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 Chicago Bucket List.
Check out the window displays at Macy’s on State Street.
Drive around and see some of the most spectacular Christmas light displays in the area. My favorites? The private homes in both Park Ridge and Sauganash.
Check out the “Trees Around the World” display at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Check out the BRAND NEW Lightscape exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Enjoy a delicious and unique Breakfast with Santa experience.
Catch the CTA Holiday Train using my tried-and-true tips!
Ride the AUTHENTIC and OFFICIAL Polar Express out of Union Station.
Enjoy some donuts, potato pancakes, and drinks from a boot at a Christkindle market. If you can manage it, try to make a date out of it (it gets pretty crowded for the wee ones). Our favorite is the market set up at the Winterland at Wrigley!
Enjoy a day of fun and adventure at Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest.
Visit the “Home Alone” house in Winnetka and then go home, pop some popcorn, and enjoy a movie viewing!
Tell me, what are YOUR favorite Christmas activities to do as a family?
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