4. Luminaries at Brookfield Place

Luminaries light canopy at Brookfield PLacePhoto courtesy Brookfield Place

This holiday season, you can make a wish inside the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place and a canopy of lanterns will change color. Brookfield Place is donating $1 for every wish that’s made, up to $25,000, to the non-profit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. An annual tradition, the Luminaries light installation is designed by LAB at Rockwell Group.

Brookfield Place has really taken shape over the last few years, and you can also take in ice skating outside along the harbor, musical performances like The Nutcracker on December 6, 7, 8 and a plethora of food options at the various food halls.