Chicago holiday events

The Nutcracker: Four Takes on a Holiday Classic

Since its 1892 adapted premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia – choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – E.T.A. Hoffman’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has been enchanting audiences worldwide. With new versions of the classic appearing every year, here are four different Nutcrackers on stage …

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Three Interesting Places to Find Santa in Chicago

Santa Claus is quite the man about town this season, making appearances where you’d least expect. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, now is the time to find the man in red to tell him what’s on your holiday wish list. Here are three offbeat places to spot Santa in Chicago. Continue Reading»

Travel Guide: Meeting Santa Claus in Chicago

The most wonderful time of the year is here and kids everywhere are writing their Christmas lists to mail to Santa Claus at the North Pole! Instead of mailing the lists, Santa will be visiting Chicago throughout December to visit and to collect those lists.

12 Tips for Making the Most of Lincoln Park Zoo's Annual ZooLights Festival

Bundle up and head over to Lincoln Park Zoo, where more than two million twinkling lights and all of your animal friends are waiting to celebrate winter with you and your family at the annual ZooLights festival. There is nothing quite like walking around the zoo on a crisp winter night, serenaded by the pretty holiday lights – especially …

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