There are few times of the years better than the holiday season to visit the city of Chicago! Yes, it's cold here, but the spirit of the Christmas season paired with our beautiful city is sure to warm you through and through! There's a host of Chicago holiday classics that no visit to The Windy City should be without. Read on for your guide to all of the fun at Millennium Park, The Willis Tower Skydeck, and Christkindlmarket— a European tradition found right here in the heart of the city!
Millennium Park is a must-see any time of the year— especially with the park being the home of the internationally renowned sculpture "Cloud Gate" crafted by Anish Kapoor. But the holidays mark an extra special occasion to visit! The annual Christmas tree has been lit since November 18th, and it sure is a beauty this year! Lace up some skates and and frolic around McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. And if you're looking to belt out some holiday classics then come around for the Christmas Carols!
The Willis Tower is without a doubt the tallest building in Chicago. And thus here you'll get the best sites of the city below! Scale the 1,353 feet into the air and see Chicago early in the morning at 8am, or come at night for a truly enchanting display of city lights! And for those who are particularly daring step out on to The Ledge— a 4 foot glass extension off of the side of the building!
Christkindlmarket honors the open air holiday markets of Europe. And much like its over seas cousin the same can be found here in Chicago: plenty of vendors selling unique trinkets and gifts, delicious food, and of course plenty of beer!