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Chicago Holiday Tour

Holiday Hike – Festive Food & Walking

Taste your way through the holiday season on this food and beverage walking tour…Chicago-style! This holiday tour begins at the end of November and runs through Christmas Eve. Experience all that Chicago has to offer during the winter holidays in a single afternoon food and walking tour! See the lights of the Magnificent Mile, the Millennium Park ice skating rink and Christmas tree, enjoy a warm and filling deep dish pizza, experience the German-inspired festivities of Christkindlmarket, and toast to a joyful season over a seasonal beverage! This three-hour Chicago holiday tour is perfect for families, friends, holiday parties, and anyone looking to celebrate the season in an exciting new way.  All food & non-alcoholic beverage samples included in ticket price.

What To Expect

Deep-dish pizza is one of Chicago’s most famous recipes, and lures pizza enthusiasts from all over the world. Learn the history of this epic pie and taste some of the best for yourself!

Cloud Gate, known affectionately as “The Bean” debuted in Millennium Park in 2006. Designed by famed Indian artist, Anish Kapoor, this giant, stainless steel masterpiece has become one of the most famous symbols of Chicago arts and culture.

The Chicago municipal Christmas tree has been a Windy City tradition since 1913. The tree is locally grown and decorated with thousands of lights, lit for the first time in an annual lighting ceremony.

The Chicago-style hot dog is unlike any sausage creation you’ve had before—all beef frank, mustard, tomato, pickle, relish, onion, sport pepper, celery salt… But never ketchup! Have one and change the way you eat this Chicago favorite.

The Marshall Field’s Christmas Windows have been cheering up the sidewalks of State Street since the 1940s. These playful, holiday-themed displays draw crowds from all over the midwest with their elaborate theming and animatronics.

The Loop is Chicago’s bustling business district, named for its location within the rectangular convergence of multiple “El” train tracks.

Hot Apple Cider is one of the most popular treats enjoyed during the holidays every season.  We’ll enjoy an old world version from one of the most popular German vendors at Christkindlmarket!

An Italian beef sandwich, originating in Chicago, composed of thin slices of seasoned roast beef, simmered and served au jus on a long Italian-style roll. Ours will be topped with sweet green Italian peppers. The sandwich’s history dates back to the 1930s.

Fun fact: Chicago is home to the world’s first brownie! Served as a portable dessert during the 1893 World’s Fair, the brownie has been pleasing Chicagoans and visitors alike for generations. Taste the original recipe—with walnuts and an apricot glaze—at the Palmer House Hilton today!

The Magnificent Mile lights are a twinkling sensation in the downtown shopping district. The illumination kicks off with an annual festival and parade, with thousands of lights lining Michigan Avenue and beyond.

Chicago is making a name for itself as an American craft beer capital. We’re home to some of America’s favorite breweries, with new microbreweries appearing every year. With an added fee, you can taste some of the most refined and refreshing pours as you learn about Chicago’s rich brewing history.  With the VIP package, guests over 21 will also enjoy three samples of Seasonal local craft beer to help warm your soul.

  • Traditional German Christmas Market
  • Millennium Park Christmas Tree
  • Deep-Dish Pizza
  • Chicago-Style Hot Dog
  • Marshall Fields Holiday Window Displays
  • Hot Cider
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria has been a Chicagoland favorite since 1971, and was voted Best Pizza by Chicago Magazine’s Readers Choice in 2021.

Christkindlmarket is Chicago’s largest open-air holiday market and is well-known for its vendors’ high quality gifts and food, holiday cheer, and for being the ideal place for families to create their own holiday traditions.

The famous Billy Goat Tavern located right next to the world-famous Millennium Park, serves delicious Chicago-style hot dogs to Chicago locals and Millennium Park visitors every day of the week.

Bongiorno’s specializing in Italian Beef and thin-crust pizzas, is a family-run business and takes pride in providing you with the best home-cooked Italian food and service in Chicago. They have won many awards from the Hungry Hound, Chicago Magazine, and TripAdvisor speak well for their work.

Goddess and the Baker is a spin-off concept of the ultra-successful Goddess and the Grocer restaurants, which opened its first store in 2004. From the very start, the colorful Chicago storefront was bustling with high energy and bold flavors.

With an added fee ($19.99), you can taste some of the most refined and refreshing pours of craft beer as you learn about Chicago’s rich brewing history.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria: (located on the northside of Wrigley Building, ground level)

410 N. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611

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What Our Customers Are Saying“We did the Holiday Hike walking tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot about the history of Chicago and some fun holiday-specific history. It was a great way to see and taste your way through Chicago!”

– Gretchen P.  Arlington, Virginia

Chicago-style Holiday Hike: Season Sampling Food & Walking Tour

Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Length: 1.25 mile
Level: Festively Easy
Schedule: 11:30am Daily
Age: 1+

(Discount Online Rate includes Food Samples.)

Price: Fri-Sun Mon-Thurs
Adults $69.99 $64.99
Youth (Ages: 4-11) $64.99 $59.99
Infants (Ages: 0-3) when sharing w/ Adult $10.99 $9.99
VIP Holiday Cocktail/Beer Tasting Upgrade $19.99

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