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Christmas in Chicago — from Home

by Angelique Platas

Dec 15, 2020

Photo: Christkindlmarket

Destinations / North America

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.

Mug Collection. Photo: Christkindlmarket


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.


Box Prost! Photo: Christkindlmarket

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!

Photo: BUDDY Chicago

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.

Photo: Kimpton Gray Hotel

Whether visiting or reminiscing about the holidays in Chicago, there are plenty of great gifts and experiences to go around this holiday season.

Photo: Christkindlmarket


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