Chicago January 2022 Events

Chicago January 2022 Events

Start off the New Year in Chicago

Average temperature low and high: 22° - 32°
January is one of the windiest months in the windy city, and it's the coldest month. Expect wind speeds to average 14 miles per hour, lots of overcast, and about 3 hours of sunlight per day. With January coming after all the holiday madness of November and December, things in Chicago become a lot less hectic. Despite the bone-chilling temperatures and slightly quieter atmosphere, there's still lots to do and enjoy for a great visit.

January Event Calendar

SoxFest

SoxFest

The annual 2-day Sox Fest will give fans the opportunity to connect with favorite past and previous White Sox players. This year, the event has a new home at McCormick Place; totaling 100,000 square feet, it is the largest exhibition space in North America. Two-day passes are $75 for adults and $20 for children. Single-day passes range from $45-$50 for adults and $10-$15 for children.

Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week, a celebration of Chicago's award-winning culinary culture, is the perfect opportunity to eat your way through Chicago. Starting at the end of January, you can enjoy special prix fixe menus at restaurants throughout the city and nearby suburbs. The multi-course meals offered are $24 for brunch or lunch and $36 and/or $48 for dinner. With over 400 hundred participating restaurants, this is the largest restaurant week in the country.

ZooLights

ZooLights

More than one million lights illuminate Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in one of the city's greatest holiday traditions. As guests take in the lights throughout the zoo, they can also visit animal exhibits that stay open into the night. Arts, crafts, and many more holiday-themed activities scatter the zoo in a unique and breathtaking setting. Zoolights runs from 4 to 10 p.m., beginning on November 19 through January 2, with some days off in between. Tickets can be purchased online. They are free on Monday and Tuesdays and just $5 Wednesday through Sunday.

Tomorrow Never Knows Music Festival

Tomorrow Never Knows Music Festival

Since it was founded in 2002, locals and visitors have braved the Chicago cold for this music festival. Hosted at independent venues across the city, Tomorrow Never Knows is a celebration of the best rising local indie artists as well as national comedy and music acts. Multiple venues across Chicago will be hosting, including Metro, Schubas, and others. Advance ticket prices start at $29.

Mac & Cheese Crawl-Chicago's Cheesiest Bar Crawl

Mac & Cheese Crawl-Chicago\'s Cheesiest Bar Crawl

What's better than a serving of mac & cheese to keep you warm during one of Chicago's coldest months? Seven servings while drinking and bar hopping during the Mac & Cheese Crawl. In addition to plates of cheesy goodness, tickets to the crawl will include specialty drinks, giveaways, and more.

Chicago Events in January

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming events

Sat, Jan 08 at Schubas Penelope Scott
Tue, Jan 18 at Lincoln Hall Rebecca Black
Thu, Jan 27 at Schubas Ralph
Fri, Jan 28 at Lincoln Hall Asaf Avidan