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Application/General Information

Download the Daley Plaza Performance Application.


Apply For Permit to Reserve Space on Daley Plaza or Lobby

Apply For Permit to Reserve Space on Daley Plaza or Lobby

Application to reserve space on Daley Plaza or Lobby.

Under The Picasso Monthly Schedule


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center located at 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Performances begin @ 12 Noon (schedule is subject to change)


Friday, November 18 – Saturday, December 24Christkindlmarket

21st Annual Christkindlmarket

Experience a traditional German Christmas at the 21st Annual Christkindlmarket, inspired by the famous Nuremberg Christmas market dating back to 1545. Presented by the German American Services, Inc., this outdoor market offers exquisite handmade gifts, unique ornaments, rare European fabrics and textiles and the opportunity to devour-German delicacies like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, cookies and Gluhwein (a warm spiced wine). For Christkindlmarket hours, visit www.christkindlmarket.com


Thursday, December 1

Inauguration Program

Join the Clerk of the Circuit for their inauguration. The program will feature musical performances and speeches.


Friday, December 2

Holiday Dance Revue

An exciting Holiday performance by the students of Lynnette’s School of Dance featuring an array of dances including: ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop.


Monday, December 5

Show Choir

Oak Park & River Forest High School (OPRFHS) Show Choir performs a high-energy concert of various musical genres ranging from pop music to show tunes.


Tuesday, December 6

National Stepper’s Society

Join the National Stepper’s Society lunchtime dance hour.


Wednesday, December 7

A Holiday Celebration

The Locke Singers and Symphonic Band perform holiday selections celebrating the diverse culture of our city.


Thursday, December 8

Christmas Caroling

Clerk of the Circuit Court Choir performs holiday songs in the lobby of the Daley Center to celebrate the season.


Monday, December 12

Chopin School Orchestra

Enjoy the sounds of the Chopin School Orchestra sponsored by the Merit School of Music.


Tuesday, December 13

Holiday Concert

Cary-Grove High School Acappella Singers & Swing Choir perform traditional holiday songs at the Daley Center.


Wednesday, December 14

Bands & Choirs

Enjoy the sounds of the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Bands & Choirs.


Thursday, December 15

Winter Performing Arts Showcase

Honor students in dance, theater, jazz and vocal arts from the Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Program will perform a preview of holiday inspired numbers from their annual Winter Showcase.


Friday, December 16

Noontime Concert

The Barristers Big Band performs a holiday concert to celebrate the season.


Monday, December 19

Grace Lutheran String Orchestra

The Grace Lutheran String Orchestra performs to celebrate the holiday season.


Wednesday, December 28

A Holiday Celebration

The Norridge Park Districts Performing and Competitive Dance Team - The Movers & Shakers - presents a dance showcase.