7 Reasons Why The Holidays In Chicago Rock

Illustration by Jenny Kraemer.
From grabbing a hot mulled glögg at the Christkindlmarket to ice skating in Millennium Park to strolling through Zoo Lights, there’s no shortage of ways to find yuletide cheer in Chicago.
But, that’s not what we want to talk about. Instead, we’d like to discuss seven unspoken reasons why the holidays in the Windy City are amazing. That’s right — feel-good moments that have nothing to do with a lavish hotel buffet or the Daley Plaza tree. So, while you may not be able to relive those times you sat on Santa’s knee, at least you can feel like a kid again throughout the dazzling holiday season in Chi.