Millenium Park Ice Rink
Ice skating is in full swing with the cooler weather in Chicago. All season long, Millenium park is hosting free ice skating. Great for friends and couples, skating around downtown in the winter makes for a fun outing.
Nov. 17 - Mar. 4 2018, schedule available online Free admission - skate rental $12-$14
Jay-Z - The 4:44 tour
2017 brought us the return of Jay-Z with his album 4:44, the first album in four years from the grammy-winning rap legend. His tour for the album makes it’s Chicago stop this December.
Tuesday Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m. Tickets available on Ticketmaster
Macy’s Day Parade
A Thanksgiving day staple in homes across the United States, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade comes back for its 91st year. Floats, balloons, and dancers headline the event, adding some excitement to a morning full of cooking and uncomfortable family questions.
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., available to stream online or NBC
One of the biggest winter festivals in Chicago, the Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago showcases all the wonderful things about the holiday season: gifts, decorations, food, and booze. A mix of traditional and German culture make this a cultural Christmas clash for the masses.
Sun Nov. 19 - Dec. 24 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. - free admission