Tag Archives: Holiday Events

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Experience Chicago’s History and Traditions

From celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Traditions, to looking for historic homes, we’ve asked Alderman Edward Burke, the longest serving alderman in Chicago history, to share his 5 favorite ways to experience the Chicago history and traditions that are sometimes hidden in plain sight.

Celebrate Presidents’ Day at the Chicago History Museum

How would you like to celebrate Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, by asking Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln what it was like to live in the White House, or by listening to a brass band play “Hail to the Chief”? We got the inside scoop on Chicago History Museum’s family-friendly celebration. Museum admission is free to everyone [...]

Find the Perfect Last Minute Gift for Your Valentine

We know, sometimes Valentine’s Day can sneak up on you. To help you out, we’ve put together a handy list of places downtown, in the neighborhoods–even at O’Hare Airport–where you can pick up the perfect gourmet chocolates, flowers, or gift to make your loved one’s day a little sweeter!

Choose Your Own Culinary Adventure at Two Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinatown’s Nine Dragon Wall (Above) Greets Visitors to the Neighborhood Celebrate Chinese New Year at not one, but two free public celebrations, Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29! Colorful paper dragons flap their mouths and curly eyelashes as they parade through Chinatown and Uptown. Join in the celebration, then feast to your heart’s (or stomach’s) delight [...]

Plan Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Date, Part 2: Jewelry

The Monroe personalized initial necklace, Photo courtesy of k-amato.com . Chicago’s jewelry designers have something that will wow your Valentine’s Day date, whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge. We’ve picked some of our favorite designs, which you can shop online, or pick up at a local boutique.

Plan Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Date, Part 1: Romantic Dining

It’s hard to believe, but that day of romance and red paper hearts is only a few weeks away! Our dining guide will help you (or your loved one) plan a fantastic night out for Valentine’s Day.  

Head to Navy Pier for Family Friendly Fun this New Year’s Eve!

From indoor rides and an early fireworks show for younger children to teen-friendly movies and entertainment, Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s most family-friendly New Year’s Eve destinations. Some events end early enough to get the kids to bed at a normal hour, while others go a bit later. Here are some ways to wave [...]

New Year’s Eve in Chicago on a Budget

In an effort to ease you in to 2012, we’ve highlighted some fun and unusual New Year’s Eve events happening in Chicago that, at $10 to $50 per person, won’t break the bank! Choose from a sushi buffet in Lakeview; a hilarious theatrical event in Andersonville; an evening with a Blues band in the South [...]

Explore Chicago’s Guide to Last Minute Gift-Buying

There’s nothing like the thrill of a deadline to really inspire you, and this holiday season, whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts, your time is almost up. There are many local shopping options right around the corner, so you won’t have to travel far and wide to get that list crossed off.

Santa Claus Flies into Winter Wonderland at John Hancock Observatory

It’s not every day you get to talk to a celebrity, and this week we were excited to talk to none other than Santa Claus himself.  His sleigh flies into Winter Wonderland at John Hancock Observatory to greet families and pose for photos, every weekend in December. First, welcome to Chicago! How did you arrive at [...]