With Thanksgiving this month and Christmas right around the corner, your weekend can fly by just planning for the holidays. If you want to make the most out of your weekend, this guide has all the best events in Chicago so you can liven up your short, sweet, cold break.

Check out the top things to do in Chicago this weekend perfect for anyone looking to have a new adventure in the 312! For more things to do in Chicago, like Thanksgiving in Chicago, 312Area is your go-to guide for all local fun.

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
Attending Interested

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

Aqua Happy Hour at Hubbard Inn

Aqua Happy Hour at Hubbard Inn

on Thursday, 14 Nov, 2019 5:00 PM
at Hubbard Inn
110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Attending Interested

Hubbard Inn welcomes Aqua residents for happy hour and an exclusive first-look at our brand new space!

Comfort Call: Live at the Pilsen Art House

Comfort Call: Live at the Pilsen Art House

on Thursday, 14 Nov, 2019 5:00 PM
at Pilsen Art House
1756 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Attending Interested

Come join us Thursday, November 14th for this Cozy Showcase of Chicago's finest at their most intimate. Live at the Pilsen Art House

CMAA's 38th Annual Dinner

CMAA's 38th Annual Dinner

on Thursday, 14 Nov, 2019 6:00 PM
at Galleria Marchetti
825 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642
Attending Interested

Please join Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Galleria Marchetti as​ we host our 38th Annual Dinner!

The Slackers Night One 3rd Annual Slackfest 17+

The Slackers Night One 3rd Annual Slackfest 17+

on Thursday, 14 Nov, 2019 7:00 PM
at Reggies Rock Club
2109 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Attending Interested

7PM doors / 17+ / $18adv-$25dos Single Day or Limited 3 Day Passes available

Boozy Bingo - Win Bears VS Giants Tickets!

Boozy Bingo - Win Bears VS Giants Tickets!

on Thursday, 14 Nov, 2019 8:00 PM
at Old Grounds Social
950 West Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Attending Interested

Join us Thursday, November 14th for Boozy Bingo and enter for a chance to win Bears VS Giants tickets!

Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs

on Friday, 15 Nov, 2019 12:00 AM
at The Vic Theatre
3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Attending Interested

with Miya Folick and Jax Anderson

Cocktails for a Cause

Cocktails for a Cause

on Friday, 15 Nov, 2019 7:00 PM
at The Waterhouse
3407 N Paulina, Chicago, IL 60657
Attending Interested

Come have a cocktail (or two) with us on Friday, November 15 at the Waterhouse AND support a great cause!

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Audien

on Friday, 15 Nov, 2019 8:00 PM
at Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Attending Interested

Chicago Pizza Crawl - Chicago's Most Delicious Bar Crawl!

Chicago Pizza Crawl - Chicago's Most Delicious Bar Crawl!

on Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 11:00 AM
at TBA
155 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Attending Interested

While Chicago might be famous for it's deep dish, there are tons of other type of pizza this city has to offer!

SNEAKER CON CHICAGO NOVEMBER 16TH AND NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019

SNEAKER CON CHICAGO NOVEMBER 16TH AND NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019

on Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 12:00 PM
at Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr N, Chicago, IL 60173
Attending Interested

"The Greatest Sneaker Show On Earth" is coming back to Chicago for 2 days! To sneaker enthusiasts everywhere, you do not want to miss it!

Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-off 2019

Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-off 2019

on Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 1:00 PM
at Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Attending Interested

Who's Hungry?! Join us at the Annual Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 16 from 1-5pm.

Holiday Tree Lighting at NEWCITY

Holiday Tree Lighting at NEWCITY

on Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 5:00 PM
at NEWCITY
1457 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60642
Attending Interested

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival at NEWCITY | Saturday, November 16 | 5:00-7:30pm

Gesaffelstein at Aragon Ballroom

Gesaffelstein at Aragon Ballroom

on Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 9:00 PM
at Official Aragon Ballroom
1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Attending Interested

This is an AGES 18 AND OVER event. Valid Photo ID is required for age restricted shows. Forms of valid ID are current and non-expired Driver's License, State ID or Passport.

BLASTERJAXX

BLASTERJAXX

on Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 10:00 PM
at PRYSM Nightclub
1543 Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642
Attending Interested

PRYSM Nightclub presents...

Chili Cook-Off at Hopsmith!

Chili Cook-Off at Hopsmith!

on Sunday, 17 Nov, 2019 12:00 PM
at Hopsmith Tavern
15 W Division Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Attending Interested

When it starts getting chilly, there's nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of chili! Taste some of Chicagos best chilis at Hopsmith on November 17th.

Bears vs Rams Viewing Party with former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark

Bears vs Rams Viewing Party with former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark

on Sunday, 17 Nov, 2019 7:00 PM
at Bounce Sporting Club
324 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654
Attending Interested

Bears vs Rams Viewing Party with former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark