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So Much to do, Let's Make the Time

This vibrant neighborhood offers an abundance of stunning diversions, from trendy shops to dazzling dining to exciting theater and nightclubs. As one of Chicago's more established lakefront neighborhoods, Lakeview East is a diverse place to visit and explore. For the baseball fan, our hotel is blocks from historic Wrigley Field, home of the 2016 World Series Champion,  Chicago Cubs. Outdoor enthusiasts can embrace the lakefront beaches, get things moving on the running and bike paths or launch a boat at Belmont Harbor. It's also host to some of Chicago's biggest annual events including Halsted Street Market Days, the Annual PrideFest and Pride Parade, and the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts for all day (and night) art, live music and outdoor dining. Of course, there is no lack of night life with the Elbo Room, The Vic and Park West boasting some of the greatest musical talent the city has to offer. If you're a theater buff, Blue Man Group performs at the Briar Street Theatre just blocks away.


Here's what's happening in Chicago! 

NOW - JAN 9

Don't let the frigid temps make you blue! Leave that to the Blue Man Group appearing now through January 9 at the Briar Street Theatre. They're back, baby! 


NOW - FEB 2022

IT'S SO GOOD IT'S BEEN EXTENDED!!! More art please! Don't miss the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit that has been enchanting audiences worldwide. It's at the Lighthouse ArtSpace in Chicago's Gold coast and after popular demand, and several extensions, this exhibit is leaving Nov. 28. Book yourself some tickets and GOGH!
 

NOW - JAN 2

Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo is back, and one of the most highly anticipated holiday events of the year!  Plus, this year they've pulled out all the stop with some brand new displays.
 

NOW - DEC 24/DEC 31

It feels like, looks like, and tastes like Germany at the Holidays . . . Featuring German-style pretzels, brats, spiked wine, beautifully crafted ornaments and lots of holiday cheer. This year, Christkindlmarket will be in two locations -  Daley Plaza, and Gallagher Park at Wrigley Field. Hint . . . that's right around the corner from Hawthorne Terrace!  Event at Gallagher Park runs through Jan. 31.
 

NOW - JAN 22

Disney's Frozen makes a stunningly delightful appearance at the Cadillac Palace Theatre and it promises to delight audiences of all ages. This is definitely one you won't want to say . . . Let it go! 
 

NOV 23

Join us at the Lakeview East Holiday Tree Lighting at Broadway and Waveland from 5p-7p. Enjoy hot chocolate, carolers, and SANTA! it will be a whole lot of holiday cheer -  just like a Hallmark movie, without the commercials and fake snow! 
 

NOV 26 - DEC 30

See the Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker like never before! Art on the Mart will be projecting giant images from this classic ballet for the holiday season, and it is not to be missed! https://artonthemart.com/programming/

NOV 30

There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (that's the Mag Mile to you and me). Millions of Brilliant white lights dance as the parade passes by leaving you awe inspired, and maybe even a little giddy for the holidays ahead. Get there early! 
 

DEC 10 - DEC 23

Favorite things alert! The Music Box Theatre will host the 38th Annual Holiday Sing-a-Long featuring two Holiday classic - White Christmas, and It's a Wonderful Life. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN, this is a legit bucket-list item at one of Chicago's most beloved institutions. 
 

FILL YOUR SOUL . . .

Chicagoan's and visitors can get back on the culture trip we've been craving . . . with restrictions lifted, most area museums are open! Of course, like indoor dining, masks are required, but isn't it worth it . . . just for a taste of Monet? Or to see the frolicking dolphins once again? Check out what's happening at your favorite museum by hitting the links below! 

Field Museum 
Shed Aquarium 
-  Art Institute 
Museum of Contemporary Art 
Chicago History Museum 


 

SHOPPING!

Shopping in Chicago never really closed . . . all major department stores and boutiques are open for business and on the ready to welcome you! But remember, for now, masks are required indoors in the state of Illinois! 

 
Wrigley Field, Chicago

Wrigley Field

Catch a Chicago Cubs game at the historic Wrigley Field. Enjoy a day of exciting baseball, hot dogs, cold beer and family time at this legendary ballpark.
Lincoln Park Zoo, Illinois

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago’s number one family destination, the Lincoln Park Zoo features exotic animals from around the globe, beautiful gardens and daily kid’s programs.
Downtown Chicago

Downtown Chicago

Downtown Chicago is an incredible destination for art, fashion and adventure. Catch a concert at Millennium Park or enjoy shopping and dining on the Magnificent Mile.
Attractions
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum highlights the natural history of Illinois, with more than 100 hands on exhibits, including the incredible butterfly house.
Belmont Theatre District, Illinois

Belmont Theatre District

The Belmont Theater District is the city’s vibrant destination for anything live! Check out stage productions, dance recitals, live music, improve and sketch comedy shows.