There's never a dull moment in Chicago as you will always be surrounded by oodles of things to do. Of course, when winter descends, you're going to want to head inside. And once you do, you'll find a wide range of activities.
Yes, the winters in Chicago are bitter cold but it doesn't stop locals & tourists from doing stuff. Catch a professional basketball or hockey game at the United Center. Come face to face with 120,000 plants at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Kick off the holiday season in style at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, taking place on Saturday, November 22. Find excellent Christmas shopping and watch the grand Tree-Lighting Parade with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Continuing an Old World tradition with modern animatronics & special effects, Macy's presents window displays that captures the imagination. Visit Macy's State Street to see the scenes from 9AM on November 2-January 5.
Experience the magic of cinema at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival this fall. This Chicago film festival takes place from October 24 through November 2, and tickets are available online.