Holiday Offers

Every holiday season, businesses in The Magnificent Mile district spread holiday cheer with incredible holiday offers.

See below for special offers and events throughout the 2013 season, including offers available the day of Lights Festival, November 23!


ACME Hotel Company: Chicago Hotel
15 E. Ohio Street, 312-894-0800

“I’ve Got Baggage” Shopping Package
The coolest shopping experience you’ll find is on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Stretching a whole mile (ergo, Mag MILE) of North Michigan Avenue, this is serious shopping! Treat yourself to a special day out or fun girlfriend’s getaway – Do it for yourself – or for all mankind – you DESERVE this! The package includes: starting rate of $159, overnight accomodations, one $50 “Give Style” gift card to The Shops at North Bridge, a complimentary Shopping & Dining Visitor Rewards Brochure for The Shops at North Bridge and two (2) bottles of water.

To reserve your stay, click here.

The Allerton Hotel
701 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-440-1500

November 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Winter Family Fun Package
The holiday season is the time to celebrate with your family. This package includes one night stay in a luxurious room with $20 food and beverage credit and overnight parking. Children under the age of eight eat for free with an accompanying adult at M Avenue restaurant. Kids will also enjoy a treat at check in.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Amalfi Chicago
20 W. Kinzie Street, 312-395-9000

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Holiday Shopping Package
Book a stay at the Amalfi Chicago with the Holiday Shopping Package, which includes: overnight stay in deluxe accommodations, exclusive coupons to shop along The Magnificent Mile and a welcome amenity of ginger spice cookies and milk.

To book your stay, click here.

Conrad Chicago
521 N. Rush Street, 312-645-1500

October 25, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Just Chillin’
Chill-out with a Chillcation and all the marshmallows your hot cocoa can handle! With the Just Chillin’ package, chill-in with these great perks: American breakfast for two (2) at The Terrace Restaurant, Two (2) ‘Chillcation’ cocktails at the Terrace Bar, 25% discount of F&B selection of two sleep amenities from the Sleep Menu and two (2) Chillcation mugs refillable with hot cocoa or coffee through the duration of your stay. Rates starting from $165.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
165 E. Ontario Street, 312-573-0800

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Shopping Package
Enjoy a special shopping package with the Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile. The package includes a deluxe guestroom, breakfast for two (2) guests in Viand Bar & Kitchen, high-speed internet access and a $50 Gift Card to The Shops at North Bridge!

To reserve your stay, click here.

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio Street, (312) 224-2133

October 10, 2013 – April 20, 2014
Chillin’ for a Cause
Chill out with a bottle of wine and appetizer and embrace the holiday spirit by donating to a good cause. Enjoy a complimentary appetizer and bottle of wine from Markethouse, and $10 of the booking will be donated to Ronald McDonald house.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Take a Chillcation
Cruise into savings when you book the exclusive Park & Stay package, which includes overnight hotel accommodations and overnight parking for one vehicle with in/out privileges.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
216 E. Ontario Street, 312-787-3777

November 18 – December 24, 2013
Unwrap the Magic Package

Throughout the holiday season, Fairfield Inn offers a special “Unwrap the Magic” hotel package which includes the following:

• One $50 gift card exclusively for the 900 North Michigan Shops
• Exclusively 900 Card featuring incentives at participating retailers
• One 5×7 picture with Santa
• Complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at King Café Gourmet & Go with 900 North Michigan Shops travel mug
• One complimentary access tag to the 900 North Michigan gift wrapping suite when $50 is spent at the 900 North Michigan Shops
• Hot Breakfast
• Wi-Fi Internet
• Valet Parking

To book your stay, click here.

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown
630 N. Rush Street, 312-981-3300

November 1 – December 31, 2013
American Girl Package

Each guest, and her American Girl doll, will be greeted by our doorman and directed to the front desk where both will check in. Fresh baked cookies and milk will be delivered on the day/night of arrival and your American Girl Doll will be welcomed to a Doll Sized Travel Bed. The next morning, delight in a breakfast for two. For your entertainment, a free in-room movie showing of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.

