It’s the most wonderful time of year! If you’re like me, you hate the cold, but love the holidays! Once those are over, I pretty much go into hibernation until that one week of spring weather hits in Chicago. But, even though the weather is freezing and the wind goes right through you these days, there is still plenty of fun things to do in Chicago for the holidays! Below I’ve outlines some fun outdoor and indoor (for those of you that have sworn off the cold regardless of the time of year) activities that can make the holiday season even more enjoyable and linked my holiday outfits as well:
Bloomingdale’s at 900 Michigan Avenue – I love going to Bloomindale’s during the holiday season because of the decorations and the massive Christmas tree they set up inside! It’s a holiday dream and it’s all indoors!!
Homeslice Wheel House in Lincoln Park – Homeslice is so much fun in December when they deck out the whole restaurant in holiday cheer. They even enclose the outdoor area and turn it into a total winter wonderland. You can rent out the back right trailer for pizza and drinks with your friends! (This is where the photos from my first blog post were taken)
Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest – This holiday festival is indoors and outdoors and allows you to see all of the attractions including ice skating and going on the Ferris Wheel (don’t worry, it’s climate controlled in the gondolas).
The Museum of Science and Industry – The museum totally transforms itself for the holidays and even has snow falling inside! If you’re a Chase Privet Client Member you have complimentary admission for yourself and one guest!
The Christkindlmarket – This market is a very cute German tradition that has been in Chicago since 1996. It has food, drinks and little shops. It can get very crowded and overwhelming so I suggest trying not to go during peak hours. Trevor and I took a day off last December to do holiday activities, and going in the middle of the day during the week was perfect.
Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon – I prefer this ice skating rink to the one at Millennium Park just because I enjoy going in more than just a circle to skate. This rink can also get full quickly, so I would recommend to go on a day that is not freezing or you’ll be caught standing outside and waiting in line (never a fun combination in December).
The Lincoln Park Zoo Lights – The zoo has an ample amount of light displays for everyone to walk through and see for free! I suggest waiting to go until it is open on the weekdays to avoid the weekend rush.
Outfit details are below!
I love the color red, especially during the holidays! I have been eyeing this jacket for ever and finally got it on sale during Black Friday! It is the Cocoon coat in Italian stadium-cloth wool from JCrew, wearing a size 4. My boots are Sam Edelman (that my aunt got me, fashion runs in the family :) ), sensible heel, super comfortable and I want them in every color!