As the temperature begins to drop and the leaves begin to fall, it’s inevitable that we say goodbye to the warmth of summer and embrace the festivities of the winter season. Thankfully, Chicago has a ton of exciting things to do during the colder months, and Navy Pier is no exception!
For starters, Navy Pier offers amazing parking discounts all winter long! The promotion starts November 1 and runs through March 18. Daily rates (before 5PM) are $6 off normal rates and everyday after 5PM you can park for only $10!
So now you’ve parked…what’s next?
Dinner at Riva Crab House
Riva Crab House is the perfect spot for date night with your special someone. Enjoy a romantic table with a view as you dine on the freshest seafood on the Pier. The dining room is tailor made for intimate conversation and incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. In addition to the extensive menu, Riva Crab House also offers a full selection of beer, cocktails and wines served by a wait staff that is there to tend to your every need.
Live Performance at Shakespeare Theater!
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this season, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is a leading international theater company, known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeare’s genius for intricate storytelling, musicality of language and depth of feeling for the human condition.
Now Showing: A Murder for Two (through Nov 27)
Coming Soon: Elizabeth Rex (Nov 29, 2011 – Jan 22, 2012)
Movie at IMAX
Undoubtedly one of the Pier’s BIGGEST attractions is the 440-seat Navy Pier IMAX Theatre. Featuring Chicago’s largest flat movie screen-a soaring six-story, 60 x 80-foot screen designed to enhance both 2D and 3D films.
Now Playing: Puss in Boots
Coming Soon: Happy Feet Two
Navy Pier: Winter Wonderfest
Starting December 2, 2011 and running through January 8, 2012, Winter Wonderfest is the perfect event for children of all ages (adults too!). The 11th annual event transforms Navy Pier into an indoor winter wonderland full of games, rides, music and a forest of beautifully decorated trees. New this year is an added week of family fun with 170,000 square feet of rides, inflatable slides, entertainment, stunning holiday lights and decor, and much more!
Check out www.winterwonderfest.com for admission, hours and discounts!
We wish you all a warm and festive winter season and hope to see you at Navy Pier soon!
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