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Happy New Year from Navy Pier!

Happy New Year from Navy Pier!

December 31, 2012

Happy (almost) New Year, Navy Pier fans! Who’s ready to welcome 2013? You can bet we are! We’ve had a marvelous 2012, but we’re always ready for the next big thing and 2013 already looks like it’s going to be a whole lot of fun! To send off the old year, the Pier’s hosting two […]

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Winter WonderFest Special Attractions | Navy Pier

Winter WonderFest Special Attractions | Navy Pier

December 28, 2012

If you haven’t heard (but we bet you have because it’s the talk of the town), Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America is back! Our grand winter celebration opened on November 30 and runs through January 6—that’s over five weeks of fun! As we like to say around here – ‘tis […]

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Snow Days Chicago at Navy Pier!

Snow Days Chicago at Navy Pier!

December 26, 2012

Everybody loves the summer! How can you not? Long days spent at the beach or the zoo (or best yet, our long boardwalk at the Pier!) and evenings spent grilling out and dining al fresco. But some folks find it hard to scrounge up the love for winter. Here in Chicago, we’re always going to […]

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NYE 2013 at the Restaurants of the Pier!

NYE 2013 at the Restaurants of the Pier!

December 24, 2012

Some people love big New Year’s Eve parties with all the bells and whistles: an open bar, live music, a huge dance floor, and a dress code. Other people like a quiet evening at home with the TV tuned into the hubbub at Times Square. If you’re looking for something in the middle or for […]

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New Year’s Eve Cruises | Navy Pier

New Year’s Eve Cruises | Navy Pier

December 21, 2012

If you feel tired of the New Year’s Eve party circuit and won’t be content with just any old gathering this year, we suggest adding a completely new element to your evening: Lake Michigan! Hop aboard one of the Pier’s great cruise boats and spend your New Year’s Eve out on the water! Here are […]

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NYE 2013 Parties | Navy Pier

NYE 2013 Parties | Navy Pier

December 19, 2012

New Year’s Eve is but one special night a year and it’s never meant to be spent on the couch, especially in a city as exciting as Chicago! Looking for a fab party to send off 2012 and usher in 2013? Nobody throws a New Year’s Eve bash like Navy Pier! And because the Pier […]

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Dickens’ Women | CST

Dickens’ Women | CST

December 17, 2012

Two hundred years ago, the brilliant English writer – Charles Dickens – was born in Portsmouth, England, and two hundred years later we’re still marveling over his work. No one created full and complicated characters or portrayed Victorian society quite like Dickens; very few authors also experienced the popularity and success Dickens knew during his […]

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Shop at the Pier!

Shop at the Pier!

December 14, 2012

Every year I try and begin my holiday shopping early because there’s nothing worse than knowing Christmas is a week away and you still have a bunch of people to check off your list. But even though I start looking early doesn’t mean I start buying early. It’s so hard to find meaningful gifts these […]

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Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America

December 12, 2012

We’re already into week three of our 12th annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America and the party’s in full swing! If you haven’t stopped by yet, you simply must! Our winter celebration is the talk of the town, and nothing more so than all the fabulous rides we pack into […]

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Get Your Holiday Gift Cards at Navy Pier’s Great Restaurants!

Get Your Holiday Gift Cards at Navy Pier’s Great Restaurants!

December 10, 2012

‘Tis the season for too much fun! That’s the motto of our Winter WonderFest celebration this year. ‘Tis also the season for lots of giving! If you’re still in that boat of trying to figure out what to get the last couple of people on your list, how about a gift card to one of […]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Navy Pier IMAX

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Navy Pier IMAX

December 7, 2012

Ever since The Fellowship of the Ring, the first movie of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, came out in 2001, J. R. R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson fans have been asking the question: when will it be The Hobbit’s turn? Finally, after years of waiting, fans will be able to experience The Hobbit when […]

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Celebrating 12/12/12 at the Pier!

Celebrating 12/12/12 at the Pier!

December 6, 2012

12/12/12 only happens once a century, which is why we’re celebrating the day here at the Pier with great discounts for everyone! As coincidence would have it, this year we’re also celebrating the 12th anniversary of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier! 12 years of Chicago’s favorite winter festival—what could be better?! We want everybody to […]

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Snow Much Fun | CCM

Snow Much Fun | CCM

December 5, 2012

Winter in Chicago is a mixed bag. Some years we’re terrorized with a Snowmageddon or sub-zero temperatures, which effectively shut down the city, and other years, winter decides not to show up and we have freak days with weather that feels more like spring or summer! But all in all here at the Pier, we […]

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Spirit of Chicago’s Santa Lunch Cruise | Navy Pier

Spirit of Chicago’s Santa Lunch Cruise | Navy Pier

December 3, 2012

The busiest guy this time of year is Santa Claus, no surprise there. But even with his crazy schedule, he’s still made time for all his great fans at the Pier! And between his visiting hours at our Family Pavilion, he’s worked in a special two-hour lunch cruise with the Spirit of Chicago! Skip the […]

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