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Thursday 6 August 2020
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My Chicago: What is something you really enjoy about winter in the city?

The question: What is something you really enjoy about winter in the city?

“Ice skating in Millennium Park. The buildings and the lights on Michigan Avenue, sipping hot chocolate, the holiday music — it’s beautiful and just like being in a winter wonderland.”

— TIM ANDERSON | CONCIERGE AT THE DANA HOTEL AND SPA

 

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“Blackhawks hockey, both going to games and just watching on TV while I’m working because it’s so exciting. Especially with winning the Stanley Cup last year.”

— CONOR MCDOWELL | TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S

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“I’d say the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at Timothy O’Toole’s during Saturday and Sunday football games. It’s pretty hard to beat.”

— CHRIS MCDONALD | TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S

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“Walking down Michigan Avenue, Christmas shopping and just looking at all the decorations. It just really puts you in a holiday mood.”

— EVE | THE DANA HOTEL AND SPA

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“Getting hot chocolate from the Hershey store is a big treat during the wintertime. Then walking down Michigan Avenue looking at the Festival of Lights decorations and the people.”

— SUZANNE MA | SENECA HOTEL

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“One of my favorite things is sipping on glögg at Simon’s Tavern in Andersonville. I’ve tried other places that serve glögg, but Simon’s atmosphere and quality of this seasonal drink outrank the rest.”

— MARCO ORDONEZ | CONCIERGE AT THE JAMES

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“Window shopping, especially around Macy’s on State Street. And the ice skating in Millennium Park. People always have a great time with that.”

— ROMEO GARCIA | CONCIERGE AT THE DANA HOTEL AND SPA

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“The Lincoln Square and Andersonville neighborhoods really draw me in. They have unique shops for Christmas gifts and January bargains, and great restaurants and taverns to sip on a glogg or warm up by a fireplace.”

— DIANE SHUGART | CONCIERGE AT THE WESTIN RIVER NORTH