Rina Jeong '24, staff writer

The year’s finale finally came, and students are looking forward to the best season: Christmas and Christmas break. There are already countless sparkly Christmas decorations around our neighborhood: giant Christmas trees with cute ornaments, wreaths on the front doors, and vivid, colorful Christmas lights. To lighten up the festive mood for this holiday, you have many options for Christmas events that you can choose from. First of all, the main character of Christmas is the uncontrovertibly Christmas tree. The “City of Chicago Christmas Tree” is a giant Christmas tree lighting ceremony. It began and will continue until January 9, 2023, in Millennium Park, near Michigan Ave. and Washington Street. This ceremony is highly recommended if you want to see the giant tree with countless Christmas lights and beautiful ornaments. If you love shopping and are a foodie, you should not miss “The Christkindlemarket.” It is an admission-free outdoor market full of festive music, delicious market foods with amazing smells you cannot pass through, and a cozy, friendly atmosphere. The market is held in Aurora, Chicago, and Wrigleyville, Illinois, until Christmas eve, which will be December 24. You must check out Live Holiday Music at Time Out Market Chicago if your soundtracks are full of Christmas music. They perform numerous classic Christmas songs, from lively jazz to multi-genre bands, throughout December, putting you in a holly, jolly mood. There are more fun, festive Christmas events except these, and it would be great to enjoy those events with your family, friends, and loved ones.