November 2, 2023

Five Must-Do Activities Near The New Eastside This November

November 2, 2023

Five Must-Do Activities Near The New Eastside This November

Five Must-Do Activities Near the New Eastside This November

Enjoy the bright colors of our lovely New Eastside neighborhood this November! We're lucky to live in a place that's very close to some of the best things in Chicago, where people travel far to see. This month, get out and have fun with the local things that our impressive city, Chicago, is famous for. With lots of interesting things to do near to us, make sure you don't miss the chance to enjoy our great location.

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Millennium park

The 110th Annual Chicago Christmas Tree will elegantly brighten Millennium Park from November until mid-January. Positioned near Michigan Ave and Washington St, the 2023 Lighting Ceremony will be on November 17th at 6pm, hosted by CBS 2's Joe Donlon and Irika Sargent. The event includes multiple viewing spots equipped with screens and snack booths, and a main stage on Washington St for the traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony, rounded off with fireworks. An evening filled with fun and festivities awaits all families.
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The Christkindlmarket

Just a delightful stroll away for new Eastside residents, the 27th edition of Chicago's cherished Christkindlmarket brings warmth to the notorious winter on November 17th. Savor traditional German delicacies, festive music, and twinkling lights, all set in the inviting ambiance of this annual market. Considered among the most traditional holiday markets outside Europe, it offers unique shopping, family events and cultural activities. Since 1996, this free-entry extravaganza in Daley Plaza has been a hub for heartwarming holiday delights, enjoyable by all.
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The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

On Saturday, November 18th, Chicago's Magnificent Mile, located near the New Eastside, will be aglow with over a million holiday lights. This Michigan Avenue stretch, from Wacker Drive to Oak Street, thrills holiday-goers with over 200 dazzling trees. The lighting event, featuring one of the country's grandest nighttime parades, parades along Michigan Avenue with characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse leading the fun. The parade lineup includes flamboyant floats, mammoth helium balloons, marching bands, celebrities, musical acts, Santa Claus, and a spectacular fireworks finale. Together, these elements will illuminate the Avenue's over 200 trees. This free festival also offers numerous booths and family-friendly activities, such as Santa photo opportunities and a holiday DJ.
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Maggie Daley Park's Ice Skating Ribbon

Nestled in downtown Chicago with the city's stunning skyline as its dramatic backdrop and LakeShore East just across the street, the Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park offers a truly unique winter experience. The Ribbon, a serpentine ice-bound path twice as long as a traditional rink, welcomes skaters starting November 17th this year. Due to its popularity, it's advised to reserve your ice rink slot in advance as spaces get booked rapidly.
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London House rooftop bar transforms into a Winter Wonderland

The sophisticated rooftop bar of the luxury hotel is set to delight guests again with its lavish Rudolph’s Rooftop experience starting Friday, November 18. With a spectacular 360-degree view of Chicago as a backdrop, the famed 22nd-level terrace will host rentable heated igloos and an ice bar serving festive cocktails. Guests will be thrilled to experience the holiday magic with extravagant decorations such as Santa's sleigh, reindeer, and thousands of twinkling lights. Offering splendid photo opportunities against the stunning sights of the Chicago River and Michigan Avenue, this iconic winter wonderland event will provide unforgettable holiday memories.
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