With winter weather approaching embrace the new season with these Chicago and Suburb events
Winds are beginning to pick up and temperatures are beginning to drop as fall turns into winter in the Windy City. Gear up and prepare for the cold with these Chicago and suburb businesses and events that will actually get you excited for cooler weather.
Embrace the weather by enjoying outdoor activities such as Ice Skating in Millennium Park. A Chicago tradition for over 14 years, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is open from Friday, November 13, through Sunday, March 6. The rink is free and open to the public, or attendees can rent skates for $12. Only a 10 minute walk from Columbus Plaza, or an 11 minute walk from the 73 East location.
Afterwards, warm up next to a cozy fireplace with some delicious food at The Gage restaurant. Located in the historic Group Gage buildings, try their signature venison burger or roasted duck breast paired with wine, beer, or their Gage Old Fashioned. Stay for dessert and sample some of their homemade ice cream and sorbets. Only a 7 minute walk from the 73 East Lake location.
Attend the Magnificent Mile Light Festival on Nov. 21, the nation’s largest evening holiday event. A lighting parade kicks off the event, with over 30 floats along with balloons, musical performances, and an appearance by Santa Claus. Then over 200 trees with be light, ending with fireworks over the Chicago River, Free to attend and only an 8 minute walk from the Grand Plaza location.
Avoid hibernating this winter and try a new winter sport like curling! Curling is a sport in which teams slide circular stones across ice towards a target circle, similar to shuffleboard. The Chicago Curling Club offer two and a half hour beginner lessons for those interested in the sport. A stone’s throw away from NorthShore 770, just a 4 minute walk.