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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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Escape your busy holiday preparations with a peaceful weekend at one of these festive inns, where the owners make sure every detail sparkles with seasonal cheer.
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Painting beautiful swirls and twirls on cookies is a lot easier than you might think. All you need are two colors of frosting, a piping bag and a toothpick!
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Our 2011 annual holiday cookbook features holiday appetizers, main meals, desserts and drinks to help celebrate the season with family and friends.
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Things to do along the St. Croix River include attending December's Lucia Dagen at Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia, Minnesota, snowshoeing along the river and traveling the St. Croix Scenic Byway.

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