Christmas in Chicago, Illinois 2021 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 2021
City of Chicago Christmas Tree
at Millennium Park
Fri, 19 Nov, 6:00 – 7:30 pm GMT-6 Millennium Park 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL, United States
Christmas Family Photoshoot
at 328 N Albany Ave
Let's create some frosty memories! Enjoy the photoshoot!
at Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Hell in a Handbag presents the return of Christmas Dearest, their beloved holiday parody starring Joan Crawford as Scrooge.
Holiday Specials at Mac’s Wood Grilled
at Mac's Wood Grilled
Enjoy holiday specials and Christmas beers December 1 through December 31.
The Big Irish Christmas Pub Quiz
at The Galway Arms
An Irish-centric holiday pub quiz to kick off the festive season!
Live Music @ Room 13 the Cocktail Speakeasy (Christmas Show)
at Old Chicago Inn featuring Room 13
Live music at a prohibition era speakeasy, join us for a night of music and liquid luxury.
Holly and Berries and Everything Merry - My Christmas Spectacular!
at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret
Jefferey Cooke in Holly and Berries and Everything Merry - My Christmas Spectacular!
HPSI Christmas Party 2021
at Exchequer Restaurant & Pub
HPSI Christmas Party
Paseo Boricua Christmas Market
at 2559 W Division St
Join us as we celebrate Paseo Boricua Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The Night We Stole Christmas: The Killers Chicago
at Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Tue, 7 Dec, 7:00 pm – Wed, 8 Dec, 12:00 am GMT-6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom 1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL, United States
She & Him: Christmas Party
at The Chicago Theater
This holiday season, two of music’s most beloved artists-Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him) – will embark on a “Christmas Party Tour” that will bring them to The Chicago Theatre on December 7.
FREE Documentary Thursday: Marshall Field's Christmas Windows
at Third Space Chicago
Meet the Director and Writer Risé Sanders-Weir and learn about this Chicago holiday tradition!
GDFC's Christmas Chaos Warhammer 40,000 Tournament
at Chicagoland Games Dice Dojo
Sponsored by Chicagoland Dice Dojo and organized by GDFC, battle it out with 20 competitors at this December's Warhammer 40,000 tournament
Jolly Tots - Free Chistmas Fun for Families!
at Irish American Heritage Center
Join us for some Christmas cheer on Sat, December 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM . Play games, write letters to Santa, sing Christmas carols, and more!
Illinois Notary Connect Christmas Lunch
at Maggiano's Little Italy
Illinois Notary Connect Christmas Luncheon & Celebration.
DyOmni’s Charitable Christmas Fashion Show
at Studio Chicago
Help us support small businesses and our communities this holiday season! This season we present the best fashion show of the year! Come see the Hottest Chicago designers, musicians, and vendors!
Santa at Carnivale
Put on your favorite Christmas sweater, get in the holiday spirit, and join Santa and Mrs. Claus at Carnivale. Meet and take pictures with the Claus family and enjoy a festive meal and handcrafted cocktails on December 12th.
The Chris White Trio Tribute to 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
at Cafe Brauer
Experience the Chris White Jazz Trio’s take on one of the season’s classic soundtracks: Vince Guaraldi’s 1965 “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Christmas in Chicago Concert
at The Moody Church
Join us for Christmas in Chicago Concert on Sun, December 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM Celebrate the Christmas season with The Moody Church at our annual Christmas Concert! We’ll see you there!
I'll Be Home For Christmas
at 24741 W Renwick Rd
Join us for a vintage Christmas homecoming complete with carriage rides, ornament decorating, a cake walk, hot chocolate and more!
Santa Wonderland at Luft Balloons
at Luft Balloons
Chicagoland’s favorite balloon boutique to launch Santa Wonderland holiday pop-up in a new and expanded space.
Pentatonix: The Evergreen Christmas Tour 2021
at Allstate Arena
Wed, 15 Dec, 7:30 – 11:30 pm GMT-6 Allstate Arena 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL, United States
Christmas Bonus Holiday Party at Mac’s Wood Grilled
at Mac's Wood Grilled
100% of the day’s sales go directly to Mac’s hardworking servers, bartenders, support staff and kitchen crew as a holiday bonus.
JD McPherson - SOCKS: A Rock N’ Roll Christmas Tour with Joel Paterson
at Thalia Hall
Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM
Christmas from the Tower: Cantiques de la Cathédrale
at St. Benedict Parish (Main church)
Join us on this Christmas season for an annual Christmas concert in Chicago. Enjoy Christmas music from the cathedrals of France and beyond.
Have a Jolly Christmas
at New Covenant Harvest Church
This is a fun filled event. Toys for all ages! There will be games, food, prises , and more! You don't want to miss out.
Nat King Cole Christmas with Bryan Eng
at Le Piano
Bryan Eng's quartet, praised by Chicago Now as "one of Chicago's bright stars,", performs a Nat King Cole Christmas show for one-night-only!
The Rose Hotel Lights Up the Season with the “Amaze Light Festival'
at The Rose Hotel
Tis the season to be merry and bright! The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton is inviting families of all ages to get in the holiday spirit by offering an exclusive Amaze Light Festival Package.
Christmas at the Drake with Diva and Jeorge
at The Drake Oak Brook, Autograph Collection
A holiday dinner event to remember with Drake favorites Diva Montell and Jeorge Holmes!
Serene Candlelight Christmas Week Service + Party - In Person (and Online)
at Oak Park Church of Religious Sci
Rejoice At Our Famous Mid-Week Wednesday Holiday Celebration. Let Peace, Bliss, Wonder, And Calm Be Your Guiding Star Tonight And Evermore
at The Promontory
Back by Popular Demand For One Night Only: Jai Brenai Productions presents Motown Christmas
Babes Only Presents: Christmas Concert!
at Emporium Wicker Park
The holidays are a time for togetherness! Join Babes Only supporting women in all industries w/ DJs sets, vendors, & performances!
Holiday Hustle 4 Meals (Christmas Eve)
at EDGE Annex (Indoor and Outdoor Studios)
EDGE Holiday Workout for the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Merry Christmas Eve
at Porkchop West Loop
Let Porkchop take care of you this Christmas Eve!
Christmas Even Luncheon at Stone Temple
at Stone Temple Baptist Church
Join the Fight2Feed, the Historic Stone Temple Church, and UCAN for a Christmas Eve Luncheon!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service @ 6PM
at The Moody Church
Make lasting memories on Christmas Eve at this family-friendly candlelight service. ON Dec 24,2021 18:00 The Moody Church Chicago 312
Christmas Day Chinese Food!
at Get in the Kitchen!
Join us for Christmas Chinese Food Night! ON Dec 25,2021 16:30 Get in the Kitchen! Chicago MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
Christmas Day at Mac’s Wood Grilled
at Mac's Wood Grilled
Enjoy Christmas beers and holiday specials on Christmas Day.
12/18: Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest & Toy Drive at Esmeralda's Lounge
at Esmeralda's Lounge
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest & Toy Drive with Dj Lego! ON Dec 25,2021 21:00 Esmeralda's Lounge Chicago
A Strictly 90's Christmas. 90's House Music Sets.
at The Point
Christmas Night! A very special event, we revisit a golden era of music. 90's house music sets all night!
Christmas pajama juke jam
at 3303 S Justine St
The littlest Christmas party in the city old school music meets pajama party and games
New Year's Social: Last Chance to Give 2021
at Elephant & Castle
Didn't get a chance to give before Christmas? Or just want to give a bit more? Well UCAN still make a difference to kids who need it most.