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5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

The next couple of weekends are going to be pretty crazy with all the holidays, the New Year, and of course, all that quality family time. So this week we’ve got five things that will help you get in that holiday spirit. From tuckering out the tykes with winter wonderland festivities to last minute shopping, it’s all here. Check it out below!


Winter WonderFest Dream Town 5 ThingsWinter WonderFest
The annual indoor winter carnival at Navy Pier returns with new activities like a toboggan tunnel, mini golf, and snow tubing!

  • When: December 16 – December 26
  • Where: Navy Pier, 700 E Grand Ave
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Dream Town 5 Things Burning BluebeardBurning Bluebeard
A play inspired by the 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire, this show doesn’t just portray a story of what happens, it takes you back in time to relive it…through the point of view of six slightly burnt clowns who just want to perform their Christmas Pantomime.

  • When: December 16 – January 4
  • Where: Theatre Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave
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  • Admission: $36 – $45
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Dream Town 5 Things Chicago Children's Museum Snow Much FunChicago Children’s Museum: Snow Much Fun
The Children’s Museum is hosting all your favorite childhood winter activities. Keep warm inside while still building snow forts, skating in your socks, and throwing snowballs. It’s perfect for enjoying the best of winter.

  • When: December 18 – December 21
  • Where: Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier, 700 E Grand Ave
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Dream Town 5 Things Ice Skating at Parson's Chicken FishIce Skating at Parson’s Chicken & Fish
Finally, a way to chill on a patio all year round. What’s better than enjoying your favorite fried chicken? Enjoying it while skating around!

  • When: December 19 – December 21
  • Where: Parson’s Chicken & Fish 2952 W Armitage
  • Hours: 3:00pm Friday, 10:00am Sat-Sun
  • Admission: $5 to skate
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Dream Town 5 Things Late-Er Night AndersonvilleLate-er Night Andersonville
It’s crunch time for holiday shopping, and Andersonville has your back. Shop local businesses that stay open later than usual. There will be discounts for holiday gifts and dining.

  • When: December 19
  • Where: 5200 N Clark Street
  • Hours: 6:00 – 10:00pm
  • Admission: Free
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