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Create lasting memories with the whole family downtown at the Loop’s must-see holiday destinations.
A Christmas Carol at Goodman TheatreChicago's "perfect holiday treat for the family" returns to the stage for its 44th annual production.
Art on theMART: The Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker"A larger-than-life experience of the Joffrey’s magical holiday tradition.
Hilton Chicago Tree LightingThe historic Hilton Chicago hotel will be unveiling its annual gingerbread display - with an entire gingerbread version of the city of Chicago! - followed by their annual tree lighting ceremony.
Tuba ChristmasThe annual Tuba Christmas performance at Palmer House brings tubists from around the world inside the Grand and State Ballrooms to play classic holiday tunes.
Macy's Great TreeLocated inside the beloved Walnut Room at Macy’s on State Street, the Great Tree stands 45-feet-tall and hangs from the ceiling versus sitting on its base. Since the tree hangs from the ceiling, the very first piece to be installed is the star that s
Macy's Holiday WindowsSince the early 1870s, Macy’s has been stunning spectators with its famed holiday window displays and celebratory events.
Santa at the Berghoff RestaurantShare some schnitzel with Santa this holiday season at the Loop's historic Berghoff Restaurant.
Christkindlmarket at Daley PlazaRooted in the German tradition, the Christkindlmarket is well known for its traditional candy cane striped wooden huts, festive shopping options, international delicacies, hot spiced wine (Glühwein), fine German beers, hand-crafted ornaments...
Magnificent Mile Lights FestivalThe Lights Festival returns to the Mag Mile with over 200 trees illuminated along Michigan Avenue. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse lead a parade of fabulous floats...
Millennium Park Ice Skating RinkTake a spin on the ice during the 20th season of this Chicago winter tradition!
The Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at Lyric Opera HouseThe Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker is a must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.
Wreathed Lions at the Art Institute of ChicagoThe beloved lions get their festive attire for the 30th year. Stop by to see them all dressed up and then head inside for the many wonderful exhibits of the Art Institute, including Barbara Kruger's Thinking of You, I Mean Me, I Mean You.
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Joy to the WorldCheck all the gifts off of your shopping list, and then treat yourself to world-class attractions and entertainment.