If you didn’t know already, Chicago seems to have much more to offer these upcoming winter holidays other than Oprah and sub-zero temperatures. Read on and mark your calendar for these current and upcoming events to hit the Windy City:
The ice skaters are back in Chicago’s Millennium Park, the holiday lights are up along North Michigan Avenue, and the Christkindl Market is about to open as the city gears up for winter and the Christmas holidays.
The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, one of 10 rinks in the city, opened Nov. 15. Skating there is free, with rentals at $7. You can skate there 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
This year for the first time, the park will host carolers at Cloud Gate, the elliptical stainless steel sculpture at AT&T Plaza that reflects the city’s skies and skyline. Visitors can join choral groups every Friday night through Dec. 22.
The city’s tree is in Daley Plaza. The 90-foot-tall tree is made up of more than 130 smaller fir trees illuminated with red, gold, white, and green lights and 500 ornaments. Kids can visit Santa at the base of the tree through Christmas Eve.
The Christkindl Market, inspired by Germany’s famous Nuremberg Christmas market, is also in Daley Plaza, with handmade gifts, crafts, ornaments and German food.
Two hundred trees along North Michigan Avenue are strung with a million lights for the holidays. The street, also known as the Magnificent Mile, is famous for shopping.
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[tags]Chicago, Holidays, Winter Events[/tags]