Every year during the holiday season, downtown Chicago transforms into a place filled with bright lights, festive events and Frango mints. Families, shoppers and even scrooges come together to ogle the old Marshall Field's Christmas windows on State Street, go ice skating in Millennium Park, listen to carolers at Cloud Gate, drink Glühwein at Daley Plaza and check out the lights along the Magnificent Mile. Chicagoans and suburbanites alike have been enjoying the downtown holiday season for decades, and this likely won't be changing anytime soon. Blogger and nostalgia buff and John Chuckman regularly scours various online archives to find some of the most endearing images of Chicago, including some great vintage photos of the Windy City during the holiday season. And though downtown Chicago has changed over the decades, it's hard to mistake these images as being in any other city.
·Chuckman's Photos on Wordpress: Chicago Nostalgia and Memorabilia [Wordpress]
·See 110 Years of New York Stores Celebrating the Holidays [Curbed NY]
·Yay! The CTA's Holiday Themed Bus and Train Have Arrived [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous holiday 2014 coverage [Curbed Chicago]