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Holiday Things to do in Chicago

Experience the joy of the holidays in the city of Chicago. Tis' the season among world-class shopping, dining, and exciting Chicago events and attractions, like Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier. From shopping along the renowned Magnificent Mile and at Christkindlmarket to kicking off the season at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the holiday season in Chicago is a memorable experience.

Chicago Things to See and Do

  • The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    Kick off your holidays at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Join the fun early and enjoy live music, family activities, holiday shopping, the tree lighting parade, and fireworks over the river.
  • Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza

    Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza is the most highly anticipated holiday event in Chicago. The market replicates a German village during winter with festive Christmas décor, baked goods, toys, and crafts.


  • The Walnut Room at Macy's

    Enjoy an intimate lunch or dinner after a day of holiday shopping at the world-famous Walnut Room at Macy's. The Chicken Pot Pie is a must try dish on the menu!
  • Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours

    Carve out some time during your Christmas vacation for a Slice of Chicago Pizza Tour. Taste samples and learn the history of Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza.
  • Hard Rock Café Chicago

    Let us help you relax after a day searching for that perfect holiday gift on the Magnificent Mile. We can pour you the perfect Rockarita or serve you a delicious Hickory-Smoked Pulled-Pork Sandwich.


  • Michigan Avenue, The Magnificent Mile

    Chicago's Magnificent Mile is an amazing holiday shopping experience; where the magic of Christmas is in the air and an abundance of boutiques and stores are available help find that special gift.
  • Macy's on State Street

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark, Macy's on State Street offers 12 floors of shopping, dining, and is filled with holiday bliss.
  • Chicago Neighborhood Boutiques

    For that hard to find holiday gift, check out Chicago's hip neighborhood shopping districts like the upscale area of Oak Street, Lincoln Park and Bucktown/Wicker Park.

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Hotel Deals

Pizza & A Movie Package

Relax with in-room movie and a hearty Chicago pizza after a day of holiday events. The Chicago Pizza & Movie Getaway package at BEST WESTERN includes
  • Accommodations in a standard king or standard room with 2 double-beds
  • 1 two-topping pizza from Pizzeria Ora restaurant
  • 1 liter of soda
  • 1 in-room movie or video game rental

Navy Pier Package

The Navy Pier Package at BEST WESTERN River North is ideal for people looking for a great, flexible experience during the holidays. The "Navy Pier Package" includes
  • Accommodations in a standard king or standard room with 2 double-beds
  • 4 tickets to the Children's Museum
  • Free breakfast for 4 at our on-site restaurant, Pizzeria Ora. Pizzeria Ora serves American-style breakfast from 6:30-11:00 each morning.
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