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« Thursday December 21, 2017 »
Start: 11:30 pm
End: 12:30 am

The Infinite Wrench Begins Its Nonstop Run In Chicago with the Newly Launched Show from The Neo-Futurists

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 am

View one of Indiana's greatest wildlife spectacles at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. Each fall, thousands of Sandhill Cranes visit the area's shallow marshes.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 6:00 pm

Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont, will make the holiday season bright with the return of its innovative and experiential visit with Santa: “Santa HQ,” and the wildly popular 24-hour Black Friday shopping event, “Fashionably Late.”

Start: 1:41 pm
End: 5:00 pm

This holiday season, the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, presented in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will be on display until Jan. 7th at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The exhibit takes visitors to the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was a disguise for author, Jean Shepherd’s, hometown Hammond.

Start: 2:58 pm
End: 4:00 pm

The 8th annual Holiday Artisan Market at Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) runs through January 5th. The Gallery Shop will spill into LCA's main lobby to accommodate thousands of unique items for the holiday season.

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 3:59 pm

Throughout this holiday season, the Munster Police Department encourages residents to follow these important safety tips.

Start: 11:00 pm
End: 11:59 pm

Bolt for the Heart (BFTH) is again teaming up with the Indiana State Police to promote and participate in the 5K Run/Walk to raise money to equip ISP patrol cars with lifesaving AED’s. The event raised enough money to purchase over 200 AED’s which were placed in ISP cars that patrol Indiana’s more rural counties. This year BFTH plans to raise enough money to supply another 250 AED’s for the Indiana State Police patrol units.

Start: 10:30 am
End: 5:00 pm

The refrigerated toboggan run at Pokagon State Park opens on Friday, Nov. 24. If you’ve never taken a run down this quarter-mile track at 35-40 mph, this is the year to check it off your bucket list.

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:59 pm

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) is featuring the top holiday events in the Loop and giving away daily prizes from its member businesses—including The Joffrey Ballet, Godfrey Hotel, Berghoff Restaurant and Macy’s Chicago—from November 24 through December 24, 2017.

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co. ushers in the holiday season with the annual Holiday Lights Tour beginning November 24. A Chicago tradition for all ages, the Holiday Lights Tour explores the city’s iconic seasonal landmarks, such as the Macy’s Holiday Windows, Christkindlmarket and Lincoln Park ZooLights for a one-of-a-kind evening taking in the magic of the holidays.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 6:59 pm

Two nights for the price of one at any of our seven inns. Nov. 26, 2017 - March 2, 2018: Sunday – Thursday only. (Blackout period Dec. 24, 2017 – Jan. 4, 2018) Certain restrictions apply.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 4:00 pm

The Swissôtel Chicago today announced that after a summer vacationing on the island of Bermuda, sipping on Piña Coladas, at the Fairmont Southampton resort, Santa is ready to head back to work. Prepping for the busy season ahead, Father Christmas has booked the Presidential Suite on the hotel’s 41st floor as his official home-away-from-Pole this holiday season.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 11:59 am

Hospice of the Calumet Area will have a special tree featured at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

Start: 5:15 pm
End: 11:00 pm

Take a joyous winter stroll or drive down 119th Street to view Whiting's 2017 holiday light displays.

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

The largest national park in Florida protecting critical habitat for many rare and endangered species is also the largest subtropical wilderness in the US.

Start: 3:15 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Teens can decorate gingerbread cookies.

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