Top 5 Chicago Holiday Attractions

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Chicago, Illinois is the Mid-west’s hub of culture, entertainment, music, commerce, and world-class attractions. During the holiday season, Chicago becomes a winter wonderland of festivity and cheer. You’ll find streets and attractions decked out in holiday lights and décor, unique holiday markets, outdoor ice skating rinks, exceptional seasonal performances, and much more. A little cold weather doesn’t deter Chicago from celebrating the holiday season, and it shouldn’t deter you either! The holiday season is one of the best times to visit Chicago, and here’s why: Christmas Around the World at Museum of Science & Industry Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry is the largest science museum in the entire Western hemisphere, and it was recently voted one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by Trip Advisor. While a trip to one of the most renowned … [Read more...]

Top U.S. Cities for Holiday Attractions

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What type of getaway suits you and your family? With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are excitedly planning our winter adventures. Smart Destinations offers all-inclusive attraction passes in 9 of America’s most beloved cities, with exclusive packages offering you discounts of up to 55% off! But where should you spend this special time of year? ‘White Christmas’: If you’re envisioning sweaters, scarves, hot chocolate, the steam of breath escaping you as you marvel at Christmas lights reflecting on patches of snow – it’s time to suit up in your peacoat and take to the North! New York City is a wonderland during the holiday season – proudly adorned with classic holiday light displays, bustling with activity as locals and visitors buzz past illuminated shopping window displays, and if you’re lucky - dusted over in fresh snowfall. With the New York … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving in Chicago 2013

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Spending time with friends and family in Chicagoland for Thanksgiving this year? Even if you’re not spending your entire time in Chicago itself, it’s a great idea to make the most of your trip by spending an afternoon, or maybe the weekend in the city. Check out some of these seasonal Chicago attractions to complement the turkey and cranberry sauce. They’re a great way to explore Chicago during the holidays, and get an early glimpse of the famous Chicago holiday decorations. McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade November 28, 2013 Marching bands, floats, giant balloons, celebrities – this parade has it all! Some highlights of the 2013 parade include: Madeline, Pac-Man, and Arthur balloons; floats sponsored by the Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Festival Ballet; and special appearances by the Harlem Globe Trotters, Ronald McDonald himself, and of course, Santa Claus! There … [Read more...]