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Winter Events in the Windy City

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With the weather turning cold and snow in the forecast, it might be tempting to just stay home, wrapped in a blanket, until spring. But hibernating through the holidays is a mistake in the Windy City. Despite the weather, outdoor attractions abound. So, grab your warmest knit hat and a pair of lined gloves and get outside for these winter wonders.

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink: Located in Millennium Park, Chicago’s seasonal ice rink is a picturesque location to enjoy a date night or a family outing. Skating is free and skate rentals are available, so grab a friend and head out to the rink between now and March 4th, 2018. And if you visit during the holidays, you can also gaze upon the gorgeous Millennium Park Christmas Tree. Decorated for the season and providing the perfect backdrop for your holiday selfies, the Millennium Park Tree is a city tradition going back over a hundred years. You won’t want to miss out on Millennium Park in the winter.

Zoo Lights: The Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to present the 22nd annual Zoo Lights celebration this year. Featuring millions of lights, displays, and oversized, illuminated animal sculptures, this charming event is a city staple. Zoo Lights is fun for all ages and free to attend although you will need to pay for parking if you aren’t a member. The festival takes place on select evenings between November 24th and January 7th. Get the full schedule here.

Winter Wonderfest: If you just can’t bear the thought of spending an evening outdoors, there is one unique venue that has you covered. Navy Pier has been providing locals with an enormous indoor winter playground for over a decade. Beginning December 1st and open daily until January 7th, guests can skate on the Chicago Blackhawks ice rink, drink hot cocoa, drive bumper cars, and even experience zero gravity! For tickets and additional info, visit the Navy Pier website.

OneEleven is at the heart of it all in the Windy City. With luxurious spaces and stellar amenities, you are truly at home in your OneEleven apartment. If you have yet to make the move, contact us and schedule a tour today.

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