Now that we're already into mid-December, lights and decorations are a regular sight in the city.
If you like to admire decorations rather than put up your own, The Best Christmas Decorations in Chicagoland is the book for you. Not only do you get to see the best lights, you don't even have to go out in the cold to do it! Of course if you'd like to see some bright lights in person, you can pick out sections of the city or even exact addresses to visit.
Another favorite part of the holiday for many is making new crafts to either give as gifts or decorate one's home. If you're really into crafting and have a lot of time on your hands, you can make over 45 felt decorations from Fa La La La Felt! The decorations were created by a variety of designers and include everything from indie to mainstream crafts.
Everybody knows the queen of crafting Martha Stewart. While her designs are insane to some and inspiring to others, she is never wont for ideas. Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts includes year-round crafts, so once you're done with the December crafts, you can move right into the New Year!