To book your stay, click here.

Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
198 E. Delaware Place, 312-664-1100

November 1 – December 31, 2013
American Girl Package
With Hilton Chicago’s “American Girl Package” enjoy a host of amenities catered to you and your girl. The package includes suite accommodations, with separate bedroom and sitting room, two flat-screen TVs, and a refrigerator; a welcome letter addressed to your girl by name, received upon arrival; an American Girl doll-sized travel bed set-up in your guest suite, which is yours to take home; an American Girl Activity Book: Doll Play (or similar item); your girl’s very own cupcake decorating station, set-up in guest suite upon arrival; one adult and one youth admission pass to the John Hancock Observatory; access to the hotel’s 30th floor indoor pool; turn down service for your girl and her doll; and entry into quarterly drawing for an American Girl doll

To reserve your stay, click here.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
40 E. Grand Avenue, 312-644-2222

November 1 – December 31, 2013
American Girl Starlet Package
Stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago and have an American Girl experience. Guest will receive complimentary doll travel bed, $15 Gift card to American Girl, Milk and Cookies for girl and doll. Hotel will also provide complimentary hot buffet breakfast.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel
225 N. Wabash Avenue, 312-960-8500

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Shop & Shine on Monaco’s Dime
Stay two (2) nights and save 20% off the best available rate! Plus, receive a $50 credit card gift card to spend shopping on The Mag Mile, assorted shopping discount coupons, a Kimpton Kids Bag filled with amenities for kids. Requires 24-hour advanced purchase.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Hotel Sax
333 N. Dearborn Street, 877-569-3742

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Holiday Recovery Package
After hitting The Magnificent Mile, return to the Hotel Sax to relax and recover in style. Package includes Deluxe Accommodations, cookies & milk turn down for the kids and a bottle of wine for the adults. (Must be 21 to book package)

To reserve your stay, click here.

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N. St. Clair Street, 312-787-1234

November 23-24, 2013
Festival of Lights Package
Join Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile to kick off the holiday season and special memories at the Lights Festival. To celebrate this wonderful event in Chicago, this special package includes 50% off parking and complimentary breakfast buffet for two at Level Two restaurant!

To reserve your stay, click here.

Through February 2014
Suites on Sale
Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Suite when booking a stay for two nights or more!

To reserve your stay, click here.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile/Michael Jordan’s Restaurant
505 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-944-4100

November 23 – 24, 2013
Lights Festival Michael Jordan’s Package
Stay the night on Michigan Avenue at The Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Enjoy the great views of the Lights Festival Parade from Michael Jordan’s Restaurant. At the end of the parade take a swim in The Intercontinental Chicago’s Historic Pool. Rates starting at $249.00 plus tax and includes a special Michael Jordan’s amenity for the family.

To reserve your stay, click here.

The Langham, Chicago
330 N. Wabash Avenue, 312-923-9988

Through February 28, 2014
Holiday Family Stay & Valet
A holiday family stay package includes deluxe guest room accommodations; complimentary valet parking; complimentary dining for children under the age of 12 from Kids Menu when dining with a parent; complimentary in-room movie; and milk and cookies delivered upon request. Book your Holiday Family Stay & Valet package at 312-923-9988.

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
163 E. Walton Place, 312-751-8100

November 1 – December 31, 2013
You Shop, We Wrap
What better way to prepare for the holidays than staying at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel? Located right off The Magnificent Mile, the hotel is steps away from all the best shopping that Chicago has to offer including the 900 North Michigan Shops. After a day of shopping, enjoy a complimentary cup of hot apple cider or hot cocoa while your recently purchased holiday presents are gift wrapped by our staff.

