Surviving Winter Time in the Chicago Suburbs

Dec 23, 2019

Winter is here and it’s time to bundle up. We know inChicago it can get super chilly with its high winds and intense snowy winters. For a lot of us, we just want to stay indoors and get warm. That’s why we’re breaking down our top things to do in winter from reading to making a cozy meal. Don’t worry though, we want you to have fun outside as well. Check out our how to survive winter todo list.

Outdoor Activities

McCormick Ice Rink

Get your coat and go ice skating at one of the best ice rinks in Chicago. Through March 8, you can rent a pair of skates and go ice skating with your family. If you’ve never skated before you can show up an hour before the rink opens and take a FREE class! It’s a great way to get some exercise in for the winter.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

This is a must-see trip for the entire family. See the zoo come to life at night with Christmas lights. Grab yourself some mulled wine and take in the holiday spirit with this Chicago tradition. They have a ton of activities and events there. You might even be able to see Santa.

Books to Read Indoors

Love Lettering

Settle down with your favorite wine or hot tea and read the love story of Meg Mackworth. This warm and witty romance novel will be so enticing you won’t be able to put it down!

This is Happiness

Slow down and immerse yourself in a story about an Irish parish. Explore the traditions, paradoxes, kindness, and triumphs of a small Irish community.

Must – Watch Series of the Season

The Witcher

Are you done with Game of Thrones and need another fantasy fix? Watch this show based on a popular book series. Starring Henry Cavill, dive into the story of monsters, magic, and more.

The Crown

Watch this award-winning series alongside a cup of tea and cookies this winter. Dive into the dramatization of the romances and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth II in this political drama.

Much Needed Comfort Food on Chilly Days

Prosciutto Apple and Sage Butter Chicken

A perfect weeknight dinner for the family and only takes 30 minutes. Served with a cider pan sauce, this chicken will keep you warm and full.

Italian Wedding Soup

A bowl of classic Italian wedding soup is great for a weekend lunch that can warm you up. This soup will have you going back for seconds. Pair with some cheesy garlic bread and your family will ask for it to be made again next week.

Have you done any of these things this winter yet? We’re definitely checking off these items on our winter todo list. Remember to stay safe and warm!