Around Town: Holiday 2016

While a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon and hot cocoa in bed sound very welcoming, don’t waste your days at home! During the holiday season, Chicago offers an array of events, both outdoor and indoor, to let your five-year-old self let loose. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite holiday happenings for you to enjoy. Grab your scarf, hat and gloves and paint the town red!

Image courtesy of ECC

Image courtesy of ECC

Entertainment Cruises Chicago: Gather around the Odyssey holiday table and share lasting memories with your family during the most wonderful time of year. Dine, dance and savor the most wonderful views of Chicago, illuminated in dazzling holiday splendor.

Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise | Saturday, December 24

  • Available select dates in December
  • Holiday Dinner Menu
  • Board: 6:00 | Cruise: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Prices: from $104.90 per person

Block 37: The Caroling Connection brings the holiday spirit this season to Block 37 with costumed acapella Christmas carolers. Don’t miss out on the last performance of the year on Wednesday, December 21 from 5-7pm!


Christkindlmarket Chicago & Naperville: The Christkindlmarket is a longstanding tradition in Chicago that brings international flair and local charm to the city. The market is known for its high quality gifts and food, holiday cheer and an ideal place for families to create their own holiday traditions.

Christkindlmarket opened its location at Naper Settlement in Naperville for the very first time this year and it’s worth the visit!

Happy Holidays!

Neda Bencun, Publicist