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Why November is a Great Month to Visit Chicago

While Chicago is a great city to explore any time of year, November is an especially exciting month to visit. With countless festivals, events, and other special attractions, Chicago in November is a must-see.

Come and enjoy…

SOFA Chicago: Nov. 5 – 8

One of the city’s continually running art fairs, SOFA Chicago offers up sculptures, ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, and metal works sourced from over 70 galleries. Attendees can also check out lectures and other artist observations.

The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers: Nov. 20 – 21

Featuring over 90 breweries, 300 beers, and the 2015 National Wood-Aged Beer Competition, the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers is the event for beer lovers in Chicago. The best part? Tickets include 15 beer tastings!

Magnificent Mile Lights Festivals: Nov. 21

A great way to kick off the holiday season, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a daylong event in Chicago’s shopping mecca. Come see the tree lighting parade along Michigan Avenue, followed by celebratory fireworks.

Chicago Book Expo: Nov. 21

The Chicago Book Expo is an annual literary expo where writers and aspiring writers gain inspiration. Dozens of local authors, local presses, and other organizations come together to discuss their works, put on talks and panels, and much more.

Thanksgiving Parade: Nov. 26

Head downtown to witness this grand Thanksgiving tradition in person. The Parade is complete with giant inflatable cartoon characters, floats, marching bands, local celebrities, and so much more.

ZooLights: Nov. 27 – Jan. 3

Check out the Lincoln Zoo for a real holiday treat. Boasting fabulous Christmas lights, ice carving demonstrations, hot drinks, and ice skating (not to mention, animals!), this event shouldn’t be missed.

We hope to see you in Chicago in November! If you need a place to stay, at InTown Suites, we have multiple extended stay properties in the greater Chicago area, starting at just $299.99 a week!