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Where to see dazzling Christmas lights in Chicago
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30 Chicago bars and restaurants with fireplaces
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The best ice skating rinks in Chicago
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Best upcoming events and festivals

Pasta Making With Tortello
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Pasta Making With Tortello

Christkindlmarket
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Christkindlmarket

“Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again”
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“Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again”

Caroling at Cloud Gate
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Caroling at Cloud Gate

ZooLights
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ZooLights

Art on theMART
Art Art on theMART

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Latest news

Radius, a giant new Pilsen music venue, will open in February

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Radius, a giant new Pilsen music venue, will open in February
Go to a Bulls game and you might score a free hat designed by Left Handed Wave or Sentrock

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Go to a Bulls game and you might score a free hat designed by Left Handed Wave or Sentrock
CTA Holiday Train season in Chicago has arrived

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CTA Holiday Train season in Chicago has arrived
Time Out Market Chicago is now open, with 19 amazing chefs

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Time Out Market Chicago is now open, with 19 amazing chefs
Time Out Market Chicago opens tomorrow in the West Loop

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Time Out Market Chicago opens tomorrow in the West Loop
This vegan Italian beef is a new Chicago classic. Really.

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This vegan Italian beef is a new Chicago classic. Really.
Take a look inside the world’s largest Starbucks, opening Friday in Streeterville

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Take a look inside the world’s largest Starbucks, opening Friday in Streeterville
Just in time for the holiday season, a nap lounge opens in the Loop

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Just in time for the holiday season, a nap lounge opens in the Loop
It’s a Christmas miracle! Boot mugs return to Christkindlmarket for 2019.

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It’s a Christmas miracle! Boot mugs return to Christkindlmarket for 2019.
Cards Against Humanity plans Logan Square café with hundreds of board games

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Cards Against Humanity plans Logan Square café with hundreds of board games
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Time Out Market Chicago

A guide to Time Out Market Chicago eateries
Time Out Market A guide to Time Out Market Chicago eateries

Here's exactly what to know before you go.

10 delicious desserts to try at Time Out Market Chicago
Time Out Market 10 delicious desserts to try at Time Out Market Chicago

Don't forget to save room for dessert.

22 reasons to love Time Out Market Chicago
Time Out Market 22 reasons to love Time Out Market Chicago

We hope you're hungry, Chicago!

This vegan Italian beef is a new Chicago classic. Really.
Restaurants This vegan Italian beef is a new Chicago classic. Really.

Though Chicagoans are sticklers for tradition, there's a new beef in town you gotta try. The only catch? It's not made with meat.

Time Out Market Chicago reveals final chef lineup and opening date
Time Out Market Time Out Market Chicago reveals final chef lineup and opening date

The wait is finally over: Time Out Market Chicago opens to the public on November 21.

Time Out Market Chicago announces an event series with Erick Williams and a hidden tiki speakeasy
Restaurants Time Out Market Chicago announces an event series with Erick Williams and a hidden tiki speakeasy

The latest additions to our lineup include cocktail concept Secret Sound and an event series with chef Erick Williams.

Time Out Market Chicago announces more amazing chefs and eateries
Time Out Market Time Out Market Chicago announces more amazing chefs and eateries

Scope out the latest additions to our all-star lineup.

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The best of Chicago

The 38 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
Restaurants The 38 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

The 55 best things to do in Chicago right now
Things to do The 55 best things to do in Chicago right now

The 25 best Chicago attractions
Attractions The 25 best Chicago attractions

The 35 absolute best bars in Chicago
Bars The 35 absolute best bars in Chicago

The 10 best Chicago museums
Museums The 10 best Chicago museums

The best Chicago staycation ideas
Travel The best Chicago staycation ideas

Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love
Things to do Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love

The 31 best brunch restaurants in Chicago
Restaurants The 31 best brunch restaurants in Chicago

The best pizza in Chicago
Restaurants The best pizza in Chicago

The 15 best Chicago music venues
Music The 15 best Chicago music venues

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Deals & Giveaways

Hamilton
Theater Hamilton
5 out of 5 stars

Don't miss your chance to see the smash hit Broadway musical in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour

This tour visits the locations frequented by some of Chicago's most notorious gangsters along with many of the most haunted locations in Chicago

