Light up the Lake at Navy Pier Nov 26-Jan 2
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue
When: Nov. 26 through Jan. 2. Mondays and Thursdays, 3-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays through Dec. 19, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily ec. 20 through Jan. 2. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The holiday event will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. It will be closed on Christmas Day.
Tickets go on sale October 25, 2021 and start at $13.50 and include a ride on the Centennial Wheel. (The wheel cars are enclosed and heated).
So when they say tickets start at $13.50 that is probably for children under a certain age. No idea what they will be charging for adults. However a ride on the Centennial Wheel currently starts at $18 so this could be a good deal.
The area’s largest indoor light show, boasting more than 600,000 lights, will feature oversized sculptures with holiday and toy box themes, including a giant Teddy Bear, a deer soaring 25-foot, high, 60-foot light tunnel and 40-foot tree. There will even be an oversized rubber duckie, who will greet skaters near the ice rink.
Alpine Ice Rink
Guests are invited to come early, stay late and take a spin on the 165-foot Alpine ice rink. Guests can bring their own skates, but skates will be available at no extra charge, pending availability. Lockers also will be available.
Kids can jump on the Holiday Train and explore Santa’s Village where they can share their holiday wish with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, and meet Santa’s friends, neighbors, street performers and toymakers. Photo opportunities are available throughout. The European-style holiday market will offer seasonal wares, novelties, treats and unique holiday gifts. Guests are encouraged to visit Jolly Olde Post Office where they can post a letter to Santa.
Holiday Beer Garden
The Holiday Beer Garden offers old-world Bavarian charm with seasonal craft beers, winter cocktails and delicious giant soft pretzels. Grab-and-go menu items will also be available throughout the experience.
Each ticket includes a ride on Navy Pier’s iconic 200-foot Centennial Wheel, offering 360-degree views of the decorated city and frosty Lake Michigan. Guests can ride during their Light Up the Lake visit, weather permitting, but the ticket—an $18 value—is valid through March 31, 2022.
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