Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

| December 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

By: Shannon Capanna

Dec. 19, 2008–Navy Pier isn’t just for tourists! Even the Grinchiest of locals will get into the holiday spirit at Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest. This wonderland is decked out with truly spectacular holiday displays, among which various holiday characters mingle with guests.

The fest does an excellent job of appealing to children of a variety of ages. There’s a snowball pit and candy cane tunnel for the little guys, as well as a carousel and a toddler-friendly flying dragon ride. There are Ferris wheels of two different sizes, a thrilling hang-gliding ride, and a wide variety of bouncy houses aimed at different ages. Kids can slide on the slides at Santa’s house, decorate their own cookies, and e-mail their letters to Santa. There’s even a fairly large skating rink and skates to rent. And parents will have a great time soaking up all the holiday ambience, complete with Santas from around the world and trees decorated by various corporate sponsors.

For WinterFest prices, hours, and other information, click here.


Shannon Capanna is a writer, editor, and mom who lives in south suburban Homewood with her husband, toddler son, and cat.  She blogs at ChicagoMoms Blog, and at her personal site, Boringtown’s Closed.

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