The iconic Art Institute bronze lions are dressed in their giant evergreen wreaths for the annual "Wreathing of the Lions." | John H. White~Sun-Times
The Museum of Science and Industry is hosting its 71st annual "Christmas Around the World" and "Holidays of Lights" exhibits. I Stacie Scott~ Sun-Times Media
Mickey and Minnie Mouse illuminate the million lights along Michigan Avenue as part of the annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Brian Setzer and his orchestra are headed to town for a holiday concert. | GETTY IMAGES
Johnny Mathis headlines the Akoo Theater at Rosemont on Dec. 8. | GETTY IMAGES
The Apollo Chorus gives voice to Handel’s “Messiah.”
Fox Valley Repertory presents “The Winter Wonderettes,” Roger Bean’s nostalgic holiday musical set in the ’60s.
Caroling at Cloud Gate has become a Chicago holiday favorite.
"The Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes" returns to Chicago this holiday season.| © Paul Kolnik
Christkindlmarket Chicago. The popular holiday market is back for its 16th year, offering traditional German gifts through Dec. 24 in Daley Plaza.
Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express. With an outdoor backdrop of 750,000 twinkling lights, the arboretum’s annual indoor holiday garden-scale train extravaganza opens Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 6.