First came the cold, and then the lighting of Michigan Avenue. Now with Thanksgiving all over, it’s time to welcome the next harbinger of Christmas cheer, the Christkindlmarket. The “Traditional German American Holiday Market” has set up shop at the Daley Plaza, and plans to be open from now until December 24. You can find all kinds of crafts and the like, but we’re really just interested in the food. Between various griddled meats, hot potato pancakes, and chocolate covered bananas, it’s nice to have a festive option for a Loop lunch. Check out a full slide show by clicking on the picture.