After going virtual in 2020, the iconic German-inspired holiday market at Daley Plaza returns to Chicago this year for just over a month of Christmassy celebrations. Details about specific vendors are still relatively light at the moment, but you can expect stalls stocked with handmade gifts, German food and plenty of hot beverages (including spiced glühwein, though jury's out on whether we'll get to sip from one of the market's famous boot mugs). Similarly, you can expect to see more information about COVID-19 safety protocols in the coming weeks, though organizers have announced that they'll bring back a virtual component to the market. We'll keep you posted about updates, but in the meantime, we're counting down the days until this holiday tradition returns.
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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