Chicago holiday events, including tree lighting, Millennium Park ice skating to return in-person

Chicago ice skating at Millennium Park attracts thousands between November, March

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Chicago holiday events returning in-person this year
After being put on pause last year due to the COVID pandemic, several holiday events and activities will return to Chicago in 2021.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city of Chicago announced Thursday morning that in-person holiday traditions are returning this year.

The activities include ice skating in Millennium Park -- the popular winter activity that attracts thousands of people each winter from November through March.

Also, the city of Chicago will have an in-person Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 19.

Halloween community events will return citywide, as well.

SEE MORE: Chicago Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Millennium Park to take place virtually

Four new art exhibitions will open at the Chicago Cultural Center, including "Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott."

The announcement is part of "Capture Chicago's Creative Spirit" - a campaign to be launched jointly by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Choose Chicago and many cultural and community organizations to celebrate Chicago's creative community and welcome residents and visitors back to theaters, museums, dance and music venues for live cultural events, the mayor's office said.

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