The package includes: $50 gift card to 900 North Michigan Shops, Hot Apple Cider or Hot Cocoa at the hotel and complimentary holiday gift wrapping.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Ohio House Motel
600 N. LaSalle Street, 312-943-6000

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Ohio House Winter Special
Ohio House is a 50-room, newly-renovated property, located just blocks from The Magnificent Mile. Enjoy complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, HBO and coffee and hot chocolate. Plus, select packages during the holiday season include specials such as complimentary pizza and soda for your enjoyment.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel
505 N. State Street, 312-755-9703

November 22 – December 31, 2013
Snow N Splash
Baby, its cold outside! Take advantage of the Hotel Palomar’s 17th floor indoor heated pool with this special, limited time package offer including: a deluxe room with one king or two queen beds, two (2) Palomar logo beach towels (yours to keep), overnight valet parking and Kimpton Kids adventure bags.

Use Rate code HOL. To reserve your stay, click here.

The Peninsula Chicago
108 E. Superior Street, 312- 337-2888

Opening November 23, 2013
The Peninsula Sky Rink
On the day of the Lights Festival, 2013 the hotel will officially open The Peninsula Sky Rink for the 2013 – 2014 winter season. The 2,100 sq ft (200 sq m) hybrid rink is the only hotel skating rink in Chicago. All monies collected (US$ 10 for adults and US$ 5 for children 12 and under) will be donated to two Chicago children’s charities: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Hephzibah Children’s Association.

Through March 31, 2014
Holiday Happenings and Winter Packages
The holidays are nothing short of spectacular at The Peninsula Chicago, with The Peninsula Hotels’ “Trees of Hope” ornaments, seasonal décor, joyful celebrations and visits from Santa! Stop by the Holiday Desk from December 7 – 24 for assistance with holiday plans or in arranging for the perfect present for family, friends and loved ones. Plus, enjoy special promotions all winter long, including breakfast for two in The Lobby and a complimentary room upgrade as part of the Winter Moments package.

To find our more information and reserve your stay, click here.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N. Columbus Drive, 312-565-5258

November 15 – February 28, 2014
Chicago Holiday Rate
Enjoy special rates throughout the holiday season, starting at $139!

To find out more information and reserve your stay, click here.

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)
160 E. Pearson Street, 312-266-1000

November 23, 2013
Ritz Tree Lighting
The BMO Harris Bank Lights Festival on Saturday, November 23 marks the official kick-off to the holiday season in Chicago and at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Post parade, The Ritz will host its second annual lobby tree lighting at approximately 7:30 pm. Adults can toast the start of the holiday season with a complimentary glass of prosecco while children enjoy a hot chocolate station. Afterwards, enjoy holiday jazz by the Myles Hayes Trio and then later music spun by Chicago Deejay Brinton “Champ” Flowers.

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22
Teddy Bear Storytelling Teas
Children and adults will enjoy the holiday tradition of afternoon tea for a cause. Children are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear or toy to donate to Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. At 4:00 pm, children will place their teddy bears and toys under the tree as they listen to holiday stories by Aunt Holly. Build your own tea tray with a la carte sweet and savory selections, $5 each with a four-piece minimum order. Tea selections are $6. Seatings begin at 3pm with storytelling at 4pm.

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 E. North Water Street, 312-464-1000

November 1 – 2, 8 – 9, 15 – 16, 24 – 29; December 6 – 8, 12 – 15, 19 – 30
Macy’s Holiday Shopping Package
Shop til you drop this holiday season with multiple Macy’s locations steps from the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. The hotel offers the perfect location for your retail getaway! Receive one $100 Macy’s gift card per night and complimentary shuttle service from 10:00am – 8:00pm for select nights.

To reserve your stay, click here.

Silversmith Hotel & Suites
10 S. Wabash Avenue, 312-372-7696

Through February 28, 2014
Special Group Offer
When you book a Group of 10 or more rooms, receive a special discount rate for Newly Designed Deluxe Guest Rooms along with a Complimentary Private Event Room or Two Suite Upgrades and VIP Welcome Amenities. To reserve your dates, call (312) 795-6518.

