Let me start by saying “I LOVE CHICAGO”! I really do. I’ve always been one to go on and on, about the cultural advantages of living in this great city. But each winter season, my loyalty is greatly challenged by the painfully blustery temperatures. I grew up listening to my Dad complain about the weather every single winter, and I had to wonder if I would end up moving like he did. In some ways, I found myself following in his footsteps. I didn’t want to go anywhere, or do anything until it started warming up and then I’d be in love with Chicago again. I didn’t even want to dress cute until I could wear a tank top!
Well that has all changed. Winter is becoming my favorite season and it’s all because of the City of Chicago’s Top 10 Winter Delights, programming. The Winter Delights programs , commence from January 2 nd through February 28 th and include a plethora of interactive and interesting activities in 10 cultural categories.
I am certainly a fan of performances and exhibits. But the majority of my time will be spent at the Stitching Salon located at the Chicago Tourism Center (72 East Randolph Street), for knitting and craft workshops, demonstrations and family activities. The cozy, creative and inspiring atmosphere is the perfect place to learn a new craft, practice existing skills, or to just retreat to a different environment. Now, that you know where the fun is, come out to experience Chicago in a new way and shake the winter blues. See you there!
*This blog was written by Erika Simmons, but reflects the views of Monika Simmons also:-)