Chicago December Events

thru December 22nd
Green City Winter Market 
Wedneday and Saturdays  only 7 am to 12 pm

at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N Cannon Drive (Lincoln Park)
Stock up on organic fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, meats and traditional holiday foods and wreaths. Also features cooking demos (Wednesdays only) and tastings of seasonal ingredients. yummmm!

thru December
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

at the Museum of Science and Industry (Hyde Park)
Mon thru Sat 9:30 to 4:30; Sunday 11-4

December - 2nd,7-9th,14 thru 1st (Closed Dec 24th and 25th)
at Lincoln Park Zoo 5pm -9pm
The Lincoln Park zoo becomes a winter wonderland with over one million hoiday lights, a laser show, live ice carving and of course zoo animals. Truly a winter wonderland for all ages

December 16th Sunday 2-4
Roscoe Village WinterFest
Celebrate the season by gathering with friends and family in Roscoe Village on our annual Winterfest Celebration. The fest kicks of at Roscoe and Oakley with a parade led by the Lane Tech Marching Band. The festival will feature many children's activities, choirs, a horse drawn sleigh and, of course, Santa! And don’t worry about getting to all the activities there is a FREE trolley to ride.

December 18th 6 to 9 pm
Annual Winter Solstice Festival 

Chicago Park District's North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N Pulaski
Welcome the change in season with this festival. There are walks along the nature trails lit by luminaries, a shadow puppet play depicting the Solstice and chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Edible holiday ornaments for the animals that make the nature center their home will be made. A great family event.

December 22Winter Solstice
Ok it's not an event BUT for me it is the best day of the winter..
if I am correct the daylight begin to extend, the days grow longer ...Ahh

December 30th
Universal Sole Resolution 5K Run Lincoln Park (Fullerton  & Diversey
A year end run through scenic Lincoln Park -10am  
What a way to bring in the New year!

December 31st- New Year Fireworks 10 pm
Buckingham Fountain

December 31 New Year's Eve

Happy New Year to all!  Celebrate the New year..