Holiday to-do list


Emily Rey, Author

People all have different stories and different traditions for the Holidays, but here are some fun, festive ideas that everyone can do and enjoy:

  1. Go ice-skating in Millennium Park.
  2. Listen to some classic Christmas hits.
  3. Bake festive cookies (like gingerbread, snickerdoodles, or sugar cookies).
  4. Go to Christkindlmarket in the city
  5. See your friends from college.
  6. Wear a holiday sweater (you can get some from thrift shops or you can DIY).
  7. Go shopping… Everywhere.
  8. Decorate a gingerbread house.
  9. Drive around and look at all the Christmas Lights in the area.
  10. Do a secret santa gift exchange with your friends.
  11. Visit Lincoln Park Zoo to see the ZooLights.
  12. Drink hot chocolate or apple cider in front of the fireplace.
  13. Watch some classic movies (Santa Claus, Jingle All The Way, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish, Christmas Story, It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, Elf, Fred Claus).
  14. Volunteer in your community.
  15. Build a snowman.