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This year, Chicagoans will have the unique opportunity to enter Wrigley Field for the holiday season.
This year marks the first time that Winterland at Gallagher Way, the annual festive event that takes place outside the Cubs’ home, has entered the ballpark.From Friday, November 18 to Sunday, January 8, 2023, visitors will be able to participate in a variety of seasonal events and programs.Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville, a well-known winter attraction that returns as one of the main attractions, will offer hand-crafted ornaments, one-of-a-kind holiday merchandise, and a taste of traditional German food and wine with hot spices.
In the past, Winterland’s ice skating usually took place next to the stadium; however, in 2022, the events will move to the field.Before getting to the expanded 12,000-square-foot ice rink, attendees will be able to pass through a special gate decorated with holiday decorations.In addition, there will be an ice slide, an Infield Express train, carnival games and rides, and a carousel in the whimsical wonderland.And if you need to warm up, there is a new dining option with a ski lodge theme called The Lodge. It will have fire pits and creative beverage options.
Professional family photos with Santa can be taken in his workshop, which is in the lobby near the Wrigley Field Marquee, for those who want to remember the occasion.From November 25 to December 18, it will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.Private on-field chalets that can accommodate up to 20 guests can be rented by large groups.Snacks, tickets to attractions, a hot chocolate bar, and upgradeable food and drink packages are also part of them.Reservations are accessible here.
While Wrigley Field activities require tickets, admission to Winterland at Gallagher Way is free.Tickets can be purchased online for as little as $5.The Toyota Camry Lot at 1126 W. Grace St. offers $10 parking Monday through Thursday and $15 parking Friday through Sunday.The hours of operation at Winterland are from 3 to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 11 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while December 26 through 29 will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Christmas Day is observed as a public holiday.Visit the Gallagher Way website for a comprehensive list of activities and events.