December Events in Chicago: Seasonal Events to Attend

One of the major reasons people rent apartments in Chicago is for the fabulous events that occur in the city year round. But around the holidays, Chicago serves its residents with even more fun events and experiences to take advantage of. Along with The Nutcracker, the lighting of Michigan Avenue and ice skating at Millennium Park, here are some fun, frivolous and festive events around Chicago to get you in the holiday spirit.

Christkindlmarket – Chicago’s traditional German Christmas market, found in the Loop, is free and full of handmade holiday wares, from cuckoo clocks to blown glass ornaments. For tourists and locals alike, it is a must-have experience during the Chicago winter. Over half a million people attend every year, and staying true to its German roots, over 70% of the vendors speak German as well as English. German beers and “gluhwein,” a warm spiced wine, will keep you warm as you shop! Continue reading