Your guide to the best things to do in Chicago this winter

Have your coolest winter yet: We've rounded up the 50 best things to do in Chicago from December through February.



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Chicago doesn't slow down during the winter, and thankfully so, because winter in the Midwest seems to go on forever. We've rounded up an array of activities to keep you entertained all season, from skiing to spas to concerts to art exhibitions—all the best things to do in Chicago when temperatures aren't the best. It's the perfect time to take up a new hobby (curling, anyone?), visit a just-opened restaurant or try a brand-new Chicago beer. Get out and make this winter one for the Instagram.

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