People ice skating at the park
Photograph: Courtesy Maggie Daley Park

November 2023 events calendar for Chicago

Pack your month with the best activities, concerts, free things to do and festivals

Emma KruppJeffy Mai

Welcome to November in Chicago! You've got about two weeks of breathing room after Halloween before holiday events begin in earnest, from twinkling Christmas lights displays to the first days of Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville. And of course, don't forget about Thanksgiving in Chicago—we've got suggestions on where to eat at restaurants should you not feel like preparing a whole turkey this year. Hoping to avoid the holidays altogether? Take a spin on the Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon or huddle away from the wintry weather at Chicago museums as temperatures start to plummet. Say goodbye to fall in Chicago with the help of our list of the best things to do in Chicago this November. 

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Featured events in November 2023

  • Music
  • Pop
  • United Center

Californian megastar Billie Eilish heads out on an epic, multi-continent-spanning tour to tout her new album 'Hit Me Hard and Soft'. Glimpse her mix of magnetic and ethereal pop that's seen her bag nine Grammys, three Brit Awards, two Golden Globes and a couple of Oscars. Wowsers.

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