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Discover the best things to do in Chicago, including popular events, festivals, attractions, tours and free activities

Where to go ice skating in Chicago

Where to go ice skating in Chicago

You don’t have to stay cooped up inside just because it’s winter in Chicago.

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Your guide to the holidays in Chicago

The latest things to do in Chicago

Aurora Festival of Lights

Aurora Festival of Lights

A city named after nature's most stunning light show deserves an equally spectacular man-made display. The Rotary Club of Aurora organizes this holiday...

Suburbs
Aurora Festival of Lights

A city named after nature's most stunning light show deserves an equally spectacular man-made display. The Rotary Club of Aurora organizes this holiday...

Suburbs
Aurora Festival of Lights

Aurora Festival of Lights

A city named after nature's most stunning light show deserves an equally spectacular man-made display. The Rotary Club of Aurora organizes this holiday...

Suburbs
City of Chicago Christmas Tree

City of Chicago Christmas Tree

Every year, Millennium Park is adorned with an epic Christmas tree that remains on display until the beginning of the new year. The larger-than-life...

Millennium Park
Winterland at Gallagher Way

Winterland at Gallagher Way

You might not ever get the chance to throw a pitch at Wrigley Field, but you can lace up your skates and hit the ice inside the iconic baseball field...

Wrigleyville

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“Human+Nature”

“Human+Nature”

See eight towering sculptures by South African artist Daniel Popper at the Morton Arboretum's new outdoor exhibition, which spreads the 15- to...

Suburbs
“The Art of the Brick”

“The Art of the Brick”

Want to see recreations of Van Gogh's “Starry Night,” Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” and Michaelangelo's “David” ...

Hyde Park
Art on theMART

Art on theMART

Projecting a 25-story-tall video installation on the side of the Merchandise Mart, Art on theMart's winter program showcases moving images from the...

Ice Skating in Millennium Park

Ice Skating in Millennium Park

Skate under the Chicago skyline and within eyeshot of the Chicago Christmas Tree at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park. Plus, take advantage...

Millennium Park

Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Avondale

Avondale

The traditionally Polish neighborhood is dotted with arts centers, small parks and interesting shops.

Logan Square

Logan Square

Explore a bustling selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Pilsen

Pilsen

Explore vibrant murals, the city's best tacos and the businesses of 18th Street.

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Winterland at Gallagher Way

Winterland at Gallagher Way

You might not ever get the chance to throw a pitch at Wrigley Field, but you can lace up your skates and hit the...

Christkindlmarket

Christkindlmarket

The iconic German-inspired holiday market at Daley Plaza brings just over a month of Christmassy...

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Light Up the Lake

Light Up the Lake

Too cold outside? Navy Pier brings all of the winter fun indoors during the holiday season, filling its gigantic...

Aurora Festival of Lights

Aurora Festival of Lights

A city named after nature's most stunning light show deserves an equally spectacular man-made display. The...

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