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‘Light Up the Lake returns to Navy Pier for the holidays

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the holiday season, Navy Pier has transformed into a magical winter wonderland, thanks to thousands of holiday lights decorating the pier.

One of the winter activities set up includes an ice-skating rink, where visitors can skate for free if they bring their own skates, or pay $15 to rent a pair.

If Chicagoans are looking to let out a little aggression, there is also outdoor ax throwing, which participants can chip in $5 for five axes, or $12 for 10.

Indoors at Navy Pier, visitors can find the Future Frost Exhibit highlighting work from local artists and a market called “Lolita’s Bodega Artisan Markets,” which showcases local vendors from across the City.

Some other “Light Up the Lake” activities include weekly fireworks on Saturday nights, hands-on craft workshops and live music performances through New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31.