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北米一早くやってくるシカゴのクリスマス。おすすめの12スポット。

最終更新: 2019年11月28日


11月に入ってもうすでに積雪を観測、気温もマイナスとなる日が続き一気にクリスマスムードが高まったシカゴ。今年もシカゴならではのたくさんのクリスマスイベントが予定されています。まだどこへも行ったことのない方、今年こそぜひ出かけてみてください。新しいシカゴが体験できますよ。


1.クリストキンドル・マーケット(ドイツのクリスマス市) CHRISTKINDLMARKET

NOV. 16 - DEC. 24, 2018



シカゴ市内のデイリープラザで行われる、恒例のクリスマス市。シカゴオリジナルのホットワイン・マグカップをゲットしよう。

Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago becomes a bustling mini village filled with red-and-white huts covered in twinkling lights and garlands. This tradition — which celebrates 23 years in 2018 — is inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas Market in Germany. Browse the stalls to shop for handcrafted holiday gifts (ornaments, knit caps, cuckoo clocks, and more), while enjoying spiced wine, strudel, sausage and other traditional treats.


2. クリスマス・アラウンド・ザ・ワールド CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

NOV. 15, 2018 - JAN. 6, 2019

場所:シカゴ産業科学博物館 Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry

57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 684-1414



約3万個のライトに飾られた、50以上の世界のクリスマスツリーが勢ぞろいするさまは圧巻。

As is tradition, the Museum of Science & Industry's 45-foot Grand Tree takes center stage in the Rotunda, decked out in 30,000 lights. Surrounding it are more than 50 smaller trees beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago communities to represent their various cultures and holiday traditions. The occasional falling of "snow" adds to the fun.


3. マグニフィセントマイル・ライト・フェスティバル THE MAGNIFICENT MILE LIGHTS FESTIVAL

NOV. 16 - 17, 2018

Mickey and Minnie at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in Chicago


The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

ミッキーとミニーがマグニフィセントマイルをパレードする、恒例のクリスマスパレード。ハイライトは土曜日、17日。パレードは、5:30 から 7:30 pm、シカゴ川の花火は6:55pmから。お見逃しなく!

After a day filled with family-friendly activities, a nighttime parade turns the stretch of Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Oak Street into Chicago's brightest shopping district. The Mag Mile's hotels and shops light up in a glorious display of more than one million lights, adorning the boulevard's 250 trees. The accompanying procession is a show-stopper led by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World Resort, followed by festive floats and a cast of characters. A fireworks display over the majestic Chicago River keeps the festivities going well into the evening.

Friday festivities kick off with Lights Festival Lane (4:00 to 8:00 pm), which features more than a dozen family-friendly activities and favorite local brands. On Saturday, Lights Festival Lane activities will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free concerts begin at 11:30 am, the parade will march down North Michigan Avenue from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and fireworks begin at 6:55 pm over the Chicago River at North Michigan Avenue.


4. ミレニアムパーク・クリスマスツリー点火セレモニー CITY OF CHICAGO CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

NOV. 16, 2018 6PM開始 

場所:ミレニアムパーク


The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

今年で105回目を迎える恒例のクリスマスツリー点火式。今年のゲストパフォーマーは、ブロードウェイ・シカゴの人気ミュージカル『ハミルトン』から、ミゲール・カルバンテスが登場予定。


This year marks the City of Chicago's 105th anniversary of Christmas Tree Lighting, taking place at Millennium Park. This highly anticipated event draws people of all ages to see the 60-foot evergreen aglow in the reflection of "The Bean" across the way. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with the tree lighting at Michigan Avenue and Washington Street officially happening at 6:30 p.m. This year, Miguel Cervantes, star of Hamilton Chicago Company at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre, will serve as the emcee for the ceremony.


5. リンカーンパーク動物園のクリスマスライト(ズーライト) ZOOLIGHTS AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO

NOV. 23, 2018 - JAN. 6, 2019

場所: Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo

Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Parkway

Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 742-2000

ZooLights Chicago

This spectacular holiday celebration transforms Lincoln Park's free lakefront zoo into a winter wonderland. The 24th edition will illuminate the grounds with more than two million lights, including larger-than-life illuminated animal designs. Holiday crafts and activities, and, of course, sweet treats, round out the fun. Be sure to swing by the Helen Brach Primate House for a visit with Santa Claus. Take a ride on the Lionel Train Adventure through the snowy birch forest and craggy canyon. Or go ice skating past ponies and goats at the rink at Farm-in-the-Zoo.


6. ネイビー・ピアのクリスマス WINTER WONDERFEST AT NAVY PIER

NOV. 30 2018 - JAN. 6, 2019

場所:Navy Pier

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier in Chicago

外は寒いからいや!という人のために巨大インドアでのクリスマスはいかが?

