Winter in Chicago may be cold (and filled with snow and slush), but Christmas in Chicago makes it worth the extra layers you might have to wear. The period between Thanksgiving and the New Year's Eve is filled with heartfelt traditions, from tree-lighting ceremonies to wreathings and department store window displays. It's the only time of year when you can sip a mug of steaming spiced wine beneath the Picasso statue, visit the Walnut Room tree at Macy's and sing carols in front of the Bean. There's something undeniably special about Christmas in Chicago, so we've assembled a variety of ways to celebrate the season with the appropriate amount of cheer.
When is Christmas?
Christmas always falls on December 25th. But in 2019, the exact date will be Wednesday, December 25, 2019.