No Big Crowd For Millennium Park Christmas Tree Lighting Amid Pandemic; Holiday Cheer Is Muted Across Downtown ChicagoLast year, there was a packed crowd at Millennium Park full of Christmas excitement. This year with the coronavirus pandemic, not so much.
An Inside Look At The Unprecedented Virtual ChristkindlmarketSpiced wine, hot pretzels, potato pancakes – normally, they’re the treats that would accompany the sights and sounds of Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza and in Wrigleyville right now. But this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday tradition is 100 percent virtual.
Christkindlmarket Is Virtual This Year Due To Pandemic, But Avondale Restaurateur Is Bringing Back Some Of The JoyThe beloved Christkindlmarket will have a virtual component this year, but will not be held in Daley Plaza as usual. But one man is taking on the responsibility of keeping the tradition going.
Amid Pandemic Losses, Christmas Can't Come Soon Enough For Chicago Small BusinessesBrick-and-mortar stores need holiday shoppers ASAP.
Chicago's Ever-Popular Christkindlmarket Going Virtual This YearDaley Plaza won't be filling with the scents of hot spiced wine, roasted nuts, and bratwurst this holiday season, as the popular Christkindlmarket becomes the latest tradition to move online due to the pandemic.
UPDATE: Christkindlmarket Closed Wednesday Due To Strong WindsStrong winds in Chicago are causing the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza to delay opening Wednesday.
The Christkindlmarket Market Officially Opens For The Holiday SeasonGuests were lined up in Daley Plaza ahead of the opening Friday, ready for roasted almonds, boot mugs and hot chocolate.
Setup For Christkindlmarket Begins Weeks Ahead Of Time In Daley Plaza
Christkindlmarket Naperville Will Not Return To Naper Settlement In 2019The Naperville Heritage Society announced Thursday that Christkindlemarket Naperville will not be returning to the museum campus in 2019.
Chicago's Christkindlmarket Wraps Up For The Holiday SeasonChicago's 2018 Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza wrapped up for the holiday season Monday.
3 Things To Do On Christmas EveFrom Christmas markets to twinkling storefronts and holiday light displays, there's a variety of ways to celebrate Christmas Eve in Chicago.
'Dibs' And Sue The T. Rex Among Chicago-Themed Holiday Cards For Sale"Dibs" and Sue the T. Rex are some of the sights local artists feature on their Chicago-themed holiday cards.
Chicago's 'Frosty's Christmas Bar' Pop-Up Opens TodayFrosty's Christmas Bar is the only place in Chicago that features hourly singing Santa shows and holiday-inspired drinks.
Christkindlmarket Unveils 2018 Christmas MugChicago's 2018 Christkindlmarket is just around the corner, and organizers of the annual holiday market at Daley Plaza have unveiled this year's special Christmas mug.
Best Holiday Markets In ChicagoWhen Christmas consumerism begins to get you down, bolt from the malls and head to the halls of holiday markets across Chicago!