An annual tradition, Handel’s Messiah brings people together for two nights of beautiful choral singing backed by an orchestra. Conductor Stephen Alltop guides the 125-person Apollo Chorus, which has presented Messiah annually since 1879, through this incredible work, a wonder from the Baroque period. The choral concerts take place December 19th and 20th in the gorgeous Harris Theater at Millennium Park. Tickets range from $30 to $60. Afterward, you can head back to the CAA for dinner or check out any number of great spots along Michigan Avenue. Don’t forget to take a selfie in front of Chicago’s official Christmas tree or at the ice rink in Millennium Park.