Winter Wonder Fest at Navy Pier


Winter Wonder Fest at Navy Pier

Bring the family to the PNC Bank Winter Wonder Fest at Navy Pier, January 1-10, and stay at the nearby and family friendly Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Baby, it’s cold outside, you say? The PNC Band Winter Wonder Fest is indoors! There will be dozens of rides and slides and other activities. Ride the indoor Ferris wheel! Ice skate on the Chicago Blackhawks rink! Dare to climb the Ice Peaks Climbing Walls (gym shoes required)! Battle your way through the Polar Extreme Course! Enjoy Fun Photo Ops!

Ride the Reindeer Express Train, the Winter Wonder Whirl, and the Slippery Snow Slide! Thrill to the Snow Globe Live and the Holiday Howdy Horse! Play winter rules mini golf! Make a designer cookie at Aquafina Created-A-Cookie Cottage! Bounce inside the tallest Santa you’ve ever seen! (Rides have height requirements.)

You want music? How about Family Karaoke! Or enjoy live Latin music, dance lessons, Chicago School of Rock, Arial Arts, the Mexican Dance Ensemble, Eisenhower Express Show Choir, and a whole lot more! Thrill at the giant decorated tree!

And hey, you can always walk outside and enjoy the lights of the Chicago Loop, or walk east and view beautiful Lake Michigan (don’t fall in). Or eat your face off at one of the many Navy Pier food courts.

Navy Pier is located at 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. For tickets, schedules, times and events, go online to and follow the prompts to the PNC Winter Fest.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the PNC Winter Wonder Fest at Navy Pier, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.