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Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Loop

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Posted  19 days ago  in  Loop List, Trending, Things to Do

3 MIN READ – It’s the perfect time of year for practicing gratitude, gathering with friends and family, and eating a ton of delicious food. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, check out this roundup and spend a day in the Loop.


View the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Head on over to State Street in the Loop to enjoy the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. The parade marches from Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph Street and lasts from 8-11 a.m. Don’t miss this family-friendly tradition in the heart of the city. Learn more here.

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Give back with Friendsgiving at Venteux

Give thanks and give back! Join Venteux for their Friendsgiving Food Drive from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and enjoy half-off all bottles of wine all evening. Help them support the Chicago Food Depository by bringing a can of food to donate, and enjoy a complimentary appetizer (with the purchase of an entrée). Book your reservation now here.

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with Sugar Bliss

Celebrate the holiday with friends, family, and Sugar Bliss treats! Visit Sugar Bliss at 122 S. Wabash Ave. for freshly baked pies, s’mores kits, hot chocolate bombs, seasonal macaron and cupcake flavors, as well as cookie and cupcake decorating kits. They also offer a variety of sweets packages for the holiday. Learn more here.

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Rent bikes from HUB312

Thanksgiving is about more than just eating (yes, really). Offset your feast with a bike ride around the Loop by renting a few bikes with your friends or family. HUB312 is offering a Fall Back Spring Forward deal to help you keep enjoying the mild weather this fall. Any rental during the month of November earns a spring credit for a free rental in March. The free rental is for the same type of bike and length of the rental, and the special is limited to one offer per person. Learn more here.

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See Teatro ZinZanni

How about a show with your dinner? Teatro ZinZanni is now underway at the fabulous Spiegeltent ZaZou, located on the 14th floor in the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop (32 W. Randolph St.). Teatro ZinZanni and Randolph Entertainment have brought live comedy, music, and cirque roaring back to the Chicago Loop with astounding acts and a unique, immersive dining and live entertainment experience. No show is exactly the same! You can see it again and again and thoroughly enjoy yourself every time. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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Get Thanksgiving To-Go with The Metropolitan

Check one thing off your holiday to-do list and enjoy Chef Adam’s curated take-home Thanksgiving menu from The Metropolitan. It includes a variety of main dishes, sides, desserts, and great wine selections by their in-house sommelier. Let The Metropolitan do all the heavy lifting and prep work so you can relax and thoroughly enjoy all the seasonal goodies without the hassle! Reserve your Thanksgiving Kit by November 19 here.

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Order a pie from The Dearborn

No Thanksgiving is complete without the perfect pie, and no pie is as perfect as one from The Dearborn. Through December 31, choose from The Dearborn’s Crispy Phyllo Apple Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie, or Black Forest Meringue Pie. You should allow at least 48 hours from ordering to pick-up, and note that The Dearborn will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day—so plan accordingly! Why wait? Place your orders now, here.

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Book a pie package with Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Are you looking for a home away from home this Thanksgiving? The Kimpton Hotel Monaco is running a Thanksgiving package called Pie in the (Window Seat) Sky. Whether you’re visiting family or enjoying a holiday staycation, settle in to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago and they’ll have a 9-inch pie from Justice of the Pies waiting with your name on it. Even better: for every reservation booked, the hotel will donate an additional pie to Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. The package includes a Riverview room upgrade, a signature 9-inch Bourbon Pecan Pie from Justice of the Pies, a Chicago-based bakery owned by Chef Maya-Camille Broussard (as seen on Netflix’s Bake Squad). Learn more here.

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