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Learn more about Chicago holidays, events, and great things to do.

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Chicago
Find Chicago's Christmas tree recycling locations for the 2010 holiday season.

Memorial Day Weekend Events and Things to Do 2009
The opening sigh of summer has been sounded. Find great ideas on how to enjoy your weekend here.

Via Crucis - The Living Way of the Cross - 2009
Find the time, date, and location for the annual reenactment of the Stations of the Cross in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.

South Side St. Patrick's Day Parade Buses 2009 - Book Yours Today
Find out how to book a bus ride from popular Chicago bars to the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2009.

Soldier Field Easter Egg Hunt - EggStravaganza 2009
Can your child find an egg in a spaceship-like building? Learn fast facts about the 2009 Easter Egg Hunt at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade Photos
See photos from the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade that takes place every year in downtown Chicago.

How Chicago Dyes the Chicago River Green for St. Patrick's Day - Photo Tour
See step-by-step photos of how the city of Chicago dyes the Chicago River green every year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Chicago's Chinese New Year Celebrations - 2009
Find some of the top spots to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chicago.

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago 2009
Find extensive info about parades, the dyeing of the Chicago River, best Irish pubs, and more events for celebrating Chicago St. Patrick's Day 2009.

Visit Santa Claus at Daley Plaza in Chicago - 2008 Holiday Season
Find the dates, times, and location to visit Santa Claus in Daley Plaza Chicago during the 2008 holiday season.

Chicago Santa at Navy Pier - 2008
Find the dates, time, and location to see Santa at Chicago's Navy Pier during the 2008 holiday season.

Chicago at Christmas Photos
See photos of Chicago during Christmas.

New Year's Eve 2008 - Events and Things to Do
Find the best resources for planning your Chicago New Year's Eve here.

Kwanzaa in Chicago 2009
Find Kwanzaa Chicago events and festivals to help you enjoy your 2009 Kwanzaa season.

Chicago Hanukkah 2008
Learn more about Hanukkah (Chanukah) events and celebrations in Chicago during the 2009 holiday season.

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2011
Find the date, location, hours, and other key information about Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2010
Everything you need to know about the 2010 Chicago Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, including where, when and more.

Chicago's Top Christmas Events and Things to Do - 2010
Check out these top Chicago Christmas events and things to do during the holidays 2010.

ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo turns on its holiday lights with its free ZooLights, including photos with Santa, ice carving demonstrations, and more.

Chicago Hanukkah 2010
Learn more about Hanukkah (Chanukah) events and celebrations in Chicago during the 2010 holiday season.

Your guide to Navy Pier's 2010 Winter Wonderfest.
Your guide to Navy Pier's 2011 Winter Wonderfest, including dates, times, attractions, and more. Come out and celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at one of Navy Pier's biggest events.

Chicago New Year's Eve 2010 - Parties and Events
Find the best parties and gatherings to ring in the 2010 New Year in Chicago.

Christmas Dinners in Chicago
Don't have a turkey? Don't worry. A number of Chicago restaurants are open for Christmas dinner.

Finding Love on Valentine's Day 2011
Find things to do this Valentine's Day in Chicago for couples and singles.

Easter Brunches in Chicago
Find a hand-picked list of Easter brunches in Chicago.

Cinco de Mayo in Chicago -- Toast Your Margarita at These Windy City Parties
Toast your margarita at these Cinco de Mayo parties and events in Chicago

Memorial Day 2011 Events in Chicago
Here's a hand-picked list of events Memorial Day 2011 in Chicago.

Celebrating the Fourth of July 2011 in Chicago
Chicago celebrates Fourth of July in style. Here's your guide to celebrating the Fourth of July 2011 in Chicago.

Labor Day Weekend Events in Chicago - Top Picks
Here's your guide to Labor Day 2011 in Chicago. Find our top picks for things to do this Labor Day weekend in Chicago, including concerts, festivals, and more.

Halloween 2011 in Chicago
Get a jummpstart on your Halloween plans with our guide to Halloween 2011 in Chicago, including haunted houses, parties, and more.

Chicago Thanksgiving 2011 - Events and Things to Do
Find our top picks for enjoying Thanksgiving Day 2011 and Thanksgiving related events in Chicago, including Chicago's annual Thanksgiving Day parade and mmore.

Last-Minute Halloween Events in Chicago
Looking for something last-minute to do this Halloween in Chicago? Check out our hand-picked list of Halloween events this October 31, 2011.

Chicago's Top Christmas Events and Things to Do - 2011
Check out these top Chicago Christmas 2011 events and things to do during the holidays in the Windy City.

Enjoy Chicago's Christkindlmarket 2011
Everything you need to know about the 2011 Christkindlmarket in Chicago, including location, hours, and more.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's Eve and More
From Christmas to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Year's Eve, holidays in Chicago are special. Check out our top things to do for the holidays in Chicago, including event information, celebrations, places to eat out, and more.

Holidays 2011 at the Morton Arboretum
Enjoy some holiday fun at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, which is holding several holiday-themed events this year including Breakfast with Santa, holiday wreath sales, and more.

Macy's Holiday Window Displays 2011 - A Chicago Christmas Tradition
A favorite holiday tradition is back again with the Macy's holiday window displays 2011 in Chicago. Get all the details on the department store's holiday windows, including location and display information.

Chicago's Best Holiday Gift Ideas
Looking for the best holiday gifts in Chicago? You've come to the right place. Check out these holiday gift ideas in Chicago.

Chicago New Year's Eve 2011 - Events and Parties
Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year in Chicago? Check out our finds for New Year's Eve events and parties 2011.

Enjoy Christmas Around the World at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry
Enjoy one of Chicago's most popular holiday events during the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event, including dates, times, and more.

