6 Wonderful Ways to Spend Your Winter Break


By: Christian Carreto, Sullivan Freshman

School is out for the winter for Rogers Park students, and I’m sure we are all looking forward to some much-needed time off by spending time with friends and family or spending some time relaxing.

Have you thought about what you’re going to be doing during your break?

There are many ways to enjoy the city this season. Here are a few ways to make the most of your winter break. It’s time to get out and enjoy!

1. Lincoln Park ZooLights

Go out to Lincoln Park Zoo and enjoy the lights! While most of the animals will be keeping warm inside, visitors are all allowed to wander throughout the park and take pictures of the zoo’s displays. Like every year, a $5 admission fee will be charged for you to enter. The light show runs from 4-10 p.m. until January 2nd.

2. Millennium Park Christmas Tree

Every year, Millennium Park puts up a Christmas tree that remains on display until January 9th. The large tree is decorated with Christmas lights and topped off with an illuminated star. You can check out the festive tree located at Millennium Park.

3. Ice Skating in Millennium Park

Head to the ice rink! Admission to the rink is free, but online reservations are required. Due to ice rink capacity, a limited number of skaters are permitted. This rink is open through March 6 , 2022. Click this link for reservations: RMSC / Millennium Park Ice Skating (showare.com)

4. Go Christmas Shopping!

Go to Target on Sheridan, Walmart on Touhy or anywhere where you can buy goodies for this holiday season. Who doesn’t love feeling the Christmas vibe while wrapping presents and listening to Christmas music. Buy yourself something while you are at it!

5.Watch Spider-Man No Way Home

Are you a Marvel fan? With this upcoming break you can watch “Spider-Man No Way Home.” It is the sequel to “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The movie is going to release December 17th, so grab a friend or anyone and go to the nearest theater and make sure to grab an amazing, tasty blue raspberry Slushies. The neighborhood movie theater, The New 400 Theaters, is going to premiere the movie too!

6. Ice Skating in Warren Park

Ice skating at the local skating rink in Warren Park is also another place where you can go free of charge, unless you need to rent skates. Online reservations are also required. The entrance to the parking lot is off of Western. Keep in mind that temperatures are warm and the rink might be closed. Click this link to make reservations: Warren Park Ice Rink | Chicago Park District.


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