do in Chicago!

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24th Annual Christkindlmarket
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November 15 -December 24
Free Admission!

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.

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28th Annual Wreathing of the Lions
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Join us on the Michigan Avenue steps as we reveal our beloved lions in their festive wreathes. Enjoy special performances by Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus and complimentary hot chocolate while you welcome the holiday season. Following the ceremony, head inside the museum for art-filled activities in the Ryan Learning Center.

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A Christmas Carol
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Goodman Theatre’s classic A Christmas Carol is the heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption—a must-see Chicago holiday tradition enjoyed by 1.5 million theatergoers for over four decades. “Topnotch performances, spirited song-and-dance numbers” (Newcity), “amazing sets, gorgeous costumes and eye-popping effects” (Chicago Reader) bring to life "the best Christmas story ever told” (Time Out Chicago).

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Andrew Bird
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Andrew Bird announces the reprise of his annual “Gezelligheid” concerts this winter with a five-night residency at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church. The intimate performances arrive on the heels of Bird’s worldwide tour in support of his latest full-length record, “My Finest Work Yet.” Appropriating a Dutch term that loosely translates to “cozy,” the Gezelligheid performances concentrate mainly on instrumental violin pieces amplified only by Bird’s signature giant Victrola horns. Special guest Madison Cunningham to join.

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Caroling at Cloud Gate
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All are invited to bundle up and belt out holiday classics during Caroling at Cloud Gate located on the park’s iconic Cloud Gate Plaza. The festive series is part concert, part sing-along with some of our city's most entertaining choirs on Fridays from November 29 through December 20 beginning at 6pm.

Schedule:

November 29 - Sounds Good! Choir
December 6 - Mark Hubbard and The Voices
December 13 - Chicago Children’s Choir
December 20 - Wicker Park Choral Singers

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Christmas Helicopter Tour
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The best way to see Chicago’s Holiday lights is with Chicago Helicopter Experience. Get 30% off now with our Black Friday Presale Special!

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Ice Skating at Millennium Park
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Take a spin on the ice during the 18th season of this Chicago winter tradition.

Admission:
Skating is FREE and open to the public. Those skating with their own skates will need to pick up a FREE admission wristband.

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Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
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See trees in a different light at Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Be surrounded by color as you walk a one-mile paved path amid interactive lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. Enjoy seasonal music, marvel at ever-changing, captivating lighting designs, and warm up by a crackling fire with a cozy drink or roast marshmallows for s’mores.

In this unparalleled spectacle of color, light, and sound, you will be awed and delighted to see returning favorites and surprising new sights, including Tree Fascination–a brilliant digital projection of immersive color and pattern on a grove of Eastern white and Scots pine trees. Illumination will highlight the many gifts of trees: natural beauty, increased feelings of peace and calm, homes for wildlife, and the air we breathe. This year’s event will debut a new route with a more spacious pathway.

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Magnificient Mile Lights Festival
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Two days of free, family-friendly activities lead up to our famous tree-lighting parade to kick off the holiday season - plus special offers from businesses around The Magnificent Mile!

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Music Box Christmas Sing-a-long & Double Feature
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Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box! One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year.

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The Great Tree at Macy's Walnut Room
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Do some Christmas shopping and take a break for lunch to admire the gorgeous Christmas tree in the Walnut Room!

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The Nutcracker
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Wheeldon's acclaimed turn-of-the-century tale opens on Christmas Eve, 1892, mere months before the grand opening of the 1893 World's Fair, as young Marie and her mother prepare for a Christmas Eve potluck celebration. The magic of the season takes hold when a visit from The Great Impresario sets off a whirlwind journey of romance and adventure through a dreamlike World's Fair. A must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.

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Zoo Lights
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The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful event of the year. For that, we invite you to join us in celebrating 25 years of ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo. This one-of-a-kind, festive holiday experience offers a free, merry, family-oriented celebration of joy right in the heart of the city.

ZooLights features hundreds of luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities, all under the glow of 2.5 million lights. We ensure that it will be the hap, hap, happiest season since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye.

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Date: December 9, 2019


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