The Chicago Holiday Event Hot List

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chicago holiday eventsDecember is a great time to visit the windy city since there are tons of fun events to attend- some holiday themed and some not. Here’s our roundup of the not-to-be-missed Chicago area events this month.

  • Christmas market: Dec. 1 – 24, 2014 (begins Nov. 21)

Christkindlmarket is an open-air European holiday market on Daley Plaza featuring traditional art, handmade gifts, German foods, choirs, carolers, and an opening ceremony. The best part – it’s FREE.

  • Holiday lights on a Segway: December 1 – 31, 2014

Bundle up to see holiday lights and attractions riding a Segway on a guided tour downtown for $65.

Dec. 1 to 31 – Segway Experience of Chicago

Dec. 4 to 23 – Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

  • Holiday trains – Lincoln Park: December 1 – 31, 2014 (Nov. 28 – Jan. 4)

Model trains wind their way through a miniature village among Poinsettias during the Winter Flower & Train Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory. This event is free.

  •  Winter WonderFest: December 5, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015

Festival Hall at Navy Pier becomes an indoor Winter WonderFest for the holidays, with music, carnival rides, and entertainment. Expect crowds. Free entry.

  •  Mary Poppins live: December 3 – 31, 2014 (Nov. 26 – Jan. 4)

Hear those catchy songs and see Mary fly in Mary Poppins at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

  •  Christmas lights – Brookfield Zoo: December 6 – 31, 2014 (dates below)

Holiday Magic is a million twinkling lights, a laser light show, a magic show, animal visits, and songs at the Brookfield Zoo. December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Discount tickets are available online.

For many more fun holiday events check out this site! We hope you have a fun Chicago visit. Don’t forget to book all your chauffeured ground transportation through SMART Cars for safe travels throughout the city.

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