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Best Places For Handmade Gifts In Chicago

With the Christmas holiday upon us, perhaps now is the best time to consider including a unique, handmade item on your shopping list.

12/03/2013

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Best Unique Holiday Experiences For Kids In Chicago

Bundle up and head out for some fun this winter break with the following five holiday activities in Chicago.

11/08/2013

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Winter WonderLoop: Affordable Family Fun

There is no shortage of fun, free things to do this holiday season in the Chicago loop! Chicago Loop Alliance’s (CLA) fourth annual Winter WonderLoop will surprise and delight pedestrians in downtown Chicago this winter with “Random Acts of Holidays” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on each Saturday from Dec. 1-22, 2012. Specific details on these free, family-friendly experiences around the Loop will be announced each morning…

12/06/2012

Sufjan Stevens performs on his banjo during his concert on October 9, 2006 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California.  (Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Cure For Boredom: December’s Events

Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.

12/05/2012

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Best Places For Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.

12/01/2012

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Best Free Thanksgiving Events In Chicago

Thanksgiving 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.

11/20/2012

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Super Suave Winter Date Guide

I want you to know, a lot has changed since my last date guide. I’m not the amateurish schmuck I was when I wrote that dating guide. I’m a totally new schmuck. I am more mature and ready to tell you about some of the best winter date spots that exist in this fine city.

12/15/2011

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Guide To The Christkindlmarket

Are you wishing you could spend the Holidays in a quaint German village? Then look no further than Chicago’s Christkindlmarket!

12/10/2011

Selfridges' Christmas Grotto Opens

Chicago’s Santas: Best Of The Best

Here’s a guide of the Best Santa’s to visit in the Chicago area – and where and when you can bring your kids of all ages to sit on his lap.

12/02/2011

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual hoilday tree lighting ceremony in the Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza on Nov. 23, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Christkindlmarket Open At Daley Plaza For Holiday Season

The backdrop for the city of Chicago’s official Christmas tree once again this year is a German market.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2011

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual hoilday tree lighting ceremony in the Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza on Nov. 23, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Lights City Christmas Tree At Daley Plaza

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s first Jewish mayor, flipped the switch for the city’s 98th annual tree lighting ceremony at Daley Plaza on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011