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* Winter Solstice. Yearly.
Shortest day/longest night (sun 07:13-16:42), official start of winter.
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/EarthSeasons.php
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). Fr/Sa/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
http://neofuturists.org
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A Klingon Christmas Carol. -2014.12.25 Yearly. $20-35.
"Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology."
http://cbtheatre.org
Raven Theatre, 773/338-2177, 6157 N Clark.
http://raventheatre.com
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Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2014.12.30 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.
http://bedno.com/winter
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* Hanukkah (aka Chanukah). A Jewish holiday, lasts eight days. -2014.12.24 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Marks the reconsecration of the temple of Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp.
http://chabad.org/holidays
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2015.01.02 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.15-12.28 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.05-28 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Breakfast with Santa: for 94th floor visitors, certain December days/times, and "Skating in the Sky" (synthetic ice rink 1000' up) Jan-Apr. John Hancock Center Observatory, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan, http://jhochicago.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.13-01.04 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.28-01.04 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature (since 1984). -2014.12.25 Yearly. $10-15 Various times.
"White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life" double features with singing between (and during) lead by Santa.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com
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Ice Skating. -2015.03.01 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Winter Wonderfest (since 2001). -2015.01.12 Yearly. All ages. $10-17+ Hours vary.
Festival Hall will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring hundreds of lush decorated trees, sparkling lights, wintertime decorations and a main town square with vending. Includes ice rink, large inflatable slide/bungee games. Santa and elves listen to children's wishes in a mountain top village.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2014.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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Holiday Train. -2014.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Nov.28:Green, Nov.29:Green, Dec.2:Green, Dec.3:Orange&Brown, Dec.4:Orange&Brown, Dec.5:Orange&Brown, Dec.6:Orange&Brown, Dec.9:Pink, Dec.10:Pink, Dec.11:Blue, Dec.12:Blue, Dec.13:Blue&Pink, Dec.16:Red, Dec.17:Purple, Dec.18:Red, Dec.19:Purple, Dec.20:Red&Purple, Dec.22:Red, Dec.23:Yellow.
http://transitchicago.com/holidaytrain
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Winter Pageant. -2014.12.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-25+ Fr 7p, Sa+Su 1+5p.
A holiday tradition for many families gathers dozens of talented local artists sharing unique talents with professional performers including The Chicago Children's Choir. This year adapts true stories of love from real Chicagoans into fantastic, beautiful, and poetic expressions creating an original theatrical experience honoring the four seasons of the human heart.
Redmoon Central, 312/850-8440, 2120 S. Jefferson St.
http://redmoon.org
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze. -Sunday $25-75 7p.
http://cirqueproductions.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Do-it-Yourself Messiah (since 1976). A grand tradition. -Monday Yearly. All ages. Free but sells out. RSVP required. 7p.
Handel's work with full orchestra, audience participates as chorus.
888/880-9701 http://www.imfchicago.org/diy/main
Harris Theater, 312/334-7777, 205 E Randolph. Millennium Park.
http://harristheaterchicago.org
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Winter Vacation. -2015.01.02 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2015.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2015.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p UNCONFIRMED
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2015.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a UNCONFIRMED
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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* Hanukkah (aka Chanukah). A Jewish holiday, lasts eight days. -2015.12.24 Yearly. Sunset to sunset. UNCONFIRMED
Marks the reconsecration of the temple of Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp.
http://chabad.org/holidays
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Ongoing ^
Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Night at the Museum 3 now playing.
Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, ...
http://nightatthemuseummovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Remote Area Medical, The Imitation Game, Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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The Hobbit 3 now playing.
Battle of the Five Armies w/ Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch,
http://thehobbitblog.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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Jingle Bell Rocks! -Wednesday 18+ 8p.
"A trippy, cinematic sleighride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative and underground Christmas music, featuring The Flaming Lips, Run-DMC, The Free Design, Low, Miles Davis & Bob Dorough, Clarence Carter, John Waters, Akim & The Teddy Vann Prod. Co., The Mighty Sparrow, A Girl Called Eddy, El Vez and many more." Director Mitchell Kezin joins Fr/Sa.
http://jinglebellrocks.vhx.tv/
Brew&View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://brewview.com
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Now playing.
Remote Area Medical, The Imitation Game, Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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