I love winter in Chicago. The city is full of tradition for young and old alike, especially where the holidays are concerned. My favorite childhood memories include watching the animated holiday displays in the store windows on State Street, getting my picture taken with Santa at Macyâ€™s (then Marshall Fieldâ€™s), seeing the Nutcracker Ballet with my grandmother, and visiting the Museum of Science and Industryâ€™s wonderful Christmas around the World and Holiday Lights exhibit. These days, there are even more opportunities to enjoy, like ice skating at Millennium Park or Wrigley Field, strolling through Christkindlmarket with a cup of hot spiced wine, and snuggling up in the back of a horse-drawn carriage for a ride down Michigan Avenue.
While youâ€™re enjoying winter in the city, however, donâ€™t forget some of these practical seasonal considerations.