Chicago is one of the best places to spend the holidays!
Condé Nast Traveler released a list detailing 32 cities across the world that "come alive during the holidays," naming Chicago as one of the best places to spend Christmas.
The magazine lauded the city for its bundle of seasonal celebrations, paying particular attention to the Christkindlmarket. The holiday attraction features traditional German and European live music, along with festive shopping, food and drinks.
With three locations -- Wrigleyville, Chicago and Aurora -- the Christkindlmarket is known to turn heads, recently garnering recognition as the third best Christmas market in the world.
The city also hosts a dazzling light show that will "get you in the spirit" for the holiday, the magazine said, referring to ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Four other U.S. cities joined Chicago on the list:
- Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Kennebunkport, Maine
- Leavenworth, Washington
- New York City