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The Chicago Park District is the largest municipal park manager in the nation and owner of more than 8100 acres of green space. We invite you to take a look at the many events happening in your neighborhood Park! Details
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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!
November 18 - December 24, 2016
Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL
Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Details
November 19 - December 11, 2016
Chicago's Plumbers Hall 1340 W. Washington St, Chicago, IL
Get your holiday shopping off to the right start with gifts in all price ranges, from thrifty to extravagant. You will discover fabulous keepsakes from embroidered hankies to estate jewelry. Timeless antiques and modern treasures including vintage and indie fashion, jewelry, art, decorative objects, house wares, and more Details
Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Soldier Field 1410 Museum Campus Dr. Chicago, IL
Rummage up the Ugliest Sweater you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the Merriest 5K of the year. If you’ve never participated in a 5K, this is a perfect way to burn some calories, have some fun and immediately replace those calories with a warm hot chocolate, and a Kahlúa cocktail. Details
December 10 - 11, 2016
Visitors Center 1S151 Winfield Rd Wheaton, IL
LEGO Train Show features a huge diorama of trains that run past skyscrapers, brick mania, and kids’ crafts, plus a ticketed party the first evening in Wheaton. Details
December 10 - 11 & 16 - 18, 2016
Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
Every year The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with young Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of the Sweets Details
Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:15 p.m.
The Grand Ballroom 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
NYE is one of the most anticipated days of the year. It’s a time to reflect on the past, clean the slate, and get off to a fresh start. However, before you open a new door you have close another. Kickoff on the right foot with an unforgettable New Year’s celebration. Grab your friends and loved ones, say goodbye to 2016, and start 2017 off in style. Details
January 11 - 15, 2017
McCormick Place 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
If you love boating, RVing, OR sailing, this is YOUR show! There’s no better place to see and buy. Plus, an incredible line up of family-friendly features, boating, sailing and RVing education and hands-on activities that make a day at the show fun for everyone! Details
January 19 - 22, 2017
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL
This year’s show continues a 37 year tradition of great sports shows at Rosemont gracing the shores of Lake Michigan and providing the greater Chicagoland area a break from cabin fever. Details
January 27 - Feb. 9, 2017
Various Chicago locations
Get ready for 14 belt-busting days! Chicago Restaurant Week 2017 returns! The annual culinary celebration features special prix fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch (NEW for 2017!) and lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Details