Thompson Chicago Hotel
21 E. Bellevue Street, 800-606-8188

November 1 – December 30, 2013
Twinkle and Pop Holiday Offer
Pop into the holiday season with the Thompson Chicago’s “Twinkle and Pop” package, which includes: one (1) signature quart of Chicago’s famous “Chicago Mix” from Garrett Popcorn Shops, one (1) bottle of sparkling wine (or cider, if you prefer) and half off parking. Book a family suite and get connecting rooms with a view of Lake Michigan!

To reserve your stay, click here.

The Tremont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile
100 E. Chestnut Street, 312-751-1900

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Hot Holiday Offer
Stay with The Tremont Chicago during the holiday season! Located one block from Michigan Avenue, it’s the perfect location for all of your holiday shopping and sightseeing! Rates begin at $89 and include a welcome gift complete with great coupons for area stores, sweet treats and a little something to keep you warm! Contact the hotel directly to book and reference ”HHPROMO”.

To book your stay, click here.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
401 North Wabash Avenue, 312-588-8000

November 23, 2013
Rudolph’s Great Escape
Experience a Santa-like VIP holiday experience. This offer includes deluxe  accommodations with stunning views of downtown Chicago’s holiday lights display, complimentary parking, a comforting in-room turndown treat of cookies and milk, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer DVD. Additionally, guests who book this special package can receive complimentary meals for children under the age of 12 from the In-Room Dining Children’s Menu (when ordered with an adult entrée).

November 23, 2013
Reindeer on the River
Throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy magical opportunities for meet-and-greets and photos with the reindeer and Santa, holiday-themed takeaways for children, celebratory music, hot cider and cocoa, and seasonal sweet treats available for purchase created by Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy.

Lamb Chop 2.0 Live Holiday Performance
Enjoy a special Lamb Chop 2.0 live performance hosted by world-renowned artist Nicolosi. Guests are invited to meet and watch Mallory Lewis – daughter of the late Shari Lewis – and the lovable Lamb Chop, whose performances never fail to rekindle cherished memories in those who grew up watching the charismatic duo on television. To purchase tickets for the performance, click here.

All proceeds from the day’s events benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

W Chicago Lakeshore
644 N. Lake Shore Drive, 877-822-0000

November 22 – 24, 2013
Lights Festival Package
Make it bright. Steps from the radiant Magnificent Mile, home to the Lights Festival, W Chicago – Lakeshore offers an electric experience to kick off the holiday season that fuses the city’s energy with exclusive insider access. Visit the hotel over the action-packed Lights Festival weekend and enjoy: an upgrade to experience a spectacular lake view room; a $50 credit card gift card; a limited-edition Bloomingdale’s holiday candle; daily parking; 20% discount on Bliss products and services (excluding nail services); $50 credit in WAVE, and complimentary dining for children 12 and under; and two (2) complimentary cocktails (or hot chocolates) in the Living Room.

To reserve your stay, click here or call 877-822-0000 and mention rate plan LBPKG1.

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 N. Michigan Avenue, 866-716-8104

Weekends through 2013
Discover Chicago with Free Valet Parking
Book today to lock in fantastic rates plus complimentary valet parking ($67 daily value!).

To reserve your stay, click here or call 866-716-8104 and mention promo code LNC.


900 North Michigan Shops
900 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-915-3916

November 22 – December 23, 2013, Friday through Sunday
Chic Holiday Suite
Relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy the Chic Holiday Suite lounge complete with complimentary coat check. Shoppers who present their 900 North Michigan Shops’ receipts have the opportunity to wrap their presents with a selection of ribbons, bows and glitter hand-selected by Debi Lilly. Wrap like a pro and view inspiration from Debi Lilly’s celebrity inspired decorated gifts. Turn your 900 Shops luxury gift item into the perfect present for your loved one.

November 23 – December 31, 2013
Holiday Parking Validation Rate
With this unprecedented offer, shoppers can receive 5 hours of parking at the 900 North Michigan Shops this holiday season for $17.00 when they spend $50.00 or more at 900 Shops. Customers must present their same-day receipts to the Concierge Desk on Level 6 to receive the parking validation ticket.

