Don't get too bummed about the Chicago holiday traditions that aren't happening this year, because outdoor ice skating rinks are still open. You'll need to plan ahead (and account for some waiting) if you want to skate this year, as many rinks are taking reservations or limiting capacity on the ice. Thankfully, you don't need to own a pair of skates to take part in one of the best things to do during the holiday in Chicago—most rinks are offering rentals, though you're welcome to bring along your own blades. Follow up a few hours spent sliding around by taking in some Christmas lights in Chicago and don't forget to bundle up!
Heads up! Rink hours may vary based on weather conditions. We suggest calling ahead to confirm that rinks are operating.
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