The New Holiday Lights Trail At The Chicago Botanic Garden In Illinois Is A Glowing Wonderland
The Chicago Botanic Garden lights will soon be glowing through the gardens in Glencoe, Illinois. This spectacular display Lightscape is on track to be the event of the season, and you won’t want to miss out. Larger-than-life installations of sound, light, and color on the unique trail will create an extraordinary celebration that sells out every year. Scroll on to read more about the exciting landscape that takes place from Nov. 10, 2023, through Jan. 7, 2024.
Learn more about Chicago Botanic Garden lights on the Chicago Botanic Garden Chicago Botanic Garden website. These tickets sell out every year, so if you’re planning to go, be sure to purchase them early. Is there another holiday lights trail in Illinois you like to visit? Share your favorite upcoming event with us below in the comments.
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Christmas In Chicago
What are some of the best attractions in Chicago for Christmas?
- Christkindlmarket (Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.): Don't miss the holiday event of the year with 55 vendors open daily from Nov. 17 through Dec. 24. The free holiday market has welcomed shoppers since 1996 to this outdoor extravaganza. Enjoy authentic German eats and beer, handmade crafts, and live entertainment. Have you ever danced the polka? Now's your chance! In addition to Daley Plaza, Christkindlmarket will also take place at Gallagher Way at Wrigley Field and RiverEdge Park in Aurora.
- Christmas Lights Road Trip: From zoos to museums, main streets, and indoor play areas, there is no shortage of gorgeous Christmas lights to view this holiday season. The annual Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo includes exciting displays with new additions, vendors on certain nights, and concessions. Macy's is known for its spectacular Christmas window displays delighting folks for decades. And every year the show is something different. Do some window shopping at this lovely department store. Light up the Lake at Navy Pier offers the largest indoor/outdoor holiday experience in Chicago. With ice skating and roasting s'mores from open fire pits, what could be cozier? For more information, visit the Navy Pier website.
- Polar Express Train Ride: This magical experience is just like being a star in a movie. Hot chocolate and cookies are served by dancing chefs to the mesmerizing music from the film's soundtrack. And passengers read along to the book version of the story. Meet Santa on this one-hour trip and receive his gift of a silver sleigh bell.
- The Albert: With its high-quality ingredients sourced from local providers, what better place to dine for the holidays than this classic Italian eatery? For the best Thanksgiving and Christmas buffets, featuring roasted turkey, luscious prime rib, seafood, and all the fixings, crafted by a nationally acclaimed chef, dress up for the holidays and leave all the work to this amazing staff. Treat yourself to a day off. To make reservations, visit The Albert website.