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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!
Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Soldier Field 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL
Making Strides is a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century. Details
October 22 - 23 & 29 - 30, 2016
Brookfield Zoo 8400 W 31st St, 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. More details to come... Details
Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:00 a.m
Pilsen Chicago, IL
Join the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) in promoting health and wellness in our communities through active lifestyles by running/walking and celebrating El Día de los Mueros/Day of the Dead. Details
The Haunted Halloween Ball
Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:00 p.m.
Aon Grand Ballroom 840 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
In the ebony of the evening, the wind tears through the trees lining Chicago’s streets, shaking the branches, and rustling the autumn leaves. Those sounds of the night are October’s orchestra, welcoming creatures and phantoms to dance in the dark. Wrapped in a thick blanket of fog, a hill creeps around Navy Pier. As the moon rises on the night of Halloween, an ominous shadow casts over the Ballroom. Details
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
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Millennium Park Chicago, IL
Special visits with Santa Claus begin on Tuesday, November 23, immediately following the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony until 8 pm and continue on various dates throughout December. Details
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Downtown Chicago, IL
The Parade features giant balloons, floats, and marching bands that go north on State Street from Congress to Randolph. Details
November 25, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
The event at the 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
November 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL
This is one of the Chicago area’s top holiday “must-sees,” and a family-friendly, made-for-memories experience. Bring the smartphones and video cameras, as our holiday exhibition delights children and parents, friends and families. Kids, look for Thomas the Tank Engine! 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