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McDonalds Thanksgiving Parade

Chicago, Ill.

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The parade down State Street features live performances, equestrian units, marching bands and the sky-high balloons.

When: 8-11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

See the key moments of the epic World War II battle recreated in LEGO bricks.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Mondays
Cost: Free; $5 parking

Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Features both teams’ historical development and details, statistical information, photographs, memorabilia, souvenirs and other materials. In addition, several video presentations—two of which are designed like the classic Cubs’ and White Sox’s scoreboards—offer compelling testimonials from some players, fans and local sports broadcasters. The exhibit also features a playful component which includes interactive “Color Your Mascot” and “Create a Cartoon” coloring sheets, as well as vintage cartoons following the  “up and down” seasons of both teams.

Cost: Free

Christkindlmarket Chicago

Christkindlmarket Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Discover a traditional centuries-old holiday market in the heart of downtown Chicago. Christkindlmarket features German and international vendors who display hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique gifts as well as traditional German foods, sweets and beverages. School groups, professional singers and dance groups perform. Special events include appearances by the Christkind and the annual Children’s Lantern Parade, which celebrates St. Martin’s Day. Nov. 21-Dec. 24.

When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Cost: Free

Daley Plaza Annual Tree Lighting and Santa House

City of Chicago Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and UL Santa House | Chicago, Ill.

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Watch the Daley Plaza tree light, along with live performances and holiday music. Visit Santa's House from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve.

When: Performances: 4:30 p.m.; Tree Lighting: 5 p.m. Nov. 25; Santa House: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 25; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 27; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday Nov. 28-Dec. 21; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily Dec. 22-23; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 24. Visit website to confirm dates and times
Cost: Free

Discover Holiday Traditions in the Chicago Loop

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Presenting the best holiday magic, including beloved attractions, world-class shopping and dining, and a variety of family-friendly activities

Cost: Free

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Symphony In Lights

Bolingbrook, Ill.

FREE  

A day of activities culminates in the annual tree lighting ceremony and first Symphony In Lights show of 2014 at dusk.  Activities during the day include carriage rides Santa tent, kids' holiday crafts, ice sculpture demonstration, costumed character appearances, a live Nativity scene and more

When: 3-6 p.m. Nov. 15; 5-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31
Cost: Free

Naper Lights

Naperville, Ill.

FREE  

Stroll the museum grounds and experience a magical holiday lights celebration

When: 5-9 p.m.
Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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