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Things to do in Chicago this winter

Get off the couch, bundle up and take advantage of these fantastic things to do in Chicago this winter

Photograph: Justin Kern/Flickr

Winter isn’t typically the most beloved season in Chicago, but we think it gets a bad rap. We may be a city of urban hermits in sub-zero temperatures; Chicago, personified, is a city snuggled in with a Netflix binge and a bottle of wine. But there are dozens of things to do in winter in Chicago, from cozying up at a bar with a fireplace to ice skating to treating yourself to a spa day. If get off your couch and face this winter head-on, we promise you can make this winter in Chicago your best one yet. 

Things to do this winter

Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces
Restaurants

Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces

Our long winters have one big upside—getting to cozy up next to a fireplace while eating and drinking at some of the best Chicago restaurants and bars

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Explore the Loop with these great Pedway excursions
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Explore the Loop with these great Pedway excursions

Chicago's underground navigation system, the Pedway, makes surviving winter relatively easy to travel between buildings

Family winter vacation ideas
Kids

Family winter vacation ideas

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Hot cocktails to drink this winter
Bars

Hot cocktails to drink this winter

Hot buttered tequila, apple cider spiked with chartreuse and hot chai with rum, designed to keep you warm all winter long

Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks
Things to do

Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks

Lace up and try your hand at skating at these citywide rinks this winter

Fun ways to work out in the winter
Sports and fitness

Fun ways to work out in the winter

Before you abandon your fitness routine for three months of Netflix , consider these workout alternatives to keep you in shape

The 20 best Chicago restaurants for delivery tonight
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The 20 best Chicago restaurants for delivery tonight

Perfect for when there's no way in hell you're leaving your apartment but can't stop craving your favorite Thai dish

The best dessert delivery in Chicago
Restaurants

The best dessert delivery in Chicago

Whether you want some delicious macarons or doughnuts, these Chicago sweet spots have you covered

How to survive winter: Beeline to the bar
Bars

How to survive winter: Beeline to the bar

Whether it's a great beer bar or cocktail bar, each offers the perfect escape from blustery weather, with terrific drinks to boot

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Best winter concerts and events

December's top concerts
Music

December's top concerts

December events calendar
Things to do

December events calendar

January's top concerts
Music

January's top concerts

January events calendar
Things to do

January events calendar

February's top concerts
Music

February's top concerts

February events calendar
Things to do

February events calendar

March's top concerts
Music

March's top concerts

March events calendar
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March events calendar

Chicago Blackhawks guide

Best bars to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks
Bars

Best bars to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks

There's no better place to watch a Blackhawks game than the United Center, but with ticket prices through the roof, these spots are your next best bet

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16 pieces of Chicago Blackhawks gear that we need this season

We've found some unusual (but totally cool) items, including some t-shirts and hats, that will demonstrate your true fandom

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