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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

December 29, 2011

The New Year is just around the corner! It’s that time again; time for making New Year’s resolutions and (hopefully) fulfilling them. The New Year is a time for change, but sticking with a New Year’s resolution is a tricky thing to do. Everyone thinks of the perfect things to give up or that one […]

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2011: A Year in Review at Navy Pier

2011: A Year in Review at Navy Pier

December 27, 2011

This past year brought many changes at Navy pier; Neighborhoods of the World debuted, the Landshark Beer Garden  and Margaritaville opened their doors to visitors, and Navy Pier became a non-profit organization. Some of these changes were more apparent than others, and we’d like to take a look back at this amazing year, 2011! As […]

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Woody’s Winter Warm-Up at Harry Caray’s Tavern

Woody’s Winter Warm-Up at Harry Caray’s Tavern

December 23, 2011

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The Cubs Convention is going into extra innings with Woody’s Winter Warm-up. Come to this exclusive mixer at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier and get served by the pros! Join Kerry Wood and friends as they get behind the bar to serve drinks to their fans and work for […]

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Navy Pier’s New Year’s Eve Family Bash!

Navy Pier’s New Year’s Eve Family Bash!

December 21, 2011

Location: Winter WonderStage in Winter WonderFest (located in Festival Hall) 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fireworks at 8:15 p.m. Free Admission! On December 31st of each year family and friends gather together in joyous anticipation of the coming New Year.  Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family and friends at Navy Pier’s Winter WonderStage. Enjoy […]

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Cruises on New Year’s Eve from Navy Pier

Cruises on New Year’s Eve from Navy Pier

December 20, 2011

Navy Pier has the perfect way for you to celebrate New Year’s Eve! How does a cruise on Lake Michigan with a gorgeous view of Chicago skyline sound? Three different cruises, Odyssey, Sprit of Chicago, and Mystic Blue, want to make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember. Odyssey’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner […]

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Winter WonderFest Special Coupon on Facebook!

Winter WonderFest Special Coupon on Facebook!

December 19, 2011

Hey Moms and Dads!  Are your kids already out for winter break or still in school this week, but already showing signs of early “cabin fever”? Winter WonderFest is just the right amount of fun and energy release that those kids need! Navy Pier has you covered! TODAY and TOMORROW ONLY – Monday, Dec. 19 […]

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Gift Cards Available for Navy Pier Restaurants!

Gift Cards Available for Navy Pier Restaurants!

December 16, 2011

When it comes to holiday gifts it’s the thought that counts, right? Well then, think about this… Your loved one, best friend or family member is sitting around in the middle of January, looking out at the dismal gloom of winter with absolutely nothing to do when the light bulb ignites in their heads! “That’s […]

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Billy Goat Tavern at Navy Pier

Billy Goat Tavern at Navy Pier

December 15, 2011

Have you ever experienced Chicago’s famous Billy Goat Tavern? It’s a fast-paced and exhilarating experience! Thanks to “Saturday Night Live,” it goes a little something like this: cheezborger, cheezborger, double cheezborger, no Pepsi…coke! There’s no time to dawdle if you want to get your food. It is so worth it? Absolutely! The food is fantastic […]

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The One and Only Windy City Circus at Navy Pier

The One and Only Windy City Circus at Navy Pier

December 14, 2011

February, 17-26, 2012 – Festival Hall at Navy Pier Windy City Circus hosts their Inaugural show February 17-26 with Navy Pier serving as the Big-Top! What’s a circus but a place where dreams come true? High-flying acrobats dazzle the imagination with fearless flight and animal tamers delight in the thrill of defying nature’s wrath! David and […]

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Chicago Souvenirs at Navy Pier!

Chicago Souvenirs at Navy Pier!

December 12, 2011

A souvenir is defined as a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place or event- and  that also happens to be Navy Pier’s – and Chicago’s – motto when it comes to keepsakes! Whether you visit with someone, come for an event or just to see the sights, the souvenirs sold […]

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Lush Tropical Get-away at Crystal Gardens

Lush Tropical Get-away at Crystal Gardens

December 10, 2011

With winter rapidly approaching, and the annual spreading of “Cabin Fever” taking hold over every child and adult alike, it is a great time to take a day trip down to Navy Pier and stop in at the Crystal Gardens to remember what it is like to see trees with leaves, and water that is […]

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Extreme Ferris Wheelin’ at Navy Pier!

Extreme Ferris Wheelin’ at Navy Pier!

December 9, 2011

We’ve all heard about, or possibly even seen or known someone who is a Polar Bear. No, not an actual furry animal from the Arctic Ocean, but someone who delights in the sting and burn of the cold on their bare skin! Every year, the Polar Bears take the plunge into Lake Michigan. That’s right; they […]

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Navy Pier & Chicago Blackhawks "Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience" Sweepstakes!

Navy Pier & Chicago Blackhawks "Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience" Sweepstakes!

December 8, 2011

Navy Pier and the Chicago Blackhawks have teamed up to offer an unbeatable and unforgettable Blackhawks experience to one lucky winner and three friends! During Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier (Presented by Bank of America) from now until to Jan. 8, 2012, enter the sweepstakes by “Liking” Navy Pier on Facebook. It’s that easy and […]

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Navy Pier Free Trolley at Winter WonderFest!

Navy Pier Free Trolley at Winter WonderFest!

December 7, 2011

One of the lesser known services offered by Navy Pier is also one of the most cost effective because it’s FREE!  Navy Pier offers a free trolley to and from many of the most popular locations in Chicago. This service runs year round, but has exclusive hours during this most wonderful time of year! If […]

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Monday Movie Matinee at Winter WonderFest!

Monday Movie Matinee at Winter WonderFest!

December 5, 2011

From classic to quirky, enjoy your favorite holiday films at the Winter WonderStage! After all, what is the holiday season without the holiday movies you watched over and over as a child? Well, Winter WonderFest will be showing your favorite holiday films every Monday at 2 p.m. on the Winter WonderStage! We’ve all got classic […]

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Winter WonderFest Begins!

Winter WonderFest Begins!

December 2, 2011

Navy Pier is celebrating the 11th Annual Winter WonderFest beginning at 10 am today! Winter may be a season of change, but it’s also a season of tradition! Don’t miss one of Chicago’s favorite holiday traditions, here to spread the joy from December 2, 2011 until January 8, 2012 at Navy Pier! Discounted parking rates are currently […]

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Holidays Around the World!

Holidays Around the World!

December 1, 2011

Where better to celebrate the individuality of all cultures and learn more about what makes us all unique than the melting pot of Chicago! Navy Pier wants to broaden horizons and bridge gaps by sharing a short summary of some of the traditions and holidays celebrated across the world as well as in our great city by […]

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