Wreathing of the Lions
Subway: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams
Event Info: (312) 443-3600 artic.edu/aic
The Art Institute's iconic guards get draped in festive neckwear during this annual holiday tradition. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band helps kick off the holiday season with a live set. At 10:30am, head inside to the Ryan Education Center for free family activities. Arrive early—the first 50 people get free museum admission. Otherwise, it'll cost you ($18; seniors, students and kids 14 and over $12; kids 13 and under free).