Chicago was built for the holiday season - plenty of snow, ethnic traditions galore, world-class theater and orchestras, and a skyline decked with the colors of the seasons. Browse our picks for holiday cheer: the season's best stage productions, tree-lightings, winterfests and more. Happy holidays!You might also like:
From Goodman's production of "A Christmas Carol" to the Santa Express, here's our list of 10 things it wouldn't be holidays in Chicago without.
Santa Claus is coming to town quite a few times this holiday season - and not just down the chimney. He'll be arriving by boat, by Mustang convertible and by helicopter. To keep the big guy's social schedule in order, we've got a list of his appearances. From a Claus Cruise on Lake Michigan to a helicopter landing, these aren't your average lap photo ops.
'Tis the season for goodies so yummy, you'll dream about them until next Christmas. From Santa-inspired pancakes to the most creative thing involving popsicle sticks we've come across, here are some recipes to put the skip in your holiday step.
Tis the season for Sugar Plum Fairies. There's a Nutcracker close to you - with various age range of performers - from the Joffrey's epic production to the Nutcracker on Ice. Check out or most comprehensive list.
There's so much theater this time of year, you can see two a weekend and not see every holiday show. Below is a list of all the holiday related theater we could muster in the Chicago area. There are three Christmas Carols at three major theaters, but there are also smaller stories like Ahmal and the Night Visitors, Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, and the theater version of it's a Wonderful Life.
Why just settle for a quick lap photo op when you could pound back some pancakes with Santa? There are more than a dozen breakfasts, brunches and lunches (and one dinner!) with Santa Claus this season.