Stroll down the Magnificent Mile
The city's thrumming shopping center isn't just for people who want to spend thousands at designer stores! Instead, bundle up and walk down the shimmering sidewalks of Michigan Avenue to take in gorgeous displays of Christmas lights. If you're up for a bit of a hike (i.e. just over one mile), the stretch between Water Tower Place and Millennium Park offers especially alluring sights, or power on a bit farther to pose next to the wreath-covered lions in front of the Art Institute.