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Chicago Holiday Family Activity Guide

Let’s face it, we live in a great city. Chicago is awesome. There are so many things to do, places to go, and people to see, especially around the holiday season! With winter break approaching, your kids might start to get stir crazy. Here is a list of 8 fun activities and events to enjoy with your family in Chicago this holiday season.

Chicago Holiday Family Activities:

1. Free Museum Days
December and Year Round
The holidays are a great time to visit Chicago cultural institutions like the Museum of Science and Industry or The Adler Planetarium.
2. Build Your Own Gingerbread House – Art Institute of Chicago
Saturday, December 15, 11:00 am
The museum provides gingerbread kits, frosting and decorating candy for families to create their own gingerbread house.$50-$60 per family of 4.
3. ZooLights – Lincoln Park Zoo
Now through January 5th
Two million lights adorn the grounds of beautiful Lincoln Park zoo. Activities include ice skating rink, ice-carving demonstrations, kids craft activities and photos with Santa.
4. Winter Wonderfest – Navy Pier
Now through January 12th
Rides, slides, skating, snow bouncer – all indoors! You can also meet Santa, visit the Candy Cane Lighthouse, visit the giant decorated tree, and much, much more! Read more