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Chicago Roast Battle Championship – Final 4 Round
Jan1
Mar24
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Roast Battle Championship – Final 4 Round

Chicago’s Official Roast Battle Championship! Comedians Will Compete For A Shot At The Comedy Roast Battle Championship Belt! Join Us For The Final 4 Round…

Thursday January 1, 1970
12:00 a.m.Thursday March 24, 2022
9:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago Roast Battle Championship – GRAND FINALS
Jan1
Mar31
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Roast Battle Championship – GRAND FINALS

Chicago’s Official Roast Battle Championship’s Grand Finals! The Top 2 Roasters In Chicago Will Compete In The Final Round Of The 7-Week Roast Competition For…

Thursday January 1, 1970
12:00 a.m.Thursday March 31, 2022
8:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
A La Française: The French Way
Sep17
Dec31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A La Française: The French Way

This fall, join Springboard Arts for the opening of its next exhibition, “A La Française: The French Way.” Unprecedented events – like the pandemic –…

Friday September 17, 2021
11:00 a.m.Friday December 31, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Holidays in the Loop
Nov5
Jan31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holidays in the Loop

Welcome to the Loop, where Chicago’s holiday traditions are made. Witness the transformation of the city’s official downtown into a winter wonderland. You deserve a…

Friday November 5, 2021Monday January 31, 2022
Chicago Loop
Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
Nov12
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Lightscape

The popular holiday event is back, with a new path and exciting new delights! We’ve got inventive new installations and all your favorites too. Hum…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday November 12, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Love Actually – The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Nov17
Jan2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Love Actually – The Unauthorized Musical Parody

The Off-Broadway hit and holiday season sendup of the iconic romantic comedy and Christmas movie “Love Actually” debuts in Chicago this holiday season. Written by musical parody duo Bob and…

Wednesday November 17, 2021
7:00 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater Main Stage
2550 N Lincoln Ave
Christkindlmarket
Nov19
Dec24

Christkindlmarket Chicago

The smell of roasted nuts, fresh pretzels, bratwurst and hot spiced wine, the sound of festive music, and the glimmer of sparkling Christmas ornaments, all…

Friday November 19, 2021Friday December 24, 2021
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
ZooLights
Nov19
Jan2

ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

ZooLights Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever in 2021 with our new Pepper Family Wildlife Center at the heart of the…

Friday November 19, 2021
4:00 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Illumination: Tree Lights
Nov20
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

The ninth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns as a walking experience. Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color,…

Saturday November 20, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Light Up the Lake
Nov26
Jan2
Tours & Attractions

Light Up the Lake

Brighten the winter season with Chicagoland’s biggest indoor, temperature-controlled light garden, featuring large-scale light-sculpture displays with more than 600,000 lights; Alpine ice rink with free…

Friday November 26, 2021Sunday January 2, 2022
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
Greektown Holiday Karavákia Display
Dec1
Jan15
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Greektown Holiday Karavákia Display

Greektown Chicago is celebrating the holiday season with a traditional Holiday Karavákia Display now through January 15, 2022. In Greece, there is an old Christmas…

Wednesday December 1, 2021Saturday January 15, 2022
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Shark Feeding Tour
Dec6
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Shark Feeding Tour

Witness mealtime with the ocean’s most dynamic, and misunderstood, predators in this 60-minute behind-the-scenes feeding tour. Beyond spotting all sorts of underwater life from corals…

Monday December 6, 2021
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Dec7
Dec23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Q Brothers Christmas Carol

Chicago hip hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, heat up the holiday season with a wildly entertaining ad-rap-tation of Charles Dickens’ classic at Chicago Shakespeare…

Tuesday December 7, 2021Thursday December 23, 2021
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
Christmas Karol: A Holiday Intervention Cabaret
Dec9
Theatre & Performing Arts

Christmas Karol: A Holiday Intervention Cabaret

Worried about the supply-chain crises and rising cost of Christmas trees, Karol decides to cancel her famous holiday party. It’s up to her friends and…

Thursday December 9, 2021
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Pride Arts Center – The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze
Dec10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Like Queer Animals: We Hold Your Gaze

Like Queer Animals (LQA), the collaborative team of artist Jessie Mott and writer and queer scholar Chantal Nadeau, presents the exhibition “We Hold Your Gaze”…

Friday December 10, 2021
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Winter in the Wildwood
Dec10
Theatre & Performing Arts

Winter in the Wildwood

WINTER IN THE WILDWOOD is an immersive walking holiday experience to be staged December 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022 at the Otherworld Theatre, 3914…

Friday December 10, 2021
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Otherworld Theatre
3914 N. Clark St.
The Nutcracker
Dec10
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Nutcracker

Ballet Chicago’s Nutcracker is back to the stage, celebrating 19 years at the Athenaeum Theatre! Through its inspiring story, beautiful music and charming choreography, The Nutcracker is a celebration…

Friday December 10, 2021
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
That’s Weird, Grandma: Comes Home for the Holidays
Dec10
Theatre & Performing Arts

That’s Weird, Grandma: Comes Home for the Holidays

PlayMakers Laboratoryis pleased to welcome back live audiences this winter with That’s Weird, Grandma: Comes Home for the Holidays featuring a line-up of holiday-themed sketches and songs performed…

Friday December 10, 2021
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago’s Quintessential Holiday Classic, “Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker,” Returns December 11, 12, and 18
Dec11
Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago’s Quintessential Holiday Classic, “Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker,” Returns December 11, 12, and 18

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to present its annual live production of “Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker” featuring original choreography by Ruth Page and…

Saturday December 11, 2021
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
northeastern illinois university
5500 N St Louis Ave
Christmas Candlelight Tours
Dec11
Tours & Attractions

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Celebrate an authentic old-fashioned Christmas at Glessner House this holiday season! These special 45-minute docent-led tours will highlight Christmas customs as observed by the Glessner…

Saturday December 11, 2021
4:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Glessner House
1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Becoming Santa Claus
Dec11
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Becoming Santa Claus

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) performs a brand new production of celebrated American composer Mark Adamo’s family-friendly holiday opera Becoming Santa Claus in it’s Chicago premiere.  December…

Saturday December 11, 2021
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave
Holiday 2021 at Meeting House Tavern
Dec12
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holiday 2021 at Meeting House Tavern

World’s Shortest Bar Crawl Sunday, December 12th, 3–9pm We’re so grateful for you—our customers—and thrilled that we can show our appreciation and celebrate with you,…

Sunday December 12, 2021
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
“Reclaiming the [Musical] High Ground” with Michael Mitchell
Dec12
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

“Reclaiming the [Musical] High Ground” with Michael Mitchell

Us! In pants! In a room! Together! We’ll shake the rafters with some jubilant music, some exuberant harmonies, plus a few quiet moments to contemplate…

Sunday December 12, 2021
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret
1383 North Milwaukee Ave
Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park
Dec13

Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Prices: ALL reservations include Gogh Skating – there is not an additional fee. Monday-Thursday -Skate Rental $16 on-line + tax $18 walkup + tax Skate with…

Monday December 13, 2021
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph Street
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