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Entertainment

THE PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE CHICAGO BOAT, RV & SAIL SHOW ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES: JANUARY 9 – 13

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The 2019 Progressive® Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show drops anchor at McCormick Place, January 9 – 13, 2019. This year’s show is packed with more than 600 boats, 100 RVs, sailing and boating educational opportunies, plus the latest in technology and outdoor and marine accessories.

HOFBRÄUHAUS CHICAGO CELEBRATES THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR WITH HOLIDAY FAVORITES AND EVENTS

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Hofbräuhaus Chicago this holiday season, located in Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district. The first and only German micro-brewery, restaurant and beer hall in the Chicago area will revel in the merriest time of year with several holiday offerings including a special holiday brew, holiday gift card promotion, visits from St. Nicholas and Krampus, Holiday Kinderfest event, special Christmas Day menu and Munich-style New Year’s Eve celebrations.

ICE SKATING RETURNS TO ROSEMONT'S PARKWAY BANK PARK

FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAYS WITH "SANTA HQ" EXPERIENCE

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Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont will again bring cheer to the holiday season with the return of its innovative, experiential “Santa HQ”.

Soak in pure holiday magic at the Indiana State Museum's holiday experience, Celebration Crossing!

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Ride the Santa Claus Express train and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their house. Explore and create in Santa’s Workshop, where you can create on the elves’ workbenches, map the flight of Santa’s reindeer around the globe, and help pack Santa’s sleigh full of presents. In Santa’s Front Yard, you can build a snowman, have a "snowball" fight and decorate trees.

‘A Christmas Story’ Comes Home Open through December 31st

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This holiday season, the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, will be on display until December 31, 2018 at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Visitors are welcome to relive favorite childhood memories of in anticipation of Christmas as they gaze at animated window displays depicting scenes from the holiday movie classic.

ART ON THEMART TO FEATURE WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM ADDITIONS TO THE LARGEST DIGITAL ART PROJECTION IN THE WORLD

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theMART, with the City of Chicago, today announced the addition of winter holiday imagery to the inaugural program of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world. Commissioned by Vornado Realty Trust, Obscura Digital created six seasonal images that, as of November 17, will project across the 2.5 acre river-façade of theMART intermittently throughout the two-hour program. On view through the end of the year, the seasonal imagery transforms the inaugural program into a festive holiday destination.

"Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party" brings the Magic Closer to Fans

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Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is bringing guests closer to the magic than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats. This participatory adventure delivering compelling storytelling through multi-leveled production numbers arrives in the Chicago area in January, with performances Jan. 24 to 27 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., then moves to Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, before returning to the Allstate Arena for a final week, Feb. 7 to 10. Tickets are now on sale for both venues.