Chicagoland residents are invited to make Rosemont a one-stop holiday destination this winter by participating in the community’s many attractions, whether enjoying a brand-new holiday light show or shopping for a special gift at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago.
The AMAZE Light Festival, which opens Friday, Nov. 19, and runs through Jan. 2, 2022, will feature family-friendly activities and more than a million holiday lights at Rosemont’s Impact Field, 9850 Balmoral Ave. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale starting noon Friday, Oct. 15, and can be purchased online at amazerosemont.com
Among the features offered at the festival are timed light shows, a holiday market, seasonal food and beverages, theme-based illuminated worlds and tube rides on “Polar Peak.” Children’s activities include holiday craft making, Santa’s Workshop and train rides aboard the “Arctic Express.”
General admission tickets will cost $23 per adult and $18 per child ages 2-12; reservations for Santa’s Workshop visits must be made in advance, at the time of purchase.
Another exciting opportunity for wintertime fun is Light Up the Park, scheduled for Nov. 26 at Parkway Bank Park. This annual event will feature more than 80,000 holiday lights and free family activities such as horse and carriage rides, caroling, ice sculpture viewing and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The Chicago Wolves Ice Rink opens for the season at 11 a.m., and the tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Family activities will be available from 2-6 p.m.
Shoppers seeking the ideal Christmas gift for a loved one need look no further than the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, which will offer a number of holiday shopping deals this season. A list of stores and available deals can be found online at fashionoutletsofchicago.com.
Rosemont Theatre will feature live performances for all kinds of musical tastes this winter, including “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” on Dec. 10, “Johnny Mathis Christmas Show” on Dec. 11, “Dean Z Ultimate Elvis Christmas Show” on Dec. 17 and “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical” on Dec. 19. Visitors to Allstate Arena can enjoy shows such as “Pentatonix: The Evergreen Christmas Tour” on Dec. 15 and “Mickey’s Search Party” presented by Disney on Ice, which kicks off Jan. 20 and runs through Jan. 23.
For more information on activities and attractions in Rosemont this holiday season, visit rosemont.com.