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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!

Chicago Taste of the Nation
October 11, 2015
The Navy Pier Grand Ballroom 600 East Grand Ave Chicago, IL

Chicago’s most sophisticated and acclaimed culinary event will once again feature over 50 of the city’s top chefs and restaurants, 25 of the city’s top bars, bartenders and mixologists, craft beers, wines and spirits. The event will also feature hands-on family culinary activities, chef demos, entertainment and a dream auction with many once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences. Details.
Boo! at the Zoo
Saturdays & Sundays, October 17 - 18 & 24 - 25, 2015
Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st Street , Brookfield, IL

Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy! Details.
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
October 23 - November 1, 2015
Facets Cinema 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL

The Festival screens a wide range of projects, from live-action and animated feature films to shorts, TV series, documentaries, and child-produced works. One of the most unique festivals in the country, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival showcases the best in culturally diverse, non-violent, value-affirming new cinema for children, and is one of the only Academy Award qualifying children's film festivals in the world. Details.
Carrera de los Muertos/Race of the Dead 5k
October 31, 2015
The Pilsen neighborhood Chicago, IL

Our race coincides with the Day of the Dead, a Latino tradition rooted in Mesoamerican culture. For centuries, this holiday—based on All Souls Day—commemorates the deceased by building altars, or ofrendas, with favorite items and significant possessions from loved ones. Details.
Monster Dash
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Grant Park's Arvey Field

The race will host a costume contest that truly brings out some crazy creativity and inventiveness in many runners, from those dressing up as Lego pieces to those running in their favorite superhero's outfit, tight spandex and all. The race organizers will award prizes for best adult male and female costumes in both the half marathon and the 10K, and best individual boy and girl under age 12, as well as prizes for the best couple's costume and the best group costume. Details.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
November 14, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Broadway Playhouse Water Tower Place, 175 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL

Tis the season to celebrate everyone’s favorite Peanuts pals as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again! “And for Charlie Brown, it was truly the merriest Christmas ever.” - See more at: Details.
Turkey Day Chicago
Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park Chicago, IL

Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with Chicago’s longest running Thanksgiving tradition; the 37th Annual Turkey Day Run Chicago. Bring the whole family, come dressed for the part, and join runners, joggers and walkers for some lighthearted fun. Details.
November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Lincoln Park Zoo features millions of holiday lights, ice carvings, music, carousel and train rides, food and gift shopping (plus photos with Santa some days). Details.
One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago
December 3 - 6, 2015
The Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL

This will be the ideal place to find truly unique items for yourself, your home and everyone on your holiday gift list. More than 600 talented artists will set up shop at the 2015 show. Speak with artists one-on-one, attend artist demonstrations, and create something yourself at a crafting workshop. Indulge in gourmet cafes and enjoy fashion shows and live music Details.
The Nutcracker
December 4 - 27, 2015
Auditorium Theatre 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

See Robert Joffrey's version of this holiday favorite for the last time! Don't miss this lavish, beloved holiday tradition, with Tchaikovsky's score performed live by The Chicago Philharmonic. Details.
Santa Hustle Chicago 5k
Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:00 a.m.
Downtown Chicago, IL

See Chicago unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and paths of the lakefront. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. It is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year. The 2015 Santa Hustle Chicago Charity is proud to be partnering with the American Cancer Society. Details.

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