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Downtown Chicago has some of the ritziest hotels in the country, and no where are they ritzier than on the Magnificent Mile. If you're looking for upscale accommodations, these luxurious lodgings will pamper your from check-in to check-out.

7 Tips to Help You Enjoy Chicago's Christkindlmarket

Enjoy one of Chicago's favorite holiday traditions with these 7 tips for enjoying the Christkindlmarket.

Inside a historic 1923 commercial skyscraper is one of Chicago’s newest hotels: The LondonHouse. Hidden on the twenty-first floor above the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive is a sexy and cozy bar that is an astonishing getaway from the Chicago winter weather. With a menu that changes according to the seasons and a cocktail menu that doesn’t disappoint, LH on 21 is a must do!

The free Lincoln Park Zoo is open every day of the year, and it's particularly fun during the holiday season.

Enter to Win Sleep Wellness Package from Brentwood Home

Enter to win a luxurious Sleep Wellness Package from The Local Tourist and Brentwood Home

Finding Neverland's national tour's cast dazzles at Broadway in Chicago

Do you believe in magic? Broadway in Chicago's Finding Neverland, about the creation of Peter Pan, landed at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

If the play's your thing you're going to love next February.

Chicago has become a city about brunch. With so many options, it is difficult to decide where to go.

CTA Holiday Train

If you think you see Santa and his reindeer flying by in Chicago you're not losing your mind.

Lincoln Park’s boutique hotel invites guests to experience one of Chicago’s favorite holiday traditions while taking in the splendor of an unparalleled hotel stay


Buona Beef fans line up in tents to await opening

There are few things that will get people excited enough to line up in the dark, in below-freezing temps, and wait for hours. Black Friday and its lure of inexpensive gifts is one.

Chicago restaurants and bars are helping Chicagoans celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with specials for Black Wednesday, serving Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday promotions.

210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge, located at 210 Green Bay Road in Highwood, Illinois, combines music and food and cocktails to create the ambiance of a true supper club.

In October, Dolce Italian at The Godfrey Hotel has added a $10 lunch special, that allows guests to choose from select menu items and includes either a 3 oz glass of wine or other beverage. This lunch special is a dine-in only option. Dolce has added many new fall inspired dishes that will please all guests.

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returns this weekend filled with holiday activities. Considered the official kick-off of the holiday season in Chicago, the fest features live concerts and special offers at Michigan Avenue shops. It's the 25th anniversary for this very special event, and for the first time ever there will be events on Friday as well.

Find out the winners of Time Out Chicago Love Chicago Awards and fall in love with the stories of these small businesses.

The "winningest man in barbecue” opens restaurant in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago.

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