Lights at Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

There are several places to go in or near St. Louis to see lights around the holidays. One of the first was at Anheuser-Busch holiday light display at their St. Louis Brewery located at 1200 Lynch Street. It's free and open from Late November to early January (ending on January 4th). It's the 29th year [...]

Chinese New Year with Red Moon at Navy Pier

Instead of going to a parade in Chinatown or off of Argyle, this year I went to Navy Pier. Navy Pier partnered with Red Moon and the Cubs to put on the event. Red Moon is a theater troupe in the city. They utilized the room at the end of the pier. For the year [...]

CTA holiday train

Every year the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) puts together a holiday train. These trains are  elusive since they usually only run maybe once or twice between set times per line per day. The trains, depending on the time can get packed, especially if it's the time people are getting off work. This is usually between [...]

Midnight Circus at Franken Plaza for Chicagoween

This Halloween the city of Chicago's Daley Plaza was turned into Franken Plaza, a plaza for Halloween fun. There were different tents with little shops, selling sweets, masks and other random goods. They had dyed the fountain orange and had set up a photo booth that was really just a person taking your photo and [...]