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Winterland at Gallagher Way
Nov30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Winterland at Gallagher Way

Gallagher Way is thrilled to announce the return of Winterland and, for the first time since launching six years ago, the extension of the holiday…

Wednesday November 30
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Amaze Light Festival
Nov30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Amaze Light Festival

Don’t miss the chance to explore this holiday season at the Amaze Light Festival in Chicago! This wonderland of light welcomes guests of all ages…

Wednesday November 30
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
Zoo Lights
Nov30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Zoo Lights

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful event of the year! Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco…

Wednesday November 30
4:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Shine Light Show | Schaumburg
Nov30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Shine Light Show | Schaumburg

Returning for the second season, Shine Light Show is a magical drive-thru holiday light show at Wintrust Field. Timed & ticketed guests are invited to…

Wednesday November 30
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
Zanies Gets a Time Out, Totally Off Base Comedy!
Nov30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Zanies Gets a Time Out, Totally Off Base Comedy!

Legendary comedy club Zanies is getting a time out…at Time Out Market Chicago, that is. This winter, Tony’s Rooftop Bar (located on the Market’s 3rd…

Wednesday November 30
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Time Out Market Chicago
916 W Fulton Market
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Winterland at Gallagher Way

Gallagher Way is thrilled to announce the return of Winterland and, for the first time since launching six years ago, the extension of the holiday…

Thursday December 1
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Christkindlmarket
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Christkindlmarket Chicago

The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural…

Thursday December 1
11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

Bright Lights. Magical Nights. Holiday Magic. Now in our 41st year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Thursday December 1
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Amaze Light Festival
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Amaze Light Festival

Don’t miss the chance to explore this holiday season at the Amaze Light Festival in Chicago! This wonderland of light welcomes guests of all ages…

Thursday December 1
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
UChicago Tea Time Concert Series: Early Music Ensemble
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

UChicago Tea Time Concert Series: Early Music Ensemble

The Early Music Ensemble launches a season-long exploration of the works of Claudio Monteverdi, performing madrigals from his first, second, and third books, written to…

Thursday December 1
4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall
1010 E. 59th St.
Sparkle Light Festival
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sparkle Light Festival

Rosemont’s Impact Field will shine a little brighter with the debut of Sparkle Light Festival. Scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 18, visitors can enjoy a…

Thursday December 1
4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
Zoo Lights
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Zoo Lights

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful event of the year! Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco…

Thursday December 1
4:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021

Logan Center Exhibitions celebrates the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts’ 10-year anniversary with its Fall 2022 exhibition Passing Through: Artists from DOVA…

Thursday December 1
5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Gallery 107
915 E 60th St
Spirit Tasting at the Field Museum
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Spirit Tasting at the Field Museum

Journeyman Distillery and the Field Museum invite you to take a sip into history! Join us for a tasting of the Field Collection of Spirits…

Thursday December 1
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Spirit Tasting at the Field Museum
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Spirit Tasting at the Field Museum

Journeyman Distillery and the Field Museum invite you to take a sip into history! Join us for a tasting of the Field Collection of Spirits…

Thursday December 1
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Shine Light Show | Schaumburg
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Shine Light Show | Schaumburg

Returning for the second season, Shine Light Show is a magical drive-thru holiday light show at Wintrust Field. Timed & ticketed guests are invited to…

Thursday December 1
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
UChicago Jazz Ensemble
Dec1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

UChicago Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble Plays The Tunes –  The Jazz Ensemble presents a concert of jazz standards from the American songbook and of tunes by great jazz composers,…

Thursday December 1
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Logan Performance Hall
915 E 60th St
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Winterland at Gallagher Way

Gallagher Way is thrilled to announce the return of Winterland and, for the first time since launching six years ago, the extension of the holiday…

Friday December 2
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
State Street Holiday Market
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

State Street Holiday Market

The merriment of the holiday season is alive at the State Street Holiday Market. Beloved small businesses from the award-winning Sundays on State series take the party indoors with local…

Friday December 2
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
35 S. State Street
35 S. State Street
Christkindlmarket
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Christkindlmarket Chicago

The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural…

Friday December 2
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Winter Bryn Market
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Tours & Attractions

Winter Bryn Market

Come shop on Bryn Mawr where you’ll find makers and artists from across the city all gathered at The Winter Bryn Mawrkets! Shop everything for…

Friday December 2
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Historic District
1052 W Bryn Mawr
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

Bright Lights. Magical Nights. Holiday Magic. Now in our 41st year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Friday December 2
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Amaze Light Festival
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Amaze Light Festival

Don’t miss the chance to explore this holiday season at the Amaze Light Festival in Chicago! This wonderland of light welcomes guests of all ages…

Friday December 2
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
Sparkle Light Festival
Dec2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sparkle Light Festival

Rosemont’s Impact Field will shine a little brighter with the debut of Sparkle Light Festival. Scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 18, visitors can enjoy a…

Friday December 2
4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
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