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10 AMAZING ACTIVITIES IN CHICAGO THIS MONTH (JANUARY 2022)

Part II of our two-part series on January 2022 in Chicago.


Looking for amazing things to do in Chicago this month?


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From ice skating to curling, from trying to beat an escape room challenge to going on a foodie tour of Chinatown, here are 10 absolutely awesome Chicago activities in January 2022.

Skate through Maggie Daley Park


Streak through the skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park…or proceed cautiously through it, exercising utmost restraint, and trying your best not to tumble down.


Whether you’re a pro or a rookie, ice skating through Maggie Daley Park, across the well-known skating ribbon is a great way to enjoy a January afternoon in Chicago.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Climbing wall at Maggie Daley Park

If skating ain’t your thing, but you still want to warm up, think about trying to conquer one of the Maggie Daley Park climbing walls.

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Website: Go to website

Beat the blues in Chicago at Buddy Guy’s Legends


Whether it be the Monday blues or the COVID blues…or whatever blues you’re going through,


A soulful performance of the blues from Buddy Guy himself at Buddy Guy’s Legends should help you overcome it!


If you’ve never heard blues music before, this is your chance!


Pencil this into your best things to do in Chicago this January list.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Visit the Cloud Gate, a.k.a. The Bean

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Image by Lance Anderson on Unsplash.


If you’re a tourist visiting our city, visiting the Cloud Gate, a.k.a. The Bean and snapping a selfie or ten (or as many as you want) should be on your list of things to do in Chicago


If you’re a fellow Chicagoan, you already know the fact that…

You can never have too many selfies of yourself at The Bean!


Where: At the AT&T Plaza

Enjoy curling, cocktails, and cuisines at The Gwen Hotel

Experience the winter chill in your best winter fashion as you enjoy curling, cocktails and your choice from an extensive array of cuisines at The Gwen.


If you’re yet to have tried out curling at the Gwen, mark my word, it’s something you definitely have to put on your things to do in Chicago in January list.


Website: Go to website

Beat an escape room at Fox in a Box Escape Room Chicago



Gather your team, and challenge yourself to lead them to victory in their escape room game at Chicago’s best escape room.


We have four escape room games for you to choose from.


If you’re reading this post not for yourself, but for a friend in Chicago, because you’re looking for gift options in Chicago, check out our Chicago gift certificates.


An escape room mission at Fox in a Box Escape Room is a gift they aren’t going to forget in a hurry!

Go on a guided tour of Chinatown

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Image by Juan Ordonez on Unsplash.


One of Chicago’s most exciting and historic neighborhoods, Chinatown is worth an informative, guided tour.


Chicago Food Tours’ Chinatown Adventure Food Tour does just.


Led by local experts of Chinese food and culture, these tours will take you into side streets, through alleyways, and past landmarks, explaining Chinese history, culture, and etiquette.


The main course is, of course, 5 sit-down meals at 5 different restaurants serving various kinds of Chinese cuisine.


Whether you’re a Chicago local or you’re a tourist, the Chinatown tour is a Chicago activity in January that you should definitely get a taste of!


Website: Go to website

Have a magical experience at Chicago Magic Lounge

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Image by Edson Junior on Unsplash.


Compared with the Chinatown Tour, the plate sizes at the Chicago Magic Lounge might appear underwhelming.


However, when you account for the fact that the food and drinks served here are appetizers for spectacular magic performances by some of the best magicians in Chicago and beyond,


It becomes apparent that the Chicago Magic Lounge is a shoo-in to that list of amazing activities in Chicago this month.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Attend musical concerts at the Old Town School

The Old Town School of Folk Music has been mesmerizing Chicaogans with amazing musical concerts and performances since the 1950’s.


They have a range of programs lined up all through January and you should definitely check them out.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

LOL at the Lincoln Lodge

When it comes to performances, I’ve told you about magic shows at the Magic Lounge and musical concerts at the Old Town School.


Now it’s time to go for another quintessential American experience - standup.


There’ll be multiple chances for you to Laugh Out Loud at hilarious standup and other performances at the Lincoln Lodge.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Go shopping at the Maxwell Street Market

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Image by Rick Lobes from Pixabay.


A flea market that can throw up that quirky decor piece you’ve been searching for, your whole life.


An opportunity to hunt for eclectic novelty items made by real people, each with a story to tell.


A chance to experience the beating heart of Chicago.


That’s what Maxwell Street Market is all about.


Website: Go to website

January 2022 activities in Chicago - final thoughts

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Image by Bhargava Marripati from Pixabay.


