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As the year begins to wind down, the city morphs into a magical winter wonderland, thanks to a slew of amazing Chicago Christmas events. While conditions are a bit different this year, that won't stop sparkling displays of Christmas lights in Chicago or festive decorations at local businesses. Sadly, events like Christkindlmarket Chicago and local productions of The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol won't be happening in person this December, but many of these annual festivities will migrate online to host virtual editions. Looking for some Chicago Christmas inspiration? You'll find no shortage of cheer at these seasonal events.
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