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Christmas in Chicago

In winter, this city pulses with energy.

Gingerbread hearts at Christkindlmarket.

© Beth Gauper

During the holidays, this glittering city pulses with excitement. The Christkindlmarket turns Daley Plaza into a Old World town square, skaters pirouette at Millennium Park and shoppers cruise the Magnificent Mile.

What to do: Visit the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza. Ice skate at Millennium Park. Go to a holiday show (check HotTix for half-price tickets). Shop on the Magnificent Mile. See "Christmas Around the World'' at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Events to catch: Dec. 7-10, One of a Kind fine-arts sale.

Details: For more, see Chicago at Christmas.

Last updated on December 11, 2017