Enjoy breakfast, crafts, games and more! Pictures will be taken with Santa. Get into the holiday spirit at the Hartman Center.
Come and view the Holiday Flower Show in the newly restored conservatory.
See the key moments of the epic World War II battle recreated in LEGO bricks.
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.
Features 2,200 square-feet of interactive learning centers right out of the pages of well-known fairytales. Hands-on elements will immerse children in fantasy stories and promote literacy by fostering a love of books, reading and storytelling. A key element of the exhibit focuses on imagination and role playing, which helps children learn about people and events on other sides of the world and ponder the future. Activities include woodworking in Geppetto’s workshop, climbing up Rapunzel’s tower, building houses with the three little pigs, mining for diamonds with Snow White’s dwarves, creating Hansel and Gretel’s candy house, and sitting in Cinderella’s carriage. The exhibit also highlights the morals and lessons of each story.
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.
Enjoy a special suburban edition of the Chicago German-American Holiday Market. Includes hot beverages, German food, and gift shopping – just like at Daley Plaza.
Watch the Daley Plaza tree light, along with live performances and holiday music. Visit Santa's House from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve.
Presenting the best holiday magic, including beloved attractions, world-class shopping and dining, and a variety of family-friendly activities
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