The Most Festive Holiday Lights In Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States - November 16, 2018: Shot of the main exntrance to the Christkindlmarket in Chicago Illinois. One of the best places to see holiday lights in Chicago

The holidays in Chicago are downright magical. Lights twinkle, cheerful music plays, and the rich aromas of seasonal goodies fill the air. Some of the city’s most beautiful wintertime sights are just minutes away from 215 West Apartments.  Here are three of the best places this winter to see holiday lights in Chicago:

Christkindlmarket Chicago

It wouldn’t be winter in Chicago without Christkindlmarket. Just five minutes from 215 West Apartments, this modern take on the traditional European-style holiday market sprawls across the entirety of Daley Plaza. The market brings a variety of sights, sounds, and tastes. It’s also one of the best places to see gorgeous, elaborate holiday lights in the Loop. Stroll under the decorations and sip a cup of hot cider to stay warm.


Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown and take a quick drive north to Lincoln Park Zoo. Here you’ll find one of the most spectacular shows of holiday lights in Chicago. Lincoln Park Zoo’s famous ZooLights transforms the free-to-enter zoo grounds into a wintry wonderland with hundreds of gorgeous luminous displays and a variety of additional ticketed events, including their own holiday market, strolling carolers, and outstanding 3D displays. 

City of Chicago Christmas Tree

Every year for the past 106 years, the City of Chicago has transformed Millennium Park with a massive holiday tree. The park becomes unusually festive as the larger-than-life attraction glitters up into the night sky. The tree is lit up from late November until early January, offering plenty of chances for locals to enjoy the surrounding festivities. 

When the chill nips at your nose and you’re ready to come home after an evening admiring the beauty of the holidays in Chicago, return to the luxurious amenities of 215 West. Contact us today to set up a tour.

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