Winter Break in Chicago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Chicago is only 2 hours from campus. Here’s 5 reasons why you should get on the first bus to the windy city!

1. THE LIGHT DISPLAYS

Decorative lights can be viewed all around the city, but here are some all-time favorites:

Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo | Nov. 24, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019

Christkindlmarket | Nov. 17, 2018 – Dec. 24, 2018

Christmas Around the World- MSI | Nov. 16, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019

City of Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony | Nov. 17, 2018

2. ICE SKATING IN MILLENIUM PARK

Embrace the cold and hit the ice at one of Chicago’s best outdoor ice skating rinks. This rink is surrounded by twinkling tree lights and a stunning skyline backdrop in the center of Millennium Park, a must-stop.

3. SEE A SHOW DOWNTOWN

Or escape the cold and and enjoy a night at the Chicago Theater.

4. SHOP THE MAGNIFICENT MILE

http://www.chicagonow.com/rogue-road/2014/12/christmas-magic-amidst-chicagos-magnificent-mile/

Chicago’s famous retail row The Magnificent Mile is even more magical during wintertime. The downtown North Michigan Avenue district is where to head for the ultimate Christmas shopping spree in Chicago.

5. RUNS AND RACES

Lastly, if you’re feeling ambitious there’s a few races you can partake in.

Santa Hustle Chicago 5k

New Year’s Day 5k Run & Walk

Chicago is a magical place to spend winter break. Whether you are trying to get off campus for a little while, or live nearby, this city is the best destination to get in the holiday spirit!
https://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoors/winter-outdoor-activities/

 

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