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Snow Days 2013 | Navy Pier

Snow Days 2013 | Navy Pier

January 11, 2013

Some artists use paint and a canvas to create beautiful art. Others use clay, charcoal, marble, or the film from a camera. Still others create spectacular pieces out of everyday found objects: spare change, automobile parts, seashells discovered on a beach. Here at the Pier we aim to introduce visitors to art in its many […]

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

January 7, 2013

Sometimes it feels like winter’s never going to end. We’re enchanted by it at first, but once January hits, we’re ready for spring to hurry up already. At the Pier, we love to celebrate all seasons, but there’s a part of us that longs for those warm days spent relaxing on the outdoor patios along […]

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

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

January 4, 2013

You’ve probably heard that old saying, cold hands, warm heart. Well, at the Pier, you’ll find warm hands AND warm hearts, especially at the Wood Family Foundation’s second winter charity event at Harry Caray’s Tavern on January 18! In June 2011, former Chicago Cubs pitcher and 13-year MLB veteran, Kerry Wood, and his wife, Sarah, […]

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It’s the Last Weekend of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier!

It’s the Last Weekend of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier!

January 4, 2013

It’s almost hard to believe, but we’ve come to the end of our 12th annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America celebration! Today, Saturday, and Sunday are the last three days visitors will be able to enjoy all the rides, attractions, music, food, and fun at Winter WonderFest so if you […]

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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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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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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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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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