During the holidays, this glittering city pulses with excitement. Skaters glide in Maggie Daley Park and shoppers cruise the Magnificent Mile.
What to do: Ice skate on the ribbon in Maggie Daley Park. See the sculptures in Millennium Park. See "Christmas Around the World'' at the Museum of Science and Industry. See the ZooLights display at Lincoln Park Zoo, one of several light shows. Shop on the Magnificent Mile.
This year, reserve everything in advance.
Details: For more, see Chicago at Christmas.