Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A round up of a couple of great events and activities

...going on in Chicagoland currently!


Holiday Magic Comes to Life November 23 - December 31 as Passengers Explore The Christkindlmaket, Zoo Lights,  The Magnificent Mile, and More

Chicago Trolley Co. celebrates the holiday season with their enchanting “Holiday Lights Tour,” bringing the magic of the city to life as passengers experience the thrilling lights and sights of Chicago. Running Friday - Sunday evenings Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, and daily Dec. 26 – 31, Chicago’s version of a caroling sleigh ride whisks passengers through the festive lights and holiday spectacles of wintertime in Chicago, including views of the Magnificent Mile, State Street & Macy’s Holiday Windows, the John Hancock Plaza tree, Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest; and stops at two of Chicago’s favorite holiday sights—the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza and Lincoln Park’s Zoo Lights. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online at www.chicagotrolley.com. Tickets are on sale now.

We took the tour last year and it was so wonderful. For a review and pictures, read my blog post here.


SKATING IN THE PARK HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED NOV. 23 

Free Skating continues through Feb. 24, 2013

Rosemont, IL – MB Financial Park at Rosemont is once again hosting Skating in the Park beginning Friday, Nov. 23. The lawn has been turned into an NHL-sized outdoor skating rink for the winter months and visitors can skate under the lights for a magical experience during the holiday season.

With festive music, refreshments, convenient on-site skate rental for $8, free parking (with validation) and more, this ice rink, presented by the Village of Rosemont, offers fun for the entire family.

Skating in the Park at Rosemont Hours
Monday-Thursday: 4- 9 p.m.
Friday: 4-10 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

December 21- January 6: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Extended hours when students are out for winter break.