Winter in Chicago

Despite being coined the Windy City, Chicago weather is relegated into a dichotomous position: it is either hot or cold. The lake effect is a true beast in the winter months but that doesn’t stop the fun. Button up! Here are a few places you can visit:

Christkindl

Christkindlmarket has been around since 1996, bringing holiday joy to Chicago residents and tourists alike.  If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be trapped in a snowglobe, this is as close as it comes. Inspired by German and European traditions, the market brings together vendors of different cultures and background to provide a universal feeling of joy for all who pass through. There’s truly something for everyone:  Admission is free and it’s only steps away for those of you in the Chicago Office. You should probably keep cash on hand since there’s no way you’ll resist the hot chocolate — and who knows? You may want to buy an ornament while you’re at it.

Ice Skating in Millenium Park

Looking to be the next Kristi Yamaguchi or Johnny Weir? Millennium Park is the best place to put in practice hours. The ice rink is right below The Bean and around the corner from the Chicago office. Make sure that you bring gloves!

Zoolights

As you’ve probably already found out, your local zoo is open year round — even in the coldest months of the year. While our favorite animals are comfortably slumbering or hibernating, the fun doesn’t stop at Lincoln Park Zoo. There’s nothing quite like technicolored fun reflecting off of the white snow; you will be surrounded with Santa’s jolly laughter, ice sculptors’ new works of art, the musical numbers of carollers.