The holiday season brings many things: Christmas trees, snow, winter activities and lots of family time. But what about all those sweets, treats and holiday drinks that make an appearance during these holiday festivities? This week, we asked our followers to share the holiday snacks and treats they were most excited about. Check out a few of our favorite captures below and be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured!
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We kicked off our Instagram challenge with this Chicago classic, Garrett’s Popcorn shop! Photo by: @happydays669
Prost, or cheers, from the Christkindlmarket! Make sure to try their hot chocolate, hot cider or mulled wine, just like @christyspur_10 did!
Did you know that Margie’s Candies has been in Chicago since 1921? Awesome snowy shot captured by @chippercentral of this sweet shop.
If you enjoy doughnuts and eggnog, you’re sure to love this festive doughnut at @pandadoughnutcu in Champaign!
Along with some beautiful latte art, @elainescoffeecall on Clark St serves up some seasonal sips! Make sure to try their rosemary gingerbread latte.
Yum… Pecan Pie! What a great picture of Frank’s Karma Café’s pie photographed by @wauconda.il.
As Homer Simpson says, “Mmm, donuts!” Great night shot captured by @dbromo.
What a unique take on “sweet and salty.” We are dying to try this popcorn ice cream cone in Morton at the Great American Popcorn Company! Photo by: @lindsay_allece
When you combine brown butter, sweet potato, pistachios and cranberries, you get this decadent dessert from Dusek’s in Pilsen! Great shot, @alexandergouletas.
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