Arriving in Chicago for Christmas? Here is what not to miss!

If you are arriving in Chicago for Christmas we can just envy you. The holidays are the perfect time to visit the “Windy City”. It doesn’t matter if you are coming over to see relatives or just decided to spend Christmas in an interesting place. There is a lot to see and do in Chicago in the winter, most of all during the festive season. In this article, we are going to give you some tips and tricks that will make your stay perfect. Also, we will show some things that are too good to miss out on.

Consider Chicago airport transportation

We start with airport transportation. As you can imagine, over the holidays everything is crazy and a lot of people are either coming to or leaving Chicago. It is better to book a charter service from the airport in advance. Once you know when you are arriving just take care of that and get it off your mind. The best option is always to book the same company on the way to the airport for your outgoing flight as well. If you have a lot of luggage you can ask for a bigger car and assistance from the driver. And if you are a group of people, the price will go down. From all the options out there, this seems to be the best one to get in and out of the city. 

Go see the Christmas tree

Every person from Chicago will tell you to go and see the Christmas tree. It is traditionally in Millenium Park. There are so many lights, that you will see it from far away. It is a great place to take some photos with the family. You can enjoy a walk around the park as well. The Christmas tree will be there by the 9th of January, so there is plenty of time to see it. It is interesting to note that this is the 108th Christmas tree of the city of Chicago. A great tradition that is carried out for over a century. And to be honest – it just gets prettier with each passing year. 

Christmas shopping

Chicago is a great place to do your Christmas shopping. We doubt that you will be carrying bags of presents around O’Hare or Midway when you are arriving. Plan the trip in a way that will allow you to shop for presents in the city. This is a great way to explore, see all of the beauty from the decorations and feel the festive spirit. Besides, if you are buying presents for your family, you can d double-check on some of your ideas. 

Visit the Christkindlmarket

Chicago has a tradition to host a each year Christmas market. In 2020 because of Covid-19, there was no such activity. However, this year everything is back! This german-inspired market is located on Daley Plaza. It will be there by the 24th of December. You will have the chance to visit if you are arriving a few days earlier before Christmas. 

Go ice skating

Another great idea for winter family activity! Ice skating is an option for everyone that visits Chicago. And it is an opportunity for some quality time. Just be careful not to fall! There is a Skating Ribbon located at Maggie Daley Park in Downtown Chicago. It will remain there until March and you have all the time in the world to enjoy it! If you don’t like big crowds, we suggest checking when it is less busy and going at that time. And the final touch that will inspire the art lovers – the designs for this winter come as an inspiration from the work of Vincent van Gogh himself. 

We wish you the most amazing Christmas ever! Chicago is the best place to enjoy it!