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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
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
The Play That Goes Wrong
Dec14
Jan30
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Play That Goes Wrong

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning…

Tuesday December 14, 2021Sunday January 30, 2022
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Dec31
Jan1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday December 31, 2021
12:00 a.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Holiday 2021 at Meeting House Tavern
Dec31
Jan1
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,…

Friday December 31, 2021
5:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
Chicago’s NYE Blast!
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Virtual Event

Chicago’s NYE Blast!

Party like it’s 2022! Welcome in the New Year with Chicago’s NYE Blast! This mega-event offers multiple options for dining, parties, and hotel accommodations at…

Friday December 31, 2021
7:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Chicago River
Virtual Event
NEW YEAR ON THE PIER
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

NEW YEAR ON THE PIER

Navy Pier will host the party of the year on the biggest night of the year, Friday, Dec. 31, in the opulent and historic Aon…

Friday December 31, 2021
8:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
@navypier
600 E. Grand Ave
2022 Chicago New Year’s Eve (NYE) Bar Crawl
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

2022 Chicago New Year’s Eve (NYE) Bar Crawl

“Cheers To New Years 2022 With Friends That Bring You Cheer” Calling all lovers, friends, besties, sisters & brothers … Take your tribe into the…

Friday December 31, 2021
8:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
Beaumont Bar (2020 N Halsted St) Bourbon on Division (2050 W Division St)
Beaumont Bar (2020 N Halsted St) Bourbon on Division (2050 W Division St)
New Year, Same Me.
Dec31
Jan1
Music & Comedy

New Year, Same Me.

Join us the evening of Friday, December 31 for a New Years Event for people that hate New Years. Featuring $1 [Re]Cover at Door (After…

Friday December 31, 2021
8:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
Simone’s Bar
960 W. 18th St.
New Year’s Eve at LondonHouse Chicago
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at LondonHouse Chicago

New Year’s Eve celebrations are back at LondonHouse Chicago (85 E Wacker Drive) and better than ever. Ring in 2022 with a bang at the esteemed Magnificent Mile hotel that boasts…

Friday December 31, 2021
8:30 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
LondonHouse Chicago
85 E Wacker Drive
New Years Eve Party at May I Have This Dance
Dec31
Jan1
Sports & Recreation

New Years Eve Party at May I Have This Dance

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in an elegant setting as the MayI studio is transformed with space to socialize, mingle, enjoy each other’s company, and of…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
12:30 a.m.
May I have This Dance
5246 N. Elston @nd Floor
New Year’s Eve at FAME Nightclub
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at FAME Nightclub

Be famous this New Year’s Eve at FAME Nightclub… where state of the art sound, intelligent lighting, and local artists’ displays will lead the way for…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
FAME Nightclub
157 W Ontario St Floor 2
New Year’s Eve at LiqrBox
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at LiqrBox

LiqrBox will be taking their countdown to a whole new level this New Year’s Eve in Chicago.  With an unparalleled light show, wide range of table…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
LiqrBox
873 N Orleans St
New Year’s Eve at Radio Room
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at Radio Room

Kiss 2021 goodbye and spend the ultimate party night of the year with Radio Room in River North.  Mixing vintage kitsch with today’s tech… this New Year’s…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
Radio Room
400 N State St
Roaring New Year’s Eve
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Roaring New Year’s Eve

A celebration that’s greater than Gatsby to bring you back to the roaring ’20s. This soiree will feature a video DJ playing all your favorite…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
Old Town Pour House
1419 N. Wells St.
Gatsby’s Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Party at Morgan Manufacturing
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Gatsby’s Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Party at Morgan Manufacturing

Travel back in time to the best party of the Roaring ’20s, the Great Gatsby’s New Year’s Eve theme party, where gents are encouraged to…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:30 a.m.
401 North Morgan Street Chicago, IL 60642
401 North Morgan Street
Chicago New Year’s Eve Ball at The Congress Plaza Hotel
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago New Year’s Eve Ball at The Congress Plaza Hotel

ALL-INCLUSIVE EVENT:  FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, & MORE! GA Tix Include: 4.5 Hour Premium All-Inclusive Package! VIP Tix Include: 5.5 Hour Top Shelf All-Inclusive Package! 6…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
520 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
520 S. Michigan Ave
New Year’s Eve at Chalet
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at Chalet

Experience the charm of an “après-anything” vibe for the countdown this New Year’s Eve at Chalet… where cozy meets crazy for a mountain-top of fun.  Let…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
Chalet
228 W Chicago Ave
New Year’s Eve at CSK
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at CSK

Ring in the New Year with elegance and class in the heart of Lincoln Park.  A premium venue that boasts elevated service, drinks and style… CSK is…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
Centre Street Kitchen
1224 W Webster Ave
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