Macy’s division retailer in Chicago could also be the place to go for your loved ones Christmas vacation vacation spot. It has it all- historical past, decorations, eating places, strolling, window shows with a narrative, Christmas tree, buying, and SANTA!
Notice: I used to be hosted in Chicago by Enjoy Illinois and obtained an incredible tour of the Macy’s Retailer as a part of this hosted keep. All opinions expressed listed below are totally my very own.
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I’m the primary to admit- I hate buying. I don’t have the persistence for it, amongst different issues, however I LOVE, love, love what Macy’s has to offer- an expertise, over and again and again.
Macy’s Window Shows
Begin your Macy’s journey by strolling across the outdoors of 111 North State Avenue and getting your fill of the whimsical dancing, festive and gorgeous window shows which can be created yearly.
Every show has so many intricate particulars about it that you would spend an hour simply taking a look at them. Except it’s too cold- then make it a quick stroll and head inside to defrost, however positively don’t miss out on no less than seeing them.
Macy’s 7 Flooring to Discover
It’s often too chilly in November and December to spend extreme quantities of time outdoors strolling the streets and exploring. So get your train by exploring the seven flooring at Macy’s- full with balconies and distinctive vistas over trying Chicago!
The Walnut Room
The Walnut Room homes the Christmas Tree and an distinctive restaurant. The historical past of the walnut room is so fascinating- began as a non-public lunch area for ladies, again within the days after they weren’t allowed to eat outdoors of the house… Now it homes a Christmas tree that has 2000 lights and 6000 ornaments on it- all whereas hanging from the ceiling!
For the Youngsters: There are fairy princesses strolling across the walnut room- able to grant you somewhat pixie mud magic! I can solely think about how fabulous enchanting that might really feel as a younger woman (AND boy- my toddler son would LOVE an expertise like this- hiya bucket checklist!)
For the Adults: I’ve heard nice issues about their afternoon teas! I didn’t have a chance to do it this trip- but it surely’s formally on my bucket checklist!
Macy’s Santaland and Santa
I could have simply gone and tried to go to the @Macys Santa! Line was too lengthy for my impatient mom-self (on my own!) however the stroll in was sufficient to appease me! #enjoyillinois #hosted @enjoyillinois pic.twitter.com/lUP91exZeG
— Greta PicklesTravel (@PicklesTravel) November 16, 2018
Okay, so going to go to Santa with out your toddler is extra coronary heart breaking than it’s enjoyable, so I didn’t truly make all of it the way in which in to see his glittering smile. I did, nonetheless, stroll the spectacular path to his cozy abode- and that alone was effectively value my time! Cheerful Christmas music with one thing to take a look at from each angle- even up! It’s the proper spot to attend out a really particular go to.
Have brunch with Santa (Say what?!) or meet him at Santaland on the fifth flooring. He’s in the home each day till December 24th.
Okay, so it is probably not a particular vacation function, however it’s past cool and must be talked about (no less than one million instances, since that’s about what number of items of glass are put in on this ceiling!)
It’s all the pieces that Tiffany and Co. represents- breathtaking. Insider trick- in the event you head as much as the ladies’s lingerie part of Macy’s you may rise up shut and private (or as shut because the picture above anyway) with this beautiful domed ceiling!
Did I point out the seven flooring of balconies? Properly think about with the ability to look out at these three floating presents (hung from 14 flooring of peak) from all of the completely different angles! It’s an unbelievable web site to behold- and a VERY enjoyable journey looking for your means across the retailer to the balconies overlooking them.
(Don’t imagine me on the coolness of the assorted views? Swipe via the pictures from my instagram put up above and see for yourselves!)
Location: at 111 North State Avenue within the coronary heart of Chicago- extremely walkable or take the “L”.
Hours: 9 to 10 on daily basis (Sunday till 9 pm) however the window shows are all the time there!
I used to be hosted in Chicago by Enjoy Illinois and obtained an incredible tour of the Macy’s Retailer as a part of this hosted stay- full with particulars on it’s historical past as Marshall Fields and the lovely constructing during which it resides. All opinions expressed listed below are totally my very own.