Saturday November 30, 2013
Discover December 2013 events in Chicago and things to do including the Lincoln Park Zoo's ZooLights, the city's annual Christkindlmarket and more. Did you know? New this year: Ice skating at the Lincoln Park Zoo!
Our December Events Guide includes information on Chicago December happenings and their dates, times and locations.
Highlights of things to do in December in Chicago include:
- Holiday Magic at the Brookfield Zoo
- Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza
- The Nutcracker play at the Auditorium Theatre.
Also read: ZooLights at the Lincoln Park l Places to Ice Skate in Chicago l Top 10 Museums in Chicago
Thursday November 28, 2013
Don't want to cook this year? No problem. Several restaurants are open in Chicago on Thanksgiving.
Choose from a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, to holiday buffets, or restaurants offering a la carte items.
Here is our round-up of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago.
Also read: Best Thanksgiving Menus l Thanksgiving Weekend at Chicago's Chriskindlmarket l Origins of Thanksgiving
Monday November 25, 2013
This Tuesday, November 26, is Chicago's 100th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The ceremony will include the official lighting of the tree in Daley Plaza, along with live singers, visits with Santa, and the opening of the Christkindlmarket.
For details on Chicago's Christmas tree lighting event, read our Guide to the Christmas Tree Ceremony, including location and times.
Here is a Guide to Chicago's Christkindlmarket, the largest open-air Christmas market in the city.
After the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, consider heading over to Millennium Park and go ice skating under the stars. The ice rink is open to 10 p.m. most days, except major holidays.
Thursday November 21, 2013
It's that time of year again - time to lace up your skates and take to the ice in Chicago.
Ice skating at Chicago's Millennium Park is now underway and will be open through March 9, 2014, weather permitting.
New this year at Millennium Park's outdoor ice rink are Winter Workouts. On select days, one hour before the rink opens to the public, free ice skating lessons will be offered as well as ice hockey drills.
Find out more about ice skating at Millennium Park, including information on the new Winter Workouts, with our Guide to Millennium Park Ice Skating.
Did you know you can ice skate inside Wrigley Field? And on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building? Find out where else ice skating is offered in Chicago.
Also read: Guide to This Year's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago and Don't Forget: Chicago's 100th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is Tuesday, November 26.