2016 Holiday Events Calendar
Wrigley Building in Downtown Chicago
Start 2016 on the water! Come experience the spectacular Chicago skyline while taking pleasure in the ultimate cruising indulgence, the Odyssey! Enjoy a plated dinner menu, live entertainment and private seating. On this special cruise complimentary Champagne will be served throughout the boarding hour. Learn More.
- Available select dates in December
Navy Pier, Chicago, Il
The annual Winter WonderFest present by Bank of America brings Chicago 7 more days of Holiday family fun than usual! Enjoy 170,000 square feet of winter wonderland playground, with indoor ice skating, inflatable slides, rides and so much more!
Winter WonderFest is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am - 5pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am - 10pm! Special holiday hours include Christmas Eve from 10am - 5pm, New Years Eve and New Years Day from 10am - 8pm, and Winter WonderFest will be closed on Christmas Day! Bring the whole family our to celebrate the holidays in Chicago!
- December 3rd, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Millennium Park McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, Chicago
Located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, the Millennium Park Ice Rink draws more than 100,000 skater annually. The rink is open to the public every day of the week and skating is free. Skate rentals are available.
- Dates of operation will vary
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
Night Time Aerial View of Downtown Chicago IL
Museum of Science & Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
The Museum halls will be decked, holiday singers and dancers will fuel the festivities, and the sparkle of dozens of decorated trees will greet you at this year’s Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light. The Museum’s grand tree takes center stage in the Rotunda, while more than 50 trees beautifully decorated by members of Chicago’s ethnic communities to represent global cultures adorn the Museum's Main Level. Stroll through the trees, enjoy intermittent falling “snow” and savor the performances of various dance and choral groups on the Holiday Stage.
- Opens November 17th, 2016
Drury Lane Children's Theatre - Crazy for You
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
A popular tradition entertaining hundreds of families is back once again this season at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace -- Crazy for you is a top performance that you are not going to want to miss this year In addition to a performance from a cast of top Chicago actors, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace offers families the special opportunity to have breakfast or dinner with Santa Claus on select performance dates. Featuring a festive buffet style menu complete with holiday favorites, these events are a wonderful way to introduce children to the arts.
- November 3 - January 8, 2016
- Tickets $12 each, $10 each for groups of 20 or more
- Breakfast and Dinner buffet with Santa available on select dates