I am so glad I managed to see the Christmas lights in downtown Chicago, before we got hit by this brutal winter weather.
To stroll Michigan Avenue, when trees that line the street are all lit with lights, is magical. There is golden glow to the city this time of the year.
The Cloud Gate is a popular place to visit any time of the year and it is never the same experience. What you see reflected in the Bean, depends on the time of the year and time of the day. The night view of Bean in the Millenium Park is very dramatic, much different from a day view.
There was a crowd that gathered by the Bean for Caroling, while others enjoyed iceskating.
Michigan Avenue lights.
Chicago River reflecting lights.