Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer! Ah, it really is my favorite time of year. Downtown is dressed up in lights. The holiday train is making its daily runs. Santa’s helpers (because the REAL Santa is at the North Pole prepping for the big day) are roaming the malls. Christmastime is truly here! It’s no secret that I LOVE Chicago and that I LOVE Christmas. So of course I love Chicago during Christmastime! There’s no shortage of fun and festive things to do in the city during the holiday season.
No one does Christmas quite like the Museum of Science and Industry. That’s one of the things I love so much about living in Chicago, the city really does go all out during the holidays. One of my favorite holiday traditions is visiting the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. I’ve been visiting this exhibit since I was a little girl. Usually my school would take a field trip to the museum during December to see the exhibit, but field trip or not, my family always made sure to make a special trip to see this exhibit!
Even though visiting Christmas Around the World has been a tradition of mine for the last 23 years, it dawned on me that I’ve never dedicated a blog post to this festive exhibit! (Whoops, my bad!). So today, I wanted to share a few (who am I kidding this post has over 200 photos) photos from my visit a few weeks ago! Warning, this post is VERY photo heavy. So like Scar would say… BE PREPARED!
But seriously, there’s like 200 photos in this post. You have been warned…
Thanksgiving is officially over which means I no longer feel guilty about posting about Christmas! (Let’s be honest though, I started decorating and getting in Christmas mode the day after Halloween). I don’t know about you but Christmas just makes me SO happy. Not just the day itself, but the spirit of the holiday and everything that goes along with it.
I could literally be in a sour mood and then see a Santa pillow at Target and instantly become happy. It’s weird, but Christmas does that to me. I’m 26 and I still get just as excited about what Santa is going to bring me as I did when I was 6! (Because Santa IS real guys!).
Christmastime is officially here and I’m living!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
No really, I’m serious. Chicago is already starting to transform into a Christmasy Winter Wonderland. In fact, next Friday is the 104th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Then the following day is the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival! I LOVE the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Attending the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Speaking of holiday traditions, one of my favorite ways to prep for the holidays is: