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Winter WonderFest 2018 at Navy Pier

As snow and the holidays approach, the Windy City is gearing up for some of its best holiday events. Families will adore everything that the Winter Wonderfest has to offer at Navy Pier. Being the largest indoor playground, it’s quite a sight to see for all ages. Want a sneak peek before everyone else? Check out Cheer at the Pier on Nov 29- an exclusive preview of the Winter WonderFest. And as the holidays get closer, finish up your shopping at Christkindlmarket.


Winter WonderFest 2018

Winter WonderFest is one of Chicago’s largest indoor winter playgrounds, located at Navy Pier. Opening Friday, Nov 30, this month-long fest is perfect for families wanting to create fun and long-lasting memories at Navy Pier. This indoor wonderland features 170,000 square feet of carnival rides, an Indoor Ice Skating Rink and even a carousel. Tickets to attend will be available soon. General Admission (over 46 inches) costs $28 and kids between 36 and 42 inches cost $13. And if your little one is under 36 inches they get in for free!  


Cheer at the Pier – WonderFest Premiere

Can’t wait for WonderFest? Join in on the exclusive opening party for WonderFest on Thursday, Nov 29. Cheer at the Pier will start at 5 p.m. in the Festival Hall where guests will be able to sample WonderFest first. Cheer at the Pier will include an open bar (21+ guests), tasty appetizers and access to all rides & activities. Tickets will cost $50 for adults and $15 for youth ages 3-20. Also, ticket four packs (2 adults & 2 youth) will be offered at a discounted price of $120. Purchase you VIP tickets here!


Other Local Winter Festivities

Don’t want the holiday spirit to end? Then check out the legendary Christkindlmarket in Chicago. It’s the go-to place for a unique Christmas shopping experience. This outdoor market will begin Nov 16 and last until Dec 24. It’s open daily Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It’s the largest outdoor market that Chicago has to offer and will be held on Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop. Foodies beware, irresistible treats and drinks will be all the rage. Try traditional German sausage, potato pancakes, Strudel and renowned German spiced wine!


Stay at Majestic Hotel   

We’ll admit, it doesn’t take a genius to see that Chicago is at its busiest during the holiday season. So, don’t wait too long to reserve your stay at a nearby hotel! And if you’re looking for a hotel near Navy Pier, look no further than the Majestic Hotel. Its comfortable charm and delightful atmosphere will make you feel right at home after a long day of holiday fun at the Winter WonderFest.


Don’t let the holidays breeze past you! Take the time to enjoy everything the Windy City has to offer this holiday season and don’t forget to book your stay at the beautiful Majestic Hotel.


Winter Wonderfest
Where: Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
When: November 30 – January 6
Cost: $15+


Majestic Hotel
This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657.

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