Chicago, Chicago that toddlin’ town
Chicago, Chicago we will show you around
Some cities do Christmas very well. In our experience, this includes London across the pond (see here, here, and here) and Chicago more locally. Bitter cold when the lake effect wind kicks up, the presence of Christmas cheer around Chicago seems necessary to prevent your face from freezing…or at least ensure it freezes in a smile.
There are nutcrackers,
And banisters covered in holly.
Beautifully decorated trees and gingerbread creations welcome you into holiday traditions.
Traditions like holiday inspired afternoon tea – an absolute favorite!
That special time of year where you nibble on delicacies,
And you pay a premium to drink a Nutcracker or Sugar Plum Fairy blend (we tried both!)
And where the bars carry pomegranate and grapefruit themed cocktails.
Luckily in Chicago the wintery drinks at the Signature Room are accompanied by twinkle light and garland framed views.
If you can handle the chill, grab a hot spiced wine and check out the (free) zoo lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Purples, reds, and blues set next to a truly impressive cityscape,
Monkeys swing from trees,
Trees dance to music,
And soldiers march about.
All meant to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside…even if you can’t feel your fingers or toes!