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The holidays have a way of sneaking into Chicago, slowly but surely filling the streets with twinkling lights and nostalgic music, building the “White Christmas”...

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Brighten the season with a walking or driving tour of Midwest holiday light displays. Things to do at holiday light events can include taking carriage rides, shopping and getting your photo taken...
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Kick off the holiday season with a refreshingly simple Dutch tradition.
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Recharge for the holidays’ stretch run with a quiet overnight in Nebraska City, a town that knows plenty about trees’ power to restore the spirit—in any season.
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Bundle up for a 120-mile journey along the Mississippi, where a string of Wisconsin and Minnesota towns promise winter fireworks, eggnog custard pie and a weekend full of other holiday discoveries.
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Spiced cocktails and warming brews provide fun ways to savor the season throughout Chicago.
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An overnight in Peoria becomes a highlight of one editor's holiday season.
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Cider, chestnuts, pines and a parade fill an old-fashioned holiday weekend in Manistee.
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When you’re looking for some of the coolest holiday displays in the Chicago area, be sure to check these out.
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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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