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Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker"

Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont
Sunday, December 08
  • Holiday
  • Dance
  • Family
  • Nutcrackers
  • Top Rated

The most famous of all holiday ballets has its roots in Russia, premiering there in 1892 with a majestic score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Petipa, the father of Russian dance. It's only fitting... Read more

"Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish"

Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
Sunday, December 08 - Sunday, December 29
  • Theater
  • Holiday
  • Family

Sure, you can take your kids to the mall to meet Santa — "or!" — you can bring them to the beautiful Greenhouse Theater Center to meet the big man at the world premiere of this fun-filled family m... Read more

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

Northwest Corner - Michigan & Monroe, Chicago
Sunday, December 08 - Sunday, December 29
  • Holiday
  • Hot
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Under $10

Enjoy this two-and-a-half-hour tour of Chicago’s Holiday Lights. Starting at the northwest corner of Michigan Ave. & Monroe St., you will see Chicago’s Christmas Tree and the lights of Michigan Av... Read more

Family Holiday Adventure "The Steadfast Tin Soldier"

Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago
Sunday, December 08 - Sunday, January 26
  • Theater
  • Holiday
  • Family
  • Top Rated

Called "gloriously creative and terrifically engaging" by the "Chicago Sun-Times", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" brims with love and bravery. The whole family can enjoy the unlikely adventure of a littl... Read more

A Ballet-Free Adaptation of "The Nutcracker"

Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
Sunday, December 08 - Sunday, December 29
  • Theater
  • Holiday
  • Family
  • Nutcrackers
  • Top Rated

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of "The Nutcracker" returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored hol... Read more

Music & Magic: Jazz & Sleight-of-Hand

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
Monday, December 09 - Monday, December 23
  • Circus & Magic
  • Under $10
  • Top Rated

Kick off your workweek with a little sleight-of-hand, some jazz, a side of stage magic and a cocktail or two at the Chicago Magic Lounge. The only show of its kind in the city, you'll enjoy close-up m... Read more

Teatro ZinZanni: High-Flying Cirque Dinner Theater

Spiegeltent ZaZou - Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop, Chicago
Tuesday, December 10 - Thursday, December 19
  • Theater
  • Goldstar Choice
  • Circus & Magic
  • Make It a Date
  • Top Rated
  • Big Ticket

Teatro ZinZanni is a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Described as the “Kit Kat Klub on acid,” the fast-paced action unfolds around, above an... Read more

"The Showcase"

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
Tuesday, December 10 - Tuesday, December 17
  • Theater
  • Circus & Magic
  • Top Rated

The Tuesday night "Showcase" shows feature performances by our talented company of seasoned magicians premiering new works they have perfected. The evening starts with magic performed at your table an... Read more

"Beauty & The Beast"

Paramount Theatre, Aurora
Wednesday, December 11 - Thursday, December 19
  • Theater
  • Family

What is beauty? Join us as we step inside this classic storybook fairytale and discover that beauty isn’t always as it appears. Once upon a time, on a bitter winter’s night, a young, selfish and v... Read more

"Harry Potter" Parody -- All 7 Books in 70 Hilarious Minutes

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Chicago
Wednesday, December 11 - Friday, December 20
  • Theater
  • Family
  • Top Rated
  • Good for Groups

If you can't imagine cramming seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes, you should know that "Potted Potter" started out as a "five minute" sketch recapping the first five books, which creators Dan Cl... Read more

Indulgence with Lucy Darling

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
Wednesday, December 11 - Wednesday, December 18
  • Circus & Magic

Lucy Darling is a stunning and hilarious creature known the world over for her wit, her charm and her exceptionally good hair. Winner of the Melbourne Magic festival award for best comedy magic show i... Read more

"A Christmas Carol" at The Goodman

Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
Wednesday, December 11 - Sunday, December 29
  • Theater
  • Holiday
  • Hot
  • Family
  • Top Rated

More than a million Chicagoans can't be wrong -- the Goodman's heartfelt, high-end production of Dickens' classic has set the standard for more than 40 years, what with its "amazing sets, gorgeous cos... Read more

The Joffrey Ballet Performs "The Nutcracker"

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
Thursday, December 12 - Friday, December 20
  • Holiday
  • Dance
  • Family
  • Nutcrackers
  • Top Rated

See Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of "The Nutcracker" in this breathtaking performance by The Joffrey Ballet. This fresh adaptation of the timeless Christmas balle... Read more

Adults Night at Altitude Trampoline Park

Altitude Trampoline Park, Chicago
Thursday, December 12 - Thursday, February 20
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Nightlife
  • For Adults

Remember all the fun you had jumping on a trampoline as a kid? Who says you can't still do that as an adult?! With over 30,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other attractions, Altitude Trampol... Read more

"Nevermore Park" -- An Immersive Art Experience

Nevermore Park, Chicago
Thursday, December 12 - Thursday, December 26
  • Summer Fun
  • Museums & Attractions
  • Family
  • Added This Week

This 6,000 square foot immersive art experience will transport you into an exciting alternate reality filled with new sights and sounds. Powered by the imagination of artist Hebru Brantley, visitors w... Read more

"A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage"

Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb
Friday, December 13
  • Theater
  • Holiday
  • Family

Just in time for the holiday season, everyone’s favorite Peanuts television special comes to life on stage at DeKalb's Egyptian Theatre. "A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage" celebrates the tim... Read more

"ComedySportz": Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
Friday, December 13 - Thursday, January 23
  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Under $10
  • Top Rated

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laugh... Read more

The Lincoln Park Ghost Hunt Tour

Chicago History Museum, Chicago
Friday, December 13 - Friday, May 29
  • Tours & Cruises

Join us on an eerie, on-foot investigation through one of the city’s most haunted places: Lincoln Park, site of the original City Cemetery. On this haunted Chicago tour and ghost hunt combination ex... Read more

"Ghosts of Old Chicago": Haunted River North District Tour

Reid Murdoch Building, Chicago
Friday, December 13 - Saturday, May 30
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Outdoor
  • Good for Groups

Don’t get left behind on this supernatural foray through the streets and alleys of oldest Chicago. From the watery grave of the Eastland Disaster’s 844 dead to the evil dead of the old Courthouse ... Read more

Family Christmas Cruise on Lake Michigan

Anita Dee II Yacht at DuSable Harbor, Chicago
Saturday, December 14 - Saturday, December 21
  • Holiday
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Family

Santa works overtime on Christmas Eve, so to make sure he is well rested, he kicks back on his 3-story, 140-foot luxury yacht on Lake Michigan, decorated in holiday flare. Join him on his fun-fueled h... Read more

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