5 Things to do this Weekend: Dec 17- Dec 19

The holiday season is here! There are a plethora of ways to get out and enjoy the festivities — here are our top 5 activities we can’t wait to check out.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Sing Loud for All to Hear 

Christmastime is here and there’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by enjoying Christmas treats while caroling at the Driehaus Museum, with a stunning backdrop of art, architecture, and design.

Date: Sat, Dec 18
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Driehaus Museum

More Info: driehausmuseum.org

Enjoy a Wintery Pop-Up

Celebrate the holiday season at Jack Frost Winter Walk, featuring ice skating, photo ops, a Christmas tree farm, bumper cars, and more. It’s the perfect way to relax and have some wintery fun!

Date: Thurs, Dec 2 – Sun, Jan 2
Time: Times available online
Cost: From $25
Location: Jack Frost Winter Village

More Info: welcometojacks.com

See a New Take on a Christmas Classic 

Ready to shake up your holiday traditions? Head to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater this weekend for the Q Brothers Christmas Carol, a hip-hop “ad-rap-tation” of the Charles Dickens classic—complete with live DJ, twinkling lights, and good times.

Date: Tues, Dec 7 – Thurs, Dec 23
Time: Times available online
Cost: From $45
Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
More Info:chicagoshakes.com

Find Tranquility in Nature 

Looking for a little serenity after a long year? Head to the Winter Flower Show, Serenity, at the Garfield Park Conservatory for calming pink poinsettias and relaxing silver foliage which are as soothing as they are beautiful.

Date: Fri, Dec 17 – Sun, Dec 19
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Garfield Park Conservatory
More Info: garfieldconservatory.org

Explore the Reef 

Though the weather outside may be chilly, inside the Shedd Aquarium you can take a tropical journey to a Philippines reef, where you’ll learn about one of the most interesting yet misunderstood predators—sharks!

Date: Sat, Dec 18
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: From $95
Location: Shedd Aquarium
More Info: sheddaquarium.org