Christmas Day in Chicago

Merry Christmas everybody! Are you looking for ideas on how to spend this day in Chicago?  Most places are closed, but here are some suggestions on what to do in the city:

Go Ice Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park

The rink, now in its eleventh season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. Skate rental is available for $10. The ice rink is located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison streets. Today, the rink will be open today  from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

See Christmas Lights at  The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 

The festival continues along North Michigan Avenue. Call (312) 642-3570 for more information or visit

Visit the Lincoln Park Conservatory

The Conservatory has a Winter Flower and Train Show going on. The hours of operation today are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (312) 742-7736 for more information visit

Watch the Bears vs Packers game at a bar

Go to Dublin’s and/or The Hunt Club on State St and Maple (at Mariano Park) for the game and a nosh on Christmas day. There is also a list of other bars that  are open for Christmas Day at this link:

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