Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Things to Do with Your Dogs in Chicago: Marshall Fields (Macy's) Holiday Windows

Talking to any Chicagoan, one nostalgic holiday tradition everyone remembers is going to see the Marshall Fields's holiday windows.
Marshall Fields was a local department store pioneer who created the holiday window displays that began in Chicago over a century ago. He created theatre sets within each of the seven large windows spanning State Street. Each window tells part of a story. In the past they have had themes including Pinocchio and Harry Potter. This year was 'The Magic of Christmas'. Though a lot of people have been disappointed when Macy's bought out independent Marshall Fields they have not done the windows justice.
Despite the local controversy, with the dreary, cold weather, it's fun to have an outdoor, dog-accessible activity we can all enjoy:
Mr.B actually spent time looking in windows. I love how he looks with his little friend.
And Miss M....was Miss M.
With the colder weather, what are some activities you're still able to do outside with your pups?

Also:
Taking your pup on an art walk!
The warm activity that gives Miss M 'Crazy Eyes'
Fall

7 comments:

Pocket Pittie in the City said...

I used to go to the windows every year with my family!!!! They're so awesome. The first picture here looks like Miss M's best maniacal pooch look. She seems to be plotting...

Two French Bulldogs said...

You guys are so funny with all those layers on, BOL
Benny & Lily

dw said...

How fun that you took the pups to the Marshall Field's windows (yes, to a Chicagoan it will always be Marshall Fields). I've been getting out every day for walks with my little pup, Riley. We also get out onto the balcony every day - partly for first and last potty of the day (easy to do with a smaller dog) and also Riley loves to watch the world go by - since we live on a busy street she can watch people and pups walk by and the traffic as well. I love how dressed up the pups are in your pics. Riley has a coat but hates it!

Debra@Peaceabull said...

Oh, the nostalgia! I used to work at Carson Pirie Scott on State and loved being downtown during the holidays. I was bitterly disappointed when Field's was sold, but I guess everyhting has an end.

My Two Pitties said...

I bet the dogs get more attention than the windows! I love their big furball hats:)

Lagomorphmom said...

Love the coats, A. Where did you find them?

Lovin' the nostalgia, too!
Kerin

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