Your Guide to River North During the Holiday Season

December 9, 2020 | By Lauren Bozarth
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With multiple holidays coming up, River North is the place to be. With so many things to do and places to see, there’s nothing quite like River North during the holiday season.

The happening downtown Chicago neighborhood really gets in the spirit during the winter holidays. Strolling down the streets of River North makes this evident. 

Twinkling Christmas lights and other festive decorations line homes, buildings, and streets during this season. Even the “L’ train is elaborately decorated with lights, bows, and candy-cane stripes.

Bundle up and spend an evening taking all of the winter merriment in.  On your walk, be sure to grab a festive drink and snack. Consider grabbing a Mexican hot chocolate from XOCO or an Instagram-worthy treat from BomboBar.

After your stroll, head up to Joy District’s rooftop and experience the ultimate winter dining. Guests can reserve a private igloo- warm, cozy, and decked out in jolly decor. The menu is complete with holiday specials and winter cocktails.  Spend one of your Saturdays during the holiday season enjoying the restaurant’s bottomless mimosa brunches.

During the holidays, River North is also a perfect spot to get your retail therapy in or get ahead of your gift shopping. There are plenty of fabulous shops throughout the neighborhood, from trendy boutiques to popular brands. Don’t miss out on walking down the magical Magnificent Mile, especially during the holidays.

Not only is River North an excellent place for holiday festivities, but it’s also a phenomenal place to call home.

Check out some of our favorite luxury River North apartments:

  • Wolf Point East– 313 Wolf Point Plaza- Situated right on the Chicago River, these luxury apartments offer residents unprecedented views and world-class amenities. Building amenities include a business center/co-working space, full-floor fitness center, river gallery and lounge, outdoor pool and hot tub, golf simulator, dog run, club room, sky lounge, and more. Since the building sits on the River, residents can enjoy their own private river walk patio and access to restaurants and retail.
  • Eight O Five– 805 N LaSalle St- With fantastic amenities and smartly-designed apartments, this building is sure to impress. Property highlights include a 24-hour doorman, Wi-Fi in public areas, grills, cafe and resident lounge, library, yoga room, fitness center, billiards and shuffleboard, rooftop pool with sundeck and fire pit, outdoor dog run and bike storage. Residents are within blocks of some of River North’s best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
  • Marlowe– 169 W Huron St- This boutique apartment building offers jaw-dropping amenities. Residents can expect designer-inspired finishes, including herringbone-tiled flooring, kitchen backsplash, quartz countertops, premium flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. They can also enjoy an outdoor rooftop lap pool and firepits, community lounge with gaming tables and bar, outdoor kitchens with grill stations, and more.

Whether you have questions about one of these apartments or the apartment search process, connect with one of our experienced brokers today! In the meantime, be sure to experience the magic of River North during the holiday.

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