November in Chicago is a somewhat strange time even under normal circumstances—one day you're buying pumpkins and celebrating fall in Chicago, the next there's Christmas music blaring through your local cafe speakers—but between the election and event cancelations, this year promises to be especially different. Nonetheless, you can still count on a roster of fun stuff to carry you into the holiday season. Stroll through glittering light display at some of the most gorgeous Chicago gardens and parks, catch out cool exhibitions at museums and cultural institutions throughout the city or plan out a small-scale Thanksgiving in Chicago. You can even take advantage of the cooler temps to check out virtual events from the comfort of your house, like a Chicago Humanities Festival talk with celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Grab your calendar and take a peek through the best things to do in Chicago this November.
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