Winter is near, which means it's time to look at the holiday calendar and plan how to fit in some merrymaking amid the chaos. Here are three places just as jolly as the North Pole, yet closer.You might also like:
Wonderfest at Navy Pier, Chicago
From the Kris Kringle carousel to the Reindeer Express train ride through Santa's Workshop to the indoor Ferris Wheel, this magical indoor festival should be a yearly must-do for every Chicagoan. Plan your visit around the crowds.