Winter in Chicago is a magical (and cold, yes, very cold) time, and there are countless ways to be sure you make the most of it. Here are just a few things we are loving this season in the Second City:
You won't find old ladies with tables of cottonball snowmen at these craft fairs. Instead, they are chalk full of eclectic, hand-made arts and goods from around the US. Great for holiday shopping and giving gifts with a story (plus it's the perfect way to shop small)!
It just wouldn't be Christmas without watching the rat king in tights dance on stage to classical music. The Joffrey Theatre is keeping the tradition alive by performing the Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theatre through December 27. Also, the Goodman Theatre downtown Chicago is performing A Christmas Carol, so don't miss out on your yearly dose of Scrooge!
Lincoln Park Zoo. Christmas lights. Ice sculptures. Spiced wine. Need we say more?
The very brand new skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park is the perfect place to show off your skating skillz and take in the cityscape. If you're single, it's the place to mingle, and maybe start your own love story. (Try this line as you glide past a cutie - "How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice?")
Cheers to a happy and safe winter full of JOY!