Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Call (800) 454-5768

Open Saturday October 10!
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Spend Christmas in Chicago

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:





Price Range

$1000 - $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #21261RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Join us for a special opportunity to experience the warm holiday cheer and long-time Christmas traditions of Chicago. Your senses will come alive at the sights, sounds and tastes of the season. Walk past the majestic lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago, draped for the holidays in their traditional wreaths, then head inside to experience the Thorne Miniature Rooms decked out for the holidays. Enjoy and sing along with your favorite Christmas music as performed by our own private troupe of carolers. From a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride amid the twinkling lights of the Magnificent Mile to the annual Poinsettia show and train exposition at Lincoln Park Conservatory, see why one of our nation’s grandest cities is at her best during Christmas.


• Enjoy a holiday performance by professional carolers and sing along with your favorite holiday melodies. On Christmas Eve, enjoy a festive holiday dinner on Chicago's famed Gold Coast.
• Explore Chicago’s great cultural treasures: the Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry, Millennium Park and many more.
• Learn about Chicago’s fascinating history from outstanding instructors and at the Chicago History Museum.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain; some stairs.

Coordinated by Jewish Community Center Chicago.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Performances


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2015
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768