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Winterland at Gallagher Way
Dec30
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 30, 2022
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Winter Bryn Market
Dec30
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 30, 2022
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Historic District
1052 W Bryn Mawr
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Dec30
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 30, 2022
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Amaze Light Festival
Dec30
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 30, 2022
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
Sparkle Light Festival
Dec30
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 30, 2022
4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
Zoo Lights
Dec30
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…

Friday December 30, 2022
4:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Shine Light Show | Schaumburg
Dec30
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…

Friday December 30, 2022
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Dec31
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 December 31, 2022
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Winter Bryn Market
Dec31
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 December 31, 2022
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Historic District
1052 W Bryn Mawr
New Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Pops & Viennese Celebration
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

New Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Pops & Viennese Celebration

New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt ring in the New Year with a celebratory program of Pops and Viennese works, champagne toast and more. The concert…

Saturday December 31, 2022
1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Dec31
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 December 31, 2022
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Family-Friendly “Cheers Heard Around the World”
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Family-Friendly “Cheers Heard Around the World”

Families can ring in the New Year with “Cheers Heard Around the World” at SafeHouse Chicago from 4pm – 9pm on New Year’s Eve. If…

Saturday December 31, 2022
4:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
SafeHouse Chicago
60 E Ontario St
Amaze Light Festival
Dec31
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 December 31, 2022
4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Odyssey Fun World
19111 Oak Park Ave
Zoo Lights
Dec31
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 December 31, 2022
4:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
New Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Pops & Viennese Celebration
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

New Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Pops & Viennese Celebration

New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt ring in the New Year with a celebratory program of Pops and Viennese works, champagne toast and more. The concert…

Saturday December 31, 2022
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Shine Light Show | Schaumburg
Dec31
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 December 31, 2022
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
A Night in Old Hollywood at The Bar at Hotel Zachary
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

A Night in Old Hollywood at The Bar at Hotel Zachary

 The Bar at Hotel Zachary has partnered with FoodiexFancy to ring in 2023 in Old Hollywood style. Join us for an unforgettable evening full of Glitz…

Saturday December 31, 2022
8:00 p.m.Sunday January 1, 2023
12:30 a.m.
Hotel Zachary
3630 N Clark St
New Year on The Pier: NYE 2023 at The Aon Grand Ballroom
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year on The Pier: NYE 2023 at The Aon Grand Ballroom

Opulence and indulgence will be on full display at Chicago’s premiere New Year’s Eve Countdown! The timeless setting of the Aon Grand Ballroom plays backdrop…

Saturday December 31, 2022
8:00 p.m.Sunday January 1, 2023
1:00 a.m.
Aon Grand Ballroom
600 E. Grand Avenue
NYE 2023: Kicks & Confetti Ball
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

NYE 2023: Kicks & Confetti Ball

Whether you’re a diehard sneakerhead or just looking for somewhere to dance as the clock strikes midnight, Time Out Market Chicago invites you to throw…

Saturday December 31, 2022
8:00 p.m.Sunday January 1, 2023
1:00 a.m.
Time Out Market Chicago
916 W Fulton Market
GAME OVER: PJ Party/Game Night
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

GAME OVER: PJ Party/Game Night

2022 was really somethin’… Slip out of all that and into 2023 comfortably while you press RESET at GAME OVER, our 2nd NYE Pajama Party…

Saturday December 31, 2022
8:00 p.m.Sunday January 1, 2023
2:00 a.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
New Years Eve 1922
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

New Years Eve 1922

Roll back the clocks and the calendars to 1922 with this unforgettable New Years Eve event featuring comedy, drag, burlesque and more!     BimBamBoom…

Saturday December 31, 2022
8:00 p.m.Sunday January 1, 2023
8:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery
1 W. Grand Ave
New Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Pops & Viennese Celebration
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

New Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Pops & Viennese Celebration

New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt ring in the New Year with a celebratory program of Pops and Viennese works, champagne toast and more. The concert…

Saturday December 31, 2022
8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Sky High NYE
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sky High NYE

Ring in the New Year at Virgin Hotels Chicago and dance the night away at Sky High NYE, a high-energy party with endless entertainment presented…

Saturday December 31, 2022
9:00 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Virgin Hotels Chicago
203 N Wabash Ave
Timeless New Year’s Eve
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Timeless New Year’s Eve

Chicagoland’s biggest New Year’s Eve event will take a final curtain call when Timeless returns for the last time ever to the Midwest’s premiere lifestyles…

Saturday December 31, 2022
9:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
3500 Midwest Rd.
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