Taking Chicagoland Kids to Disney on Ice in 2024

See Mirabel, Elsa, Olaf and more in Chicagoland this winter!

Disney on Ice Presents Magic in the Stars makes a stop in Chicagoland this winter with shows playing on select days at two venues — Allstate Arena and United Center — from Jan. 18-Feb. 4. Get ready to sing along to your favorite songs from “Frozen 2,” “Aladdin,”Encanto” and more.

The magical show will include ice skating, aerial acrobatics and more live performances from your favorite characters. Families can enhance their experience with a pre-show Character Experience that includes games, storytelling, crafting and interactive time with Elsa and Mirabel.

Quick details about Disney on Ice Presents Magic in the Stars

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Jan. 18-21 (Allstate Arena); Jan. 25-28 (United Center); Feb. 1-4 (Allstate Arena)

Attendees will be able to see beloved characters featured in the movies like Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Mirabel, Luisa and Isabel. You’ll also get to see classic Disney friends — Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and more.

You’ll also see more “Encanto” characters including Pepa, her husband Felix and the infamous Bruno. Want to make the experience more magical for your family? Take a look at our tips and other things to do near the venues below.

Tips for families when seeing Disney on Ice

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  • Parking is free. Both venues are offering free parking for families attending the show. Just follow signs when entering the area.
  • Get there early. Make sure to get to the venue with enough time to park, get through the security check and buy snacks or souvenirs. Then settle into your seats and watch the excitement build in your child’s eyes as the lights get dimmer and dimmer.
  • Dress in costume. Do your kids have Frozen or Encanto costumes from Halloween? Wear them to the show! Even if you don’t have costumes, find other fun ways to dress up such as snowflake hairclip or maybe a colorful side purse like Mirabel’s.
  • Turn the camera. During a hit song or a big dance number, turn the camera to focus on your child. It’s the magic in their eyes that you’ll want to remember, not necessarily the performance.
  • Enhance the experience. For an extra $65, you can make your kid’s day with the pre-show Elsa and Mirabel Character Experience. Kids will enjoy crafting and more interactive time with the two movie characters. Note: Each guest must purchase the Character Experience add-on and a Disney on Ice show ticket.

Things to do near Allstate Arena 

Photo credit: Fashion Outlets of Chicago

  • Need to grab a quick bite to eat? You’ll find something for everyone at family establishments like Moretti’s and Chili’s. If Sugar Factory is on your bucket list, get something sweet at the Rosemont location.
  • Fashion Outlet of Chicago is a great spot if you want to kill some time and do a little shopping. You’ll also find more yummy options at the food court.
  • Families can continue having fun before or after the show at Dave and Buster’s with arcade games and snacks.

Things to do near United Center

Photo credit: Garfield Park Conservatory/Brian Kinyon


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