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Head to Navy Pier for Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest

December 4, 2019

It’s that time of year again, Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest is taking over Navy Pier through January 12th! The event is fun for all ages, dubbed an indoor winter playground with over 170,000 square feet of entertainment in Festival Hall. One of the main highlights is definitely the indoor rink, so you can hit the ice without the below zero chill of Chicago winter. The rink is lit by thousands of twinkling lights so you do feel as if you’re skating under the stars. It isn’t winter unless you get your skates on at least once, right?

Beyond the rink, you’ll find activities like rock wall climbing, bumper cars, create-a-cookie stations, hot cocoa spinning cups to take you back to your childhood, slides, mini-golf and so much more. You definitely have to visit a couple times to experience it all. 

You can purchase your tickets on the website once the season gets rolling to save you some time in line. Tickets are under $30 for general admission and there are discounts for kids and seniors. Definitely worth the visit to get in the holiday spirit during this beloved Chicago tradition!