Christmas in Chicago, Illinois 2020 is celebrated through family activities and Christmas weekend events. Christmas is not just about shopping for the holidays, but its also about doing things with friends & family. There are many things to do for Christmas in Chicago Illinois. Check out the events directory to find out whats going on in Chicago for the holiday season.

Things to Do for Christmas in Chicago 2020

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Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

on Thursday, 14 Nov, 2019 9:30 AM
at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637

November 14, 2019- January 5, 2020 9:30 am- 4 pm

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Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Zachary

Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Zachary

on Sunday, 1 Dec, 2019 6:30 AM
at Gallagher Way Chicago
3635 N Clark St,, Chicago,, IL 60613

Guests can start a new holiday tradition with Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Zachary.

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Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way

on Sunday, 1 Dec, 2019 11:00 AM
at Gallagher Way Chicago
3635 N Clark St,, Chicago,, IL 60613

The smell of roasted nuts, fresh pretzels, bratwurst, hot spiced wine, the sound of music, and the glimmer or sparkling Christmas ornaments, all in a cozy atmosphere - this is the authentic German-style Christkindlmarket experience.

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A Drag Queen Christmas - The Naughty Tour

A Drag Queen Christmas - The Naughty Tour

on Monday, 2 Dec, 2019 8:00 PM
at The Vic Theatre
3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Murray & Peter Present

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Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light at MSI

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light at MSI

on Monday, 2 Dec, 2019 9:30 AM
at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637

The Annual Christmas Around The World is back at Museum of Science and Industry - With extended holiday hours! http://bit.ly/catw2019

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Lights and Lagers at Brookfield Zoo

Lights and Lagers at Brookfield Zoo

on Friday, 6 Dec, 2019 6:00 PM
at Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, IL 60513

Get ready for the only holiday party with real reindeer! Walkthrough the zoo, see the lights of Holiday Magic, and sample adult beverages!

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Krampusnacht Party

Krampusnacht Party

on Friday, 6 Dec, 2019 7:00 PM
at Marz Community Brewing
3630 S Iron St, Chicago, IL 60609

Break out your goat horns, hooves and fur coats…. Krampusnacht is back! On Friday, December 6, we will be celebrating Santa’s less jolly, Christmastime counterpart, Krampus.

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Candlelight Carols

Candlelight Carols

on Friday, 6 Dec, 2019 7:30 PM
at St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church in Chicago
1424 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

It's time for the season's jolliest and rollicking Christmas party! Join us on December 6th for our annual carol sing.

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Handel's Messiah Concert

Handel's Messiah Concert

on Friday, 6 Dec, 2019 7:30 PM
at St. Michael in Old Town
1633 N Cleveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

A Christmas tradition, Handel's Messiah is like no other. taking place in historic St. Michael's Church you will be swept away.

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Santa Hustle® Chicago 5K and Kids Dash

Santa Hustle® Chicago 5K and Kids Dash

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 9:00 AM
at Soldier Field
1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Experience the magic of the Santa Hustle® Chicago 5K and Kids Dash Presented by CD One Price Cleaners on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

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El Perro con Metro by T-Mobile

El Perro con Metro by T-Mobile

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 11:00 AM
at Metro by T-Mobile (3701 W 26th St, Chicago)
3701 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623

Acompaña a El Perro de La Ley en Metro by T-Mobile hasta las 12PM este Sabado 07 de Diciembre! Ve a tomarte una foto con Santa o ganate una Rosca de Reyes!

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Kenilworth Men's Christmas Luncheon

Kenilworth Men's Christmas Luncheon

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 11:00 AM
at Kenilworth Assembly Hall
410 Kenilworth Ave, Kenilworth, IL 60043

You are cordially invited to The Kenilworth Men's Christmas Luncheon. The bar opens at 11:00 and lunch will be served at noon.

