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

9/11-13
Federal Plaza, 312-427-3170, theberghoff.com
Beer drinking, music listening and Bavarian-style revelry are on tap at this annual celebration.

Chicago Gourmet

9/27-29
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

10/10-24
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

10/13
Downtown, 312-904-9800, chicagomarathon.com
Thousands participate in this downtown foot race.

Macy's Holiday Celebrations

November-December
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

11/1-3
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

11/23
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

11/26
Daley Plaza, 312-744-3316, choosechicago.com
Watch the city's official holiday tree light up for the event's 100th anniversary.

Christkindlmarket Chicago

11/27-12/24
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

11/28
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.

ZooLights

11/29/2013-1/5/2014
Lincoln Park Zoo, 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org
This light show sparkles with a display of more than a million lights.

Winter WonderFest

 12/6/2013-1/12/2014
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

12/31
Navy Pier, 312-595-7437, navypier.com
Two spectacular lakefront fireworks shows let you ring in the New Year.


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