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Best Places To See Santa In Chicago

December 20, 2010 1:36 PM

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It’s Christmas week in Chicago. Haven’t seen Santa yet? Never fear! Here are some of the best places to see Mr. Claus in Chicago.

Daley Center

118 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 443-5500
www.explorechicago.org

Jolly Old St. Nick will again grace the plaza with his holiday cheer in his Midwest satellite workshop on Daley Plaza!

As part of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) ongoing partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, UL is also providing a Santa’s House on Daley Plaza, where children and families can experience the wonder of the North Pole and have their picture taken with Santa Claus throughout the holiday season.

Christmas Week Hours:
Monday-December 20-Thursday, December 23: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, December 24: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 595-7437
www.navypier.com

Head to Navy Pier to see Santa and enjoy the 10th annual Winter Wonderfest. Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves now through December 24 at the Family Pavilion Stage. While you’re there, enjoy 170,00 square feet of indoor family fun including rides, slides and an indoor ice skating rink.

Christmas Week Hours:
Daily: 11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park ZooLights

2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 742-2000
www.lpzoo.org

Take a picture with Santa like no other– among the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. Visit with Santa and check out more than one million beautiful lights!

Christmas Week Hours:
Open Nightly (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) 5-9 p.m.
ZooLights continues until Jan 2.

900 Shops

Visit Santa on Level 3
900 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-3916
www.shop900.com

Children will believe in the magic of the holiday season when they visit the naturally bearded Santa, sitting on his throne amongst custom holiday décor and a one-of-a-kind 40 ft tree glowing in the background. Each child who visits Santa will receive also receive a special gift. Photos with Santa are available for purchase, with five different packages to choose from $16.99 and up.

Christmas Week Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12p.m. – 6p.m.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago
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