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Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's Eve and More


The holidays are a festive time in Chicago. From the annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival to the Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza, which serves my favorite holiday drink, hot spiced wine from a boot-shaped mug, Chicago is full of holiday events and things to do. Check out our list of holiday activities in Chicago. This holiday content will be updated throughout the end of the year, including Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Year's Eve, so check back often!
  1. Thanksgiving in Chicago
  2. Christmas in Chicago
  3. New Year's in Chicago

Thanksgiving in Chicago

Check out our top picks for celebrating Thanksgiving in Chicago, including Thanksgiving related events in the Windy City throughout the month of November.

Christmas in Chicago

Lots of ways to celebrate Christmas in Chicago with concerts, holiday crafts, twinkling Christmas lights, ice skating, photos with Santa, and more.

New Year's in Chicago

Looking for things to do on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and during the start of 2012 in Chicago? Look no further. Here is a listing of some of Chicago's top New Year's events and parties. And remember, because New Year's Day is on a Sunday this year, banks will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012, in observance of the New Year's Day holiday.

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