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Daley Bicentennial Plaza

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Daley Bicentennial Plaza

53 Reviews
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TriciaJR wrote a review Dec 2019
Michigan61 contributions20 helpful votes
Our Christmas visit to Chicago was to experience the Christkindlmarket. What a HUGE disappointment. Hugely over-priced tat, many stalls having the same merchandise. Very busy, jostling with many others, and for what??? We also visited the smaller one at Wrigley Field, which was very much the same. I would highly recommend you give this a miss; certainly do NOT make this your main reason to visit Chicago. Hyped up and over-rated AND much smaller than expected.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Irina wrote a review Dec 2019
Illinois5,579 contributions7,960 helpful votes
... It's like a holiday tradition for many - to shop at Daley Plaza before Christmas. And Christkindlmarket there is usually packed with shoppers, as was the case past Saturday. It was cold. Over the years, I've visited the place several times (and also in a warm weather!), and even if I am not particularly keen on holiday shopping frenzy, I enjoyed the festive mood of the plaza, packed with thousands of folks celebrating different holidays. Dozens of kiosks were selling delicious food and glitzy holiday decorations, and dense, happy crowds, friends and families, local public and visitors - all looked good on pictures!...
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Date of experience: December 2019
8 Helpful votes
kreskyhr wrote a review Dec 2019
Hannibal, Missouri155 contributions66 helpful votes
Way, way, way too crowded. Crowded to the point where you can't even see what is in the shops. Lines everywhere. Things that we were able to see were WAY overpriced. Food looked ok, but again, overpriced with long lines so we didn't bother. The good news is there were bathroom facilities. They were porta-potties and smelled like death, but it was better than nothing. I will not bother to go back. Unfortunate.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Lori T wrote a review Nov 2019
Dawsonville, Georgia2,317 contributions226 helpful votes
All year long, the Daley Plaza is a great place to watch people and get fresh air. In November, we visited the Christkindlmarket which fills the plaza with vendors selling holiday food and crafts. Given that it was opening weekend and probably some of the best weather the market will have all season, it was expectedly crowded, but the air was buzzing with holiday cheer. From German potato pancakes with salmon and herbed sour cream to savory Samosa pies from India, our group found plenty to eat, and We enjoyed it all. We even brought home a hand carved dragon to remind us of our visit to the Christmas market in Chicago.
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Martin S wrote a review Jul 2019
Cranford, New Jersey1,416 contributions6,316 helpful votes
Daley Bicentennial Plaza is a large open space in the downtown area of Chicago, known for its beautiful fountain, the Picasso Statue and the place where the Chriskindlemarket is held In December. Its also a place to hang out or gather ( over the lunch hour on workdays or whenever). I have enjoyed hanging out here as a resident of the city ( great people watching and just enjoying the nice weather). If you are a tourist, give it a try by planting yourself for awhile and just observing the city happen.
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Date of experience: June 2019
17 Helpful votes