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'Tis the Holiday Season in Chicago!

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The 21c Penguins have put together a quick list of must-see attractions and winter activities around the city.


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 See the snowfall from atop the Willis Tower! Get a birds-eye view of the city from the 94 floor's iconic TILT attraction.


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Ice Skating

Experience Chicago like a local and strap on those skates! Enjoy a hot chocolate and a lap around the rink just a few blocks from 21c Chicago in the heart of the city.


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Centennial Wheel

A Ferris Wheel in winter? Yes, and you’ll get an incredible view from two-hundred feet in the air over Lake Michigan in these toasty climate-controlled cars.


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Pop over to Daley Plaza for the 2023 Christkindlmarket, a Chicago favorite, for a traditional German Christmas market fix! But hurry - the market closes December 24th!


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The Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker

Witness the magical 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with young Marie and her Nutcracker Prince in a spellbinding adventure of spectacle and wonder!


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Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Bring holiday joy to the whole family with the brilliance of this fun, free celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds. Animal exhibits stay open late as guests roam taking in the lights, music and taking photos with Santa.


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