‘Tis the season for holiday fun at Navy Pier’s 19th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest! For more than five weeks, guests can dash through an indoor winter wonderland as Chicago’s iconic lakefront destinations transforms its Festival Hall into a dazzling spectacle with 170,000 square feet of holiday fun. The event kicks off on Friday, December 6, 2019 and runs through Sunday, January 12, 2020. Buy your tickets now and learn everything you need to know about Midwest’s popular annual holiday event below!
Buy online to save more! Tickets can be purchased online or at the on-site box office. Ticket options vary based on date, height/age, time of sale and location of sale.
Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest opens at 10 a.m. each day and closing hours vary. Visit here for the full calendar and schedule.
Packed with indoor fun for all ages, 170,000 square feet will be adorned with a variety of attractions, including rides, giant slides, indoor ice skating, a carousel and more. Browse a list of all of the rides here to get excited!
For more entertainment, aerial acrobats will be performing each weekend at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. and Winter WonderTown’s holiday mini-town will be open for guests. Visit the Aquafina Cookie Cottage for cookie decorating and take a ride on the Arctic Express Train to round out your visit.
Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest will feature a brand-new attraction, The Wind Chill, which will take holiday lovers on an exciting ride to heights of nearly 53 feet above the indoor winter playground.
On the way to Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest, guests can stroll through the first-ever Winter Wonder Market, where Navy Pier’s Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion will be transformed into an all-new holiday market featuring meet-and-greet opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday shopping and seasonal treats from onsite dining establishments. Winter Wonder Market will open on Black Friday through Christmas Eve. Check back for more information and schedule updates on the website.
Looking for more reasons to visit Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest? Plan a holiday bash, from corporate events to birthday parties and more, with Navy Pier’s all-inclusive package options. Choose from packages like Very Merry Mixer, Sleigh Ride Soiree, Holly Jolly Jamboree and Silver Bells Celebration. Download the form here to check out the options and book your party by calling (312) 595-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, January 9, Navy Pier will host sensory friendly hours from 4 – 8 p.m., consisting of discounted tickets, limited lighting, reduced sound, quiet zones and more to accommodate the special needs community.
Groups of 20 or more can save on Group Admission passes, so visit here if you have a larger group interested in attending!
For the comfort and safety of all Navy Pier guests, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Also, if you’re looking for a sneak peek to the event, join the Navy Pier Associate Board for Cheer at the Pier, the exclusive opening party of Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest on Thursday, December 5 from 5 – 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy an open bar (21+), appetizers and access to all rides and activities.