If you are thinking of doing some traveling this holiday season, why not give the Windy City a visit? Chicago is a popular jet charter destination especially during this time of year when the holiday festivities are going strong. There’s something for everyone, from families to business travelers or people looking to take a romantic getaway. Check out the following great Chicago holiday events and start planning your jet charter trip to Chicago today!
One of Chicago’s most famous holiday events is the Christkindlmarket, a traditional European open-air Christmas festival where visitors young and old can enjoy the sights and sounds of an authentic German holiday market. This event, located at Daley Plaza, runs through December 24 and features food and drink vendors as well as artisans, historical exhibits and more.
While at Daley Plaza, make sure you check out the 64-foot tall Colorado Spruce Christmas tree, complete with 15,000 twinkling lights.
A Hanukah concert at the Chicago Botanic Gardens will delight audiences. There are two special shows on December 9 and tickets also include entrance to the Wonderland Express Exhibition.
The Wonderland Express is a holiday train exhibit (running through January 6) that depicts miniature Chicago landmarks, all made from natural materials. Visitors can also enjoy the numerous holiday decorations and a massive gingerbread house display. You won’t be able to miss this event because the Chicago Botanic Garden staff has already been hard at work, trimming the entrance to the Regenstein Center with 750,000 lights!
Looking for those last minute holiday gifts on your shopping list? Head over to the Bucktown Holiday Art Show, a two-day craft fair on December 8 & 9. This event, at the Holstein Park Fieldhouse is packed with all sorts of handmade items that will surprise and delight anyone on your list.
Movie buffs and sentimental types are sure to enjoy the Music Box Theater’s annual Christmas Show. Now in its 29th year, this tradition involves the screening of two beloved holiday classics, “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This event takes place from December 14 through the 24 so this gives you a lot of flexibility when making your jet charter travel plans.
Star Trek fans won’t want to miss a remixed version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, a Klingon Christmas Carol. Catch it thru December 30 at the Raven Theatre.
Comedy lovers will want to plan their jet charter trip to Chicago around this next event, a 24-hour improvisational comedy show featuring letters to Santa. To be held December 18 at the Second City e.t.c. Theatre, this event will bring together some well-known actors and comedians for a jolly good time.
After a day of shopping and sight-seeing in the Windy City, you’ll probably want to unwind with some hot chocolate and we’ve got some of the city’s best offerings for you. Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Bucktown offers traditional favorites and newer varieties such as Chai and Black & Tan. Katherine Anne Confections, located in Logan Square, serves up decadent hot chocolate varieties with homemade marshmallows. Another popular spot for Chicago tourists and locals alike is XOCO, Rick Bayless’ café made famous for its churros and chocolate, made from cacao beans ground fresh inside the restaurant.
Finally, don’t miss the lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is transformed into a magical wonderland and visitors can enjoy the spectacle until January 6th.
If these events sound too good to miss, start planning your holiday excursion jet charter to Chicago today! One of our operators would love to help you plan the private aviation portion of your dream Christmas vacation. Visit www.jetcharters.com to perform a trip request for your next jet charters trip or to locate one of our operators in your area today!