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Dec 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Saturday
On this special holiday walking tour, we'll see some classic holiday sights, and get the off-the-beaten path stories of Christmas' past over a couple drinks.
Start on : December 2, 2017 2:00 PM Saturday
End on : December 12, 2017 12:00 AM Tuesday
On "A Holiday Tour of Drinks, Daleys and Dead Guys," we’ll see some classic Chicago holiday traditions and hear off-the-beaten path stories. You'll hear inside stories on our mostly indoor holiday walking tour in downtown Chicago! Hear about how Mayor Richard J. Daley saved the Christmas Parade, and then how his son, Richard M., created quite a debacle. Your guide will share the surprising story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s birth in Chicago. We’ll also have an overview of the development of consumerism for Christmas. This is not your typical holiday lights tour of Chicago!
Our holiday tour include classic experiences, too. We’ll go into the former Marshall Field’s Department Store, where Chicago holiday traditions have a rich and long history and you’ll have your choice of a beer from the local Revolution Brewery or a glass of wine. We'll gaze at the giant holiday tree in the historic Walnut Room and also at the holiday- and not-so-holiday-lights on State Street, while considering the nostalgia of old Chicago. We end across the street from the Christkindlmarket, our annual traditional holiday market, where you can choose to explore on your own after the tour and perhaps get a steaming serving of German mulled wine!
Select dates and times in December, see our website for availability.