Winter Wonderfest, Jingle Jamz, & More at Navy Pier

As the cold weather rolls into Chicago, Navy Pier rolls out an exciting lineup of indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to get everyone in the Holiday spirit.


From caroling in Polk Bros Park to the return of Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest, Navy Pier is the place to celebrate the holidays from start to finish. Here’s a look at the 2017 Holiday Lineup at the Pier:

Dec. 10 & 17: Jingle Jamz

Bring the family out for some festive holiday fun at Jingle  Jamz, featuring two nights of caroling  in Polk Bros Park near the Christmas Tree from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guests are  invited to sing along as the Soul Children of Chicago (Dec. 10) and Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus (Dec. 17) lead the group in reciting classic holiday carols. Hot chocolate will be served each night of Jingle Jamz (while supplies last).

Through Jan. 8: Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest

The ever-popular Fifth Third Bank WinterWonderFest returns for its 16th year, treating guests to a  festive indoor oasis through Jan. 8, 2017. With dozens of activities and  attractions and 170,000 square feet of entertainment for all ages, Winter  WonderFest is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased online or on site at the Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest Box Office. The Mini Pass, which provides limited access to  rides and attractions, costs $10 and the Activity Pass, which includes full access to rides and attractions,  costs $25 per day. Children under 36 inches will be provided with a complimentary Infant Ticket at the box office, which includes access to Jingle Gym Junior and Arctic Express. Please note that children under 36 inches may not skate on the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink without a paid Activity Pass. Tickets and details available here.

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Written By Amber Holst

Amber Holst is Vice President & Editorial Director at Concierge Preferred. A native Chicagoan, she’ll happily bend your ear about why Top Notch burgers are a must (as is an Original Rainbow Cone) and can often be found procuring milk candy in Chinatown after dim sum with her partner in crime or rooting on her beloved Green Bay Packers (yes, that’s right) at Will’s Northwoods Inn. Lover of cured meats, prosecco, and good old fashioned “slashies” she considers herself fortunate to be able to promote her hometown for a living. Fun fact? She can play the accordion.

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