Chicago – December 2022 – Winterland

Normally a trip up the Red Line to Addison Station means it is baseball season. But not today, with snow on the ground.

For the past few years the area around Wrigley Field has held a Christmas Market. This year they expanded it to include events on the field inside the stadium, calling the festival ‘Winterland’.

The concourses were decorated for the season.

But it was when you popped out of the tunnel onto the field that the real magic happens. We are standing (on plastic flooring) in left field of the best baseball stadium in the world (sorry Boston). Even though it is dormant in the winter, we are next to the famed ivy covered outfield walls.

The giant baseball in front of the equally famous bleachers was for taking selfies.

For enough money you can rent one of the luxury chalets in front of the out of town scoreboard.

There were a number of activities available to participate in.

It was surreal to watch a small kiddie train run around the infield.

A giant Cubby Bear watched over the scene.

A carousel was located outside the stadium in the Christmas Market area.

Least you forget it is still home of the Chicago Cubs!

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