As usual, there is no shortage of great things to around the Chicagoland area during the holiday season. Here’s your 2019 holiday activity calendar:

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

November 14  to January 5

See trees decorated to represent different cultures, as well as diverse song-and-dance performances on the weekends, at the Museum of Science & Industry.

Christkindlmarket 

November 15 – December 24

This magical outdoor holiday market at Daley Plaza features traditional art, handmade gifts, German foods, choirs and carolers. Check out other versions in Milwaukee and Park at Wrigley.

Turkey Trot Chicago 

November 28

Get a head start on working off some of those extra holiday calories with the Turkey Trot Chicago in Lincoln Park, available in 5K, 8K, and kids’ versions.

Caroling at Cloud Gate 

November 29 – December20 (Fridays)

Another great way to get in the holiday spirit! Get ready to join the carolers on holiday classics all month at Millennium Park.

ZooLights

November 29 – January 5

This free event at Lincoln Park Zoo is a must see. Enjoy over two million lights and even see Santa himself!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

December 31

Experience New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Navy Pier help to properly ring in the new year. We recommend arriving early to get a good seat!

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