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4 Can’t-Miss Family Holiday Events in Chicago

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Looking for Holiday Events for the Whole Family in the Windy City?

The holidays are the perfect time to plan family outings, whether it’s ice-skating for the first time, getting pictures with Santa or heading out to see the lights.

The holidays are a magical time for kids, and if you’re like most parents, you want to give them great memories of the season. If you’re in Chicago, that’s an easy feat—there are tons of great family events going on around the city throughout December.

To help you plan your special family outing, check out a list of our favorite holiday events below.

The Nutcracker at the Joffrey Ballet

December 4-27, 2015

If your kids haven’t experienced the magic of The Nutcracker, 2015 is the time go, as Chicago’s own Joffrey Theatre will present the show for the very last time ever.

With a fleet of dancers and accompanied by the Chicago Philharmonic, you and the kids can follow the story of Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets one last time in the Windy City.

It’s a holiday show that has endured for over a century and will surely help you make special memories with your kids in 2015.

Milk and Cookies with Santa at the Sod Room

1454 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Head downtown for an evening of pizza, playtime, and a holiday treat of milk and cookies while the kids wait for pictures with Santa.

The price of admission will get you access to the foods and provide you with a keepsake image of your little one with Santa himself.

Ice Skating in Millennium Park

November 13, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Ice skating is a winter activity that people of all ages can enjoy and the perfect family activity for the holiday season, especially in a place like Millennium Park.

Enjoy the atmosphere of downtown Chicago all around you, with the Chicago Christmas Tree and festive lights bringing a glow to whole rink. Skate rental is only $12, so if you don’t have a pair of your own skates, you can still enjoy the experience.

Wonderland Express at Chicago Botanic Garden

November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016

If your children love holiday train shows, you can’t miss this one at the Chicago Botanic Garden, which will feature some of Chicago’s most loved landmarks, plus a holiday lights show, caroling, and a Thomas the Tank Engine train.

There will also be a holiday market, history talks from local experts and ice sculpting. Check the Garden’s schedule to plan the perfect holiday outing for your kids today.

Luxury Transportation to Make Your Outing Extra Special

With any holiday outing in the big city, you’re going to run into challenges when it comes to getting around.

Maybe you don’t know Chicago’s layout and are intimidated by sheer amount of traffic. Maybe you’re worried about the availability of parking and needing to walk long distances in the cold. We understand—and when you book your transportation with OML Worldwide instead of driving yourself, you can avoid all of these issues.

OML has over 50 years of experience in the transportation industry, specializing in the Chicagoland area. So you can say we know a thing or two about getting around, where to park and how to handle a schedule in the city.

We also offer a fleet of beautiful, late-model vehicles, so you and your family can enjoy the presentation and amenities of a gorgeous vehicle, while also avoiding the stresses of driving.

When you book with OML Worldwide for your holiday outing, all you have to do is enjoy the time spent with your family. We handle the rest.

Contact us today to learn more about booking your trip!

Photo Credit: Andrew Wilkinson

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