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Zombie Containment Haunted House
Due to inclement weather conditions, The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier presents Zombie Containment is canceled today and throughout the rest of the Halloween season.
Friday, October 24: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Children ages 12 and under in costume are invited to take part in trick-or-treating throughout Navy Pier. Candy is provided by Ferrara Candy Company.
For the safety and comfort of our guests, Navy Pier has closed the Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza due to extreme weather and waves. Chicago’s Masquerade Ball plus Nightmare at Lakeview Terrace which was scheduled to take place tonight in the Grand Ballroom is canceled. For ticketholders of Chicago’s Masquerade Ball plus Nightmare at Lakeview Terrace email email@example.com
Mariachi Monumental de Mexico
Make Navy Pier a part of your Dia de los Muertos celebration and join us for a live performance by Chicago’s premiere mariachi band, Mariachi Monumental de Mexico
General Admission Hours:
SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design, is one of the longest-running art fairs in the U.S. and the oldest in Chicago. Now in its 21st year, 70 galleries from across the U.S. and around the world exhibit an array of ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal and innovative design. Meet hundreds of artists in person and buy works from emerging artists. General Admission tickets ($20) include admission to the fair, SOFA Lecture Series, and special exhibits including exciting museum-style presentations. There is also a Three-Day Pass available for $30 and the Opening Night Public Preview is $50. For more information, visit www.sofaexpo.com or call 800-563-SOFA (7632).
Enjoy a scenic course that starts and ends at the famed Navy Pier. All participants will have the unique opportunity to run their first and last quarter mile on the pier itself closed to pedestrians. Along the beautiful lakefront course, get up close and personal views of the iconic Chicago skyline. Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned race veteran, Chicago’s Perfect 10 has something for everyone. Both distances provide great recovery runs for fall marathoners, and it’s one of the last outdoor events of the Chicago running season. So close out your season in style and register today!
Chicago Toy & Game Fair, ChiTAG for short, is the only U.S. fair of its kind open to the public. At the two-day fun-filled celebration, you can meet the inventors, play in tournaments, take pictures with characters from Star Wars, find interactive exhibits and so much more. Discover top trends in toys and games and preview, play and purchase the hottest games on the market – just in time for the holiday season. For tickets and more information visit www.chitagfair.com for details.
Find thrills without the chills inside the 14th annual PNC Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier! Packed with family fun, it’s Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter playground featuring 170,000 square feet of rides, giant slides and Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink. General Admission Tickets and Activity Tickets on sale soon! Visit www.winterwonderfest.com for full event details. All event details subject to change.
Santa Claus is comin’, and is running to CHITOWN! See Chicago unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and paths of the lakefront at the Santa Hustle 5k. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. And to make your jingle tingle, NEW for Santa Hustle this year includes a dri-fit men’s or women’s fit SWEATSHIRT along with the Santa Hat and Beard. So, if you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an EPIC AFTER PARTY AT NAVY PIER, with restaurants and bars offering specials to race participants. REGISTER TODAY and use coupon code NAVYPIERSANTA14 to receive $5.00 off your registration!
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show returns with more color, fragrance and roll-up-your-sleeves, and good-use ideas for realistic solutions to inspire, educate and motivate the next generation of gardeners. You can find the best, simplest and most progressive ways to “Do Green. Do Good.” Highlights of the new show include: two dozen breathtaking display gardens, seminar series, Garden Gourmet culinary demonstrations, photography competition, Kids’ Activity Garden, national cake decorating competition with the Retail Bakers Association of America and the marketplace with more than 100 exhibitors. For information about advance tour group registration, discount tickets and schedule, visit www.chicagoflower.com
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