Altman’s Shoes and Boots for Men
120 West Monroe Street, 312-332-0667

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Come celebrate with us and save $15 to $50 on your Allen Edmonds shoe or boot purchase. Save $30 on your 2 pair purchase of other brands. Choose from our extensive selection of brand names with sizes ranging from 5-20 and widths 3A-6E. Gift certificates and complimentary gift wrap are available throughout the holiday season.

Anne Fontaine
909 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-943-0401

December 5, 2013
Gift with Purchase Event
On Thursday, December 5, Anne Fontaine hosts a special in-store event with champagne, treats, and a gift with purchase with purchases of $500 or more. Limited to one customer. Offer valid while supplies last.

900 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-440-4596

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Bloomingdale’s Fashion Headquarters has everything on your Holiday Shopping list. Present your out- of-state identification or passport to Bloomingdale’s Visitors Center on Level 3 to receive a 10% Savings Certificate and gift with purchase. Restrictions apply, please see certificate for details. Please mention the Lights Festival when registering.

520 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-527-1010

November 22 – 24, 2013
Candy Filled Holiday Countdown Calendars
A sweet way to celebrate the season. Holiday Countdown Calendars filled with chocolate will be available at Candyality for $4.00 each. When you spend $20.00 or more the calendar is free. Offer valid while quantities last.

835 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-988-9253

November 23, 2013
Winter Wonderland Trunk Show
Visit a special holiday trunk show from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, hosted by local artist Rozanne, featuring affordable hand-painted Holiday wall art, City scenes, painted glassware, and Chicago ornaments that can be personalized while you wait.

Columbia Sportswear
830 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-951-2676

November 23 – 24, 2013
Throughout the weekend of Lights Festival, enjoy 20% off your entire purchase at Columbia Sportswear.

The Disney Store
717 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-654-9208

November 25 – December 1, 2013
Magical Week Sale at Disney Store!

Enjoy magical savings all week long and visit the store for an extra special Magical Deal on Black Friday!

Eddie Bauer
600 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-951-8484

November 23, 2013
Up to 40% Off All Down & Outerwear
Get warm for the Lights Festival! Enjoy up to 40% off all down and outerwear on Saturday, November 23. Plus, submit an entry to win one of five $500 Eddie Bauer gift certificates. No purchase required to enter the raffle.

663 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-787-3221

November 23 – December 7, 2013
Holiday Savings Offer
Mention this listing to receive 15% off your purchase when you visit Garmin at the corner of Michigan and Erie or call 312-787-3221 to order over the phone.

600 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-397-1243

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Blockbuster Bag
Take advantage of H2O+’s exclusive “Blockbuster Bag” available throughout the holiday season! For just $26.50, receive your favorite H2O+ products, including face oasis dual-action exfoliating cleanser, oasis mist, sea salt body wash and much more!

November 23 – 24, 2013
Special Savings
During Lights Festival weekend, enjoy 25% off your purchase at H2O+.

December 6 – December 19
The More, The Merrier
From December 6 to December 19, enjoy special offers on your H20+ purchases! Receive $30 off when you spend $100; $45 off when you spend $150 or $60 off when you spend $200.

Kiehl’s Since 1851
520 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-321-3601

November 23 – December 4, 2013
Happy Holidays from Kiehl’s on Michigan Avenue!
Enjoy the gift of $20 in Kiehl’s Cash to use on your purchase of $65 or more.  To redeem your gift, mention Kiehl’s Cash at time of purchase. One invitation per customer. Offer not valid on Kiehl’s prepackaged gift sets.

670 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-915-0410

November 1 – December 31, 2013
#HaveYourMoment with LOFT
Enjoy 20% off your full-price purchase at LOFT during the holiday season! Offer valid at the Michigan Avenue LOFT store location only November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Offer may be used only once. To receive 20% discount on full price purchase, offer must be presented at time of purchase. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Not valid at Ann Taylor Stores, Ann Taylor Factory Stores, LOFT Outlet Stores,, or Taxes, shipping and handling fees, purchases of gift cards, charges for gift boxes and payment of an Ann Taylor or LOFT account are excluded from the discount. Reproductions of offer are not valid. No adjustments to prior purchases. Not valid for cash.

