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Holidays in the Loop
Nov5
Jan31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holidays in the Loop

Welcome to the Loop, where Chicago’s holiday traditions are made. Witness the transformation of the city’s official downtown into a winter wonderland. You deserve a…

Friday November 5, 2021Monday January 31, 2022
Chicago Loop
Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
Nov12
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Lightscape

The popular holiday event is back, with a new path and exciting new delights! We’ve got inventive new installations and all your favorites too. Hum…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday November 12, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Illumination: Tree Lights
Nov20
Jan2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

The ninth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns as a walking experience. Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color,…

Saturday November 20, 2021
4:30 p.m.Sunday January 2, 2022
9:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Skating in the Park at Rosemont
Dec30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Skating in the Park at Rosemont

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink Friday, Nov.…

Thursday December 30
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
The Dr. Seuss Experience
Dec30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience is an imaginative, interactive, Instagram-able immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. ​ This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest…

Thursday December 30
10:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience
Dec30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience

Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience at Willow Hill Golf Course in Northbrook, IL BUY TICKETS NOW! www.WillowHillsWinterMagic.com OPEN NIGHTLY Nov…

Thursday December 30
4:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Willow Hill Golf Course
1350 Willow Rd
Let It Shine | Northbrook
Dec30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Let It Shine | Northbrook

Let It Shine returns with its newest Christmas drive-thru light show at Northbrook Court! Prepared to be immersed into a wonderland of lights as you…

Thursday December 30
4:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Northbrook Court – West Lot, 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
1515 Lake Cook Road
Let It Shine | Schaumburg
Dec30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Let It Shine | Schaumburg

Let It Shine is proud to present its newest Christmas drive-thru light show at Wintrust Field! Prepared to be immersed into a wonderland of lights…

Thursday December 30
4:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
Skating in the Park at Rosemont
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Skating in the Park at Rosemont

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink Friday, Nov.…

Friday December 31
Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
The Dr. Seuss Experience
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience is an imaginative, interactive, Instagram-able immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. ​ This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest…

Friday December 31
10:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Holiday Magic
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holiday Magic

Enjoy the festive season with family and friends at Brookfield Zoo’s 40th annual Holiday Magic, presented by Meijer. Zoogoers can stroll along the walkways, lit…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Friday December 31
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience

Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience at Willow Hill Golf Course in Northbrook, IL BUY TICKETS NOW! www.WillowHillsWinterMagic.com OPEN NIGHTLY Nov…

Friday December 31
4:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Willow Hill Golf Course
1350 Willow Rd
Let It Shine | Northbrook
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Let It Shine | Northbrook

Let It Shine returns with its newest Christmas drive-thru light show at Northbrook Court! Prepared to be immersed into a wonderland of lights as you…

Friday December 31
4:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Northbrook Court – West Lot, 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
1515 Lake Cook Road
Let It Shine | Schaumburg
Dec31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Let It Shine | Schaumburg

Let It Shine is proud to present its newest Christmas drive-thru light show at Wintrust Field! Prepared to be immersed into a wonderland of lights…

Friday December 31
4:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Wintrust Field
1999 Springinsguth Rd
Holiday 2021 at Meeting House Tavern
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Holiday 2021 at Meeting House Tavern

World’s Shortest Bar Crawl Sunday, December 12th, 3–9pm We’re so grateful for you—our customers—and thrilled that we can show our appreciation and celebrate with you,…

Friday December 31, 2021
5:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
Meeting House Tavern
5025 N Clark St
Chicago’s NYE Blast!
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Virtual Event

Chicago’s NYE Blast!

Party like it’s 2022! Welcome in the New Year with Chicago’s NYE Blast! This mega-event offers multiple options for dining, parties, and hotel accommodations at…

Friday December 31, 2021
7:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Chicago River
Virtual Event
NEW YEAR ON THE PIER
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

NEW YEAR ON THE PIER

Navy Pier will host the party of the year on the biggest night of the year, Friday, Dec. 31, in the opulent and historic Aon…

Friday December 31, 2021
8:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
@navypier
600 E. Grand Ave
2022 Chicago New Year’s Eve (NYE) Bar Crawl
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

2022 Chicago New Year’s Eve (NYE) Bar Crawl

“Cheers To New Years 2022 With Friends That Bring You Cheer” Calling all lovers, friends, besties, sisters & brothers … Take your tribe into the…

Friday December 31, 2021
8:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
2:00 a.m.
Beaumont Bar (2020 N Halsted St) Bourbon on Division (2050 W Division St)
Beaumont Bar (2020 N Halsted St) Bourbon on Division (2050 W Division St)
New Year’s Eve at LondonHouse Chicago
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at LondonHouse Chicago

New Year’s Eve celebrations are back at LondonHouse Chicago (85 E Wacker Drive) and better than ever. Ring in 2022 with a bang at the esteemed Magnificent Mile hotel that boasts…

Friday December 31, 2021
8:30 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
LondonHouse Chicago
85 E Wacker Drive
New Year’s Eve at FAME Nightclub
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at FAME Nightclub

Be famous this New Year’s Eve at FAME Nightclub… where state of the art sound, intelligent lighting, and local artists’ displays will lead the way for…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
FAME Nightclub
157 W Ontario St Floor 2
New Year’s Eve at LiqrBox
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at LiqrBox

LiqrBox will be taking their countdown to a whole new level this New Year’s Eve in Chicago.  With an unparalleled light show, wide range of table…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
LiqrBox
873 N Orleans St
New Year’s Eve at Radio Room
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

New Year’s Eve at Radio Room

Kiss 2021 goodbye and spend the ultimate party night of the year with Radio Room in River North.  Mixing vintage kitsch with today’s tech… this New Year’s…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
Radio Room
400 N State St
Roaring New Year’s Eve
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Roaring New Year’s Eve

A celebration that’s greater than Gatsby to bring you back to the roaring ’20s. This soiree will feature a video DJ playing all your favorite…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:00 a.m.
Old Town Pour House
1419 N. Wells St.
Gatsby’s Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Party at Morgan Manufacturing
Dec31
Jan1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Gatsby’s Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Party at Morgan Manufacturing

Travel back in time to the best party of the Roaring ’20s, the Great Gatsby’s New Year’s Eve theme party, where gents are encouraged to…

Friday December 31, 2021
9:00 p.m.Saturday January 1, 2022
1:30 a.m.
401 North Morgan Street Chicago, IL 60642
401 North Morgan Street
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