Thanksgiving Fun

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By: Ashmar Mandou

Searching for something to do this Thanksgiving weekend? There’s an array of exciting events and activities taking place all over Chicago. This Thanksgiving weekend enjoy a few shows, light shows, and Chicago’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade, and so much more. Check out some of the top events to enjoy this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving~

Thanksgiving Day Parade
It’s turkey time! The Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade, a local tradition for almost 90 years, kicks off the holiday season with a fun-filled morning in the heart of downtown Chicago. Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on Thursday, Nov. 23rd on State Street.

The traditional German-Style Christkindlmarket returns! The free outdoor holiday market has been a Chicago favorite since 1996. Enjoy international and local food, merchandise, and live visit from Santa Claus himself! The market runs through December 24th at the Daley Civic Center.

Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
Embrace the beauty of winter and discover the brightest spot for holiday cheer during Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Lightscape runs through January 7th at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Christmas Tree Lighting in Cicero
The Town of Cicero Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at Cicero Community Park from 4pm until 7pm with the actually lighting turned on at 5pm this Sunday Nov. 26, 2023 in conjunction with winter in the Park celebrations.

Beyond the Nutcracker at the Athenaeum
A classic holiday tradition comes to Chicago this season. Join Emma and Uncle Abrahms as they embark on a miraculous journey through time and discover what Christmas is all about. Immerse yourself in the magical choreography of Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager, featuring the professional artists of Ballet 5:8. Beyond the Nutcracker will take place at the Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture, 2936 N. Southport Ave on Saturday, Nov. 25th at 2pm and on Sunday, Nov. 26th at 3pm.

Elf in Concert
Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney’s wonderful score is played live to picture in: Elf in Concert! ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s23) Elf in Concert will take place on Saturday, Nov. 25th at the Auditorium Theatre.

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