2.5-Hour Chicago Winter Holiday Walking Tour With Drinks

2.5-Hour Chicago Winter Holiday Walking Tour With Drinks
Holiday & Seasonal Tours > Seasonal Events > Winter
$34
Duration: 3 hours
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On this special holiday walking tour, you'll see some classic holiday sights and get the off-the-beaten path stories of Christmas' past over a couple drinks.

On this special holiday tour, you’ll see some classic Chicago holiday traditions and hear off-the-beaten path stories of Christmas' past. Instead of whizzing by Christmas lights from a bus, you’ll walk downtown Chicago to fully enjoy the spirit of the holidays. While the weather isn't predictable, you won’t get too cold! You’ll venture into a few warm locales and talk history over couple drinks. Non-drinkers are more than welcome, too, as this is more than a drinking tour.

You will hear some inside stories on this holiday lights tour! Hear about how Mayor Richard J. Daley saved the Christmas Parade and then how his son, Richard M., was almost awarded a stocking of coal for his affront to Christmas and Hanukkah. Hear the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’s birth in Chicago. You’ll even have an overview of the development of consumerism for Christmas. This walking tour is not your typical holiday lights tour of Chicago!

The holiday tour has some classic experiences, too. You’ll go into the former Marshall Field’s Department Store, where Chicago holiday traditions have a rich and long history. You’ll have your choice of a beer from the local Revolution Brewery or a glass of wine. While enjoying those drinks, you’ll gaze at the giant holiday tree in the historic Walnut Room and discover forgotten stories and make new memories.

On this special holiday walking tour, you'll see some classic holiday sights and get the off-the-beaten path stories of Christmas' past over a couple drinks.