5 Things to do this Weekend: November 18

Autumn is here with more amazing events for you to enjoy the arts, explore different neighborhoods, discover new cultural opportunities through food and festivals, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Walking in a Gallagher Way Winterland

Wrigley gets winterized this season during Winterland at Gallagher Way! With more activities, surprises, and winter fun than ever, you don’t want to miss a trip this year. You can ice skate, ride a carousel, play games, or just enjoy the views while in the shadow of one of baseball’s crown jewels.

Date: Events run through December 31
Time: Varies by day
Cost: $5+
Location: Wrigleyville, 3637 N Clark
More info: gallagherway.com

Don’t Be a Scrooge at the Theater

The Chicago holiday classic is back for another year of ghosts & Tiny Tim! Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is a tradition for a reason. This incredible show focuses on Scrooge as he has to reflect on Christmases past, present, and future. Enjoy the spectacle and heart of this long-running production that many make a regular part of their holiday season. 
 
Date: Runs through December 31 
Time: Varies by day 
Cost: $25+ 
Location: Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn 
More info: goodmantheatre.org/carol

Let There Be Lights Festival! 

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is back and brighter than ever! Check out the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Wrigley building on Friday night before checking out the Tree-Lighting Parade starting at 11AM on Saturday morning with Mickey, Minnie, and many other special guests. Come throughout the holiday season to see Downtown Chicago aglow in holiday spectacle! 
 
Date: Opens November 18 
Time: All Day! 
Cost: Free 
Location: Magnificent Mile, 401 N Michigan 
More info: themagnificentmile.com

Ice Skate Play Date!

The Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon opens this weekend and is ready to give holiday magic and fun to Chicagoans of all ages. Bring your own skates or rent a pair while the Chicago skyline twinkles around you. Put this on your winter season bucket list and buy tickets early! 
 
Date: Opens November 18 
Time: 11:00AM – 10:00PM 
Cost: $20 
Location: Maggie Daley Park, 337 E Randolph 
More info: maggiedaleypark.com 

Celebrate Christkindlmarket 

Daley Plaza is about to become a holiday wonderland with the return of Christkindlmarket. Grab your Glühwein in the special mug for 2022 and walk through this magical market. Snag a new glass blown ornament, a brat from a food stand, or just enjoy the Christmas spirit in the air! 
 
Date: Runs through December 24 
Time: 11:00AM – 8:00PM 
Cost: Free  
Location: Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington 
More info: christkindlmarket.com