Chicago's 11 Best January Events

by Tom Hermes January 02, 2018

Chicago's 11 Best January Events

With the end of the holiday season bringing what always seems to be the most brutal and interminable stretch of the year here in the City of Big Shoulders, I think we are all in need of some fun activities to help us overcome the cold. New Year, new list of fun events in Chicago!

  1. Skating at Maggie Daley Park – free (though skate rentals range from $12-14) skating around the ribbon at the north end of Millennium Park, until March 4.
  2. Garfield Park Conservatory Holiday Flower Show – through January 7, check out the best Winter flower show around!
  3. At the Museum of Science and Industry, the holidays are still in full swing until January 7 with the Christmas Around the World
  4. From January 11-20, laugh your face off at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival at Stage 773 in Lakeview.
  5. Go meet Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and all of your other favorite North Side ballplayers at the 2018 Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand from January 12-14.
  6. From January 18-26, all of the city’s best museums will be offering discounted admission prices, special exhibits, and more during Chicago Museum Week.
  7. Channel all of your Beerfest dreams at Beernival, a beer Olympics at Joe’s on Weed on January 20.
  8. Bring the kids to Northerly Island for Polar Adventure Days, featuring live animals, winter activities, and arts & crafts (January 20 and February 24).
  9. Experience the best the city’s dining scene has to offer (at reasonable prices!) during Chicago Restaurant Week (January 26-February 8).
  10. On Sunday, January 28, head over to Wicker Park and indulge your sweet tooth at Donut Fest at Chop Shop.
  11. Winter is the perfect time to hit the theatre, and Beautiful: The Carol King Musical is playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Randolph in the Loop, through January 28.

Did we miss any? Let us know at hi@buoynow.com. Happy New Year, everyone!






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