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3 Places to Go This Season to Really Ramp Up Your Holiday Festivities


There’s plenty to do in Chambana this winter. Whether you’re sticking around during the holidays or just filling your days with a little fun between out-of-town travels, you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re not sure where to celebrate the holidays in Champaign-Urbana, keep reading, we’ve got you!

Ice Skating at University of Illinois

What’s more wintery than ice skating? Nothing! So bundle up, grab a date or friend, and hit up the University of Illinois Ice Arena this winter in Champaign. Just pull up the ice arena calendar to see what days are open for public skating, and then show up, rent some skates, and get out on the ice! Oh, and don’t forget to grab a hot coffee or cocoa from the Center Ice Café to round out the experience.

Hot Chocolate Trail

Speaking of hot cocoa, it’s hands-down the best way to warm up on a cool day. But let’s take things up a notch – instead of heading to one cafe or coffee shop and getting just a single cup, try hitting up the Hot Chocolate Trail in Champaign-Urbana. Yes, it’s actually a thing! Here’s your route. This is the perfect chance to take your TikTok followers on a journey through all the chocolaty goodness, with you as their guide.

Lights From the Luxury Rooftop Lounge

We all know living at HERE Champaign has its perks – did someone say golf simulator? But did you know that during the holidays, you’ll get a killer view of downtown Champaign and the surrounding area’s holiday decor? From lit-up neighborhoods to twinkling city lights, you won’t want to miss the amazing views from our rooftop lounge.

We Stan You, Champaign

All year-round, Campustown is where it’s at for a seriously trendy, yet approachable lifestyle. When it’s time to find other things to do in Chambana, be sure to check out the HERE Champaign blog.


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