As much as I hate seeing the sun go down at 4:30pm during the winter, Christmas lights somehow make it a little more bearable. If you are in the Chicagoland area (and it's not frigid like today), be sure to take some time to see ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo. It's free, it's beautiful, and it provides a perfect melding of Christmastime and animals. I'm going this week sometime. Hope to see you there!