12 Things that Rock in Chicago this Winter

With 70 degree temps and the Cubs playing (and winning!) into November, it doesn’t feel like winter in Chicago yet. To remind us “Winter is Coming,” we don’t have a bunch of Game of Thrones memes. We do have a list of awesome winter/holiday activities you may be interested in -from romances to bromances (we’re looking at you D Wade & Lebron), plays to a circus- there’s something for everyone here!

King Charles III
Downton Abbey favorite Robert Bathurst takes on the title role in this provocative, insightful political drama. Much like Shakespeare’s captivating history plays, here the men and women of the world’s most famous royal family are revealed to be far more fascinating and complex than their tabloid depictions.
Nov 5 – Jan 15: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier

Stars and Strings
CBS RADIO is excited and honored to present the second annual STARS AND STRINGS, a stripped-down acoustic concert celebrating our nation’s military heroes and their families, at The Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, November 9, just prior to Veteran’s Day. Country star Jason Aldean will headline the show and features Big and Rich, Randy Houser, Tyler Farr, Chase Rice, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Rascal Flatts and Brantley Gilbert
November 9: The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State Street


enjoy ice skating at  McCormick Place
Enjoy ice skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
For the last 15 years, the rink has drawn more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. The rink, located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets.
Mid-November 2016–Mid-March 2017: Millennium Park

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World
Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! Launch into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™. Children Of All Ages can take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Your entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.
November 17 – 27: United Center, 1901 W Madison

Chicago’s 103rd Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The City of Chicago is proud to present the 103rd Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 18, 2016: Millennium Park



Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will once again offer a full lineup of activities, starting at 11:00 AM and continuing throughout the evening. A grand Tree-Lighting Parade down Michigan Avenue marshaled by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida steps off at 5:30PM.
Saturday, November 19: North Michigan Avenue, from Oak Street to Wacker Drive.


both will be preforming at the Chicago theater
both will be preforming at the Chicago theater this winter

Sebastian Maniscalco
Why Would You Do That Tour
Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier and that has fans across North America showing up in droves for his shows and millions tuning in for his network specials.
November 25 – 27: The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State Street

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This 2014 Tony Award-winning play was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway.” It makes us see, hear and feel the world through the senses of the young math genius and also is a mystery. Accused of killing a neighbor’s dog, he sets out to find the real culprit.
Dec 6 – 24: Oriental Theatre, 24 W Randolph Street

Jerry Seinfeld
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.
Dec 8 & 9: The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State Street

Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:00 PM
D Wade and the Bulls welcome Lebron James and the Champion Cavaliers.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars
Sun 12/11 @ 6pm United Center, Chicago, IL
The Blackhawks welcome back Patrick Sharp and the Dallas Stars.

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