Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Popular Christmas Experiences

It may be a bit chilly, but I firmly believe that Chicago is one of the best cities to celebrate Christmas. Why? Because there are so many beautiful and unique family friendly experiences that truly capture the spirit of the holidays. The only downside is that your family isn’t the only one who wants to […]

Handprint Christmas Crafts

We all spend so much time and effort thinking about the best gifts to get our little ones to make the season as magical as possible….but what about gifts FROM our little sweethearts?  There is nothing that makes a Grandma’s heart melt like a handprint ornament or something to make a big strong Daddy turn […]

Must Have Christmas Books and Pajamas

Does your Christmas Eve tradition include wearing brand new holiday pajamas and reading some fun Christmas books while cuddled up under blankets on the couch?  Ours too!  So if you are planning for a cozy night waiting for Santa to arrive, this is the list for you!  Read on for a list of what to […]

Best Gift Experiences in Chicagoland

What to get the person who has EVERYTHING?  A gift experience, of course!  Here are my top picks for some unique and one of a kind gift experiences in Chicagoland that everyone in your life will love at tons of different price points: Chicagoland Gangster Tour. Starting at $30. Swimming with the Beluga Whales at […]

Christmas in Chicago Bucket List

Christmas truly is the most magical time of year in Chicago.  Twinkly lights are everywhere, good tidings abound, the temperatures aren’t too chilly yet, and there are so many fun things to do as a family.  So take advantage of this amazing time of year and tackle some of the adventures on my Christmas in […]

Unique Breakfasts with Santa in Chicagoland

It’s the most magical time of year and the jolly red guy in the big suit is ready and waiting to hear what all boys and girls (and moms and dads, too) want for Christmas this year.  But the trouble is….this popular guy is pretty hard to track down. And when you do manage to […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express

Chicago is truly one of the most wonderful places in the entire world to celebrate Christmas. There are twinkling lights everywhere you look, carolers serenade you everywhere, from the L platform to Michigan Avenue…it makes Chicago totally bearable in the winter. At least until February rolls around, then we’ve just about had it. But let’s […]