\r\nIf you’re spending the holidays in Chicago with your family,\r\nyou’ll want to hit all the major hot spots. And, the good news—Chicago is the\r\nperfect place for sharing in festivities and having some family fun. (And, here\r\nare a few fall\r\nactivities to do in Chicago.)\r\nAnd, as it’s not too cold yet in November, it’s easy to walk\r\naround and explore, taking in all the city’s finest architecture and sights.\r\nStill, instead of walking aimlessly, you might want a plan during the hectic\r\nholiday season. Here are 4 fun ways to spend the holidays in Chicago with your\r\nfamily.\r\n \r\nGo To The Christkindlmarket\r\n \r\nOpening November 17th and lasting until December\r\n24th, the\r\nChristkindlmarket in Chicago is an outdoor market you won’t want to miss.\r\nHere, there’s a treat or souvenir for everyone. (And, it’s free!)\r\n \r\nFrom ornaments and crafts to traditional German eats, like\r\nsausages, potato pancakes, hot cocoa, beer, and pretzels, there’s so much to\r\nexplore. Located at Daley Plaza, it attracts over one million people each year.\r\n(You want to be one of those people.)\r\n \r\nHead To The Theater\r\n \r\nThere’s no better time to see some serious talent than\r\nduring the holidays, when everyone happens to be in a more lively, festive\r\nmood. And, there are tons of musicals and family shows in Chicago to choose\r\nfrom. An example? Charles\r\nDickens’ A Christmas Carol, which opens November 18th and goes\r\nthrough December 31st at the Albert Goodman Theater. This is sure to\r\nput your family in good holiday spirits. \r\n \r\nGo To Millennium Park\r\n \r\nFamily selfie at the Bean? That’s one for the books.\r\nMillennium Park is beautiful during the holiday season, and there are tons of\r\nfun activities\r\nto do that the whole family will love. For instance, you can go the\r\nMcCormick Tribune Ice Rink for a day full of skating and giggles. Opening\r\nright at the start of November, it’ll last from November 7th to\r\nMarch 4th. And, if you have your own skates, it’s free. Though, you\r\ncan rent them, too.\r\n \r\nGo Shopping\r\n \r\nWho can resist shopping during the holidays, especially when\r\nmany stores have sales and promotions. Luckily, if you’re with your family in\r\nChicago during the holidays, you’ll have plenty of stores to choose from.\r\nHeading straight to the\r\nMagnificent Mile shopping district will get the job done fast. (Though time\r\nwill also fly by because you’re having so much fun.)\r\n \r\nAnd, if all that shopping worked up an appetite, you\r\ncan satisfy your cravings at a few restaurants in the area. \r\n \r\nTo explore Chicago, come visit us at the Fairfield\r\nInn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile!