Things To Do This Holiday Season


Catherine Greub

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018- Christkindlmarket is open today until Dec. 24th at the Daley Plaza, Chicago. It is a holiday market from Germany that has many special items from craftsman and chefs. Make sure to stop by and take a look!

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018- Chicago Magnificent Mile Parade Saturday night starting at 3pm going all evening and night. The parade kicks off the holiday season with a special tree lighting ceremony and fireworks on Michigan Ave.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018- Sunday, Dec. 30 2018- A Christmas Carol is at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. A great family treat! Make sure you know; no bah humbugs allowed!

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018- The Lake Forest tree lightning ceremony from 3 to 5:30pm in Market Square. Join the town for caroling, chestnuts roasting on the open fire, and the Christmas tree being lit at 5:30. Truly something magical!

Friday, Nov. 23 2018- Sunday, Jan. 6 2019- The Lincoln Park Zoo Lights transform the animals’ homes into a dazzling show. Make sure to stop by for some great holiday pictures!

Other fun activities for all winter long:

  • A meal at the Macy’s Walnut Room with The Great Tree
  • Ice skating in Millennium Park (now through March 10th)
  • Take a walk down Michigan Ave or shop local in Lake Forest
  • Attend a Blackhawks game