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Holiday Fun at Navy Pier

Discover the holiday magic at Navy Pier this season. From family-fun at the 19th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest, to the new Winter Wonder Market inside the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and special holiday performances during Sequence Chicago, you’ll be sure to get in the spirit.

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Holiday Events & Activities

Winter Wonder Market
Friday, November 29, 2019 - Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Navy Pier’s Winter Wonder Market is your one-stop-shop to all things holiday! Meet and greet with Santa, shop for unique gifts. indulge in seasonal treats and more!

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Winter Wonder Market

Navy Pier’s Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion will transform this holiday season into an all-new holiday market. Winter Wonder Market is your one-stop-shop to all things holiday! Shop for unique, Chicago-centric gifts and indulge in seasonal treats and food specials at our onsite dining establishments.

Enjoy free gift wrapping on select dates. Plus, Meet and Greet photo-ops with Santa & Mrs. Claus on select dates/times. 

Santa Claus meet & greet Schedule

More information coming soon!

 

 

Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest
Friday, December 6, 2019 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Experience the city’s biggest and best indoor winter playground and join the millions of families who have made it a part of their annual holiday tradition!

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Packed with family fun, Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier is a beloved annual Chicago winter event, featuring 170,000 square feet of carnival rides, giant slides, holiday-themed activities, the Xfinity Ice Skating Rink and more. Experience the city’s biggest and best indoor winter playground and join the millions of families who have made it a part of their annual holiday tradition! 

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Rides, Activities and Photo Ops

Find thrills without the chills inside the 19th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier, featuring 170,000 square feet of attractions, including indoor ice skating, a festive carousel, inflatable rides, and so much more!

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Bundle Hotel + Tickets to Save

Turn your Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest outing into a night away with Hilton. Stay at any Chicagoland Hilton hotel and get:

  • 20% Off Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest admission for up to 4 people
  • 20% Off Parking at Navy Pier
  • $5 Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest Food Voucher (one per room reservation)
  • 10% Off Photo Package

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Santa Hustle® Chicago 5k and Kids Dash
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Join us at Navy Pier for the Santa Hustle 5K and Kids Rudolph Run After Party!

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Experience the magic on December 7 at the 10th Annual Santa Hustle Chicago 5K & Kids Dash with an epic after party at Navy Pier!

Naughty or Nice, all 5k participants will receive a choice of either a Performance Hoodie or Black Full-Zip, Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Candy, Cookies and a 5K Finisher Medal! Save $6 with code NAVYPIER6

After the race make your way to Navy Pier for a rocking after party offering dining, discounts, fun and more!

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Sequence Chicago: A Blues Christmas

Free Public Program

Friday, December 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a free performance series celebrating local artists, musicians and cultural organizations and showcasing their works.

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Navy Pier’s A Blues Christmas is a free special concert presented in collaboration with Alligator Records, and is the final program of the Sequence Ch!cago music series, supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation. Join us in the Aon Grand Ballroom on Friday, December 20 as Toronzo Cannon and guests Lil’ Ed, Lynne Jordan and Matthew Skoller perform classics from Alligator Records’ Christmas collection, along with other seasonal favorites.

Performance Schedule

Blues Christmas

Toronzo Cannon, Lil’ Ed, Lynne Jordan and Matthew Skoller
Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm | Aon Grand Ballroom

Chicago-based Alligator Records is the largest contemporary blues label in the world, with a catalog of more than 300 albums by blues stars like Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon and Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials.

About Sequence Chicago

Presented by Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Sequence Ch!cago is a free performance series celebrating local artists, musicians and cultural organizations and showcasing their works. Navy Pier will display Chicago’s diverse arts scene over the course of 9 dates this fall and winter. All performances are free and open to the public.

Learn more and view the full lineup of upcoming Sequence Ch!cago performances at navypier.org/sequence-chicago.

