Chicago is ready to flip the switch. You’ll hear oohs and aahs when streets, shopping centers and parks light up for the holidays — and you can be there when it happens. If you can’t make the kick-off ceremonies, don’t worry: these hotspots will stay brilliantly lit through the end of December. Click through our guide to the best and brightest.

MB Financial Park’s “FROZEMONT”

Keep your eyes open as you glide through the holiday light spectacular at Rosemont's entertainment hub. The "FROZEMONT" attraction includes an ice skating rink and Polar Peak Tubing Hill. The NHL-sized ice skating rink opens to the public for free ice-skating at 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 followed by skating appearances and photo opps with Santa, ice carving, and free horse-drawn sleigh rides throughout the evening. The Polar Peak Tubing Hill will open Dec. 11 and costs $3 per run.

Nov. 27
Tree lighting, 5:30 p.m.
MB Financial Park
5501 Park Place
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Where will you go to see holiday lights this year? Let us know in the Comments section!

— Lisa Snart & Kelly Aiglon