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Chicago museums, zoos, public spaces & special events attract and amaze visitors from around the world.

Find information on Chicago area museums & attractions including:  popular exhibits, free museum days, holiday lights and city festivals.

Ice Skating at Millennium Park

Ice Skating at Millennium Park in Chicago

The McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink in Millennium Park is open throughout the winter season (weather permitting). It opens on the same day as...
Holiday Flower Show at Garfield Park Conservatory

Holiday Flower Show at Garfield Park Conservatory

The Holiday Flower Show at Garfield Park Conservatory is free annual tradition for all ages that ushers in the holiday season with dazzling displays...
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo – Free Family Fun

Enjoy ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo, the fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds. Start Date: Friday, November...
Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium Free Admission Days for Illinois Residents

Come explore the Adler Planetarium on free admission days and learn about countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes and more....
Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

In the heart of downtown Chicago in Maggie Daley Park, with the City’s skyline as a backdrop, the Skating Ribbon winds through a rolling...
Illumination at the Morton Arboretum

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Returning for its sixth year this November, the one of-a-kind winter experience Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will awe and delight visitors...
Winter WonderFest

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

Now in its 18th year, Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter playground, Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Packed with indoor family fun, this delightful...
SOFA Chicago

SOFA CHICAGO – Contemporary Art and Design Festival

SOFA CHICAGO, the city's longest-running gallery-presented art fair, is back with cutting-edge creations to browse through and buy. Purchase discount tickets to this event. Start Date: Friday,...
Illinois Holocaust Museum Hologram

Illinois Holocaust Museum – New Interactive 3D Holograms

The acclaimed Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie provides a powerful, tactile, interactive -- and ultimately hopeful -- hologram experience, as real-life...
Field Museum Free Admission

The Field Museum Free Admission Days 2018

During the Field Museum free admission days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency*. See ticketed exhibitions and 3D films...

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Joffrey Ballet Performs The Nutcracker

See Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of The Nutcracker in this breath-taking performance by the Joffrey Ballet. Purchase discount tickets to this event. Start Date: Saturday,...
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre

A beloved Chicago tradition, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Purchase...