Even as the holiday season fades into the distance, with an earnest promise to be back in a year’s time, Chicago still abounds with plenty of amazing things to do.


How did you plan your January in Chicago?


What did you do?


Tweet it out, tag us (we’re @foxinaboxCHI), and attach the hashtags #Chicago, #January, and #FoxinaBox.


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10 AMAZING ACTIVITIES IN CHICAGO THIS MONTH (JANUARY 2022)

Part II of our two-part series on January 2022 in Chicago.


Looking for amazing things to do in Chicago this month?


article-image-1

Gif via giphy.


From ice skating to curling, from trying to beat an escape room challenge to going on a foodie tour of Chinatown, here are 10 absolutely awesome Chicago activities in January 2022.

Skate through Maggie Daley Park


Streak through the skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park…or proceed cautiously through it, exercising utmost restraint, and trying your best not to tumble down.


Whether you’re a pro or a rookie, ice skating through Maggie Daley Park, across the well-known skating ribbon is a great way to enjoy a January afternoon in Chicago.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Climbing wall at Maggie Daley Park

If skating ain’t your thing, but you still want to warm up, think about trying to conquer one of the Maggie Daley Park climbing walls.

.

Website: Go to website

Beat the blues in Chicago at Buddy Guy’s Legends


Whether it be the Monday blues or the COVID blues…or whatever blues you’re going through,


A soulful performance of the blues from Buddy Guy himself at Buddy Guy’s Legends should help you overcome it!


If you’ve never heard blues music before, this is your chance!


Pencil this into your best things to do in Chicago this January list.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Visit the Cloud Gate, a.k.a. The Bean

article-image-2

Image by Lance Anderson on Unsplash.


If you’re a tourist visiting our city, visiting the Cloud Gate, a.k.a. The Bean and snapping a selfie or ten (or as many as you want) should be on your list of things to do in Chicago


If you’re a fellow Chicagoan, you already know the fact that…

You can never have too many selfies of yourself at The Bean!


Where: At the AT&T Plaza

Enjoy curling, cocktails, and cuisines at The Gwen Hotel

Experience the winter chill in your best winter fashion as you enjoy curling, cocktails and your choice from an extensive array of cuisines at The Gwen.


If you’re yet to have tried out curling at the Gwen, mark my word, it’s something you definitely have to put on your things to do in Chicago in January list.


Website: Go to website

Beat an escape room at Fox in a Box Escape Room Chicago



Gather your team, and challenge yourself to lead them to victory in their escape room game at Chicago’s best escape room.


We have four escape room games for you to choose from.


If you’re reading this post not for yourself, but for a friend in Chicago, because you’re looking for gift options in Chicago, check out our Chicago gift certificates.


An escape room mission at Fox in a Box Escape Room is a gift they aren’t going to forget in a hurry!

Go on a guided tour of Chinatown

article-image-3

Image by Juan Ordonez on Unsplash.


One of Chicago’s most exciting and historic neighborhoods, Chinatown is worth an informative, guided tour.


Chicago Food Tours’ Chinatown Adventure Food Tour does just.


Led by local experts of Chinese food and culture, these tours will take you into side streets, through alleyways, and past landmarks, explaining Chinese history, culture, and etiquette.


The main course is, of course, 5 sit-down meals at 5 different restaurants serving various kinds of Chinese cuisine.


Whether you’re a Chicago local or you’re a tourist, the Chinatown tour is a Chicago activity in January that you should definitely get a taste of!


Website: Go to website

Have a magical experience at Chicago Magic Lounge

article-image-4

Image by Edson Junior on Unsplash.


Compared with the Chinatown Tour, the plate sizes at the Chicago Magic Lounge might appear underwhelming.


However, when you account for the fact that the food and drinks served here are appetizers for spectacular magic performances by some of the best magicians in Chicago and beyond,


It becomes apparent that the Chicago Magic Lounge is a shoo-in to that list of amazing activities in Chicago this month.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Attend musical concerts at the Old Town School

The Old Town School of Folk Music has been mesmerizing Chicaogans with amazing musical concerts and performances since the 1950’s.


They have a range of programs lined up all through January and you should definitely check them out.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

LOL at the Lincoln Lodge

When it comes to performances, I’ve told you about magic shows at the Magic Lounge and musical concerts at the Old Town School.


Now it’s time to go for another quintessential American experience - standup.


There’ll be multiple chances for you to Laugh Out Loud at hilarious standup and other performances at the Lincoln Lodge.


Entry: Ticketed entry.

Website: Go to website

Go shopping at the Maxwell Street Market