We’ve been prepping since October (earlier for some of us) but just like that the holidays have come and gone like Santa himself. But don’t you worry – we’ve compiled a list of activities that are sure to clear up those post-holiday blues!
Maxwell Street MarketJan. 7, 2018
All ages – Free Admission
A true Chicago tradition, The Maxwell Street Market kicks off for a new year of goodies on Sunday, Jan. 7. It’s the perfect place to treat yourself for all the hard work you did over the holidays. Buy a little something for yourself at all the unique markets offering a mix of jewelry, furniture, collectibles and so much more. And once you’ve done your shopping, fill up on some of Chicago’s greatest Mexican and Latin food. It’s a win- win!
Chicago Boat, RV & Sail ShowJan. 10-14, 2018
All Ages – Buy Tickets
Oh summer. We remember it like it was yesterday. Warm weather, a light breeze in the air with the slight scent of sunscreen. Even though we’re still a few months away from breaking out the shorts, it’s never too early to plan for those sunny days. The perfect place to get in the summer spirit is none other than the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show at McCormick Place. With all the latest in recreation, you’re sure to find your next favorite toy. Even if you’re not in the market, feel free to jump aboard the exhibits and see everything the show has to offer. Perfect for families of all sizes! For more info, click HERE.
The Chicago Sketch Comedy FestivalJan. 11-21, 2018
See show for ages – Buy Tickets
Besides hot dogs, Chicago might best be known for its sketch comedy. That makes The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival at Stage 773 the ultimate destination for post-holiday laughs. With nearly 200 shows during the festival, you’re sure to catch some of the most talented writers and performers from all over the world. For more info, tickets and the lineup, click HERE.
Chicago Free Museum Day
Jan. 15, 2018
All Ages- Free Admission
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Illinois residents are invited to some of Chicago’s greatest museums free of cost! Sometimes the best way to refresh after the holidays is to visit some of your favorite spots. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Shedd Aquarium and many more are all participating. So pick your favorite place and have a unforgettable day with the family!
Monster Truck NationalsJan. 26-27, 2018
All Ages – Buy Tickets
Rev up the family fun with a very unique experience! Just outside of Chicago at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates is one of the loudest and craziest shows around. Watch as these monster trucks show off some moves, racing side-by-side, popping wheelies and so much more! Featuring famous trucks: Bigfoot, Raminator, Heavy Hitter, Basher and Fluffy – you can even get up close for pictures with the trucks and drivers!