January 08, 2014 08:00 ET

Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago January 2014: Reviews Best Activities for the New Year

The Chaos of the Holiday Season Has Ended, and January in Chicago Is the Best Time to Relax and Enjoy Many of the Best Things to Do in the Winter; So Stay Warm and Enjoy the Top Five Picks for January Fun in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2014) - The holidays are over, and January is the month of relaxation and rejuvenation after the chaos of December. Today, released its list of top 5 things to do this January to start 2014 off on the right foot. The list includes events, activities and ideas to make it an eventful month and beginning of 2014.

1.) Museums in Chicago
Chicago boasts incredible museums, and many of them are included in one of the Chicago Go Card options, so save money and see more! Winter in Chicago brings chilly weather, so save the outdoor activities for a summer trip and enjoy the day exploring the rich history and interesting exhibits in January.

2.) See a Concert
January brings an incredible musical line up, with a wide range of talent. Warm up by dancing this January at one of the best upcoming concerts. Jay-Z is playing at United Center on Jan. 9th, Keith Urban is coming to town on the 10th, and don't miss Led Zeppelin 2 on the 11th. Other upcoming January concerts include Keller Williams, Jake Bugg, The Fray, and Buddy Guy.

3.) Go to a Comedy Show
January is a time of relaxing, and what better way to wind down than laugh it up at a comedy show in Chicago. The Second City keeps everyone laughing with shows throughout January. Other comedy venues to enjoy include The ComedySportz Theatre and The Lincoln Lodge. Chuckle your way into 2014 this January with shows that keep everyone laughing. Here is a list of comedy club venues:

4.) Ice Skating
Lace up those ice skates and enjoy the day skating with a sweetheart. Ice Skating in Millennium Park is available throughout January, and is free with ice skates! Another awesome place to skate? Lincoln Park Zoo! Ice skating rinks are a bit less crowded than during the chaotic holiday season, so enjoy a peaceful day doing this iconic Chicago activity.

5.) Go to a Chicago Bulls game
Nothing beats a basketball game. The Chicago Bulls are playing throughout January, so put on a jersey and enjoy the game. Whether it is a date night activity or a fun filled evening with the whole family, a Chicago Bulls game always makes for a good time. There are games all throughout January, so don't miss out. Tickets are available online.

BONUS activity for the daring:

Polar Bear Plunge
Can anyone say brrr? The 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge is coming up on January 25th, 2014 so mark the calendar and get ready to take the plunge. The Polar Bear Plunge will be located at the Oak Street Beach.

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