Christmas in Chicago is a special time of year, with lots of festive activities & events all month long to get you into the holiday spirit!

Whether you are looking to start new family Christmas traditions or partake in old ones, browse our interactive map & calendar for Chicago Christmas events, holiday light displays and kid-friendly Christmas shows near you. Find out where you can go ice skating or cut your own Christmas tree, too, for even more seasonal family fun.

What are your family's favorite things to do for Christmas in Chicago? Like & review your picks below, and add any that are still missing!


Primary photo:   Eric James Walsh

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