Winter WonderFest

Navy Pier

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Indoor holiday-themed park with ice skating rink, ferris wheel, ropes course, hang glider, and a stage populated by magicians and jugglers

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Since its invention, ice skating has brought us countless thrilling hockey games, scores of inspiring figure-skating routines, and one unforgettable NBA season. Be like Darryl Dawkins in the ‘82-‘83 season with this Groupon.

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$9 for one weekday premium wristband (a $20 value). Choose from the following dates:

  • Monday, December 3
  • Tuesday, December 4
  • Wednesday, December 5
  • Thursday, December 6
  • Monday, December 10
  • Tuesday, December 11
  • Wednesday, December 12
  • Thursday, December 13<p>

$11 for one weekend premium wristband (a $20 value). Choose from the following dates:

  • Friday, November 30
  • Saturday, December 1
  • Sunday, December 2
  • Friday, December 7
  • Saturday, December 8
  • Sunday, December 9
  • Friday, December 14
  • Saturday, December 15
  • Sunday, December 16<p>

Guests receive rental ice skates for the rink as well as access to the 12th annual festival’s attractions, including 50-foot indoor ferris wheel and a track where kids can drive a miniature Jeep Hurricane or Dodge police cruiser.<p>

See Winter WonderFest’s dates and hours here. Winter WonderFest closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday—Thursday from November 30 through December 15.<p>

Though Winter WonderFest sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Navy Pier

Originally part of architect Daniel Burnham's ambitious "Plan of Chicago" drafted in 1909, Navy Pier was designed to handle both recreational and freight traffic for the burgeoning metropolis. Its role quickly changed when it began serving as a barracks and training facility during two World Wars—it earned its nickname because of the more than 200 planes that littered the lake bottom around the pier, lost during exercises and sunk to intimidate fish with military technology. In the decades that followed, the pier was home to a University of Illinois campus, a convention center, and a venue for citywide festivals before falling into disuse. This ended in 1989, when the state moved to transform the venerable pier into one of Chicago's foremost attractions.

Reopened in 1995, the revamped Navy Pier boasts 50 acres of parks, restaurants, shops, and entertainment, scenically located along Lake Michigan and the mouth of the Chicago River. Other attractions include a towering IMAX screen that shows educational films and Hollywood blockbusters, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, which treats audiences to bold stagings of the Bard's greatest hits. In the past year, Navy Pier has undergone significant renovation and re-imagining as well.

Customer Reviews

This was great fun for me and my kids.
Lizette H. · May 28, 2016
Go early so you can easily find a parking space.
Theresa S. · January 1, 2016
Awesome place
Arun R. · December 11, 2015
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    Navy Pier

    600 East Grand Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60611

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