The holiday train. My mom and I first accidentally caught this coming home from the theatre. At first I was hardcore judging people for having their cameras poised. Then when the train pulled in my sass turned to joy. The holiday train is great for many reasons, but #1 is it smells so good. The next year, we consulted the schedule and got on further south so we could ride it longer. The next year, my parents drove to O’Hare, took it into the city and met me and Kevin for dinner.
The Art Institute. I was a member and it’s super close to my office so some days I’d go on my lunch break. But they really excel with the holidays. My favorites are the miniature rooms and of course the lions.
Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I went last year for the first time and loved it!
Making gingerbread houses. I had parties for a few years, made them with my parents and recently made them with my friends.
What are your holiday favorite things to do?