12 Chicago Events During Christmas

The city’s Christmas tree spends the holiday season dazzling visitors in Millennium Park alongside the McCormick Tribune ice skating rink. Ice skating is free, so you can either bring your own skates or rent them at the rink.

Having explored multiple German Christmas markets, I can say the ChristkindlMarket in Chicago is about as authentic as it gets.

The Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker is a true Christmas in Chicago tradition.