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Posts from November 2018

Where to See Santa in Chicago

Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

You can catch Santa all over Chicago during the holidays. He might be feeding hay to his reindeer at the Lincoln Park Zoo, sipping hot cocoa with Mrs. Claus at a cozy café, or hanging out in some of Chicago’s beloved museums. So if you’re looking for the perfect family photo for your Christmas card, grab your wish list and head to the city for a visit with Old St. Nick before he heads back up north. 

Winter means it’s time to celebrate the holidays, and sooner or later, festive decorations will start popping all over the city. You know your local department store will deck the halls, but which restaurants are sure to hang their stockings by the mantle with care?

Noted for world renowned art collections, interactive exhibits and lots of informative fun, a visit to Chicago museums is an essential activity. But these landmark institutions offer much more than visual and cultural experiences. Many museum gift shops offer enough unusual and hand-crafted items to find something for everyone on your list.

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:00 AM by Kelsey O'Connor

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about food and family. But between all the cooking and cleaning, the family part tends to fall by the wayside. This year, leave the grocery shopping and dishwashing to someone else. Dining out for Thanksgiving is a great way to spend more time with your loved ones, and less time in the kitchen. 

Chicago Museums Exhibits: 5 Hidden Gems

Monday, November 5, 2018 11:00 AM by Kelsey O'Connor

You could spend years exploring Chicago’s many museums, and still never see everything. So if you think you’ve done it all, you might want to take another look. These popular museums hide a rich array of rare objects, prized artwork and one-of-a-kind experiences tucked away in under-the-radar exhibits. 

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