Winter Wonderfest Returns to Navy Pier on Dec. 6

‘Tis the season for festive holiday activities, and it wouldn’t be the holiday season without a visit to the beloved Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier! Each year Festival Hall is transformed into a 170,000-square-foot winter oasis with fun holiday-inspired entertainment for all ages. The main draw is surely the massive ice rink, lit with thousands of twinkling lights and cool blue uplighting, reminiscent of a beautiful winter night sky. The difference here is you won’t freeze while skating as all the festival activities are indoors!

Beyond the epic rink, you’ll find activities ranging from cookie decorating for after you work up an appetite skating, bumper cars for a little friendly competition, a giant tree perfect for a holiday selfie, carolers to get you in the spirit, and slides and rides galore. There’s no better place to celebrate the season, and it will be open for visitors from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12. Grab your tickets online before you visit so you can avoid the lines!