If exploring your favorite city during the holiday season is a beloved tradition you’ll be sitting out of this year, don’t worry, there is a lot of Christmas cheer in Chicago that you can enjoy from home.
Shop small at Chicago’s beloved Christkindlmarket, now pivoting to an online platform. Visit the virtual marketplace through Dec. 31, browsing last-minute gifts, including clothing, accessories, bath and body essentials, décor, mugs, ornaments, games, toys and special treats from 47 different vendors. Families can also enjoy fun, kid-friendly activities online, including story time, language classes and cooking demonstrations.
Chicagoans and visitors can still shop unique holiday artisan and locally made gifts from the BUDDY Chicago pop-up shop in person with an appointment. Check out gifts, including vinyl records, art prints and handmade cards, many of which honor Chicago’s history and aesthetic.
Shoppers can also feel good about their purchases as all proceeds go directly to the artists. For those shopping from home, check out the online marketplace and have your purchases delivered — win, win!
For frequent and future Chicago travelers, Kimpton Gray Hotel is offering Gray @ Home gift baskets sending the hotel home for the holidays. The baskets include discounts for a future stay, Atelier Bloom Bath Salts, two Frette Herringbone Shawl Collar Robes and two holiday concierge cocktails. Enjoy the luxury amenities of the hotel, from home, while planning your escape to the Windy City.
Whether visiting or reminiscing about the holidays in Chicago, there are plenty of great gifts and experiences to go around this holiday season.
The Planet Classroom Network launched its programming schedule with 28 cultural organizations committed to global programming, organized by CMRubinWorld. Season one will include six months of learning content on YouTube for youth by youth.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Bringing the family to a museum is a great way to spend the day. However, with pricey admissions, some museums might be out of your budget. Thankfully, there are plenty of free museums throughout the country, perfect for a cultural experience without breaking the bank.
Our world changed in so many ways, it’s not surprising the ski experience will be different, too. As resorts — and entire states — grapple with the challenges of keeping guests and staff safe, a variety of plans emerge. Here are a few things families can expect.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.