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Light Up WPB Holiday Shopping Event
Dec9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Light Up WPB Holiday Shopping Event

Small businesses and independently owned local stores across Wicker Park and Bucktown invite shoppers to hail a complimentary ride on a lit up rickshaw passenger bike,…

Saturday December 9, 2023
4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Wicker Park Bucktown
1745 W North Ave,
ZooLights
Dec9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

ZooLights

This year’s ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ will include new and exciting displays, photo ops, and interactive programming all bundled up in the…

Saturday December 9, 2023
4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
Dec9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden

Embrace the beauty of winter and discover the brightest spot for holiday cheer during Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Starting November 10 and running…

North Suburbs

Event details
Saturday December 9, 2023
4:30 p.m.9:15 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
The Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre
Dec9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre

Probosics Theatre Company presents the first ever Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre. See dozens of performers in six different dazzling productions at two neighborhood venues…

Saturday December 9, 2023
5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL, 60660
SAUCED Night Market Before Xmas
Dec9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

SAUCED Night Market Before Xmas

This holiday season, say, “No, thank you,” to our Amazon overlords and grab something special for everyone on your list from Chicago’s best small business.…

Saturday December 9, 2023
5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Chicago Athletic Association
12 S Michigan
Krampus: The Fright Before Christmas
Dec9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Krampus: The Fright Before Christmas

13th Floor Chicago has transformed the beloved haunted house into a Christmas wonderland, although it won’t be all glitter and snowflakes. Horrifying Christmas characters will…

Saturday December 9, 2023
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
13th Floor Chicago
5050 River Rd
The Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre
Dec9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre

Probosics Theatre Company presents the first ever Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre. See dozens of performers in six different dazzling productions at two neighborhood venues…

Saturday December 9, 2023
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL, 60660
Disney100: The Exhibition
Dec10
Dec11
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Disney100: The Exhibition

⭐ The Walt Disney Archives opens its vault of historical and special treasures, works of art, artifacts, costumes, and memorabilia with the launch of Disney100:…

Sunday December 10, 2023
9:00 a.m.Monday December 11, 2023
7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Hub Art Center Chicago
2367 W Logan Blvd
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Create sweet masterpieces and even sweeter memories with your loved ones this holiday season. Adorn cookies together in the heart of the city at the…

Sunday December 10, 2023
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Ave
Game Day Brunch Buffet at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Game Day Brunch Buffet at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

Watch the Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions and indulge in a special game day buffet at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant’s Game Day Brunch…

Sunday December 10, 2023
10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
1401 S. Michigan Avenue
Sundaes with Santa
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sundaes with Santa

Make memories and Sundaes with Santa and Mrs. Claus! This very sweet event will be held on December 10th and December 17th. Several seating times…

Sunday December 10, 2023
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor & Creamery
7347 Madison St,
The One of a Kind Holiday Show at The MART December 7-10th
Dec10
Dec13
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The One of a Kind Holiday Show at The MART December 7-10th

The One of a Kind Holiday Show and Sale® Chicago is proud to announce its return to THE MART, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th…

Sunday December 10, 2023
10:00 a.m.Wednesday December 13, 2023
7:00 p.m.
Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #470
Clark Street Cookie Crawl
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Clark Street Cookie Crawl

A balanced holiday diet is a cookie in each hand! The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) is pleased to announce its inaugural Clark Street…

Sunday December 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park
1000 W Armitage Ave
Winter Holiday Market at The Plant
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Winter Holiday Market at The Plant

This food and craft market will feature businesses and producers from The Plant and beyond. Gift your loved ones with edible and local products while…

Sunday December 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Plant
1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Winterland at Gallagher Way
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Winterland at Gallagher Way

Winterland at Gallagher Way is back and better than ever with family-friendly festivities both at Gallagher Way and inside historic Wrigley Field, including new experiences…

Sunday December 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
XO Marshmallow Pop Up
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

XO Marshmallow Pop Up

Time to embrace the holiday spirit! We’re cozying up with XO Marshmallow for a River Roast Hot Chocolate Pop Up! Take a break from holiday…

Sunday December 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
River Roast
315 North La Salle Street
Christkindlmarket
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Christkindlmarket

The traditional German-Style Christkindlmarket returns! The free outdoor holiday market has been a Chicago favorite since 1996. Enjoy international and local food, merchandise, and live…

Sunday December 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Ice Skating at Parkway Bank Park
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions

Ice Skating at Parkway Bank Park

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink Saturday, November…

Sunday December 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
NoMI Lounge Hot Chocolate Experience
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

NoMI Lounge Hot Chocolate Experience

This holiday season, Park Hyatt Chicago invites you to NoMI Lounge for the annual NoMI Hot Chocolate Experience. Kicking off just in time for the…

Sunday December 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Park Hyatt Chicago @ Nomi Lounge
110 E Chicago ave
The 2nd Annual Schubas Winter Market
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The 2nd Annual Schubas Winter Market

The 2nd Annual Schubas Winter Market will be popping up at Schubas Tavern in Lakeview East on Sunday, December 10th from 12:00 pm to 5:00…

Sunday December 10, 2023
12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Schubas Tavern
3159 N Southport Ave
The Trashy Holiday Market
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The Trashy Holiday Market

Come be dazzled by debris at the Trashy Holiday Market! Featuring ingenious local artisans who work their magic to turn almost-trash into one-of-a-kind wonders. Plus,…

Sunday December 10, 2023
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Ignite Glass Studios
401 N. Armour St.
Festive Holiday Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Festive Holiday Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Enjoy a delightful afternoon of scrumptious holiday-inspired treats during Festive Holiday Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago every weekend from November 25 through December 24. Tea…

Sunday December 10, 2023
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place
Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s Photos with Santa
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s Photos with Santa

Fashion Outlets of Chicago invites visitors to experience the magic of the holiday season with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be at…

Sunday December 10, 2023
2:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5520 Fashion Outlets Way
The Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre
Dec10
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre

Probosics Theatre Company presents the first ever Ol’Factory Festival of Physical Theatre. See dozens of performers in six different dazzling productions at two neighborhood venues…

Sunday December 10, 2023
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL, 60660
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