Our Favorite Chicago Holiday Celebrations

November 20th, 2017 by

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The holidays are upon us, and if you’re as big a fan of Chicago holiday celebrations as we are, you’re probably overwhelmed with all the choices you have this season. To help you make the most of all your options, we put together our list of top picks that are guaranteed to give you and yours a holiday experience to remember. If you’re heading into the city, be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the many great family-friendly restaurants in Chicago or check out our four favorite cold-weather things to do in Chicago.

Chicago Holiday Events to Explore

  • New Year’s Eve Timeless: Celebrate with all things midcentury cool at this year’s Timeless celebration, which features “The Rat Pack” live from Las Vegas, Nevada. See it all and ring in the New Year at the Oak Brook Hills Resort, located just east of Downers Grove.
  • Hometown Holiday Walk: The town of La Grange goes all out for the holidays with ice sculptures, outdoor carolers, festive open houses, free trolley service, a petting zoo, and more with this heartwarming holiday celebration.
  • Handel’s Messiah: The Apollo Chorus of Chicago performs Handel’s masterpiece The Messiah. They offer only two performances at the Harris Theater in Chicago, and seating is limited so book your tickets soon.
  • Caroling at Cloud Gate: Beginning Friday, November 24th and running every Friday evening through December 15th, this free event features local choral groups singing popular holiday songs at Chicago’s famous landmark, The Bean, in Millennium Park.
  • Christkindlemarket: The beloved event takes place at Daley Plaza and brings a touch of German and European tradition to downtown Chicago. Sip some Glühwein as you peruse the unique shopping stalls where you’ll find one of a kind crafts, unique foods, and gifts galore.

Autobarn VW of Countryside Helps You Arrive in Style

While our favorite events are guaranteed to show you a good time, we all know that getting there is half the fun. Stop by Autobarn VW of Countryside to upgrade your holiday travel without blowing your gift-giving budget or to talk to one of our service experts about what emergency items to keep with you in the car should the unexpected happen. Our large inventory of new and used vehicles will ensure you can enjoy every event in comfort and style. Contact us today or visit our showroom in Countryside, IL to learn about the financing options available.