Union Station at Christmas

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Over the holidays, my husband and I visited Chicago for the Christkindlmarket and holiday shopping. Since we love using public transportation, we decided to take the train into Union Station.

Union Station is a unique part of Chicago’s history. From the outside it doesn’t really look like anything special, but the interior is a different story. The Great Hall is a magnificent piece of architecture. Completed in 1925, the hall boasts a five story glass atrium ceiling, rich marble floors, and towering stone columns. This space is used for anything from train traffic overflow to weddings.

During the holidays, the staff likes to go all out decorating the place. With Christmas trees, Santa’s bag of gifts, and even a life-sized Polar Express, the halls look very festive 🙂 Sadly, I was unable to get a photo with the Polar Express (though it was beautiful!), but I did get some other pictures of all the decor 🙂

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No matter what holidays you do or don’t celebrate, have a wonderful winter season and a Happy New Year!

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