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The Rendez-Vous Pop-Up
Oct20
Dec23
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

The Rendez-Vous Pop-Up

France is coming to Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile! The final iteration of World Business Chicago’s Pop-Up Program – The Rendez-Vous – is now officially open.…

Friday October 20, 2023
8:30 a.m.Saturday December 23, 2023
6:00 p.m.
875 North Michigan Avenue
875 North Michigan Avenue
Gingerbread Express Elevator
Nov18
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions

Gingerbread Express Elevator

Starting Saturday, November 18th, 2023 join us for the most joyful ride of the season! Stop by the hotel’s lobby and visit our famed Gingerbread…

Saturday November 18, 2023Sunday December 31, 2023
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
401 N Wabash Ave
Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.
Nov28
Mar30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.

Take a closer look at one of the most imposing, influential, and expensive books published in the United States before the Civil War, Thomas McKenney…

Tuesday November 28, 2023
8:00 a.m.Saturday March 30, 2024
5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 W Walton Street
The Sweetest Santa on The Mile
Nov30
Dec24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

The Sweetest Santa on The Mile

Water Tower Place is bringing the sweet joy of the Holiday season to Michigan Avenue, turning the Mag Mile into the Merry Mile and creating…

Thursday November 30, 2023Sunday December 24, 2023
Water Tower Place
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Dec2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Saturday December 2, 2023
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Seeing Race Before Race: Explore the roots of race from the Middle Ages to 1800.
Dec2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Seeing Race Before Race: Explore the roots of race from the Middle Ages to 1800.

Race is a powerful and challenging concept. When, where, and why did conceptions of race come into being? How might learning about its history help…

Saturday December 2, 2023
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 W Walton Street
Palmer House Hotel Walking Tour
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Palmer House Hotel Walking Tour

On 12/2, the Chicago Architecture Center offers a walking tour of the Palmer House Hotel will be adorned with holiday decorations, creating a festive ambiance…

Saturday December 2, 2023
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Walking Tour: The World Within (Dazzling Interiors of the Loop)
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Walking Tour: The World Within (Dazzling Interiors of the Loop)

Everyone does a boat tour when they visit Chicago. But as fun as that is, it’s a very tiny sliver of what Chicago has to…

Saturday December 2, 2023
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
Holiday Trolley in Andersonville
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Holiday Trolley in Andersonville

The Holiday Trolley returns to Andersonville for another year! Riding the trolley is completely free and it will will run on Clark from Edgewater to…

Saturday December 2, 2023
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
andersonville
5200 N. Clark St.
Ice Skating at Parkway Bank Park
Dec2
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…

Saturday December 2, 2023
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
Visit Santa at 900
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Visit Santa at 900

Reserve your experience with Santa at the winter wonderland that is, 900 North Michigan Shops! Nothing says holiday quite like a magical visit with Santa at…

Saturday December 2, 2023
12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
900 North Michigan Shops
900 North Michigan Avenue
Walking Tour: Open Your Eyes (Chicago’s Underground Pedway & Other Secrets of the Loop)
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Walking Tour: Open Your Eyes (Chicago’s Underground Pedway & Other Secrets of the Loop)

Come experience Chicago’s famous “Pedway” – the mysterious underground tunnels downtown that keeps us all warm & dry in bad weather. Walking in the Pedway,…

Saturday December 2, 2023
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
Walking Tour: Haunted by Our Dark Side
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Walking Tour: Haunted by Our Dark Side

The rise in popularity of true crime TV shows tells us something: we are fascinated — morbidly fascinated — by true stories of death and…

Saturday December 2, 2023
2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS DRIVE-THRU
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS DRIVE-THRU

Get mesmerized by Light Of Christmas Drive-Thru, the brand-new, must-see drive-thru holiday light show of 2023! From November 20, 2023, to January 3, 2024, the…

Saturday December 2, 2023
5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Guaranteed Rate Field
333 W 35th St
CLUE: A Walking Mystery
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

CLUE: A Walking Mystery

CLUE: A Walking Mystery is an interactive game that takes place across multiple locations in downtown Chicago, starting at Block 37, including popular sites and…

Saturday December 2, 2023
5:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Block 37
108 N. State Street
Tinseltown: The Christmas Speakeasy
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Tinseltown: The Christmas Speakeasy

Have You Been Naughty Or Nice? Because Tinseltown Is Coming To Town Tinseltown is coming, just in time for winter! The all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up will…

Saturday December 2, 2023
5:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Lounge
2423 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago Holiday Fireworks Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Chicago Holiday Fireworks Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Savor an elegant evening filled with magic on a Holiday Fireworks Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan. Savor the joy and enchantment of the holiday…

Saturday December 2, 2023
7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
City Cruises Chicago – Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago Holiday Fireworks Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

Chicago Holiday Fireworks Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River

Embark on an unparalleled evening filled with magic on a Holiday Fireworks Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River. Become immersed in the joy…

Saturday December 2, 2023
7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
River Esplanade
455 Cityfront Plaza Drive
ART on THE MART Winter 2023 “Season of Light”
Dec2
Tours & Attractions

ART on THE MART Winter 2023 “Season of Light”

ART on THE MART celebrates the winter season with a new projection by Yorgo Alexopoulos, a School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alum…

Saturday December 2, 2023
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #470
Photos With Santa Claus at The Guesthouse Hotel
Dec3
Tours & Attractions

Photos With Santa Claus at The Guesthouse Hotel

Get ready to make your holiday season even more special with our Photos with Santa event at the Guesthouse Hotel in Andersonville! This festive occasion…

Sunday December 3, 2023
10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
andersonville
5200 N. Clark St.
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Sunday December 3, 2023
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Walking Tour: The World Within (Dazzling Interiors of the Loop)
Dec3
Tours & Attractions

Walking Tour: The World Within (Dazzling Interiors of the Loop)

Everyone does a boat tour when they visit Chicago. But as fun as that is, it’s a very tiny sliver of what Chicago has to…

Sunday December 3, 2023
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Starting location given upon ticket purchase
Holiday Trolley in Andersonville
Dec3
Tours & Attractions

Holiday Trolley in Andersonville

The Holiday Trolley returns to Andersonville for another year! Riding the trolley is completely free and it will will run on Clark from Edgewater to…

Sunday December 3, 2023
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
andersonville
5200 N. Clark St.
Ice Skating at Parkway Bank Park
Dec3
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 3, 2023
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
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