Holiday Festivities Near the Loop

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

One of the most magical and beautiful times of the year is upon us! As snow falls and twinkling lights line the city’s streets, check out some of the best things to do near downtown Chicago Loop this winter!

Ice Skating in Millennium Park

Open daily from 6 am to 11 pm, visitors can enjoy the fun of ice skating while viewing the breathtaking city skyline. Admission is free and ice skate rentals are available for $12 Monday – Thursday, and $14 Friday – Sunday. If you get chilly, enjoy hot chocolate and some snacks at the Park Grill Café located directly next to the rink!

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Starting as a German tradition, the market has transformed into a Chicago holiday attraction for all! Located at Daley Plaza in the Loop, the market brings European charm stemming from the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany to Chicago. Make sure to check out the spiced wine in novelty mugs! Admission is always free. Visitors can enjoy unique holiday shopping, German food and drinks as well as a multitude of holiday entertainment! Perfect for any festive outing!

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Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

If you’re on the hunt for a festive indoor activity, perfect for all members of the family, be sure to check out the Winter WonderFest held at Navy Pier near Streeterville! Open between December 1 st and January 7 th daily at 10 am, the activities are plentiful. Between train rides, giant inflatable slides, hang gliders, bumper cars, climbing walls, an indoor ice skating rink, and of course, the iconic Ferris wheel, everyone can find something to enjoy.

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Holidays in the Loop

The Chicago Loop Alliance is the authority on all things holiday entertainment in the Loop. If you’re looking for more events, adventures, and attractions, be sure to check out their holiday guide here. Enter to win theatre tickets, hotel stays, gift cards, and more through their holiday giveaway each day from November 24th through December 24th here. 

Looking for things to do for the holidays near downtown Chicago?

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