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 of visits with out-of-town relatives, which means lots of entertainment planning for you. Everybody loves family time, but what if you’re out of ideas?
Navy Pier has family fun that is perfect for all ages!
Has the family been to the Chicago Children’s Museum recently? The Children’s Museum is the perfect place for kids to use up of all their excess energy in creative ways and for adults to let their inner child out for some well-needed playtime.
Or how about the Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze? With 4000 square feet of twists, turns, and sensory overload, everybody will have a fun time getting turned around and maybe even a little lost. Add in a game of Time Freak and you’ve got yourself the perfect family outing.
Best of all, the Pier has plenty of restaurants that the entire family will enjoy from pizza to seafood to ice cream, and more!
And of course we can’t forget all of Navy Pier’s great stores. Your out-of-town relatives will be able to pick up some great Chicago-themed souvenirs and you can get ahead on your Christmas shopping! There’s stocking stuffers for the whole family like Build-A-Bear gift cards for the little ones and Dog E Works sweaters for Fido!
Oh, and don’t forget the Pier’s awesome seasonal parking rates! Save 25% to 60% on parking every day through March 17!
$14 Monday – Thursday before 5 p.m.
$19 Friday – Sunday before 5 p.m.
$10 After 5 p.m. seven days a week
But the most exciting part about Navy Pier during the holidays is Winter WonderFest which opens this Friday! This winter wonderland celebration is entirely indoors, from the ice rink to the indoor Ferris wheel to the inflatable Matterhorn Climb & Slide! It’s the perfect way to escape the cold but still enjoy all the things that winter has to offer and at a great price too!
So if you’re looking for a spot that the whole family will enjoy, bring them to Navy Pier during the holiday season! We can’t wait to see you!