An Instagrammer's Guide to Christmas in Chicago 2018

  • Go shopping with your girlfriends at Macy\'s on State Street and take a photo of the beautiful holiday decorations at Macy\'s

  • Pose in your favorite holiday outfit at one of the gorgeous Christmas trees throughout the city (at the old Water Tower, Millennium Park, Wrigley Building, Waldorf Astoria)

  • Snap a photo by the tree during your holiday lunch at the Walnut Room

  • Take photos as you ride the CTA holiday train 

  • There\'s plenty of pretty holiday photos to take at Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

  • Take a group photo at The Music Box Theatre sign before you go see It\'s a Wonderful Life

  • Visit and snap photos of some of the best decorated hotels in the city (The Drake, The Peninsula, The Langham, The Palmer House Hilton)

  • Photos of you and your friends while ice skating at Millennium Park, The Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park, or The Park at Wrigley

  • Shop holiday ornaments from your favorite local Chicago boutique or holiday market

  • Take a photo your mulled wine souvenir mug at the Christkindlmarket

  • Enjoy drinks, take some group photos, and see crazy Christmas decor at Butch McGuire\'s

  • Snap a festive photo of your holiday Santa cocktail at Lost Lake in Logan Square

  • Take a photo of your fancy hot chocolate with so many delicious toppings from the hot chocolate bar at the Park Hyatt

  • Have a sweet treat with holiday cupcakes from Magnolia\'s Bakery. They also make a cute pic!

  • Take photos of your beautiful holiday afternoon tea. Here\'s a list of holiday afternoon tea spots

  • Take a photo while enjoying a chocolate martini from the Signature Lounge at the Hancock. The view of the whole city and all the holiday lights is stunning!

  • Share a hotter chocolate at Bombobar with a friend, you will want to Instagram this dessert for sure!

  • Have fun with your friends while your sip on mulled wine and play on curling rink at Upstairs at the Gwen. Perfect for photo ops

  • Sip wine with the girls at RH in the Gold Coast and lounge around in their holiday decor rooms

  • Snap your way around the best holiday spots in Chicago with a free holiday walking tour

  • How to Celebrate Christmastime in Chicago, 2018. Download the FREE holiday eBook

This checklist was created by ggc

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