The holiday season will be here before you know it, which means that festive celebrations, tree-lightings, caroling and ice skating aren't far behind. This morning, Millennium Park announced its complete lineup of holiday programming, which kicks off with the opening of the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink on November 15 and continues with the annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Wrigley Square (at Michigan Ave and Randolph St) on Friday, November 22.
Need even more holiday cheer in (and around) one of Chicago's best parks? The Millennium Park Art Market will offer jewelry, paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and more creative items made by students from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago from November 22–24. Plus, Caroling at Cloud Gate will allow you to belt out seasonal tunes while admiring your reflection in the Bean every Friday between November 29 and December 20, and a Dance-Along Nutcracker session at the nearby Chicago Cultural Center invites everyone to learn a few ballet moves on December 8.
Take a look at the current lineup of Millennium Park holiday events below and find something to look forward to amid the cold and snow of another Chicago winter.
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
November 15–March, 2020 (weather dependent)
106th Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 22 at 6pm
Wrigley Square, Michigan Ave and Randolph St
Millennium Park Art Market with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago
November 22–23, 11am–7pm
November 24, 11am–5pm
Chase Promenade North
Caroling at Cloud Gate
November 29, December 6, 13 and 20 at 6pm
Cloud Gate Plaza
Sunday, December 8, 9am–3pm (dance lessons 9am–noon, performances 10am–1pm)
Chicago Cultural Center