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
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.
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!