Things to Do in Illinois This Winter

Holiday Season in Illinois

From German Christmas markets in Chicago to cozy winter cabins at Illinois state parks, there are myriad merry ways to celebrate the holiday season in Illinois.

Keep reading to discover holiday and winter activities, including must-do winter events, articles from our blog, and highlights of places filled with holiday cheer.

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Two little snow bunnies 🐇❄️

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The Morton Arboretum

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Two little snow bunnies 🐇❄️

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A classic Christmas collection left today at the iconic holiday window displays of the old Marshall Fields store, now home to Macy’s. 💚🎄📕 About the 📖:...

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Marshall Field and Company Building

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A classic Christmas collection left today at the iconic holiday window displays of the old Marshall Fields store, now home to Macy’s. 💚🎄📕 About the 📖:...

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Doesn't @macys look wonderful? All ready for the holidays! @chicago @likechicago @cmonboardchi @chicago.travel @lifeofchicago @1000mchicago #macys #Chicago #photooftheday #picoftheday #enjoyillinois #igphotos #followme #love #amazing #holidays #lifeofchicago...

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Macy's

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First snow ❄ #2017

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Highland Park, Illinois

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First snow ❄ #2017

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In the eye of the beholder. Tiffany Dome at Marshall Fields( Macy’s) like no other. Amazing 💙💚💛❤️

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Macy's

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In the eye of the beholder. Tiffany Dome at Marshall Fields( Macy’s) like no other. Amazing 💙💚💛❤️

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Christmas will be here before we know it! Are you ready? 🎅🏼🎄❄️ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #windycity #illinois #chicago #chitown #instachicago #instadaily #travelbug #packyourbags #ilivewhereyouvacation #christmas #photooftheday #photography #holidays #snow #presents...

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Christkindlmarket Chicago

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Macy's

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@900shops

Join us Thursday, November 16th for a magical kick-off to the Holidays: Illuminate 900! With a 50ft tall tree holding center court and surrounded by seasonal...

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900 North Michigan Shops

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Join us Thursday, November 16th for a magical kick-off to the Holidays: Illuminate 900! With a 50ft tall tree holding center court and surrounded by seasonal...

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The Art Institute of Chicago

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