Navy Pier holiday festivities and New Year’s Eve fireworks

The Navy Pier festive Light Up The Lake display is the largest indoor and outdoor holiday experience in Chicago. Explore the Pier’s dazzling outdoor lakefront light displays with festivities through January 7.

Enjoy the outdoor ice skating with a breathtaking backdrop of Lake Michigan. Cozy up with loved ones and roast smores by the toasty firepits. Ignite your creativity at the holiday workshops. Discover one-of-kind finds with local artisan markets. Experience the thrills of axe throwing. Enjoy live music every weekend from local performers. Take a ride on the heated Centennial Ferris Wheel. Create cherished memories with family and friends at the award-winning fireworks on Saturdays. It’s the perfect balance of free and ticketed activities for guests of all ages to embrace the holiday season!

FREE FESTIVE LIGHTS – Continues now – January 7
Explore the Pier’s free dazzling outdoor lakefront light displays, and engage in festive Pier-wide photo-opswith larger-than-life ornaments, trees, a giant teddy bear, snowflakes, a decorated 40ft tree, the Winter Wonderfest Tunnel of Lights and more!

OUTDOOR ICE SKATING – Open daily, now through January 7
Experience the joy of outdoor ice skating with a breathtaking backdrop of Lake Michigan.
Ice Skates are available to rent for a fee. Ice Skating is FREE if you bring your own skates!

COZY FIREPITS + S’MORES – Open daily, now through January 7
Cozy up with loved ones and roast smores by the outdoor toasty firepits. Firepits are open for the public in the Beer Garden. S’mores and limited concessions can be purchased onsite.

FREE LIVE MUSIC – Now through December 24
Enjoy free indoor live music every weekend from talented local performers.
See the entertainment schedule here

SANTA VISITS – now through December 23
Santa is coming to Navy Pier. Check the schedule here for his visits to Reunion’s Santa’s Southern Workshop and Harry Carry’s Lakefront Lodge

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS – December 31 at midnight
Ring in the New Year with Chicago’s award-winning spectacular fireworks show! Welcome in 2024 with a dazzling, free, fireworks display that will cast glows across the lakefront. Arrive early to find your spot on the Pier for the lakefront view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks display at midnight!

See all of the festivities here.