This Christmas two of my friends and I decided that instead of exchanging gifts we would all do something fun together.
Monday morning we were all seated on the 7:13 A.M. train, destination State Street in downtown Chicago for an early lunch at the Walnut Room in Macy's department store, and a stroll through the German Christmas market in Daley plaza.
First stop Macy's window display:
|The window theme,|
"The Magic of Christmas"
|Inside Santa's magical house.|
|Romper Room, featuring Kukla and Fran.|
|Uncle Mistletoe, sitting on the white box, |
appeared in a Christmas window in 1946.
In the front is Freddy Fieldmouse a mascot when the
store was owned by Marshall Field and Company.
|"Since 1897, State Streets great clock has announced |
Christmas time with every tick-tock."
|The great clock is still an icon today.|
|The Walnut Room at Christmas, eating Mrs. Hering's|
famous potpie, a Christmas tradition.
Inside of Macy's Christmas decorations floated
in the air, or so it seemed.