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Lincoln Park Holiday Weekend Guide – November 24 – 27

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Posted on November 22, 2016

Here’s your Lincoln Park Holiday weekend event guide to catch some of Chicago’s best culture and happenings in the neighborhood.


39th Annual Turkey Day Run Chicago 5k/8k @ Lincoln Park
The Chicago Turkey Trot is back as the 39th Annual Turkey Day Run Chicago 5K/8K and Plymouth Rock Ramble kids race. Gather your flock and join us for this Thanksgiving Day tradition. Supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository, you’ll join fellow runners, joggers and walkers in some light hearted fun while ensuring no Chicagoan will go hungry this holiday season.

Thursday, November 24
9:00 a.m. – 5k/8k Start
10:30 a.m. – Plymouth Rock Ramble Kids Race
Diversey Harbor
Inner Lake Show Drive at Diversey


Holiday Flower and Train Show @ Lincoln Park Conservatory
Want to get into the holiday spirit? Need a free activity for visiting friends and family? Come to the Lincoln Park Conservatory’s Holiday Flower and Train Show! The Lincoln Park Conservatory’s show house turns into a winter wonderland filled with poinsettias, trees, sparkling lights, and model trains that traverse through the plantings to the delight of young and old.

Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, January 1
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton


Lincoln Park ZooLights @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Head over to the Lincoln Park Zoo for a fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, January 1
4:30 – 9:00 p.m
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark


Ice Skating @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Get ready to glide this winter at Lincoln Park Zoo! Skate past ponies and glide next to goats on the rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. Bring your own skates or rent a pair at the Farmhouse. Warm up in the Main Barn with winter drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, February 26 (Select Days)
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Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark


Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! @ Emerald City Theatre
Based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, this critically-acclaimed Emerald City Theatre revival explores the challenges of giving selflessly through humor and holiday joy as fan-favorite Junie B. Jones journeys through a Columbus Day school play, a holiday sing-along concert, and Secret Santa Day. “Dear Santa, I really hope you were watching me just now. That’s all I hope. Love, Junie B. –Giver.”

Friday, November 25 @ 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27 @ 1:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln


The Second City’s Holidazed and Confused @ UP Comedy Club
We all know the truth about the holidays: Once the kids are in bed, you crack open a bottle of scotch, put together a bike, and hide it under a tree. This year, let The Second City throw ice water all over the warm fuzzy holiday B.S. with hilarious sketches about your favorite holiday traditions. Second City’s Holidazed and Confused doesn’t pull any punches, so your overbearing in-laws better watch out.

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UP Comedy Club
230 W. North


It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! @ American Blues Theater
Join the American Blues family as they take you back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday classic – “It’s a Wonderful Life” with live Foley sound effects, an original score, and a critically-acclaimed cast of eight that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life. Critics called this production “perfect Christmas theater” and “first-class holiday fare.”

Friday, November 18 – Saturday, December 31
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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln


Thanksgiving Leftovers @ iO Chicago
Check out this one time only mash-up of some of Chicago’s best improvisers as they get together to give thanks.

Saturday, November 25
10:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

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