Wherever your interests lead, you'll have plenty in Chicago to keep you busy! Check out our featured Fall/Winter 2013 events and search our fresh-to-the-minute Events Calendar to find out the latest happenings during your visit.
The Berghoff Oktoberfest
Federal Plaza, 312-427-3170, theberghoff.com
Beer drinking, music listening and Bavarian-style revelry are on tap at this annual celebration.
Millennium Park, 312-787-4000, illinoisrestaurants.org
More than 100 Chicago restaurants, chefs, vintners and breweries set up shop in Millennium Park.
Chicago International Film Festival
AMC River East 21, 312-322- 3456, chicagofilmfestival.com
The longest-running competitive film festival in North America features films from more than 50 countries.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Downtown, 312-904-9800, chicagomarathon.com
Thousands participate in this downtown foot race.
Macy's Holiday Celebrations
Macy's on State St., 312-781- 4483, visitmacyschicago.com
See decked-out holiday window displays, plus the 45-foot Great Tree in the famed Walnut Room.
SOFA CHICAGO 2013
Navy Pier, 312-587-7632, sofaexpo.com
The largest, longest continually running show of its kind in Chicago features museum-quality art.
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
Mid-November 2013- Early January 2014
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, 773-684-1414, msichicago.org
See more than 50 trees and displays decorated by Chicago's multicultural communities at this annual museum exhibition.
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Michigan Ave. from Wacker Dr. to Oak St., 312-409-5560, themagnificentmile.com
More than a million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile light up during the festive evening parade led by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Daley Plaza, 312-744-3316, choosechicago.com
Watch the city's official holiday tree light up for the event's 100th anniversary.
Daley Plaza, 312-494-2175, christkindlmarket.com
This outdoor German market features traditional fare and goods from more than 50 vendors.
McDonald's® Thanksgiving Parade
State St., from Congress to Randolph sts., chicagofestivals.org
Gigantic balloons, colorful floats and musical acts make their way along downtown State State in the Loop.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org
This light show sparkles with a display of more than a million lights.
Navy Pier, 312-595-7437, winterwonderfest.com
Experience the winter season inside 170,000 sq. ft. of family-friendly fun.
Navy Pier's Family New Year's Eve Bash
Navy Pier, 312-595-7437, navypier.com
Two spectacular lakefront fireworks shows let you ring in the New Year.