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Mid November Visit - Will there Be Christmas Decorations?

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Mid November Visit - Will there Be Christmas Decorations?

We are considering trip to Chicago in the range of November 12-16.

Will there be any "feel" of Christmas at that time? Will there be lights on Michigan Avenue? Will stores be decorated for Christmas?

I know it's crazy to want to experience this before Thanksgiving, but we can't make the trip any later than this week, and I've always wanted to experience Chicago at Christmastime.

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1. Re: Mid November Visit - Will there Be Christmas Decorations?

Macy's on State usually unveils it's Great Tree and windows the second weekend in November. The Michigan Ave lights fest is November 17 this year. The lights are turned-on during the parade from Oak Street to the Pioneer Court that begins around 6 PM.

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2. Re: Mid November Visit - Will there Be Christmas Decorations?

Unfortunately, yes. Christmas starts at Halloween these years. Whatever happened to Christmas starting after Thanksgiving? Macy's TGday parade signaled the start of the Christmas Season when Santa came in on the very last float.

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3. Re: Mid November Visit - Will there Be Christmas Decorations?

They start decorating Nov 1, stores already have Xmas things for sale

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4. Re: Mid November Visit - Will there Be Christmas Decorations?

Christmas will be in full bloom in mid-november. State Street and Michigan Avenue will be totally bright with Christmas Lights. With the economic problems, things have been toned down some, but not much. Still a beautiful and enjoyable experience.

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