Christmas in Chicago, Illinois 2019 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 2019

Maggiano's Presents: Breakfast with Santa

Maggiano's Presents: Breakfast with Santa

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

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

Irish You A Merry Christmas - Shinnick's Pub

Irish You A Merry Christmas - Shinnick's Pub

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

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.

Nightmare Before Christmas Paint Night
on Tuesday, 10 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Replay Lincoln Park
2833 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657
Attending Interested

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

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention @ Thalia Hall
on Tuesday, 10 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Thalia Hall
1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608
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BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention @ Thalia Hall

2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party & Fundraiser With Begyle Brewing
on Thursday, 12 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden
3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Attending Interested

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

The Lawrence Arms 5th Annual War On Xmas - 3 Day Pass
on Thursday, 12 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Chop Shop
2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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The Lawrence Arms 5th Annual War On Xmas

Christmasy Crafts Weekly Class (3-6 Years)
on Friday, 13 Dec, 9:30 AM
at Kidcreate Studio Chicago
3709 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
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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!

Ugly Sweater Party
on Friday, 13 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Howl at the Moon Chicago
26 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Attending Interested

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!

Maggiano's Presents: Saturday Breakfast with Santa
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 9:30 AM
at Maggiano's Little Italy
111 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Attending Interested

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

Photos with Santa
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 10:00 AM
at The Learning Experience - Bucktown
2642 North Jones Street, Chicago, IL 60647
Attending Interested

Santa Claus is coming to The Learning Experience!

The Chicago Santa Crawl in River North! - A Holiday Themed Bar Crawl!
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 11:00 AM
at TBA
155 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL 60654
Attending Interested Find Tickets

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! 

TBOX 2019, The Chicago 12 Bars of Xmas Bar Crawl
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2:00 PM
at West Loop Dog Park
100 s. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607
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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

Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (3pm)
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601
Attending Interested Find Tickets

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

Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (5:30pm)
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 5:30 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601
Attending Interested Find Tickets

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

A Classical Christmas: Do-It-Yourself Messiah
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 7:00 PM
at First United Methodist Church Waukegan
128 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
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A Classical Christmas: Do-It-Yourself Messiah

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

Santa Brunch Hosted by Buddy the Elf
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Tuco & Blondie
3358 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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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!

Santa's #Southside SoDope Beer Brunch!
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 10:30 AM
at Open Outcry Brewing Company
10934 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643
Attending Interested

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

An Occult XMas Pop-Up Shop
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 5:00 PM
at The Den Theater
1331 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Attending Interested

An Occult XMas Pop-Up Shop

The Chris White Trio Tribute to 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Cafe Brauer - The Great Hall
2021 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
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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!

Chicago Christmas Cruise- Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 5:30 PM
at Dusable Harbor
200 N Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601
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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm- 7pm

Christmas in Chicago Concert
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 6:00 PM
at The Moody Church
1635 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60614
Attending Interested

A Chicago holiday tradition! Join us for this FREE Christmas concert at The Moody Church.

Cute Christmas Craft Workshop (18 Months-6 Years)
on Monday, 16 Dec, 9:30 AM
at Kidcreate Art Studio
3709 N Southport Ave ,, Chicago, IL 60613
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Does your young artist love to get messy with paint? Do you hate to clean up after them? Then this is the perfect class for both of you!

Christmas Clay Class Homeschool Workshop (5-12 Years)
on Friday, 20 Dec, 1:00 PM
at Kidcreate Studio Chicago
3709 N Southport Ave ,, Chicago, IL 60613
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What’s the best thing about Christmas? The crafts, of course! We’ll have a holly jolly time as we play with clay, learn simple art techniques, create Silly Santa’s and so much more.

Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (12:30pm) 12/21
on Saturday, 21 Dec, 12:30 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601
Attending Interested Find Tickets

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

2019 Family Christmas Cruise - Holiday Cruise on Lake Michigan! (3pm) 12/21
on Saturday, 21 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601
Attending Interested Find Tickets

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

Xmas Party; $1000 Give Away- Afrobeat, HipHop, Reggae, Soca
on Saturday, 21 Dec, 9:00 PM
at The Bureau Bar and Restaurant
724 West Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL 60607
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Biggest Afro social scene in Chicago. Bureau Bar & Lounge (By UIC)

Barrington’s White House Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long
on Sunday, 22 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Barrington's White House
145 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010
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Bring the entire family and sing along with your favorite traditional carols. It’s a fun and interactive afternoon to put you in the holiday spirit. Directed by former BHS Choir Director Nancie Tobison.

