World Famous Gospel Brunch
This spectacular experience showcases local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts.
Sundays @ 10am. House of Blues – 329 N Dearborn
Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest
Packed with family fun, Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier is a beloved annual Chicago winter event, featuring 170,000 square feet of carnival rides, giant slides, holiday-themed activities, the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink, and more. Experience the city’s biggest and best indoor winter playground and join the millions of families who have made it a part of their annual holiday tradition!
December 2 – January 8. Navy Pier – 600 E Grand Avenue
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Now in its 16th season, the ice rink has become a Chicago winter tradition drawing over 100,000 skaters annually. Once again this year, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present Winter Workouts with free skating lessons on Fridays – Sundays, on hour before the rink opens
Thru March. Millennium Park – 201 E Randolph
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars
Former Blackhawks Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya return to Chicago to face Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and co.
December 11 @ 6pm. United Center – 1901 W Madison
Santa Party Cruise
A ticket to the Santa Booze Cruise includes your own festive Santa hat, a complimentary drink, DJ dance music, and hours of views aboard
December 10 & 17 @ 830pm. Anita Dee II – 200 North Breakwater Access
Joffrey Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker features brilliant costumes, fanciful scenery, entrancing storytelling, and Tchaikovsky’s famous score played by the Chicago Philharmonic
December 10 – 30. Auditorium Theatre – 50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Coach Tom Thibodeau returns to the United Center to face his former team.
December 13 @ 7pm. United Center – 1901 W Madison
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Opens December 16
- AMC Navy Pier IMAX 700 E Grand Ave
- AMC 600 North Michigan 9 600 North Michigan
- AMC River East 322 East Illinois
- Dine-in Theatres Block 37 108 N State Suite 434
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Kids ages 3 to 13 will enjoy watching Peanuts cartoon characters on stage during A Charlie Brown Christmas,
Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017. Broadway Playhouse – Water Tower Place, 175 E Chestnut St
The outdoor market in the Chicago Loop has become so popular and loved by everyone that any Chicagoan will tell you that they could not imagine the city without it. Christkindlmarket Chicago is no longer just a German tradition, it has become a Chicago institution. The unique shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse holiday entertainment make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination. Admission is FREE!
Thru December 24, Open Daily @ 11am til 8pm; til 9pm Fridays & Saturdays; til 4pm Christmas Eve. Daley Plaza – 50 W Washington