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When you’re feeling the winter blues, brighten your day with a trip to Navy Pier. Unique plays, cultural events, kid-friendly activities and more are all under one roof, within easy reach. We put together a list of events that will keep you warm with excitement all winter long, so attend them all or pick your…

Mark your calendars for The Table, an exciting show that runs from January 14-15. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater takes a lead role at the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival with the unique presentation of The Table. Created by British puppetry innovators Blind Summit,  this comical yet emotional show in particular features an interesting puppet…

We all know location is the most important part of event planning; it has transforming effects on your gathering. Navy Pier’s event space is perfect for trade shows, conferences, business meetings, and special events—big or small! The diverse spaces will make your special event a hit. Featuring breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, your event can be hosted…

For eight weeks starting in February 8, Navy Pier celebrates Chicago’s diverse cultures with the performance series Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd.  Come discover new cultures and celebrate your own through this special cultural gathering and revel in an afternoon of folk music, delicious cuisine, creative crafts, traditional clothing, and festive traditions. Neighborhoods…

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is at the forefront of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival debuting  the U.S premiere of Freeze!, a one-of-a-kind live performance event from the Netherlands. Freeze! features creator and performer Nick Steur artfully balancing various stones on top of each other, without any glue or illusions, in a gravity-defying style. The…

Ring in the New Year at Navy Pier’s Crystal Garden,  overlooking Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. The eighth annual New Year’s Eve party is the place to be for an unforgettable end of year celebration, including over 20 premium liquor bars, DJ music entertainment featuring DJ Kane and J-Rose, and Stefani Signature food. Noisemakers…

Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter event of the year is in full swing at Navy Pier! PNC Bank Winter WonderFest features rides, giant slides, fun photo-ops and more through January 11! Budding artists definitely must visit Craft Corner presented by the Museum of Science and Industry. Nestled in the east side of the festival…

It’s just a few days before Christmas, and if still haven’t finished your shopping, there’s no time like the present! Luckily, Navy Pier is a one-stop Santa shop for your entire gift-giving list. Of course, you can’t go wrong by treating your family friends to an evening at PNC Bank Winter WonderFest. Not to mention,…

You can’t visit the Pier without grabbing a delicious bite to eat! Adding more flavor and elevating the Chicago dining experience at the Pier are two newly-opened popular concepts from Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises – Big Bowl Chinese Express and Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice. Located in a new food experience just steps from…

It’s hard to believe another year has almost passed and with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, these remaining days always seem to fly by.  If you haven’t contemplated your options for New Year’s Eve just yet, consider the possibility of an evening on the water. Lake Michigan and the one-of-a-kind Chicago skyline…