Chicago’s Best Holiday Events

The Windy City can get blistering in the winter, but that’s all the more reason people host such exceptional events. A little holiday cheer can go a long way, and these events really bring the fun home.

Winter WonderFest


via Flickr user yuan2003

Head to Navy Pier for a favorite of all the tourists and many locals. They have a Blackhawks ice skating rink, 24 rides, games, cocoa, santa, and so many other activities, all decked out in lights and holiday decor.

Find more info here.



via Flickr user soumit

Going on their 20th year anniversary, the little German town that springs up every year with shopping, entertainment, food, and beverages truly has it all with an escapist feel all in the heart of downtown.

Find more info here.

Zoo Lights


via Flickr user Justin Kern

Head to Lincoln Park Zoo for a breathtaking wonder of lights and holiday magic, just steps away from some of your favorite animals. You can also hit up BrewLights, a craft beer event in the beginning of December.

Find more info here.