Chicago Holiday Activities and Events for 2009

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, Chicagoans encounter the tell-tale signs that the holiday season is upon us. Downtown and neighborhood streets are decked out in bright lights, store windows are decorated in bright, cheery displays, and the train stations and street corners are peppered with bell ringers collecting money for the needy.

Chicago offers many activities to enjoy the holidays and the crisp winter weather. Here are some highlights of holiday activities to do in and around Chicago.

Head down to Millennium Park, where the ice-skating is free and open to the public. And if you happen to be there on a Friday evening around 6:00 p.m., stop by the Cloud Gate for some caroling near the Bean.

The old Marshal Fields building, now Macys, continues its tradition of decorating its windows according to a story or theme. This year the theme revolves around letters to Santa, a theme which the retailer continues within its store by offering a special mailbox for kids to mail their letters to Santa. Also inside the store is the several-story high Christmas tree, located in the store’s Walnut Room.

Also worth a look is the Daley Plaza’s Christkindlemarket, a German Christmas market featuring ornaments, holiday items, and ethnic food and candies. The Daley Plaza also hosts a large Christmas tree, manger scene, and menorah to commemorate the holidays.

And of course, no trip to Chicago would be complete without heading to the Magnificent Mile for some shopping and people watching. A good way to see all the sights while still staying warm is to take a horse-drawn carriage ride and stay nestled under the thick blankets.

However, you decide to spend your holiday season, make sure you stay warm and safe. Wishing you a healthy and happy holidays from Kreisman Law Offices.

Chicago’s Kreisman Law Offices has been practicing Illinois personal injury law and Cook County medical malpractice for over 30 years, serving those areas in and around Chicago, including Evanston, Oak Park, Naperville, and Cicero.

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