Seasonal Affective Disorder Got You Down?

Bring on the holiday lights!

Ever since the time change, you haven't been the same. You've given up your early morning run because you can't see a foot in front of you when you walk out the front door. You start weeping uncontrollably when you leave work in the dark.  Sound familiar?  Perhaps you have a touch of SAD, or seasonal affective disorder.

Aside from ordering one of those fancy little lamps for a some much needed light therapy, might we suggest that you inject your life with as much twinkling light as possible?  Chicago Park District to the rescue.

Sixteen parks throughout the city, from the far north side to the far south side, will be decorating their fountains and field houses with icicle lights from Nov. 28 through Feb. 14 – long enough to get us through this dark winter season of short days.  Here is a  list of the parks where you can find some holiday cheer for free:

•Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.
•Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd.
Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.
•Hale Park, 6258 W. 62nd St.
•Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.
•Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave.
•Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave.
•Mann Park, 13000 S. Carondolet Ave.
•Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.
•Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
•Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr.
•Seward Park, 375 W. Elm St.
•South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.
•Tuley Park, 501 E. 91st Place
•Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
•Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

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