If you’re looking for an AMAZING Black Friday deal, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for a great special from Classic Kids Photography! Act fast, because your session must be booked on 11/27 in order to qualify for the sale!

With Thanksgiving behind us, we’re in full holiday mode over here! There are so many fun outdoor & socially distant activities coming up here in the city, we can’t wait to visit them all!

Take a walk (or do a drive by) and visit the tree in Millennium Park

The beautiful tree is up and ready for viewing in Millennium Park! Take a walk around downtown to see it in person, or catch a great view from the comfort of your car! Visit Millennium Park to see the City of Chicago Christmas Tree shining brightly near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington St. from November 20 through January 7. The Park is open daily, 8am to 9pm, for groups of 10 persons or fewer who practice physical distancing and wear face coverings. More info here.

Christmas Tree in Millennium Park

Bundle up to view a festive 25 story tall video installation downtown

The Nutcracker presentation for Art on theMART, is set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The performance runs nightly at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in partnership with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The projections — displayed on theMART’s 2.5 acre river-facade — can be viewed for free from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street. More info here.

Art on the Mart

Find your perfect Christmas tree at a holiday pop-up right in the city

Jack’s Winter Walk & Christmas Tree Farm Pop-Up is located on over 2 acres of land in the historic Goose Island. Pick a perfect Christmas Tree, grab a memorable Instagrammable moment, or just get out of the house and get some fresh air on a perfect midwinter evening, as you explore the largest, and only, evergreen Christmas Tree Trail in downtown Chicago. In accordance with Chicago’s Health & Safety standards wearing a mask is always required and visits are limited to 1.5 hours. Outside food and drinks will not be permitted, just 100% outdoor fun in the heart of downtown Chicago! More info here.

Jack Frost’s Winter Pop-Up

Connect with local artists at a virtual holiday market

Visit the One of Kind market here anytime from Nov 12 – Dec 6 for a new (pandemic friendly) way to connect with your favorite One of a Kind artists! Find market pages for more than 300 participating artists: learn about each artist; check out special online programming they are hosting; see a selection of their work and products, access exclusive promotional offers; and link directly to each artist’s website to shop for the most unique and thoughtful holiday gifts out there!

One of a Kind Show

Surprise your family with mouthwatering vegan doughnuts to cap off an indulgent weekend

Have you been to Beacon Doughnuts yet!? Beacon is closed on Friday, but Preorders are available for Saturday & Sunday! Located at 810 W Armitage (enter through the alley off Armitage), Beacon doughnuts are vegan and have a cult following! Take advantage of the holiday weekend, and treat yourself!

Beacon Doughnuts

Classic Kids Photography in Lincoln Park is having an amazing Black Friday sale! If you book your holiday mini-session on 11/27, you will receive 30% off your holiday cards! To book, you can call their studio at 1773-296-2607 or submit a booking inquiry here!

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