Most of us are not headed to a sunny island retreat or scenic
snow-covered slopes for our holiday break (bummer). However, the
good news is that there is plenty to do right here in Chicago. Save
some cash (without scrimping on fun) by taking advantage of the
many free or inexpensive family events and activities happening
during the holiday season. And don't forget that you can always get
creative and make your own fun at home, too!
Each of the following holiday events or activities will provide a family of four with some seasonal fun for around $10 or less.
Each holiday season, Daley Plaza is transformed into a charming little village called Christkindlmarket. This open-air market offers up everything from European-style ornaments to German specialties like bratwurst and strudel. Little visitors can sip on hot apple cider as they wait their turn to chat with Santa Claus. Open daily Nov. 23-Dec. 24. christkindlmarket.com.