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Santa at the Pier!

Santa at the Pier!

November 30, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town! And not just any town, but the Windy City! And where is his first stop? Chicago’s winter lakefront playground, Navy Pier! Every year, Santa Claus stops by our fabulous holiday party, Winter WonderFest. And he’s not just here for one day! Santa may be a busy guy, but he […]

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The School for Lies | CST

The School for Lies | CST

November 28, 2012

If you’re a little intimidated by the work of great playwrights or aren’t sure if you’d enjoy something written in verse, let alone set in the 17th century, then let the new Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of The School for Lies be your very hilarious introduction! This contemporary adaptation of the classic French satire The […]

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The Holidays Have Hit! | Navy Pier

The Holidays Have Hit! | Navy Pier

November 26, 2012

After all the wishing and waiting, Christmas is just around the corner again and the city knows it! The lights have been strung along the Magnificent Mile with care and the decorations are up in the Macy’s windows with hopes that Santa Claus soon will be there. Of course with the holidays also come lots […]

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One Week Until Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier | Navy Pier

One Week Until Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier | Navy Pier

November 23, 2012

We can’t wait for Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America to begin! It’ll be our 12th annual celebration this year and there’s only one more week until we open the Winter WonderFest doors! If you’ve never been to our big holiday celebration, here’s the scoop. Every year we transform our 170,000 […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Pier!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pier!

November 21, 2012

Navy Pier fans, since we’re fast approaching the year’s end and are in the midst of that special season for giving thanks, we think it’s only fitting that we take a moment to stop and talk about all that we’re thankful for. 2012 has been a year full of exciting events and special guests. We […]

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Odyssey’s Thanksgiving Cruises | Navy Pier

Odyssey’s Thanksgiving Cruises | Navy Pier

November 19, 2012

You may love your Grandma, but let’s face it, heading to her house every year for Thanksgiving and eating the same food year after year can get a little old. And I bet if you asked your Grandma, she’d admit she’s pretty tired of preparing the annual Thanksgiving feast, too. So give Grandma a break […]

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Even More Fun at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! | Navy Pier

Even More Fun at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! | Navy Pier

November 16, 2012

What’s that crying sound and where’s it coming from? Could it be your inner child begging for a little attention? Maybe. Or could it just be the sound of your kids complaining yet again because they’re bored? Either way, we’ve got a cure for whatever ails you at this weekend’s Chicago Toy & Game Fair. […]

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Winter WonderFest Tickets Now on Sale!  | Navy Pier

Winter WonderFest Tickets Now on Sale! | Navy Pier

November 14, 2012

If you’re already planning out your holidays, make sure you save a day for Navy Pier! “Why?” you may ask? Not only does Navy Pier still have some of the best views in the city and the biggest Ferris wheel around, but starting November 30, we’ll also play host to Winter WonderFest presented by Bank […]

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Chicago Fine Chocolate Show | Navy Pier

Chicago Fine Chocolate Show | Navy Pier

November 12, 2012

Do you like chocolate? How about fine chocolate? What about having more than a hundred different fine chocolate samples right under your fingertips in the very same room? Do birds fly and fish swim? Of course you like chocolate! And if you’re like most people in this world, you’re also mildly obsessed with it. So […]

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Chicago Toy & Game Fair | Navy Pier

Chicago Toy & Game Fair | Navy Pier

November 9, 2012

Santa is coming to Chicago early this year, or at least his elves are. And where will they be setting up shop? Right here at Navy Pier for the 10th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair on November 17 and 18! Have you ever had that dream where you walk into a toy store the […]

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Last Day to Register for Chicago’s Perfect 10 Race! | Navy Pier

Last Day to Register for Chicago’s Perfect 10 Race! | Navy Pier

November 7, 2012

Are you a hardcore runner who loves battling the elements and is constantly in pursuit of that next personal best? Or are you a more casual athlete who enjoys the physical challenge of running and completing a race? Or are you the type of person who likes to run, but haven’t taken the race plunge […]

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Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago | Navy Pier

Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago | Navy Pier

November 5, 2012

Get ready for a battle of epic proportions! November 9-11, Navy Pier hosts Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Chicago. Have you ever indulged in Magic? This trading card game has been around since 1993 and has the same world-wide cult appeal as games like Nintendo’s Pokémon (remember this craze in the 90s?), World of Warcraft, and […]

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New Futuro 2012 Summit | Navy Pier

New Futuro 2012 Summit | Navy Pier

November 2, 2012

Next fall I am sending my oldest child off to college. I’ve been worrying about it for a while and not just because I’m a mom who’s really going to miss her kid, but because I don’t know how we’re going to afford it. Besides that, while the college counselors at my daughter’s school are […]

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