There are so many wonderful things to see in Chicago during the holiday season. The light display at the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza, and the Christmas Around the World Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry are always at the top of my list. But you don’t have to leave Lakeview for a good dose of Christmas Cheer.
One of my favorite neighborhood events kicks off the holiday season on December 2. The16th annual Southport Holiday Stroll will bring the magic of Christmas to Southport Avenue. This avenue, from Belmont to Irving Park, is known for unique boutiques and eateries which are the perfect backdrop for this family friendly event. Enjoy a ride in a horse drawn sleigh, listen to old fashioned caroling, or whisper your dearest wish in St. Nick’s ear from 5pm to 8pm.
To get to Southport Avenue from the Old Chicago Inn, hop on the Brown line (marked bound for Kimball) at the Belmont El Station and travel just one stop to Southport. The Southport Holiday Stroll is sponsored by The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. For suggestions and directions to holiday events our innkeepers are always happy to offer information.