A Very Merry Christmas Concert
on Sunday, 22 Dec, 7:00 PM
at National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St,, Chicago,, IL 60608
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Celebrate the holidays with A Very Merry Christmas Concert featuring Mariachi Herencia de Mexico.

Toy Shop Mini-Camp (5-12 Years)
on Monday, 23 Dec, 9:00 AM
at Kidcreate Studio Chicago
3709 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Attending Interested Find Tickets

No School Day- Winter Break! Kids love toys! What would they create if they could design their own? At this camp, children become Santa’s helper as they design and create toys they can really play with.

BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley - Chicago
on Monday, 23 Dec, 5:00 PM
at MATILDA-babyATLAS
3101 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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Trolley Ride to Take in Some of Chicago's Best Holiday Spots Visit Christkindlmarket, The Magnificent Mile, drive by Millenium Park Christmas Tree, State Street & Macy's Holiday Windows

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Specials at EZ INN!
on Tuesday, 24 Dec, 12:00 AM
at EZ Inn
921 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Attending Interested

Christmas Eve we will be selling $1 Coors Banquets and Christmas Day we will be offering $1 Hamm’s cans.

Cocoa, Cocktails, and The Claus
on Tuesday, 24 Dec, 2:00 PM
at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
127 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Attending Interested

On Christmas Eve, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago welcomes guests to its rooftop Winter Wonderland to enjoy the spirit of the season amongst holiday décor, heated, clear-domed igloos, firepits, and more.

Christmas Day in Filini Restaurant
on Wednesday, 25 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Filini Chicago
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Attending Interested

December 25th from 11:30am – 8:00pm Four courses $58 Adults, $22 Children

A Very Coq d'Or Christmas
on Wednesday, 25 Dec, 5:00 PM
at The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Attending Interested

A Very Coq d'Or Christmas

A Magical Keys Christmas Show
on Sunday, 29 Dec, 4:00 PM
at Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Attending Interested Find Tickets

Bring your family and come see the Magical meaning of Christmas. Join in on the fun!

YAL Christmas Party 2019
on Monday, 30 Dec, 7:00 PM
at The Reveler
3403 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
Attending Interested

YAL Christmas Party 2019

Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

on Thursday, 14 Nov, 9:30 AM
at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
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November 14, 2019- January 5, 2020 9:30 am- 4 pm

Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Zachary

Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Zachary

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

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

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way

on 11:00 AM
at Gallagher Way Chicago
3635 N Clark St,, Chicago,, IL 60613
Attending Interested

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.

A Drag Queen Christmas - The Naughty Tour

A Drag Queen Christmas - The Naughty Tour

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

Murray & Peter Present

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light at MSI

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light at MSI

on 9:30 AM
at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Attending Interested

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

Lights and Lagers at Brookfield Zoo

Lights and Lagers at Brookfield Zoo

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

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

Krampusnacht Party

Krampusnacht Party

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

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.

Candlelight Carols

Candlelight Carols

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

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

Handel's Messiah Concert

Handel's Messiah Concert

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

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

Santa Hustle® Chicago 5K and Kids Dash

Santa Hustle® Chicago 5K and Kids Dash

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

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

El Perro con Metro by T-Mobile

El Perro con Metro by T-Mobile

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

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!

Kenilworth Men's Christmas Luncheon

Kenilworth Men's Christmas Luncheon

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

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

Centers for New Horizons Christmas Tree Giveaway

Centers for New Horizons Christmas Tree Giveaway

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

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

Santa Speedo Run Boystown 2019

Santa Speedo Run Boystown 2019

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

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.

SantaCon Chicago 2019

SantaCon Chicago 2019

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

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. 

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

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

on 12:30 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601
Attending Interested

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

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, 3:00 PM
at Anita Dee II
200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601
Attending Interested

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

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

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

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

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.

Santa Buffet Brunch

Santa Buffet Brunch

on 12:00 AM
at Carnivale
702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661
Attending Interested

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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