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The 8th Annual Chicago Resolution Gala
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

End 2019 at one of Chicago’s most renowned architectural marvels with a night of great music, food and drinks, and superb views of the fireworks show over The Lake. The 8th Annual Resolution Gala at The Aon Grand Ballroom will be the definitive NYE party in Chitown. Tickets to this event tend to sell out […]

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End 2019 at one of Chicago’s most renowned architectural marvels with a night of great music, food and drinks, and superb views of the fireworks show over The Lake. The 8th Annual Resolution Gala at The Aon Grand Ballroom will be the definitive NYE party in Chitown. Tickets to this event tend to sell out pretty fast, so don’t miss your chance to secure a spot at this exclusive Chicago New Years Eve 2020 party.

The 2020 Chicago New Years Eve Party. PERIOD.

For the 8th year in a row, we’re bringing the hottest Chicago New Years party to the Aon Grand Ballroom. This massive venue can fit over 2000 people, and at full capacity still feels pretty spacious. The stunning dome-style ceiling and panoramic window display are truly a sight to see. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get amazing views of Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan.
We’re sending you off into 2020 right, feast your eyes on a bountiful buffet with plenty of options, and 30 bars with bartenders ready to serve up refreshments. Dance all night as we’ll have DJ’s (yes, plural) taking turns turning tables on the center stage spinning all the hits, anthems, and bangers. As the clock approaches midnight, the DJ will call attention to the entire party and commence a traditional New Year’s Eve countdown. After which, watch in awe at the Annual Navy Pier NYE Fireworks Show!

More Information + Tickets can be found here


Don’t be shy, get social with us!
The night will be filled with memorable moments, so why not share those memories on social media? While you’re at it, go ahead and tag us in all those pics and vids you’ll post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to use our hashtags #ChiTownNewYears and #8thGalaResolution.

Crystal Gardens New Year’s Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

NBC Chicago’s New Years Eve Live In Chicago will be filmed at The Crystal Gardens New Year’s Eve Party 2020 for the 3rd straight year, so here is your chance to be on TV again!

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NBC Chicago‘s New Years Eve Live In Chicago will be filmed at The Crystal Gardens New Year’s Eve Party 2020 for the 3rd straight year, so here is your chance to be on TV again! Also Chicago Splash Magazine names The Crystal Gardens NYE “The BEST NYE Party In Chicago” every year, so you MUST attend!

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From the same group that brought you New Year’s Eve at The Crystal Gardens At Navy Pier the last 13 years, comes the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Chicago!  Chicago’s Premier DJs will spin all of your favorite Top 40, Pop, Hip-Hop, Mash-Ups & House!

This is one event that you’ll definitely not want to miss so make sure to get your Early Bird tickets ASAP!

For table reservations & more info call 312.560.4422 or email: crystalgardensnye@gmail.com

You can also score a VIP Discount Hotel Deal For $139 At The Hyatt Regency Chicago, down the street. Visit: hyatt.com.

Ticket Options

Early Bird General Admission Ticket – $99/per person

• Premium top shelf drinks & A Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants food station package from 9pm – 130am
• Over 20 premium liquor bars (No long wait for drinks)
• Midnight champagne toast
• Private terrace to watch the fireworks
• Red carpet step & repeat photo opportunity
• Complimentary noisemakers, hats & party favors
• Live DJ NYE 2020 Countdown
• Coat check avaliable
• 20 extra bathrooms
Early Bird VIP Ticket – $149/per person

• What General Admission Ticket Includes PLUS:
• 1st chance to get GA tables (Tables/seating are NOT guaranteed for everyone)
• Express Admission starting at 830pm (Bars will open at 830pm for VIP’s)
Early Bird Reserved Guaranteed VIP Table/Seating – $199/per person 

• What VIP Ticket Includes PLUS:
• Reserved Guaranteed VIP Table/Seating for 2, 4 6 or 8 people (You MUST arrive & check-in with our VIP host by 10pm for your VIP table or it will no longer be reserved)
• 2, 4 6 or 8 VIP tickets (Depending on what size table you purchased)
• 1, 2 3 or 4 bottles of champagne for your table/seating (Depending on what size table you purchased)
Early Bird Reserved Guaranteed VIP Table/Seating On The Dance Floor For 4 People – $249/per person 

