It’s a huge weekend for holiday kick-offs, so get ready for some fun! Zoolights, the Mag Mile Lights Parade, and Ice Skating are some of the highlights for this weekend and we’ve even enjoyed a dusting of snow to make things even more festive. As you prepare for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays, check back here as we’re updating the events and places to celebrate all the way through the end of the year!
Here are the highlight events for this weekend in Chicago.
Click on each event for more information and pricing and check with the venue for any changes or cancellations.
Thursday, November 17th
Story Lab Chicago
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Friday, November 18th
City of Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting
6 pm – through January 8th
Near Michigan Ave. & Washington St.
Saturday, November 19th
A Christmas Carol
through – December 31
170 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60601
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
11:30 am Lights festival lane 401 N Michigan Ave
5:30 pm Parade
4:30 pm – 10 pm through January 1
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Sunday, November 20th
Lakeview Tree Lighting
6 pm – 7:30 pm
St. Alphonsus Church
Chicago, IL 60657
FLORAL WORKSHOP: Design a Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Flowers for Dreams
1812 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60622
Wicker Park Six Corners CleanUp
11 am – 1 pm
Damen Blue Line Stop
1558 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
The Lights Parade and Zoolights mean two things: the Magic of the Holidays and Traffic. Get out there and have some fun, but plan your route and timing accordingly. If you’re going to the parade, take the CTA!
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