|This is what I was expecting!|
From wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christkindlmarket,_Chicago
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest first held Chicago's Christkindlmarket on Pioneer Court in 1996. Christkindlmarket was inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany. In 1997, Mayor Daley requested that the festival be moved to Daley Plaza. That year the market attracted more than 750,000 visitors. By 1999, the Christkindlmarket had become part of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. In recent years, Chicago's Christkindlmarket has become the largest Christmas market in the United States, hosting well over 1 million visitors annually.Here's what we saw - the manger, the 50 foot tree, closed shops and pigeons.
Check this out- Pigeons around an open fire!
|A nice little warming area at the entrance of the Market|
See here for Part 3 of 8 of the trip.
Part 5 here