835 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-335-7700

Welcome to Chicago!
The best brands, the biggest selection, plus 10% off for visitors. Stop by Macy’s Water Tower Place and ask for your Visitor Savings Pass, good for 10% off thousands of items throughout the store! Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. Required. Details in store.

Mary Mary Gifts
706 N. Dearborn Street, 312-654-8100

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Be Merry at Mary Mary
Receive a free gift and complimentary gift wrap when you spend $50.00. Not valid with any other offers or promotions.

The Shops at North Bridge
520 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-327-2300

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Shopping & Dining Visitor Rewards
Start your holiday shopping at The Shops at North Bridge! Simply mention this listing to Concierge Services, located on Level 1, and you will receive a complimentary Shopping & Dining Visitor Rewards brochure full of discounts and special offers from more than 40 participating stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Microsoft, California Pizza Kitchen and more!



aria bar
200 N. Columbus Drive, 312-444-9494

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Holiday Cocktail Offerings
Join aria bar on Saturday, November 23 or any time throughout the holiday season and enjoy their winter cocktail menu.

Burke’s Bacon Bar
610 N. Rush Street, 312-660-7200

November 23 – 24, 2013
Buy 3 handwiches, get a 4th free!
Helmed by celebrity Chef David Burke, Burke’s Bacon Bar is a grab-and-go-style shop specializing in palm-sized, bacon-centric sandwiches. Mention The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival to redeem this offer!

Café Nordstrom
55 E. Grand Avenue, 312-464-1515 ext. 1610

November 23 – 24, 2013
Complimentary Dessert
Free in-house made dessert with the purchase of a Nordstrom cookbook.

The Capital Grille
633 N. St. Claire Street, 312-337-9400

November 11 – December 20, 2013
Toast for Tots
Bring in a brand new, unwrapped toy and receive a glass of Moet Chandon when you visit The Capital Grille for dinner. All toys collected will be provided to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Chick-fil-A Loyola Water Tower
30 E. Chicago Avenue, 312-266-8888

November 23, 2013
To celebrate the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Chick-fil-A Loyola Water Tower will offer a FREE Mini Plush Cow Toy with the purchase of a Kid’s Meal on Saturday, November 23rd.

Offer only valid at Chick-fil-A Loyola Water Tower, 30 E. Chicago Avenue. (One plush cow per person. While supplies last.)

Connie’s Pizza
1030 N. State Street, 312-614-4020

November 23 – 24, 2013
Complimentary Gingerbread Gelato
Throughout the weekend of Lights Festival, receive a complimentary Gingerbread Gelato for each guest with a purchase of $20.00 or more. Not valid with any other offers. Offer only valid at 1030 N. State St.

Corner Bakery Cafe
444 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-596-0793
676 N. St. Clair Street, 312-266-2570

November 11 – December 30, 2013
Holiday Cheer
Receive a $5 Corner Bakery Cafe Bonus Card (valid January 1- 31, 2014) with each large cinnamon creme cake or $25 gift card purchase.

The Drake Hotel
140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200

November 23, 2013
Enjoy a special buffet at Drake Bros’ from 4 pm – 7 pm or a four-course dinner with a dessert buffet with seatings at 4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm – all in celebration of Lights Festival.

December 14 – 15, 21 – 22, 2013
Charles Dickens Brunch
A trip downtown for the holidays isn’t complete without a trip to The Drake to see carolers and whisper holiday wishes into Santa’s ear at The Charles Dickens Brunch.

The cost is $75 for adults and $32 for children.

Epic Burger
227 E. Ontario Street, 312-257-3260
40 E. Pearson Street, 312-257-3262

November 23, 2013
Stop by Epic Burger for Free Hot Cocoa (no purchase necessary) and a chance to win $100 gift card and other epic prizes.

Frankie’s Scaloppine
900 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-266-2500

November 23, 2013
Special Offer for Pizza by the Slice
On the day of Lights Festival, Frankie’s Scaloppine will feature their famous margherita pizza by the slice for only $3/a slice, 11:30 am – 4 pm. Valid for carry-out only.

