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Light Up the Lake

  • Things to do, Festivals
  • Navy Pier | Chicago, IL, Streeterville
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ice rink at navy pier
Photograph: Spectra

Time Out says

Too cold outside? Navy Pier brings all of the winter fun indoors during the holiday season, filling its gigantic 170,000-square-foot Festival Hall with a regulation-size Alpine ice skating rink, kiddie train rides and a 600,000-bulb light show made up of themed sculptures. This year, guests can also check out new attractions like a lit-up maze of birch trees, interactive light sculptures and a reflection pond for resting and photo ops. Each Light Up the Lake ticket also  includes a ride on Navy Pier's 200-foot Centennial Wheel—don't worry, all of the gondolas are fully enclosed and heated!


Navy Pier | Chicago, IL
600 E Grand Ave
Cross street:
at Streeter Dr
Bus: 29, 65, 66.
Starting at $27 adult, $17 child

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