The Chriskindlmarket in Chicago is everything good about the holidays. There are twinkling lights, a giant tree, mulled wine, hot chocolate, awesome German goodies like pretzels, and a sweet castle chock full of every sweet thing you can imagine. There are vendors from all over the globe selling their wares -- from hand-blown glass ornaments to wooden toys. It takes me back to high school in Germany when the holidays would come to life in each village square in the form of a market that my family could enjoy together.
That Chicago has a Christkindlmarket makes it that much more of an awesome city to be back in...there is nothing more magical to me than a city during the holidays!
I'll be posting more holiday pics later...have a great week!