This weekend we took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather (~50 degrees F) and cycled along the lakefront to the Christkindlmarket downtown.
I love being able to take off my helmet when I get on the Lakefront Trail with Oma. The wind in my hair feels so good.
Chicago’s Christkindlmarket claims to be the only authentic Christkindlmarket outside of Europe. I’m not sure about the “only” claim, but it looks “authentic,” based on pictures of a Christkindlmarket in Salzburg via Academichic.
We spent most of the time standing in line for potato pancakes, cheese fritters, hot chocolate and Bavarian gingerbread – yum! We’ll have to go back sometime for mulled wine in a ceramic boot.
And elsewhere in the city…
I love the holiday season. :)