Not everyone can get across the ocean to visit a traditional Christmas fair. And not every city is as lucky as Chicago to have a small-scale facsimile of one.
The annual Christkindlmarkt is underway at Daley Plaza, and while it’s only half the size it once was (because it used to also take up the vacant lot that became Block37), it’s still a wonderful experience, especially at night with a light snow.
I try to go every day during the season, and use it as an opportunity to get my fill of German food, trying a different fried, battered, or roasted delicacy almost every day. It’s not good for my arteries, but it does wonders for my spirit. And passing another a winter in Chicago requires a certain amount of morale-boosting.