The UltimateTV and our good friends at Universal Pictures invite you and your friends to see the new movie, Violent Night starring David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Cam Gigandet and Alex Hassell.  

Synopsis:  When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn't prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour, Black Widow, Stranger Things series) is on the grounds, and he's about to show why this Nick is no saint.

Retrieve FREE PASSES for the Chicago screening of Violent Night, 7pm, Tuesday, November 29th at Chicago's Kerasotes Showplace ICON at the following link:

Limited passes available; First come, First served. Good Luck from The UltimateTV.


Chicagoland’s largest indoor lights experience is back at Navy Pier for the holiday season. 

Starting November 25 to January 7, you can experience the magic with interactive light displays, a whimsical skating rink, journeys through the Winter Wonderfest Forest, visits with Santa, and more. 


“Stomp Light Activity” – A collection of 100 interactive light discs will create an engaging experience for all ages. Interactive LED floor pads instantly change color at the touch.

“Light Memory Game” – Guests will be able to play with interactive light structures through their smart phones.

Reflecting Pond – The Frozen Pond is a beautiful area for relaxing and reflecting, with a dedicated spectacular photo-op for guests.


Light Sculptures – The area’s largest indoor light show, boasting more than 600,000 lights, will feature oversized sculptures with holiday and toy box themes, including a giant Teddy Bear, a deer soaring 25 feet, 60-ft. light tunnel, and a 40-ft. tree. There will even be an oversized rubber duckie!

Ice Skating Rink – Guests are invited to come early, stay late, and take a spin on the Alpine ice rink. Guests can bring their own skates, but skates will be available at no extra charge, pending availability. Lockers will also be available.

Santa’s Village Kids and adults can jump on the Holiday Train for a ride in Santa’s Village. After they can share their holiday wish with Santa Claus. Guests are encouraged to visit the Jolly Olde Post Office where they can send a letter to Santa.

Centennial Wheel Each ticket includes a ride on Navy Pier’s iconic 200-ft. Centennial Wheel, offering 360-degree views of the decorated city and frosty Lake Michigan. Guests can ride during their Light Up The Lake visit, weather permitting. The ticket is valid through 2023.

Plan your visit to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall and make Light Up the Lake your new holiday tradition.


Throughout 2022, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present many free programs, including a range of social dances and live music held downtown and in neighborhoods across the city, and more. 

Art on theMART will celebrate the Year of Chicago Dance with four new projections as part of its summer and fall presentations, highlighting choreographers, dancers, and visual artists. Elevate features performances and workshops by Chicago-based dancemakers at venues across the city, including the Chicago Cultural Center, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, and Big Marsh Park.



Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. 

Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. 

Explore exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. This limited-time run is perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike. 

Whether you’ve seen Prince live in concert 0 or 100 times, take this 60-minute trip into the creative realm of this electrifying Artist and leave entertained, educated, and inspired. Presented by Superfly in partnership with The Prince Estate for a limited-time run. Chicago 2022.

Free Museum Days Are Here!

There’s no better way to spend an afternoon than by wandering through a new museum exhibit or art gallery. Here are the upcoming free museum days this month (and make sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time):

You can also check out one of the city’s always-free museums, like the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the National Museum of Mexican Art, and the Hyde Park Art Center. And check out free museum days throughout the year.


And's the 2022 schedule for FREE Museum Days in Chicago!  Check the selected museum websites for admission and updated programming schedule

Field Museum – Free Days for Illinois Residents: January 12, 19  26, February 2, 9, 15, 23.  Free Entry Year-round for active military and Illinois teachers

Art Institute of Chicago - Free admission January 3-March 17(Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday and Friday)  Free Entry Year-round for Active Military, Link and WIC cardholders, Illinois teachers, children under 14 and Chicago teens under 18.

Brookfield Zoo – Free Admission Year-round for active, reserve and retired military personnel.

Chicago Botanic Garden - Free admission daily, however, you need to preregister for timed entry online.

Chicago Children’s Museum - Free Admission Year-round for active and retired military personnel, EBT or WIC cardholders 

Chicago History Museum - Free Admission Year-round fir Active Military, Police, Firefighters, Illinois educators and children 18 and younger.

Lincoln Park Zoo – Free daily admission, online reservations required.

Museum of Contemporary Art - Free admission for military personnel and veterans, members of police, fire departments and children under 12.

Museum of Science and Industry - Free Days for Illinois Residents: January 9-12, February 1-2, 7-9, 11, 13-14, 16, March 2, 4, 9, 16-18, June 1, 14, September 6-7, 12-15, 19-20, 26-27, October 4-5, 10-11, 17-18, November 2, 8. Free Admission Year-round for Active Military, Link and WIC cardholders, Illinois teachers Police Officers, Firefighters, POWs, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan teachers 

 Adler Planetarium: N/A

Chicago Botanic Garden: N/A

Chicago Cultural Center: N/A

DuSable Museum of African American History: Free Admission on Wednesday. Free Entry for Active Military and Illinois educators.

Shedd Aquarium: 

Free days January 13-17, February 7-11, 14-18  Free Admission Year-round for active military, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan teachers,  Police officers Firefighters