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Chicago Christmas Lights Tour

  • When does it run?

    November 23rd through December 29th.

  • Start time

    5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • Duration

    Approximately 2 hours.

Inclusions
  • Chicago Christmas Lights Tour
  • A 2-hour experience centering on Chicago’s fantastic Christmas Lights
  • 20-minute stop at Christkindlmarket
  • 20 to 30-minute stop at Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Festive holiday music
  • Professional guide and live commentary

Key Highlights

  • Chase after the best Christmas Lights in Chicago!
  • See the Chicago Christmas Tree and Macy’s Holiday Window!
  • Visit Lincoln Park Zoo lit up with 2.5 million Christmas lights!
  • Explore a German-inspired Christmas market!
  • Meet your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide!

Overview

Take in the city’s best Christmas lights on a Chicago Christmas Lights Tour!

One of the best ways to spend your holidays with the family is to look at the Christmas light decorations on display around town. And, on this special Chicago Christmas Lights Tour, you’re sure to brighten up your next Chicago vacation. Grab your scarves and warm, comfortable shoes as we gear up for some Christmas fun! This family-friendly tour of Chicago is suited for everyone. Plus, it’s a great way to start the festive season, too! You’ll visit places like the Lincoln Park Zoo, Christkindlmarket, the Chicago Christmas Tree, and much more!

Start at the historic Palmer House Hilton and meet your friendly, local guide. Then, head over to the Lincoln Park Zoo, which has kept a Christmas tradition alive for the last 24 years by providing beautiful lights displays and fun activities for everyone. If time permits, we will stop here for some additional time so you can enjoy ZooLights. Then, explore the Christkindlmarket, which is a German-inspired Christmas market that is full of vendors and Christmas cheer. You’ll have some time to check out the market and maybe even grab a hot chocolate. Next, you’ll see the Chicago Christmas tree lit up in Millennium Park. And, along the way, you’ll also be able to do some Chicago sightseeing at famous landmarks like Magnificent Mile, Daley Plaza, and State Street in all their Christmas glory. It’s what to do in Chicago!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    November 23rd through December 29th.

  • Duration

    Approximately 2 hours.

  • Start time

    5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • Meeting Point

    Inside of Feelings Gift Shop on the arcade level of Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603.

  • Ending Point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Chicago Christmas Lights Tour
  • A 2-hour experience centering on Chicago’s fantastic Christmas Lights
  • 20-minute stop at Christkindlmarket
  • 20 to 30-minute stop at Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Festive holiday music
  • Professional guide and live commentary

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the start point 20 minutes early.

There will be 20-30 minutes stops at both Lincoln Park Zoo and Christkindlmarket. These stops are only available if time permits because as sometimes traffic will slow down our sightseeing tour.

Please be sure to dress appropriately as you will get off the vehicle at the stops to take in the fun and festivities up close.

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