Visiting downtown Chicago during the holidays has always been a cherished family tradition for many. The iconic ice skating rinks, the bustling Christkindlmarket, and the timeless charm of the Windy City create a magical atmosphere. However, this year, a wave of innovation is sweeping through Chicago's holiday festivities, introducing novel experiences that promise to redefine the city's festive spirit. As we dive into the heart of the "experience economy," these immersive activities are taking over former retail spaces on some of the city's most iconic streets. Here are several new and exciting experiences that are set to make this holiday season and beyond truly memorable.