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Sanctum – Dark Music Festival
Nov25
Nov27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sanctum – Dark Music Festival

SANCTUM is a three day independent music festival happening in Chicago in partnership with independent venues to bring you a highly curated lineup of today’s…

Friday November 25Sunday November 27
Thalia Hall
1807 S Allport St
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Nov26
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…

Saturday November 26
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Ride the Holly Jolly Trolley on Small Business Saturday!
Nov26
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Ride the Holly Jolly Trolley on Small Business Saturday!

The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is encouraging everyone to shop small over the holidays by making it fun and rewarding to support our…

Saturday November 26
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Hazel Gift Store
1835 West Montrose Ave
Christkindlmarket
Nov26
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…

Saturday November 26
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Winter Bryn Market
Nov26
Nov28
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…

Saturday November 26
1:00 p.m.Monday November 28
5:00 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Historic District
1052 W Bryn Mawr
Celebrate the Heart of the Holidays in Downtown Highland Park
Nov26
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Celebrate the Heart of the Holidays in Downtown Highland Park

The City of Highland Park is pleased to once again present the Heart of the Holidays, celebrating the season with four themed events throughout downtown Highland Park on…

Saturday November 26
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Lot Highland Park
523 Central Ave 60035
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Nov26
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
Saturday November 26
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Amaze Light Festival
Nov26
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…

Saturday November 26
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
Sparkle Light Festival
Nov26
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…

Saturday November 26
4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
Zoo Lights
Nov26
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…

Saturday November 26
4:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021
Nov26
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…

Saturday November 26
5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Gallery 107
915 E 60th St
Shine Light Show | Schaumburg
Nov26
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…

Saturday November 26
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Christkindlmarket
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Holiday Maker Mall at Thalia Hall
Nov27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holiday Maker Mall at Thalia Hall

Refine Collective is transforming historic Thalia Hall into a thriving marketplace full of dozens of the city’s women & POC makers and creators — just…

Sunday November 27
12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Thalia Hall
1807 S Allport St
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Nov27
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
Sunday November 27
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Amaze Light Festival
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
Sparkle Light Festival
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
Zoo Lights
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
4:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Gallery 107
915 E 60th St
Shine Light Show | Schaumburg
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Nov28
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…

Monday November 28
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Christkindlmarket
Nov28
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…

Monday November 28
11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Zoo Lights
Nov28
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…

Monday November 28
4:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
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