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!
Enjoy theatre for the whole family
The House Theatre of Chicago introduces The Snow Queen, a reimagination of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fable. Recommend for ages 8 and up, this production tells the story of the Snow Queen as she struggles to undo the ravaging of the earth in a tale of redemption and hope.
Date: Fri, Nov 12 – Sun, Jan 2
Time: Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Sun at 3:00 pm
Cost: Tickets from $30
Location: Chopin Theatre
More Info: thehousetheatre.com
Jump into the world of Dr. Seuss
Come to Water Tower Place this weekend for an experience like no other, the Dr. Seuss Experience! Engage your curiosity in this sensory spectacle and get in touch with your inner child.
Date: Wed, Dec 1 – Sun, Jan 2
Time: Times Available Online
Cost: Tickets from $34
Location: Water Tower Place
More Info: experienceseuss.com
Find something unique at a flea market
The Randolph Street Market is popping up on Michigan Avenue this December! As always, the market will feature antiques, art, fashion, vintage treasures, and more. Even if you’re just browsing, enjoy local food, drinks, and entertainment.
Date: Sat, Dec 4 – Sun, Dec 5
Location: 830 N Michigan Ave
More Info: randolphstreetmarket.com
Get your tickets for a holiday tradition
This weekend, see a live performance of the holiday favorite, It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! The American Blues Theater has been retelling the story of George Bailey in this classic for over 20 years – see it for yourself this weekend!
Date: Fri, Nov 26 – Fri, Dec 31
Time: Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm
Cost: From $25
Location: Victory Gardens Theater
More Info: americanbluestheater.com
Grab your scarves and your skates for winter fun
Navy Pier has transformed into a winter wonderland for Light Up the Lake, a huge winter experience with activities like ice skating, a magical light garden, pictures with Santa, great food, and of course Navy Pier’s iconic Centennial Wheel.
Date: Fri, Nov 26 – Sun, Jan 2
Time: Fri 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Cost: From $26
Location: Navy Pier
More Info: navypier.org