Winter fests in Chicago


Celebration of Winter

Enjoy cross country skiing, snow hayrides, making S’mores with the family, snowman building, and food and drink specials throughout the event. Some activities...

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Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Watch snow-sculpting teams form "frozen art" from giant blocks of snow. Abstract shapes and whimsical figures take shape under the skilled hands of...

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Polar Palooza

Features some of the city’s “coolest” bands, plus an all-seasons synthetic ice skating rink, a Christmas tree lot, holiday shopping at unique, local,...

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Snow Days Chicago

Teams of artists from around the country and the world gather to create sculpting masterpieces out of 10 ft. blocks of man-made snow. Other winter-themed...

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Winter Carnival

Celebrate the season with indoor and outdoor activities at this annual family event.



Includes an outdoor ice skating rink, fresh wreaths and trees, photos with Santa, Snowflake Cafe and hot cocoa bar (plus winter cocktails) and the Mistletoe...



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