Why We Love Illumination

The Morton Arboretum has always been one of my family’s favorite places to explore. I mean, where else can you search for giant trolls or admire intricate Lego sculptures that mimic the nature around them? But if you ask me (and my boys), their crowning glory is ILLUMINATION. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful, interactive, and dazzles […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lightscape + A Giveaway

The Chicago Botanic Garden has always been my happy place. No matter the season, its beautiful tranquility is the perfect spot to slow down, unplug, and reconnect with nature. This year the Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting the US debut of Lightscape, a breathtaking way for visitors to connect with its gorgeous grounds this holiday […]

Discounted Tickets for Chicagoland Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright…and at a discount thanks to ComEd! The energy company is extending discounts to some of Chicagoland’s best light displays again this year, as well as hosting holiday light exchanges so your house can look just like the Griswald’s…but without the high energy bill. Before you leave home, […]

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 […]

Best Christmas Lights in Chicagoland

Although I may criticize the houses that have mismatched lights (half blinking color lights, regular white lights, and purple rope lights all at once?  Seriously?!?), one of my absolute FAVORITE Christmas activities is to drive around looking at all of the Christmas Lights in Chicagoland.  So put on some matching jammies, warm up some hot […]