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The 13th Annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America Opens Today!

12/6/13 | by

Experience Chicago’s favorite wintertime tradition with more than 25 rides, attractions and free entertainment!


The 13th Annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America opens tomorrow, December 6, with over 170,000 square feet of wintertime fun!


Friday, December 6, 2013 – Sunday, January 12, 2014 (Closed on Christmas Day)


Navy Pier’s Festival Hall: 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611


Chicago’s favorite wintertime tradition returns this year and is better than ever! Featuring new rides and attractions, the winter extravaganza features even more family friendly fun. New to Winter WonderFest is the Ice Line Zipline Express, that allows visitors to fly through Winter WonderAir, over-sized spinning Hot Cocoa Cups, and the Arctic Plunge, an inflatable dual-lane slide. Returning this year is the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink that will provide thrills to all levels of skaters. Other Winter WonderFest favorites returning include the Kringle Carousel, indoor Ferris wheel, the spinning Cliff Hanger, the Snowy Summit Climbing Wall and more!

Admission is free and activity wristbands are required to participate in rides and attractions. Please visit for hours, information and more!


A Chicago landmark since 1916, Navy Pier has evolved from a freight passenger ship docking facility to the #1 tourist attraction in the Midwest, drawing more than eight million visitors annually. Navy Pier currently encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibit facilities, making it a tourist and visitor hub. For more information, visit our website at


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