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See twinkle lights and chiseled ice.

A festival ice sculpture.

© Beth Gauper

Night of the Luminaria in Galena, Ill. More than 5,000 candle-lit luminaria line the streets of this historic town and 30 windows become animated. Dec. 11.

Burlington Ice Festival in Burlington, Wis. Ice carvers compete in Wehmhoff Square Park in the Wisconsin Ice Carving Competition, with the sculptures lit at dusk. There will also be a Kris Kringle Market, music, reindeer and wagon rides. Dec. 11-12.

Christkindli Market in New Glarus, Wis. This new outdoor market downtown features decorated mini-chalets, food and music. Dec. 10–12.

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville in Chicago. This North Side satellite of the Daley Plaza Christkindlmarket features ice-skating, wreath-making, music and Santa's Workshop as well as holiday vendors. Nov. 19–Dec. 24.

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Last updated on December 6, 2021