730 N. Rush Street, 312-951-0747

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Ship a Pizza Nationwide
Ship a piece of Chicago this holiday season! 2 and 4 pizza packs available. All packages inclusive of shipping and sales tax.

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
33 W. Kinzie Street, (312) 828-0966

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Complimentary Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Skillet
Receive a complimentary Hot Fudge Brownie Skillet with the purchase of an entrée. One per table. Not valid with any other offers.

November 23, 2013
Complimentary Italian Hot Chocolate
Stop by Harry Caray’s during Lights Festival and receive a complimentary Italian Hot Chocolate. One per person. Offer valid from 11:30am – 5:00pm.

Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-262-5310

November 23, 2013
Special Cocktails and Treats
On Lights Festival day, have your pick of delicious treats from Howells & Hood including:

• Wassail: Howells & Hood’s house cocktail made with Bulleit Rye, fresh lemon, pressed apple cider and cinnamon ($10)
• Hot Chocolate & Coffee ($5) – also available spiked with Jameson or Bailey’s ($10)
• Howells Holiday Cookie Bags: gingerbread snowflakes, red and green-filled Oreos, chocolate dipped peanut butter balls and mini M&M’s cookies ($5)
• Walking Nachos: Frito’s, 1871 Milk Stout Chili, aged cheddar, jalapeno, crema, micro cilantro – the perfect treat to take with you along the parade route ($5)

Harry Caray’s Tavern – Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue, 312-527-9700

November 23, 2013
Complimentary Hot Chocolate
Stop by Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier and receive a complimentary Hot Chocolate! One per person. Offer valid through 11:30am – 5:00pm.

November 23 – 24, 2013
Complimentary Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae
Receive a complimentary peppermint ice cream sundae with the purchase of an entrée. One per table. Not valid with any other offers.

M Burger
835 N. Michigan Avenue (Water Tower Place), 161 E. Huron Street, 5 W. Ontario Street

November 23, 2013
Free Minicone for the Kids!
Get a complimentary vanilla, chocolate, or swirl minicone for any child 12 and under with any purchase!

NoMI Lounge
800 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-239-4030

Beginning November 8
Park Chocolate Bar
Park Hyatt Chicago is bringing back the warmth of the holiday to NoMI Lounge this season with our signature Park Chocolate Bar on the Seventh Floor. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the finest of bittersweet, high quality chocolate. Guests may select from assorted toppings such as, marshmallows, syrups, crunches and candies, all created by NoMI Kitchen Pastry Chef Meg Galus. Add as many (or as few) as you like and enjoy every luscious sip!

Pavilion at The Langham, Chicago
330 N. Wabash Avenue, 312-923-7710

November 25 – December 31, 2013
Wonderland Tea
“Wonderland Tea,” debuts for the holidays at The Langham, Chicago. Wonderland Tea seating is available at 3pm, 4pm and 5:30pm. Weekly pianist performance Friday through Sunday. Reservations required. $50 per adult; $30 per child.

Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar
626 N. State Street, 312-698-5000

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Caffe e Dolci
Come in to Quartino this holiday season, and receive a free small box of Baci by Perugina chocolates with purchase of any Lavazza coffee drink. Guests will be given a special Facebook promo code to enter for a chance to win a trip to Italy! For more information or reservations, click here or follow Quartino on Facebook.

Shula’s Steakhouse Chicago
301 E. North Water Street, 312-464-6178

December 2013 – January 2014
Eat Like a Legend
Book an event in the private dining room and receive room rates at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers starting at $99. Group dining packages available.

Contact Doug Leuthold for availability and details at or 312-329-7029.

The Signature Room at the 95th
875 North Michigan Avenue, 312-280-0453

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Private Dining Options for Holiday Gatherings
Whether planning a special holiday lunch for the office, a champagne-and-hors d’oeuvres reception for clients, or a gourmet feast for friends and family, a private event at The Signature Room® will dazzle. Seven private dining rooms offer gorgeous settings which are surrounded by the luminous city and breathtaking Lake Michigan views, setting the stage for spectacular events that feature impeccable service and notable cuisine. The private dining team directs everything from the room arrangement, custom menu planning, and enhancing the décor for any occasion.

