Winter is here, offering new and varied ways to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.
Don’t forget: Limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!
Whip & whirl into the New Year
Celebrate the end of 2021 with the whole family with unlimited WhirlyBall accompanied by a lunch buffet, lasertag, bowling, and more!
Date: Fri, Dec 31
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: WhirlyBall, 1825 W Webster Ave
More Info: eventbrite.com
Direct Your Own Comedy Show
New Years’ weekend is no time for regrets and The Second City is ready to remind you of that in The Best Decision You’ve Ever Made, a choose-your-own comedy adventure that explores our choices and their effect on the world in a truly hilarious and touching manner.
Date: Sun, Jan 2
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost: From $43
Location: e.t.c. Theater, 230 W North Ave
More Info: secondcity.com
See a Conscious Comedy Show
Looking for something a little different to do with your New Years’ Weekend? Check out When Harry Met Rehab, a comedy show that tells a story of redemption and hope and about Harry, who is attempting to conquer alcoholism, in a humorous yet sensitive manner.
Date: Fri, Dec 31 and Sun, Jan 2
Time: Fri at 8:00 pm and Sun at 3:00 pm
Cost: From $55
Location: Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave
More Info: greenhousetheater.org
Dance the Year Away
There’s no dwelling on the past at Time Out Market’s New Year’s Eve Future Disco hosted by DJ Metro. Bust a move, dine at the Time Out Market kitchens, and celebrate the new year with a midnight confetti storm!
Date: Fri, Dec 31
Time: 9:00 pm
Cost: From $15
Location: Time Out Market Chicago, 916 W Fulton Market
More Info: timeoutmarket.com
Have a Ball at Home
Sometimes staying in for New Year’s Eve can be just as much fun as attending a huge party. Spice up your countdown to 2022 with this great DIY recipe for your own ball drop. Great for families or individuals looking for a fun craft project – couple this with some great snacks and enjoy!