If you're looking for a well-lit holiday adventure, here are a few spots in the Windy City that will brighten your way! Chicago's annual Zoo Lights are truly a treat to behold. Once a year, the award-winning animal habitat finds itself draped in the color and lights of Christmas, two-million to be exact, now through January 5th. Enjoy visits with Santa in the Helen Brach Primate House and rides on the Lionel Train Adventure.
The Chicago Botanic Gardens is hosting a holiday light extravaganza, Lightscape! The event will run through January 5th and is a great way to get into the spirit of the season. Your mile-long path will be lit with a litany of lights, sounds from singing trees and a waterfall of fairy lights.
In Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, you'll find a 45-foot Christmas tree ensconced in no less than 30,000 fairy lights. This year's theme, "Christmas Around the World & Holidays of Light", will be on display until January 5th. More than 50 smaller lit trees will be decorated to represent cultures from across the globe.
Don't forget to take a gander around Chicago's 60-foot tree all ablaze since its official lighting on November 22nd, in Millennium Park, on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street. You can also bring the whole family to Navy Pier's Winter Fest for some holiday ice skating and a chance to marvel at 500 trees decorated with more than 25,000 ornaments for a spectacular and glittering evening out. The "Illumination: Tree Lights" at The Morton Arboretum will awe with the iridescent shimmer of thousands of light effects while you crowd round a bonfire, make a s'more and enjoy some warm cider and live music. The best way to see all Chicagoland has to offer this season? The CTA Holiday Train replete with bows, candy stripes and good cheer!