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Read more of the article: "The Warmth of Christkindlmarket Chicago 2018"

The Warmth of Christkindlmarket Chicago 2018

Posted 2 months ago in Loop List

As the temperature drops and Christmas approaches, Chicagoans typically itch for a fix of holiday cheer. For the 23rd year, Christkindlmarket Chicago has transformed Daley Plaza into a winter wonderland,...

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Read more of the article: "Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Chicago Loop"

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Chicago Loop

Posted 2 months ago in Loop List

It’s that time of year (again) to usher in a new year. With vibrant parties for those who seek out fantastical revelry or sumptuous sit-down dinners for an intimate night...

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Read more of the article: "Best Business Dining Restaurants in the Chicago Loop"

Best Business Dining Restaurants in the Chicago Loop

Posted 2 months ago in Loop List

The reputation of these restaurants in the Chicago Loop greases the wheels of business deals in a first-class atmosphere.

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Read more of the article: "Holiday Theatre in the Chicago Loop"

Holiday Theatre in the Chicago Loop

Posted 2 months ago in Arts and Culture

Gather the family, get in the yuletide spirit, and find the holiday show that’s right for you.

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Read more of the article: "Start a New Holiday Tradition at the Chicago Architecture Center"

Start a New Holiday Tradition at the Chicago Architecture Center

Posted 2 months ago in Guest Blog

Twinkling holiday finery, a bright Christmas tree in Pioneer Court, red and green lights adorning the Wrigley Building — the holiday sights are endless through the 40-foot-tall windows of the...

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Read more of the article: "History of State Street: How It Remained a Great Street"

History of State Street: How It Remained a Great Street

Posted 2 months ago in Landmarks

State Street is Chicago’s iconic retail corridor, with such anchors as Macy’s (formerly Marshall Fields), Block 37, the Sullivan Center Target, and more. The Red Line – Chicago’s most-ridden L...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago-Themed Holiday Gifts"

Chicago-Themed Holiday Gifts

Posted 2 months ago in Arts and Culture

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but shopping for others can be daunting. From scouring the internet to hopping to crowded stores, you may be feeling “bah humbug”...

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Read more of the article: "Five Must-See Christmas Trees in the Chicago Loop"

Five Must-See Christmas Trees in the Chicago Loop

Posted 3 months ago

These five Christmas trees are the definition of holiday grandeur. Spend a day exploring the Loop’s magnificent holiday displays or take a break from holiday shopping and visit your favorites...

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Read more of the article: "Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway"

Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway

Posted 3 months ago in Activate, Fun for Free

Chicago Loop Alliance will introduce Short-Cuts as its new placemaking initiative this season.

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Read more of the article: "BrightView Finds, Transports, and Installs Chicago Christmas Tree"

BrightView Finds, Transports, and Installs Chicago Christmas Tree

Posted 3 months ago in Fun for Free

It just wouldn’t be the winter holidays in Chicago without the city’s iconic Christmas Tree.

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