There’s no place like home for the holidays, especially in Chicago. For most families who grew up in and around the city, you’ll know that visiting downtown during the holidays is a beloved tradition. You can walk down the Magnificent Mile covered in lights or spend time at Millenium Park to see the 62-ft. tall tree. The holidays in Chicago is certainly special and it’s a time I try to cherish year after year.
There are many spots throughout the Chicago area with holiday delights! But if you’re in the downtown area, you don’t want to miss these outdoor sights. Start off at the Art Institute of Chicago where you’ll see the lions dressed up in festive wreaths. Next, stroll through Millenium Park to snap a photo beside the big tree and watch skaters glide by at the ice skating rink. From there, swing by Macy’s to see the holiday windows before making your way to the Christkindlmarket to finish your walk with some spiced wine. It’s a holiday tradition that never gets old!
The Holidays in Chicago
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Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.