Mean Girls
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Mean Girls

After debuting on Broadway in 2018, the musical version of Tina Fey's high school comedy Mean Girls is going to try to make "fetch" happen in Chicago. The James M. Nederlander Theatre will host the touring production of the stage adaptation for a five-week engagement from December 25, 2019 to January 26, 2020. Boasting a book by Fey, the Mean Girls musical follows home-schooled teenager Cady Heron as she begins attending a high school in the Chicago suburbs and contends with Regina George, the most popular (and meanest) girl in her class. Time Out New York theater critic Adam Feldman awarded the original Broadway production four stars, calling it "A canny crossbreed of Heathers and Hairspray... updated to reflect the new realities of smartphones and social media." Tickets for the Chicago production of Mean Girls will go on sale soon and, just like the touring production of Dear Evan Hansen, they're likely to sell out extremely quickly.

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Chicago neighborhood guides

Logan Square
Things to do Logan Square

Gorgeous boulevards give way to a flury of restaurants, bars and nightlife

Hyde Park
Things to do Hyde Park

Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene

Humboldt Park
Things to do Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park is a West Side neighborhood with no shortage of attractions

Pilsen
Things to do Pilsen

Pilsen is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the city, with vibrant art, food, shopping and more

Boystown
Things to do Boystown

Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBTQ communities in the world

Edgewater
Things to do Edgewater

Located on the shores of Lake Michiagn, this North Side neighborhood is brimming with things to do

Irving Park
Things to do Irving Park

Once a railroad depot, Irving Park is still easy to reach by train (if you're taking the Blue Line) and boasts an array of dive bars and coffee shops that are worth searching out

Roscoe Village
Things to do Roscoe Village

Antique shops and neighborhood pubs make this part of North Center extra special

Avondale
Things to do Avondale

Just north of Logan Square, you'll find beautiful old buildings and delicious Polish cuisine

Midway area
Things to do Midway area

The neighborhoods surrounding the Chicago airport of the same name are more than just flyover territory

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Popular stories

The 16 best things to do during the holidays in Chicago
Things to do The 16 best things to do during the holidays in Chicago

Everything you need to know about Time Out Market Chicago
Time Out Market Everything you need to know about Time Out Market Chicago

The absolute coziest things to do in Chicago
Things to do The absolute coziest things to do in Chicago

30 Chicago bars and restaurants with fireplaces
Restaurants 30 Chicago bars and restaurants with fireplaces

Where to see dazzling Christmas lights in Chicago
Things to do Where to see dazzling Christmas lights in Chicago

The 19 best fancy restaurants in Chicago
Restaurants The 19 best fancy restaurants in Chicago

The best ramen in Chicago
Restaurants The best ramen in Chicago

25 Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago
Restaurants 25 Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago

Here’s every single Millennium Park holiday event that you can look forward to this winter
News Here’s every single Millennium Park holiday event that you can look forward to this winter

The best free things to do in Chicago
Things to do The best free things to do in Chicago

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More great things to do near Chicago

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The 10 best things to do in Wisconsin Dells
Things to do The 10 best things to do in Wisconsin Dells

If you fully embrace the city’s cheesy side, the water park capital of the world won’t disappoint.  

The 20 best things to do in Detroit
Things to do The 20 best things to do in Detroit

The list of the best things to do in Detroit is exhaustive, in all the best ways. 

The 15 best things to do in Milwaukee
Things to do The 15 best things to do in Milwaukee

Milwaukee today boasts big city amenities without the headaches of a metropolis.

The 10 best things to do in Ann Arbor
Things to do The 10 best things to do in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a humble yet sophisticated slice of Southeast Michigan.

The 24 best things to do in Indianapolis
Things to do The 24 best things to do in Indianapolis

Over the last decade the city has quietly become one of the hippest spots in the Midwest. 

The 12 best things to do in Cincinnati
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Cincinnati

We’ve gathered some of the best ways to get a taste of the eclectic Queen City.

The 11 best things to do in Grand Rapids
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a wonderfully progressive, expressive, impressive slice of Michigan.

24 awesome things to do in Cleveland
Things to do 24 awesome things to do in Cleveland

The word is out by now: Cleveland ("the Comeback City") is actually pretty cool. 

The 20 best things to do in Minneapolis
Things to do The 20 best things to do in Minneapolis

Visiting Minneapolis properly calls for an action-packed schedule—we can help.

The 11 best things to do in Illinois
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Illinois

Explore small towns, historical monuments and plenty of awe-inspiring wilderness. 

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