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Winter cultural celebrations in the Loop

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Posted  11 days ago  in  Trending, Things to Do

2 MIN READ – Chicago, like all great American cities, is home to a wide variety of peoples and cultures. We’ve rounded up a few of the events, specials, and offers right here in the Loop that honor a variety of winter-time celebrations.


Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Alongs

The new Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along series (previously “Caroling at Cloud Gate”) is a free event series that will invite Chicagoans and visitors to sing out and celebrate Chicago’s diverse holiday traditions on Fridays at 6 p.m., November 26-December 17, and Sunday, December 12, at 4 p.m. This series has been reimagined to be more inclusive of Chicago’s many faith backgrounds, cultures, and holiday music traditions. Holiday Sing-Along nights will feature the Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers, Cuerdas Clásicas and the Frankie Diaz Trio featuring Milly Santiago, Dexter Walker and Zion Movement, and more. See the full lineup here.

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Chicago Loop Synagogue

The Chicago Loop Synagogue has services daily throughout Chanukah, November 28-December 6. Chicago Loop Synagogue was founded in 1929 to serve the religious needs of those whose business activities brought them downtown. Since then, a growing residential community has made it the home synagogue for those who live downtown as well. Learn more here.

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Goddess and the Baker Hanukkah treats

Stock up on delicious Hanukkah decorated cookies from Goddess and the Baker. These cookies come in a variety of shapes, including dreidel, menorah, and Star of David. You’re also able to order a variety box of six cookies. Order here.

Goddess and the Baker cookies

Other winter celebrations

The Loop is where Chicago’s winter-time traditions are made. Ice skating at Maggie Daley Park and Millennium Park, shows like Broadway In Chicago’s Frozen, the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Let it Snow series, and more await this season. Explore all your holiday options here.

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