• What VIP Ticket Includes PLUS:
• Reserved Guaranteed VIP Table/Seating for 4 people on The Dance Floor (You MUST arrive & check-in with our VIP host by 10pm for your VIP table or it will no longer be reserved)
• 4 VIP tickets
• 2 bottles of champagne for your table/seating  
Early Bird Reserved Guaranteed VIP Table/Seating On The DJ Stage For 4 People – $499/per person

• What VIP Ticket Includes PLUS:
• Reserved Guaranteed VIP Table/Seating for 4 people on The DJ Stage (You MUST arrive & check-in with our VIP host by 10pm for your VIP table or it will no longer be reserved)
• 4 VIP tickets
• 2 bottles of champagne for your table/seating
• Access to your Own Private Bar

  

Additional information

  • Tickets will SELL OUT!
  • Ticket prices will increase as more are sold, so buy now to lock in the lowest price.
  • You must be 21+ with valid (Non-Expired), acceptable & approved ID to enter (Examples are 21+ Driver’s License, State ID Cards, Passports).
  • Dress Code: Cocktail/Semi-Formal attire. Dress to impress!
  • Coat Check WILL Be Available.
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WHATSOEVER!
Offshore New Year’s Eve Celebration
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Join us as we ring in the New Year with ABC 7’s Cheryl Scott & Terrell Brown at the world’s largest rooftop bar, Offshore!

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Join us as we ring in the New Year with ABC 7’s Cheryl Scott & Terrell Brown at the world’s largest rooftop bar, Offshore! With incredible views of Navy Pier’s fireworks accompanied by a premium bar & chef stations, we’ll be counting down the New Year surrounded by the best. 

Your ticket grants you access to a 5-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, chef stations, live music & fireworks. Get ready to dance the night away on the worlds largest rooftop bar!

Purchase your tickets

Info

  • Doors open at 9:00 PM
  • Event is 21+ only
  • Black Tie Recommended | Cocktail Attire Required 

Email events@drinkoffshore.com for large group bookings

Upcoming Shows at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Presents: Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Friday, November 29, 2019 | 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

The Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads.

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November 29–December 23, 2019 / The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ

The holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat is back! Chicago hip-hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. Brighten your festivities with some cheeky spirit and a whole lot of heart—complete with visits from a Jamaican Jacob Marley and that youngest of Cratchits, Lil’ Tim. A live DJ plays through the night as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.

Learn more at chicagoshakes.com

Chicago Shakespeare Presents: Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

The Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads.

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November 29–December 23, 2019 / The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ

The holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat is back! Chicago hip-hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. Brighten your festivities with some cheeky spirit and a whole lot of heart—complete with visits from a Jamaican Jacob Marley and that youngest of Cratchits, Lil’ Tim. A live DJ plays through the night as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.

Learn more at chicagoshakes.com

Chicago Shakespeare Presents: Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

The Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads.

Read More

November 29–December 23, 2019 / The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ

The holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat is back! Chicago hip-hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. Brighten your festivities with some cheeky spirit and a whole lot of heart—complete with visits from a Jamaican Jacob Marley and that youngest of Cratchits, Lil’ Tim. A live DJ plays through the night as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.

Learn more at chicagoshakes.com

Chicago Shakespeare Presents: Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads.

Read More

November 29–December 23, 2019 / The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ

The holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat is back! Chicago hip-hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. Brighten your festivities with some cheeky spirit and a whole lot of heart—complete with visits from a Jamaican Jacob Marley and that youngest of Cratchits, Lil’ Tim. A live DJ plays through the night as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.

Learn more at chicagoshakes.com

Chicago Shakespeare Presents: Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

The Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads.

Read More

November 29–December 23, 2019 / The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ

The holiday treat set to a bangin’ beat is back! Chicago hip-hop sensations, the Q Brothers Collective, turn up the volume on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. Brighten your festivities with some cheeky spirit and a whole lot of heart—complete with visits from a Jamaican Jacob Marley and that youngest of Cratchits, Lil’ Tim. A live DJ plays through the night as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.

Learn more at chicagoshakes.com

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