Christmas 2021 Guide for Chicago Families

Have the best Christmas with these kid-friendly activities.

Santa Claus is coming to town and this might be the first time in two years you’re spending holiday time with your loved ones near and far.

Your family can have the holliest and jolliest Christmas in 2021 with this holiday guide here to help with craft and recipe ideas, plus activities that are back.

Pre-Christmas prep

We’re already in December and you know what that means — it’s time to find the perfect presents for everyone on your list.

While it might be easier to click a few links on Amazon and have everything delivered to your door, the small businesses in the Chicago area need your support this year more than ever.

Here are a few lists of shops and gift guides to check out this year:

The food 

Whether you eat a large dinner as a family or just want some delicious snacks to eat while opening presents, food is a big part of this holiday and these fun recipes can help you add a little flair to your menu.

The activities

Many of the traditional holiday activities are back in Chicagoland this year and there’s plenty of things to do with your family! Here are some of our favorites:

Merry Christmas!

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