Chicago's Christkindlmarket will kick off the holiday celebrations in the city Friday.
The popular market opens at 11 a.m. Friday and will continue through Christmas Eve.
The event's Naperville location opens Nov. 23.
Things might look a bit different for those who set out to scoop up a one of the market's iconic boot mugs.
This year’s mugs are designed like a traditional German gingerbread heart, the celebration’s organizers said. Those looking to purchase the mugs can purchase them in a three-pack, as Naperville, Chicago, and Milwaukee are all represented in the set.
Here is a look at the mug:
For the last three holiday seasons, Christkindlmarket organizers have stayed away from the iconic boot design that mugs in previous years had. The mugs can be filled with gulhwein or hot chocolate at the festival.
The last time a boot mug was given out was in 2015.