With the majority of an incredibly stressful year behind us, many people are looking for a way to lean into the holiday season and enjoy it as much as they can. Thankfully, Chicago is an incredible city to enjoy the holiday season in. November through January in the Windy City is filled with a palpable excitement, and we hope this year is no different.
From enjoying the best Chicago skyline view to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, here are some ideas to get you in the holiday spirit.
Walk the Mag Mile
As we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Loop and Michigan Avenue will continue to transform into a winter wonderland. Be prepared to enjoy a ton of lights, robust store window displays and carriages along the streets.
Be sure to wear a mask and stay socially distanced to do your part in helping eliminate COVID-19.
See the Larger-than-Life Christmas Tree
While you’re walking around downtown, make a point to see the Great Tree. It is a tradition over 100 years old to decorate a huge Christmas tree that is 45 feet tall in Macy’s Department Store. It’s located inside the store’s restaurant and is an Instagram-worthy snapshot.
Ice Skate with Loved Ones
Downtown Chicago is home to multiple beautiful skating rinks! Maggie Daley Park, McCormick Tribune Plaza and Millennium Park Ice Rink are all great spots to make memories with loved ones.
Winter in Chicago is one of the most magical times of the year! What is your favorite way to celebrate the holidays in Chicago?