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Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Loop

Posted  11 months 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.


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.

Enjoy dinner and a show

A delicious treat, the new production of Cabaret ZaZou brings 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.

Gobble up theatre in the Loop

Most theatres are shuttered for Thanksgiving Day, but the show goes on! With fantastic productions at various Loop theaters, you can visit the far away land of Oz at Broadway In Chicago’s Wicked; or say “Hakuna Matata” after The Lion King; or dream of sugar plum fairies after Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Lyric Opera. The show doesn’t stop there – shows at Goodman Theatre, Auditorium Theatre and more will also get two thumbs up.

Go from Gobble gobble to giggle giggle at Lyric this Thanksgiving weekend with Rossini’s Le Comte Ory. Follow Count Ory and his entourage as they use over-the-top disguises and last minute plans to sneak into a medieval french castle in pursuit of the virtuous Countess. From the master of operatic comedy that brought you The Barber of Seville, this pricelessly witty production will have you and your family smiling from ear to ear. Tickets start at $39 at www.lyricopera.org.

Merry and Bright

If you’ve done the turkey jam and want to skip into the holiday season, fear not! Holidays in the Loop are the time to enjoy all that the Loop has to offer as we witness its transformation into a winter wonderland. From the State Street Holiday Market; State Street Holidays Lights; the fabulous downtown holiday traditions; or making new memories of your own, we’ve got it all.

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