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Thereís always something to do at Navy Pier!
The magic and merriment of snow globes comes to life this winter at Navy Pier! You are invited to step inside this 15-foot tall, life-sized snow globe with room for six people to capture a truly unique holiday memory. Play, pose and take home a great photo souvenir in the middle of a winter wonderland setting.
Winter WonderFest presented by Bank of America
December 6, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Opens daily at 10 a.m.
Play inside a 170,000 square foot winter playground including Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice skating rink, huge inflatable slides, rides, holiday décor, entertainment and more. Visit www.winterwonderfest.com for more details about the 13th annual Winter WonderFest presented by Bank of America!
Special Discount and Double Discount Days!
Premium Wristband (includes Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice skating rink)
Regular Wristband (excludes indoor ice skating rink)
Family Online Four Packs - Save 21% - 26% with these special online-only packages that combine four (4) Premium or four (4) Regular Activity Wristbands (parking not included).
Free Parking Packs – Purchase any four full-price activity wristbands on-site at the box office on the day of your visit and receive one free park in the Navy Pier Garages (600 E. Grand Ave.)!*
*No Coupon Necessary. Restrictions apply. Free Parking Pack is only available on-site at the Winter WonderFest box office with the purchase of any four (4) Activity Wristbands. Parking coupon is valid for one self-park vehicle at Navy Pier Garages ON Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) ONLY. Subject to availability. May not be combined with any other offer, validation or valet rate. Free parking coupon MUST be redeemed on the same date as wristband purchase. Must present Navy Pier parking garage ticket to box office upon purchase. Do not pay for parking in advance.
Group Discounts at Winter WonderFest – NOW AVAILABLE!
Visit with Santa Claus
December 6 – 24
Inside Winter WonderFest at the Giant Tree
Fridays – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mondays – Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their new home inside Winter WonderFest at the foot of the giant decorated tree. Professional photographers will be ready to capture your visit with Santa.
Fifth Annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk
December 7, 2013
Race at 9 a.m. at Solder Field
After-Party at 10 a.m. at Navy Pier
Be a part of one of the largest growing races as thousands of Santas hit the streets of Chicago in the 5th Annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk.
Every participant will receive a free Santa hat, beard, and newly designed Santa dri-fit long sleeve shirt to wear while running. With outrageous holiday decorations, festive music, and candy and cookie stations along the course, this is the ultimate holiday race with a brand new course. The giant after-party will be held at Navy Pier, with participating bars and restaurants opening at 10 a.m. Show your race bib to receive food and drink specials at these locations. Receive $6 off individual Premium or Regular activity wristbands at Winter WonderFest when you show your race bib at the box office (limit four, may not be combined with any other offer).For more information and to register for the Santa Hustle 5K, visit www.santahustle.com/chicago
Strictly Sail Chicago
January 23 – 26
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday – Friday
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Strictly Sail Chicago is the Midwest’s only and the nation’s largest indoor “All-Sail” boat show. This four-day sailing extravaganza features the latest and greatest the sailing industry has to offer, including the newest boat designs sailing gear, accessories and hardware on display at the more than 250 exhibiting companies from around the globe. You’ll also find interactive seminars and hands-on learning for new sailors and experience sailors alike. Visit www.strictlysailchicago.com for information and tickets.
Snow Days Chicago 2014
Teams of talented professional snow sculptors from around the world create masterpieces out of 10-foot blocks of man-made snow, beginning Wednesday, February 5. Enjoy a snow sculpting competition, snow painting, snowboarding and much more and this fun winter event!
Neighborhoods of the World
Navy Pier is proud to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities in its fourth annual cultural tribute Neighborhoods of the World. Over the course of eight weeks, celebrate the many cultures of our world-class city by enjoying authentic live music, dance performances, cuisine and folk art from various ethnic Chicago communities. This event is free and open to the public.
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
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