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‘Tis the season for shopping in Chicago Northwest!

Woodfield Village Green Photo courtesy of DDR Corp

Woodfield Village Green
Photo courtesy of DDR Corp

Take to the streets and aisles for festive holiday shopping in Chicago Northwest! Great deals and discounts can be found at Woodfield Village Green with Bloomingdale’s – the Outlet Store, Nordstrom Rack, and Five Below to name a few. Hop on the Woodfield Trolley to get on over to Woodfield Mall.  Woodfield Mall is your saving grace for that hard-to-buy-for person with nearly 300 stores, you will inevitably find the perfect gift! BONUS – Santa is ready for your visit to the Ice Palace!

Ice Palace with Santa at Woodfield Mall

Ice Palace with Santa at Woodfield Mall

Plan ahead tip: Make an appointment to see Santa so you don’t have to wait in the long line! (Kinda like the Fast Pass in Disney World!)  Yes, there is a $10 non-refundable fee.  However, if you were planning on purchasing photos anyway, your $10 fee is going straight to the purchase of your photo package!

Not worried about the long line? Check out Santa’s schedule here! It’s always free to see Santa!

Woodfield Trolley

Woodfield Trolley

One last stop in Schaumburg will take you over to Streets of Woodfield.  Don’t forget to take the Woodfield Trolley – it’s FREE – and runs from now until January 3! Cover the sports fantatics with a gift from Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Olive Oil Place has uniquely delicious vinegars and olive oils to try for the cook in your life.

Have we mentioned we are a great shopping destination? There’s still more!

Downtown Arlington Heights

Downtown Arlington Heights

A trip to Downtown Arlington Heights is a must for everyone with boutique shops and plenty of places to eat! We’ve got the runners set with Runner’s High ‘n Tri. Do you have a theater lover on your list? Why not stop by Metropolis Performing Arts Centre for a gift certificate and head over to one of the many restaurants for a gift certificate to pair with the theater! Tired of shopping? There’s always time for a bite to eat at one of the many locally owned restaurants.

Christmas on the Go

Christmas Red from Lynfred Winery

Still can’t find a present for your hard-to-buy-for person? May we suggest a quick trip over to Lynfred Winery! Pick up a gift certificate or sample some of their ever popular Christmas Red or Christmas White.  It’s sure to satisfy!

Phew!! We are certainly hungry telling you about all the amazing shopping we have in Chicago Northwest. We also have an incredible number of restaurants in the Chicago Northwest area and definitely can’t name them all! We invite you to our dining page where you can pick and choose during your stay. Speaking of stay, there’s so much shopping to do in Chicago Northwest we suggest you stay the weekend and check all the gifts off on your list!

Make Chicago Northwest your new holiday tradition with one of our hotel packages!

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