Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas Markets Near and Far

Every year, my husband and I hop on the red line to the loop for a visit to Daley Plaza’s Christkindlmarket.   The charming recreation of a German Christmas market, complete with food vendors, entertainment, beer and Glühwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, transports us to Bavaria for the afternoon.  German crafts abound and many artists [...]

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Love Caroling at Christmas? Here’s where to sing this week in Lakeview

One of Chicago’s most beloved, and campy, holiday traditions happens this week right here in the Lakeview neighborhood.  And if you love to sing you’ll love this tradition.    The beautifully restored Music Box Theater, dating back to 1929, and located at  3733 N. Southport Avenue, is home to the “28th Annual Christmas Show.”    The week [...]

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Santa Rides the rails in Lakeview this Weekend!

If you are staying at the Old Chicago Inn this weekend and plan to use the “el” system you might just run into to St. Nick himself.  That’s right, the Chicago Transit Authority is once again welcoming Santa, and this weekend you’ll be able to spot him right here in Lakeview on the red line.  [...]

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Christmas in the City… on Southport That Is!

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 [...]

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