No Chicago Christmas would be complete!
It's not Christmas without hitting these great holiday events! Chicago is lively and colorful. I can think of no better place to spend it.
Here are some of the classic don't miss Christmas Christmas events--
Click on the title links to take you to their pages for more info-
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo
When: 4:30 till 9:00
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - November 23-25
THEN Nov 30-Dec 2
THEN nightly Dec 6 thru Jan 2
Excluding Christmas and Christmas Eve, December 24/25
What: Lincoln Park Zoo is LIT UP for the holidays! Over 20 million lights!
Always an amazing sight to see. This is the 24th edition. Go ice skating, check out the goats and so much more!
Where: Millennium Park
When: November 16
What: The 105th years of the Christmas tree lighting, at Millennium Park.
A gorgeous 60 foot tree will shimmer and shine! Host of the evening, Miguel Cervantes of
Hamilton Chicago Company.
Where: Michigan Ave from Oak to Wacker Drive
When: November 16-17 starting at 5:30 pm
What: A nighttime parade led by Minnie and Mickey Mouse that runs through the
Mag Mile's best shopping district. Fireworks over the Chicago River, Free concerts
Where: Daley Plaza
When: Daily November 16 - December 24
Where: Chicago's Union Station
When: Dec 1 thru 31
What: A one hour ride along the Chicago river through tunnels,
train yards and neighborhoods.
Hot cocoa a cookie and souvenir bell are included!
Where: Navy Pier
When: December 1 thru January 1
Where: St. Andrews - 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
When: Saturday December 1, one day ONLY 11pm to 6pm
What?: A Chicago Christmas market featuring all sorts of vintage Holiday and vintage goods. Perfect for gifts or decorating.
Vintage decor, Vintage clothing and coats, vintage plaid, vintage jewelry, signs, mantiques and more!