Holiday memories: Chicago outings

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The Holidays are some of my favorite times with my family.  Relocating to the greater Chicagoland area in 1995, we have worked hard to create some very special “Chicago Holiday” activities that will be etched in our memories as my family grows and expands.   The one constant activity is going downtown Chicago on Christmas Eve to look at the Marshall Field’s Windows, Daley Plaza Christkindlmarket, and then we pop over to the John Hancock Building to see the trains set up below street level.  The outing is not complete without the purchase of a box of Frango Mints and stopping to listen to one of the many street musicians.  On the years when the temperatures were extreme, we’d defer to the Field Museum, or Museum of Science and Industry as shelter from the cold.  Over the years we have added the “Welcome Yule,” Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas celebration and the Lincoln Park light display.  In the beginning it was just our small family of five, but over the years we have had a few additions and look forward to many more.

Please drop by the library and share with me one of your special Holiday outings.  From my family to yours, we wish you a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

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