Holiday Season

A Guide To Chicago's Holiday MarketsHoliday markets are once again popping up throughout Chicago. With vintage items, handmade gifts, antiques and new treasures, there's always something to cross off your list. Here are a few markets coming up to get your holiday shopping started.
Ask A Chicago Chef: Best Latke Recipes For HanukkahWith the Festival of Lights Hanukkah holiday approaching, these mouth-watering latke recipes from gourmet chefs of Kaufman's Bakery and Delicatessen are sure to delight the palate, and would be a perfect complement to that very special dinner occasion.
Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather Receive?We don't always get what we want for the holidays. But what if we could? Tell us what gift you'd most want to receive.
Best Free Thanksgiving Events In ChicagoThanksgiving is one holiday that isn’t about spending money and buying gifts. It’s meant to be a time to give thanks, be with loved ones and most importantly, over eat. Here are some free activities going on around Chicagoland this Thanksgiving to help you save a little money before the holiday spending kicks in. Enjoy it; you only have until midnight before Black Friday.
Stocking Stuffers: Great Gifts For $10 Or LessThe holidays can be really expensive. But these thoughtful stocking stuffers won't cost you more than $10 each.
Planning For Black Friday And All Your Holiday Season Shopping TripsBlack Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Here's how to get the most out of your shopping trip.
Holiday Shopping Online: Sites For Cyber Monday And BeyondThe money has to go a little further this year. Here are some of our favorite sites to visit for deals on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season.
Protect Your Personal Information When Shopping OnlineOnline shopping doesn't have to be risky. Here are a few tips to protect your credit/debit card information on the internet.
Alma's Simple Homemade Holiday GiftsGiving homemade edible gifts can save time and money over the holidays. Try out these tasty treats on some of the special people in your life.
Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Guide To ChicagoNot everyone can stay awake all the way until midnight, but everyone likes to have fun on New Year’s Eve! These family-friendly New Year’s Eve events let you ring in the New Year a little early, with a little less noise and adult festivities, while maximizing the excitement.
Ringing In The New Year Chicago StyleBall dropping in Times Square is New York’s thing. In Chicago, we ring in the New Year with amazing views of the Magnificent Mile, local rock and roll, our glittering skyline and nods to our frothy Prohibition past. In other words, when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations in Chicago, you can find just about any party to fit your style. Here are some of the most fun, festive and unique ways to ring in the New Year.
Ultimate Gift GuideHaven't gotten gifts for your family yet? You COULD go to the gas station and get everyone their own bag of jerky. Or you could NOT go to the gas station and instead get your family something awesome. Don’t worry, we’ve already done half the work for you by writing a million articles on gift buying. They’re right here, on this page, under these words! Talk about convenient.
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