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Tag - Holidays in Chicago 2016

Christkindlmarket Chicago

It's that time again. Holiday shopping in Chicago may not officially start until the Friday after Thanksgiving (here's a handy Mag Mile shopping map), but smart shoppers know that deals and steals happen early. Chicago hosts two festive markets that usher in the holiday season and supply both holiday fun and distinctive shopping treasures. Mark your calendars and make your Christmas in Chicago plans.

Thanksgiving at the Signature Room

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and feasting—it's not a time for freaking out about burnt birds or worrying that the turkey fryer might set your garage on fire. Skip the hassle and treat your family to a Thanksgiving dinner to remember in Chicago.

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off the holiday season in Chicago on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19. When grand marshals Mickey and Minnie Mouse lead the capstone holiday parade of more than 40 floats, helium-filled balloons and marching bands and light up over one million lights on 200 trees along the Magnificent Mile with their magic wands, the most wonderful time of the year in Chicago has officially begun.

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