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  1. Photograph: @dsowaphoto

    CTA Holiday Train crossing the Chicago River.

  2. Photograph: @zfuentes4

    CTA Holiday Train

  3. Photograph: @johnoneillphoto

    Skaters take to the ice at Millennium Park's ice-skating rink.

  4. Photograph: @alberthidalgophotography

    This tiger is so over ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo.

  5. Photograph: @verena891

    ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

  6. Photograph: @elpaco313

    ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

  7. Photograph: @johnoneillphoto

    View of Wrigley Building

  8. Photograph: @_geo.p

    A horse-drawn carriage (almost certainly schlepping tourists) at Christkindlmarket

  9. Photograph: @chicagocolorwheel

    The Great Tree at Christkindlmarket

  10. Photograph: @chrisburrichter


  11. Photograph: @nixietale

    The Great Tree at Chistkindlmarket

  12. Photograph: @chippercentral

    Menorah at Christkindlmarket

  13. Photograph: @ahardison93

    Holiday decorations at Macy's State Street

  14. Photograph: @chocofrede

    The Merchandise Mart all aglow

  15. Photograph: @cmlinks17

    State Street in the Loop

  16. Photograph: @daysalinas

    Outside Navy Pier

  17. Photograph: @dustinforest

    A Chicago house in the holiday spirit

  18. Photograph: @jacqwg

    The Water Tower in its holiday finery

  19. Photograph: @jillerin17

  20. Photograph: @kkomar0216

    Wrigley Building plaza

  21. Photograph: @mjtam

  22. Photograph: @urkolainen

  23. Photograph: @chrisburrichter

    Chicago City Hall

  24. Photograph: @n3rdist

    This Logan Square house at 2656 W Logan Blvd might love Christmas a bit too much.

  25. Photograph: @shadqr

    Wrigley Building

  26. Photograph: @zadamerovich

    Lincoln Park Zoo ice rink

  27. Photograph: @nixietale

    The tree at the 900 Shops

  28. Photograph: @nikojmavi

    House on Southport Avenue

  29. Photograph: @nixietale

    United Center

  30. Photograph: @thestreetsarepavedwithpretty

    Wicker Park

30 photos of Chicago looking gorgeous during the holidays

Chicago knows how to trick itself out for Christmas. Here are our favorite Instagram photos from the past few weeks

Written by
Laura Baginski

Chicago is beautiful at all times of the year (yes, even during Snowpocalypse or the polar vortex), but Christmastime really takes the cake. Instagram is lousy with photos of the CTA Holiday Train, Christkindlmarket and ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo, one of our favorite things to do in Chicago during the holidays. Here are the best photos we found on Instagram during the past few weeks.

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