When: Nov. 27-Jan. 3 2010
Held in the Regenstein Center, this winter wonderland features twinkling lights, model trains, horticulture displays, and more. New miniature landmarks this year: the Union Stock Yard Gate, the Obamas' Chicago home, and Michelle Obama's childhood home. Bring your snowshoes or take advantage of the Esplanade, which becomes an ice rink (weather permitting).
Price: $10 ($8 for children ages 3-12), parking $20 per car (free for members).