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Our first-ever gift guide showcases presents that have a cool story, support a Midwest business or come out of your own kitchen.
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Here are 35 looks to inspire your Christmas tree decorating. Whether it is formal, natural, funky or classy, a Christmas tree expresses your personality and philosophy.
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From the first cookies to the final toast, the holidays are all about making, baking and sharing food. Let our annual Holiday Cookbook recipes inspire a season of good eats.
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Nine Midwest innkeepers share treasured recipes and time-saving tips to make your holiday season merry, bright and most definitely delicious.
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Thousands go to the mall in Oak Brook (20 miles west of Chicago) to busily cross gifts off their holiday lists. But for those who delve a little deeper, a quiet getaway awaits.
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A parade. A carriage ride. A lavish buffet at a historic hotel. A hip condo and caroling. Celebrating Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago means breaking from our home for the holiday traditions—and...
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In a timber-frame house at Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, Missouri, the Midwest Living Culinary and Craft School takes the fuss out of cooking class. Here, it’s all about simple, tasty...
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A pretty creek, a downtown with carefully preserved limestone buildings and some of the best shopping in the region await Christmas season visitors in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
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These Midwest destinations herald the season with an attention to detail that could give Santa himself a few lessons.
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A Missouri couple swaps their traditional red and green holiday palette for one that’s calm, cool and oh-so-sophisticated.

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