What to do in Chicago: Chicago Christmas Events


What to do in Chicago: Chicago Christmas Events

Are you wondering what to do in Chicago this holiday season? Don’t worry, we have the answers! There are many great Chicago Christmas events, whether coming to town to see family, or just looking to soak some of Chicago’s Yuletide spirit and one of our visitors’ favourite stops when in town during November and December is the ChristKindlMarket. While  we have many Christmas events in Chicago occurring nearby our BEST WESTERN Hillside Hotel that are guaranteed to keep your entire family entertained during your visit, the market is definitely one of the best Chicago Christmas events and we recommend it if you’re lucky enough to be in town this year!

The Market takes place from November 23 to December 24, 2011 and is often viewed as one of Chicago’s best Holiday treats. The extremely popular Christmas event takes place in Chicago’s Daley Plaza (just 20 minutes from our Hillside Hotel) every year in the heart of the city and is a highlight of the Chicago Christmas event roster. This German-American market runs from 11:00am until 8:00pm Sunday to Thursday and from 11:00 am to 9:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and features many great exhibitors selling locally made arts, crafts, food and beverages. Whether you’re looking for unique holiday gifts for family back home, or are simply hoping to absorb some yuletide cheer, this Christmas event in Chicago is one of the best, and is definitely a highlight of the season for guests.


Other Chicago Christmas Events in the Chicago Hillside Hotel Area:

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo – This year is the 30th anniversary of Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo and it is sure to be the best year yet. Located just 20 minutes from our Hillside hotel, the event runs on weekends starting on December 3rd and 4th and continuing until the 31st. This is the largest light festival in the Chicago Hillside area (featuring over one million lights) and is full of music, magic and even a visit from Santa on the 18th. This is definitely a Chicago Christmas event you can’t miss if you’re in town!

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier – This Chicago Christmas event, which runs from December 2nd until January 8th is a popular seasonal spectacle for the whole family and includes rides, games, crafts, a train, slides, obstacle courses and more! Tickets begin at $13.00 making the event affordable for visitors, while giving them an action-packed holiday adventure which is sure to please.

If you’re  Chicago anytime in December why not try our Chicago airport hotel, with the best deals and rates for the whole family. Contact us today for our Chicago Area hotel packages and rates.