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Warm Up with a Drink at the Pier!

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside the Pier, it’s so delightful! If you’re looking for a little liquid courage to help you warm up and brave the cold then there’s no better activity than grabbing a drink at the Pier! For an extensive selection of beer and wine, head to Riva’s! Enjoy daily…

Shop at the Pier!

Every year I try and begin my holiday shopping early because there’s nothing worse than knowing Christmas is a week away and you still have a bunch of people to check off your list. But even though I start looking early doesn’t mean I start buying early. It’s so hard to find meaningful gifts these…

Snow Much Fun | CCM

Winter in Chicago is a mixed bag. Some years we’re terrorized with a Snowmageddon or sub-zero temperatures, which effectively shut down the city, and other years, winter decides not to show up and we have freak days with weather that feels more like spring or summer! But all in all here at the Pier, we…

Spirit of Chicago’s Santa Lunch Cruise | Navy Pier

The busiest guy this time of year is Santa Claus, no surprise there. But even with his crazy schedule, he’s still made time for all his great fans at the Pier! And between his visiting hours at our Family Pavilion, he’s worked in a special two-hour lunch cruise with the Spirit of Chicago! Skip the…

The Holidays Have Hit! | Navy Pier

After all the wishing and waiting, Christmas is just around the corner again and the city knows it! The lights have been strung along the Magnificent Mile with care and the decorations are up in the Macy’s windows with hopes that Santa Claus soon will be there. Of course with the holidays also come lots…

One Week Until Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier | Navy Pier

We can’t wait for Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America to begin! It’ll be our 12th annual celebration this year and there’s only one more week until we open the Winter WonderFest doors! If you’ve never been to our big holiday celebration, here’s the scoop. Every year we transform our 170,000…

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pier!

Navy Pier fans, since we’re fast approaching the year’s end and are in the midst of that special season for giving thanks, we think it’s only fitting that we take a moment to stop and talk about all that we’re thankful for. 2012 has been a year full of exciting events and special guests. We…

Chicago Fine Chocolate Show | Navy Pier

Do you like chocolate? How about fine chocolate? What about having more than a hundred different fine chocolate samples right under your fingertips in the very same room? Do birds fly and fish swim? Of course you like chocolate! And if you’re like most people in this world, you’re also mildly obsessed with it. So…

Chicago Toy & Game Fair | Navy Pier

Santa is coming to Chicago early this year, or at least his elves are. And where will they be setting up shop? Right here at Navy Pier for the 10th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair on November 17 and 18! Have you ever had that dream where you walk into a toy store the…

Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago | Navy Pier

Get ready for a battle of epic proportions! November 9-11, Navy Pier hosts Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago. Have you ever indulged in Magic? This trading card game has been around since 1993 and has the same world-wide cult appeal as games like Nintendo’s Pokémon (remember this craze in the 90s?), World of Warcraft, and…