Sell Your Vehicle to The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside. Click here to learn more.


Things to do in Chicago in Winter

winter in chicago

Chicagoland winter gets an unfair bad rap. If you’re driving a NHTSA five-star safety-rated Volkswagen Atlas you can be confident you’ll be as safe as possible on the snowy roads from Chicago to LaGrange. Pack up your winter emergency car kit, just in case, and check out some fun things to do in Chicago in the winter!

Ice Skating 

Nothing says winter fun quite like the magic of ice skating with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. 

  • McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park offers a perfect view of The Loop. The rink is open until March 8, and there’s no admission fee. Complimentary ice skating lessons are also available.
  • Located in Maggie Daley Park, the Skating Ribbon is an ice-covered path through the park that’s twice as long as a lap around a rink. Admission is free, and it’s open through the end of March.
  • The Chicago Park District offers many rinks throughout the city. 

Chicago Winter Pro Sports

One of our favorite Chicago winter activities is catching a game from one of the many professional sports teams in town:

Warm Up at Chicago’s Coziest Coffeehouses

When you need to stop and savor a warm beverage, Chicago has lots of cozy places for a little caffeine boost: 

Feast with Chicago’s Best Chefs 

Every Wednesday night from January through March, hit The Hideout for Soup and Bread, a selection of soups from some of the city’s best chefs. It’s a communal pay-what-you-want feast with the money going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Get Your VW Winter-Ready at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside!

When you’re in Countryside and need some quick basic maintenance before your winter fun, visit Service Xpress at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside. Contact our service center to get fully winterized. 

More from The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside

  • 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Interior

    The polished look and relaxed seating in the new Volkswagen Jetta interior provide Chicago drivers with top-tier luxury and one of the most enjoyable drivers available. Regardless of whether you’re talking technology, entertainment, cosmetics, Volkswagen Jetta dimensions, or anything else about the interior of this classic, you’re getting top-of-the-line all the way around. If you’ve…

  • 2023 Volkswagen Atlas MPG

      With rising gas prices around Countryside, many drivers are looking to find a vehicle that gets the most out of every drop of fuel. To get the space you need in an SUV, most Chicago drivers assume you have to give up on efficiency. The new Volkswagen Atlas, however, allows its owners to experience…

  • 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Interior

    Are you eagerly anticipating the 2023Volkswagen ID.4? So, are we. The ID.4 has elevated the quality of affordable electric vehicles, which is why they’ve become so popular with Countryside drivers. We can’t wait to see the beautiful VW ID.4 interior. Not only does this car look great on the inside, but there’s plenty of room…

The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside 41.7780297, -87.8706278.