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-

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

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!

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights Chicago

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Millennium Park

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.
Chicago Christmas Lights, Christmas decorations.

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

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
Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Millennial Park

Christkindlmarket Chicago

Where: Daley Plaza
When: Daily  November 16 - December 24

Chicago Union Station Polar Express Train

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!

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

Where:  Navy Pier
When:  December 1 thru January 1
Christmas in Chicago - Chicago Christmas Lights

Vintage Garage Holiday Market

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!
Vintage Garage Holiday Market, Chicago Christmas Market has plenty of vintage pixie elves!
Christmas in Chicago