Photos from Chicago's Christmas Tree lighting
The city kicked off the holiday season at the tree's new location in Millennium Park
Photos from the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Fireworks and a parade kicked off the holiday season on Michigan Avenue
Holiday Train schedule
Get ready to ride with Santa on the CTA
Thanksgiving events in Chicago
Food, fam and a few days off
Where to run a turkey trot in Chicago
The more you run, the less guilty you'll feel
This week's top events
Sure, you could watch giant inflatable cartoon characters float through the streets on TV, but you should really go downtown and witness this Thanksgiving...
Wreathing of the Lions
The famous Art Institute of Chicago lions roar into the holidays with the 24th annual Wreathing of the Lions. Live music, free hot chocolate and family...
Thanksgiving celebration give way to (early) Christmas festivities
January 2016 events calendar for Chicago
February 2016 events calendar for Chicago
Upcoming Chicago festivals
Festival of Barrel Aged Beers
It's the largest celebration of barrel-aged beers in the country and, let's face it, an excuse for us beer lovers to sample our little hearts out.
T.J. Miller and Danny Pudi headline the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
Ok, now we have to go
The Germanic holiday village beneath the Picasso returns
Go downtown and witness this Thanksgiving tradition in person before stuffing your face
The best ways to celebrate Hanukkah in Chicago
Eight ways for eight days
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Get your holiday cheer on with the annual parade and firework display
Concerts in Chicago
Relax Attack Jazz Series
Every Tuesday, the bar hosts a jazz artist to soothe guests who may be suffering from the beginning of the week blues. Settle in with a craft cocktail and...
The Paper Machete
Christopher Piatt hosts this weekly "live magazine," a cavalcade of culture, politics and wit featuring journalists, actors, comedians and musicians offering...
The top Chicago music festivals
Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park turns into a hipster paradise at this indie-leaning summer festival
A sea of bros in neon tank tops flock to this massive EDM festival in Soldier Field
The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side
Do your Labor Day plans include jam bands, hip-hop acts, DJs and glow sticks? You're probably a Coastie