The sixth annual Viking Pub Crawl is expected to draw more than 300 costumed Vikings to Andersonville. Tickets include a commemorative glass, an appetizer and access to drink specials. If you really want to go all out, a limited number of cow horn drinking horns are available.
Details: 3-6 p.m. Saturday along Clark Street and Ashland Avenue in Andersonville. $35
Looking for more events? Check out the season’s light shows, markets, performances and pop-ups in our 2023 Chicago Holiday Events Guide.
Three ice rinks in the Chicago area open this weekend. Lace up your skates or rent a pair at Maggie Daley Park’s Ice Skating Ribbon or Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Or head to the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at Parkway Bank Park, where you’ll also find a “Light Up the Park” tree-lighting ceremony Saturday featuring an afternoon of family-friendly programming.
Details for the Ice Skating Ribbon: Friday through March 10 at Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St. free-$20 / MAP
Details for the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink: Friday through March 3 at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. free-$20 / MAP
Details for the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink: Saturday through Jan. 28 at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place in Rosemont. free-$8 / MAP
At Eataly’s Holiday Kick-Off Taste-Around, guests receive two glasses of regional Italian wine and access to at least 10 tasting stations. On the menu are Wagyu spiedini, black truffle agnolotti, and pear and truffle honey crostini.
Details: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Eataly Chicago, 43 E. Ohio St. $65 / MAP
Calling all “Downton Abbey” fans. “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” has set up shop in Skokie with production props, exclusive footage from the series, more than 60 costumes, and recreations of Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen, Carson’s office and the Crawley family’s dining room. Read a review from WTTW News reporter Marc Vitali.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday through March 31 (closed Thanksgiving) at Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center, 4905 Old Orchard Center in Skokie. $27-59 ages 12 and up; kids under 12 free / MAP
Shop local and support artists at three markets this weekend. Refine Collective’s third annual Maker Mall features women and POC makers; you’ll find more than 30 businesses represented, plus a non-alcoholic spritz bar courtesy of San Pellegrino. Show of Hands is putting on a 10th Anniversary Holiday Show. Expect one-of-a-kind items from more than 30 vendors; a Friday night preview includes cocktails from Bitter Ex Bitters. And the Millennium Park Holiday Art Market features dozens of local artists selling jewelry, pottery, paintings, drawings and more.
Details for Show of Hands 10th Anniversary Holiday Show: 5-9 p.m. Friday ($10), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Free) at Color Club, 4146 N. Elston Ave. / MAP
Details for the Millennium Park Holiday Art Market: noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North, 201 E. Randolph St. Free / MAP
Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Send us an email.