The 17th annual festival is Chicago's coolest, biggest and best INDOOR playground. There's an ice skating rink, Ferris wheel, carousel and huge inflatable slides spread across 170,000 square feet — and the decor is just as spectacular as the views. Massive snowflakes and thousands of icicle lights dangle from the ceiling, over 400 evergreens in all their trimmings add more holiday glitz, and giant candy canes, gingerbread houses and snowmen border the rides.


7. ブルックフィールド動物園のクリスマス HOLIDAY MAGIC AT BROOKFIELD ZOO

SELECT DATES DEC. 1 - 31, 2018

場所:Brookfield Zoo


Holiday Magic Brookfield Zoo

シカゴで最大級のクリスマスライト・フェスティバル100万個以上のライトが動物園にきらめきます。

Chicagoland's largest lights festival features more than one million twinkling lights throughout the sprawling 216-acre suburban zoo. Select animal exhibits will remain open into the evening, as will zoo restaurants and gift shops. Enjoy a full schedule of live entertainment: singing to the animals, professional ice-carving demonstrations, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, magic shows, a friendly 38-foot talking tree, costumed characters, and a model train display.


8. セント・ルシア・フェスティバル ST. LUCIA FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

DEC. 13, 2018 4:45 p.m.スタート

場所:Andersonville, Chicagoght (5211 N. Clark St. )


Performers at St. Lucia Festival of Lights in Chicago

シカゴのスウェーデン村、アンダーソン地区で行われるクリスマスフェスティバル。”ルシア・ガールズ”が群衆を率いてパレードを行います。

Drawing on its Swedish roots, the North Side neighborhood of Andersonville conducts a candlelight procession along Clark Street, kicking off at the Swedish American Museum. Look out for the specially chosen "Lucia Girls" leading the crowd. Dressed in long white robes and adorned with beautiful crowns of candles, they sing "The Lucia Song" and invite children and adults to join in their walk. Afterward, celebrate at the museum with family-friendly entertainment. The night kicks off at 4:45 p.m. at 5211 N. Clark St.


9. ホリデー・トレイン CTA HOLIDAY TRAIN

NOV. - DEC. 2018



Interior of CTA Holiday Train in Chicago

There's nothing more thrilling than catching the brightly lit 'L' Holiday Train, whizzing down the tracks! On select weekdays and over the weekends before Christmas, Santa dashes through the city in his sleigh (atop a flatbed train car) pulled by decorated, peppermint-scented passenger coaches. At certain stops, jolly train conductors dressed in elf costumes take photos of kids with Santa and hand out candy canes. Holiday music plays throughout the six cars, which are tricked out with holiday-patterned upholstery and garland-wrapped poles. Check the CTA website for a current schedule.


10. MACY'S HOLIDAY WINDOW EXHIBITS | NOV. 1 2018 - JAN. 5, 2019

場所:Macys on State Street Chicago


Macy's on State Street

111 N. State St.

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 781-1000


この時期、ステート通りのショウウィンドウを飾るメイシーズのクリスマスデコレーションは一見の価値あり。思わずそのファンシーな世界に引き込まれそうになります。

This is the epicenter of magic on Chicago's "Great Street." Macy's on State Street is an essential holiday shopping destination. Outside, however, is where the real magic happens. Peer into large windows exquisitely decorated by a dedicated team of painters, welders, costume-makers, engineers, visual artists and carpenters. Combining traditional old-school artistry with gorgeous visual elements, the windows are filled with imaginative scenes.


11. LIGHTSCAPE: A MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCE ON STATE STREET | NOV. - DEC. 2018

This one-of-a-kind light and sound installation creates vivid patterns of color, choreographed to music along the sidewalks of State Street. The displays are programmed to change with every season, offering visitors a new and festive experience with each trip to the Loop shopping district.


12. シカゴ植物園のクリスマス列車 WONDERLAND EXPRESS AT CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

NOV. 23 2018 - JAN. 6, 2019

場所:Chicago Botanic Garden



The Chicago Botanic Garden definitely knows how to put the "wonder" in "wonderland." Wonderland Express features toy trains that wind their way through plantings, onto overhead bridges, and past more than 80 miniature recreations of Chicago's most famous buildings and landmarks, from The Bean (Cloud Gate) to Wrigley Field. These unbelievably detailed replicas are handcrafted by "railroad garden guru" Paul Busse and his team at Applied Imagination, and are constructed using natural materials such as gourds, pine cones, bark, acorns, pods, seeds, grains, grasses — and other "bits of nature." Best of all? Indoor snow




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