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Fun Winter Events in Chicago 2012

Written by  Taylor Miller
A Holiday Fantasea at the Shedd Aquarium A Holiday Fantasea at the Shedd Aquarium

Enjoy Fun Winter Events in Chicago

The temperature outside is dropping, which means winter fun in Chicago is just heating up, and Concierge Preferred wants to clue you in on the hottest places to have fun this winter in Chicago. Whether you’re looking for a great date night activity, want to get into the spirit of the holiday season, or want some fun for the entire family, there is plenty of winter fun to be had in the city.

Let Concierge Preferred be your guide to both indoor and outdoor winter events in Chicago this season!

Holiday Fantasea

Where: Shedd Aquarium

When: November 25-January 2

Enjoy family aquatic fun indoors away from the frigid temperatures as you enjoy the antics of dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, and more! You can purchase tickets online to ensure your seat for this magical winter event. The Shedd Aquarium has a plethora of other exhibits going on year-round that you and the family can also check out and enjoy. Enjoy the enchantment of the sea right on the shore of Lake Michigan!


Where: Daley Plaza

When: November 21-December 24

One of the greatest benefit of living in one of the largest cities in America is celebrating the diverse history on which this city was built. The Christkindlmarket celebrates Chicago’s German population with a traditional German market. Enjoy the nip in the winter air with German inspired food, crafts, songs, and Christmas spirit outside among the beautifully decorated Plaza.

Plus, what could be better than free winter fun in the city? That's right, the Christkindlmarket is free to all, with daily and special holiday hours. Enjoy the spirit of the season while learning about Chicago’s German heritage from Christkindlmarket vendors and educators.

Winter Wonderfest

Where: Navy Pier

When: November 30-January 6

Navy Pier is truly turned into a winter wonderland at its 12th annual Winter Wonderfest. This outdoor wonderland is adorned with hundreds of Christmas trees and holiday lights right on the lakefront. Just $20 allows you to you enjoy ice skating, rides, inflatable slides, stage acts, and loads of winter fun. Winter Wonderfest is open daily, with special rates available for groups.

Concierge Preferred is Your Guide to Fun in Chicago

Winter fun in Chicago is right around the corner, so don’t wait until the first snowfall to think about what you’re doing for fun this season. Check out Concierge Preferred to find out where all the outdoor and indoor fun is going on both in and around the city this winter. We’re your guide to fun events in Chicagoland all year long.