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Things to do in Chicago this winter

Posted in Life in Chicago by Brittany Wade on 05 Dec 2012

Chicago and its surrounding areas is always full of stuff to do. With it being close to the holidays, there are even more things to do. From night life to Christmas caroling to art exhibits and more, even good fun things can be done without a lot of money.

If you are interested in holiday activities, there is certainly enough to keep you busy. Cook County and the City of Chicago itself have caroling in Millennium Park, Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier, and Santa Claus himself at Daley Plaza. Lake County boasts Holiday Fest in North Chicago. DuPage County has Symphony of Lights at The Promenade Bolingbrook, Festival of Lights and Trees at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, and a Live Nativity in Warrenville.

If you’re looking for just plain winter activities, each county has different locations for ice skating and/or sledding. There are also art exhibits at Wheaton College, the Gallery of Art in Grayslake, and the Fine Arts Building in Chicago. You can also go stargazing in Riverwoods.

When it comes to night life in the area, you’re pretty much guaranteed some kind of live music or karaoke. Lincolnshire and Gurnee offer live music as well as Lombard, all with free admissions.

If you are looking for something fun to do without going broke, check out the events calendars on our Facebook page. There is a different calendar for each county, with lots to do! As always, let me know what you want to hear about.

See ya next time!

Brittany