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Centers for New Horizons Christmas Tree Giveaway

Centers for New Horizons Christmas Tree Giveaway

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 12:00 PM
at Centers For New Horizons Inc
4150 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653

South Side Community Services Organization is Giving Away Christmas Trees to Local Area Families for the Holidays

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Santa Speedo Run Boystown 2019

Santa Speedo Run Boystown 2019

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 12:00 PM
at Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chicago, IL 60657

Join us Saturday, December 7th, for the Annual Santa Speedo Run in Boystown! We'll run one mile through the heart of Boystown to raise money for Center on Halsted.

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SantaCon Chicago 2019

SantaCon Chicago 2019

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 12:00 PM
at The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

The SantaCon Chicago 2019 Saturday, December 7st. Who: Anybody who dresses up as Santa, Santa's elves, Santa's Reindeer, Mrs Claus, or anything else Holiday related What: An afternoon adventure spreading joy and good cheer. 

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Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (12:30pm)

Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (12:30pm)

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 12:30 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601

Enjoy Christmas music on the first deck and shake your groove thing to some family friendly party tunes on the second deck dance floor!

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Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (3pm) 12/7

Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (3pm) 12/7

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 3:00 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601

Get into the holiday spirit aboard our three story luxury yacht for the Family Christmas Cruise on Lake Michigan!

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Booze Cruise aboard Santa's Yacht - A Christmas Pop-Up

Booze Cruise aboard Santa's Yacht - A Christmas Pop-Up

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 8:30 PM
at Anita Dee II Boarding at Dusable Harbor
200 N Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601

Get into the holiday spirit with a Booze Cruise aboard Santa's Yacht! Throw on your favorite festive gear and don't forget your holiday cheer.

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Santa Buffet Brunch

Santa Buffet Brunch

on Sunday, 8 Dec, 2019 12:00 AM
at Carnivale
702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661

Dec 8 and 15 Join Mr. & Mrs. Claus and Chicago's Top vocalists performing a cappella arrangements for a holiday brunch buffet! $45 Adults $15 Kids 5-12 To make a reservation call us at 312-850-5005

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Maggiano's Presents: Breakfast with Santa

Maggiano's Presents: Breakfast with Santa

on Sunday, 8 Dec, 2019 9:30 AM
at Maggiano's Little Italy
111 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Santa is Coming to Town... Well Maggiano's Actually!

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Irish You A Merry Christmas - Shinnick's Pub

Irish You A Merry Christmas - Shinnick's Pub

on Sunday, 8 Dec, 2019 2:00 PM
at Shinnicks Pub
3758 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60609

Shinnick's Pub welcomes Glitter Your Pallet for a Christmas painting event. Join us on Sunday December 8th @ 2:00pm for a Jolly Holiday Afternoon.

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Nightmare Before Christmas Paint Night

Nightmare Before Christmas Paint Night

on Tuesday, 10 Dec, 2019 6:00 PM
at Replay Lincoln Park
2833 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657

You asked for it!! We are back for another Nightmare Before Christmas Paint Night... and just in time for the holidays!

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BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention @ Thalia Hall

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention @ Thalia Hall

on Tuesday, 10 Dec, 2019 7:00 PM
at Thalia Hall
1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention @ Thalia Hall

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2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party & Fundraiser With Begyle Brewing

2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party & Fundraiser With Begyle Brewing

on Thursday, 12 Dec, 2019 7:00 PM
at Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden
3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Join us and the fine folks from Begyle Brewing on Thursday, December 12th for our 2nd Annual Christmas Tapping & Ugly Sweater Party!

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The Lawrence Arms 5th Annual War On Xmas - 3 Day Pass

The Lawrence Arms 5th Annual War On Xmas - 3 Day Pass

on Thursday, 12 Dec, 2019 7:30 PM
at Chop Shop
2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

The Lawrence Arms 5th Annual War On Xmas

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Christmasy Crafts Weekly Class (3-6 Years)

Christmasy Crafts Weekly Class (3-6 Years)

on Friday, 13 Dec, 2019 9:30 AM
at Kidcreate Studio Chicago
3709 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

This is your child’s chance to create Christmas themed crafts, just in time for the holiday season. What a great way to get your child excited about the best time of the year!

