It's that time of year again. The holidays. Along with the twinkling lights lining Michigan Avenue and general merriment whistling through the air — and by merriment we mean cocktail lunches and legendary office parties — you’re in store for loads of family time. And, whether that includes posing for family photos in that reindeer sweater Granny insists you wear or explaining your relationship status yet again, hatching an escape plan is a must. Luckily, we’ve rounded up 14 seriously cool activities around Chicago that you'll enjoy with your relatives — or without. So, go ahead, take back your holiday spirit and relish in what really should be the most wonderful time of the year.
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