New Year's Day 2012 in Chicago
Starting 2012 off right with these New Year's Day and beyond events in Chicago, including a New Year's Day 5K in downtown Chicago and more.

Chicago in March 2012 - Annual Events Calendar
Find things to do in Chicago with this list of the best annual events in Chicago in March 2012.

Finding Love on Valentine's Day 2012
Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day with your sweetie in Chicago? Check out our Valentine's Day 2012 Chicago guide for ideas on romantic restaurants, events, and more.

Chicago in July 2012 - Annual Events Calendar
Find a hand-picked list of favorite annual events and things to do in Chicago in July 2012, including event names, locations, dates, and times.

St. Patrick's Day 2012
Looking for something fun to do this St. Patrick's Day in Chicago? Check out our list of events to celebrate the Irish.

Quick Facts for Chicago's Annual Memorial Day Parade 2012
Learn about the time, place, and route for the 2012 Memorial Day Parade in Chicago, including the city's Wreath Laying Ceremony dedicated to those who have served.

Chicago Easter 2012 - Eggs Hunts, Brunches, and More
Find a hand-picked list of Chicago Easter 2012 events with these great Chicago events and Easter things to do. Easter is Sunday, April 8, 2012.

Mother's Day 2012 Brunches and More
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13, 2012. Here's a handpicked list of brunches and events for Mother's Day 2012 in Chicago.

Celebrating the Fourth of July 2012 in Chicago
Chicago celebrates Fourth of July with fireworks, concerts, and more. Here's your guide to celebrating the Fourth of July 2012 in Chicago.

Labor Day Weekend Events in Chicago - Things to Do
Here's your guide to Labor Day 2012 in Chicago. Find our top picks for things to do this Labor Day weekend, including concerts, festivals, and more.

Fourth of July Fireworks and Parades
Find out where to see fireworks this July 4 in Chicago and the suburbs, including times and dates. Also find out when Fourth of July parades will be taking place.

November 2012 in Chicago
Discover November 2012 events in Chicago and things to do that include Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more. Information includes dates, times, and locations of events.

Enjoy Chicago's Christkindlmarket 2012
Everything you need to know about the 2012 Christkindlmarket in Chicago, including location, hours, and more.

2012 Spooky Zoo Spectacular! at the Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo gets spooky this Halloween with tis annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular!, including a haunted, arts and crafts, costume parade, entertainment, and more.

December 2012 in Chicago
Discover December 2012 events in Chicago and things to do the Lincoln Park Zoo's ZooLights, Christkindlmarket, and more. Information includes dates, times, and locations of events.

Halloween 2012 in Chicago
Get a jummpstart on your Halloween plans with our guide to Halloween 2012 in Chicago, including haunted houses, parties, and more. Kids can also have some Halloween fun at Chicago's annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Enjoy Chicago's Christkindlmarket 2012
Everything you need to know about the 2012 Christkindlmarket in Chicago, including location, hours, and more.

Last-Minute Halloween Events in Chicago
Looking for something last-minute to do this Halloween in Chicago? Check out our hand-picked list of Halloween events this October 31, 2012.

Special Holiday Events at the Shedd Aquarium
Beginning Sunday, December 16, 2012, through Sunday, December 22, 2012, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium transforms into a wintery, watery wonderland to celebrate a of week of holiday cheer. Discover what creatures are stirring as the aquarium stays open late during a special holiday schedule with the return of Holiday Fantasea, presented by Toyota and...

Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012
Chicago's Thanksgiving Parade 2012 takes place on November 22, 2012. Find maps of the time, starting and ending points, grand marshal and more.

Thanksgiving Day Restaurants Open in Chicago
Looking for someplace to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day meal and take a break from the kitchen? Check out our list of restaurants that will be open in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day.

Celebrate This Festive Season at the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event. We give all the information you need for the event, including dates, times, special performances, and more.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Lincoln Park Zoo's Annual ZooLights
The Lincoln Park Zoo turns on its holiday lights with its free ZooLights, including photos with Santa, ice carving demonstrations, and more.

A Windy City Tradition: Macy's Holiday Window Displays 2012
A favorite holiday tradition is back again with the Macy's holiday window displays in Chicago. Get all the details on the department store's holiday windows, including location and display information.

Kimpton Hotels of Chicago Hosts Santa Paws at the Hotel Allegro This December
Here comes Santa Paws! For the fourth year in a row, Kimpton Hotels of Chicago will host Santa Paws at the Hotel Allegro, a weekend-long event where neighborhood pets and four-legged hotel companions are invited for holiday treats and photos with Santa. Santa Paws will take place December 8 - 9, 2012.

Holiday Family Fun in Chicago
Looking for things to do during the holidays in Chicago with your family? Check out our list of holiday activities fun for all ages.

Too Much Partying on New Year's Eve?
Is your head hurting after a long night out on the town? We have the remedy. Check out these hangover cures from some of Chicago's top bartenders.

Easter Dining in Chicago
Celebrate Easter at one of these Chicago restaurants, serving a brunch, lunch or dinner. Information include menu highlights, reservation information and more.

Halloween Costumes at Chicago's Halloween Express
Looking for that perfect Halloween costume to wear this year? Check out this profile of Chicago's Halloween Express where you can buy costumes for adults and kids.

Celebrate Halloween All Month Long in Chicago
Get a jummpstart on your Halloween plans with our guide to Halloween 2013 in Chicago, including haunted houses, parties and more. Kids can also have some Halloween fun at Chicago's annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Spend the Holidays at the Christkindlmarket in Chicago
Everything you need to know about Chicago's 2013 Christkindlmarket, including location, hours, vendors, photos with Santa and more.

Halloween Fun at Navy Pier

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