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Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly Sweater Party

on Friday, 13 Dec, 2019 5:00 PM
at Howl at the Moon Chicago
26 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Celebrate the holidays at Howl with some live music, dancing and festive drinks. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win $200 cash!

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Maggiano's Presents: Saturday Breakfast with Santa

Maggiano's Presents: Saturday Breakfast with Santa

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 9:30 AM
at Maggiano's Little Italy
111 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Santa is Coming to Town... Well Maggiano's Actually!

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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 10:00 AM
at The Learning Experience - Bucktown
2642 North Jones Street, Chicago, IL 60647

Santa Claus is coming to The Learning Experience!

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The Chicago Santa Crawl in River North! - A Holiday Themed Bar Crawl!

The Chicago Santa Crawl in River North! - A Holiday Themed Bar Crawl!

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 11:00 AM
at TBA
155 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL 60654

Whether you're naughty or nice, it's time to get into the holiday spirit on the Chicago Santa Crawl. Throw on your ugly Christmas sweaters and other holiday gear, grab your friends, and come spread some cheer at the best bars in River North! 

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TBOX 2019, The Chicago 12 Bars of Xmas Bar Crawl

TBOX 2019, The Chicago 12 Bars of Xmas Bar Crawl

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 2:00 PM
at West Loop Dog Park
100 s. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607

Tickets On Sale Now for TBOX2019 - This Year's 12 Bars of Xmas in Chicago is The World's First Meme-Themed Bar Crawl. 12/14 in Wrigleyville

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Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (3pm)

Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (3pm)

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 3:00 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601

Get into the holiday spirit aboard our three story luxury yacht for the Family Christmas Cruise on Lake Michigan!

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Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (5:30pm)

Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (5:30pm)

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 5:30 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601

Get into the holiday spirit aboard our three story luxury yacht for the Family Christmas Cruise on Lake Michigan!

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A Classical Christmas: Do-It-Yourself Messiah

A Classical Christmas: Do-It-Yourself Messiah

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 7:00 PM
at First United Methodist Church Waukegan
128 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

A Classical Christmas: Do-It-Yourself Messiah

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

on Sunday, 15 Dec, 2019 9:00 AM
at Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Enjoy quality family time with Kris Kringle with a delicious seasonal breakfast and complimentary cookie decorating for kids. Enjoy one of four limited-capacity seatings at landmark Café Brauer, located next to the zoo’s iconic Nature Boardwalk

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Santa Brunch Hosted by Buddy the Elf

Santa Brunch Hosted by Buddy the Elf

on Sunday, 15 Dec, 2019 10:00 AM
at Tuco & Blondie
3358 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

This fun and festive event features a $10 kid-friendly brunch buffet with some of Buddy the Elf’s favorite foods, "candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup," as well as healthier options!

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Santa's #Southside SoDope Beer Brunch!

Santa's #Southside SoDope Beer Brunch!

on Sunday, 15 Dec, 2019 10:30 AM
at Open Outcry Brewing Company
10934 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643

The holiday spirit is on draught in the Open Outcry Brewing taproom this Christmas!

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An Occult XMas Pop-Up Shop

An Occult XMas Pop-Up Shop

on Sunday, 15 Dec, 2019 5:00 PM
at The Den Theater
1331 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

An Occult XMas Pop-Up Shop

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The Chris White Trio Tribute to 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

The Chris White Trio Tribute to 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

on Sunday, 15 Dec, 2019 5:00 PM
at Cafe Brauer - The Great Hall
2021 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

Guests of all ages are invited to tap their toes and sing along to this unique holiday tribute, which takes place during ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ!

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Chicago Christmas Cruise- Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Christmas Cruise- Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan

on Sunday, 15 Dec, 2019 5:30 PM
at Dusable Harbor
200 N Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm- 7pm

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