The holiday season in Chicago is going to be, uh, different this year. But what it lacks in normalcy it can easily make up for with full-on festivity. So, dust off that ugly sweater (it’s beautiful to us!) and consider these generally pandemic-friendly merry-making options as we put a wrap on 2020. Here, 10 unexpected ways to celebrate Christmas in Chicago—and Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and New Year’s while you’re at it.
Know before you go: COVID-19 restrictions and regulations are constantly evolving. Be sure to check on local-level and state-wide health recommendations to ensure your holiday outing is in compliance with public health guidelines, and look at your destination’s website to guard against any sudden or unexpected closures.