Sundays in December, 10 am – 2 pm
Hybrid Sunday Brunch
Make holiday weekends in December extra special with The Signature Room’s unique Hybrid Sunday Brunch. Combining the flexibility and variety of buffet service with the fine dining experience of ordering freshly prepared, plated entrees served at the table, the Hybrid Sunday Brunch is perfect for families and friends celebrating the season. Guests begin with a visit to an expansive buffet filled with starters including a variety of fresh seafood, assorted fruit, yogurt and granola parfaits, seasonal market salads, artisan cheeses and cured meats. From the a la carte menu, guests can order an infinite amount of entrees, with each served at the table. For a sweet ending to the occasion, guests can indulge in a sinfully enticing dessert buffet filled with house made confections including a selection of freshly baked cookies, seasonal pastries and a live action station where irresistible treats are made to order. Live musical entertainment adds to the festive atmosphere.

Admission: Adults: $45; Children (4-12): $25; Under 3: Free

November 30, 2013
Holiday Kick-Off Party with Santa
Families can usher in the holiday season at the Holiday Kick Off Party with Santa on Saturday, November 30. Join for an afternoon reception where Santa and his trusty Elves will welcome the festive season. In addition to a gourmet buffet and kid-friendly mocktails, there will be opportunities to have photos taken with Santa Claus, to write a holiday wish list with one of the Elves, and to decorate and enjoy holiday cookies. Adults $32, Children $15, price includes tax and gratuity. Tickets on sale November 1.

Admission: Adults: $35; Children: $15

Sweetwater Tavern & Grille
225 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-698-7111

November 23 – 24, 2013
Special Cocktail
Throughout the weekend of Lights Festival, enjoy a special house cocktail from Sweetwater Tavern & Grille! Wassail includes rye whiskey, fresh lemon, pressed apple cider and cinnamon.

Timothy O’Toole’s Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court, 312-642-0700

November 23 – 24, 2013
Bring in your holiday shopping receipt and receive 20% off your bill up to $10.

159 W. Erie Street, 312-787-9000

November 22 – 24, 2013
Complimentary Pizza Appetizer
Enjoy a complimentary pizza of your choice valid with purchase of lunch or dinner. Limit one (1) per table. Must show a copy of the Holiday Activity Guide.

Wow Bao
Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-642-5888

November 23, 2013
Special Bao Offer
Buy a six-pack of bao, get one (1) free hot ginger tea! No substitutes. Offer valid at Water Tower Place location only.

739 N. Clark Street, 312-266-6691

November 23, 2013
ZED451 Rooftop Wrap Party
Warm up after the parade and celebrate the final night of the season on the ZED451 rooftop. Festivities including a complimentary “Jolly” hot chocolate station, holiday music and movies. Small bites from the lounge menu will also be available for purchase.


Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
238 E. Monroe Street, 877-866-0966

November 27 – December 22 (Wednesdays – Fridays and Sundays), 6:00 pm  
Holiday Lights Segway Tour
Receive $5 off Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours’ Holiday Lights Tour when you mention The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival at the time of reservation. Admission price is $60. Offer excludes Saturdays. Not valid with any other promotion. Not valid through third party bookings.

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Avenue, 312-443-3155

November 29, 2013
The holidays at the Art Institute will begin with a roar at the 22nd annual Wreathing of the Lions, a cherished Chicago tradition, on November 29. Immense evergreen wreaths will adorn the necks of the majestic lion statues that stand guard at the entrance to the Art Institute on Michigan Avenue. Wreathing festivities commence at 10:00 am and will include a live holiday music performance, holiday cheer, and an appearance by the Art Institute’s mascot, Artie the Lion.

Price of admission: $23 for adults, $17 for seniors/students, kids under 14 are free.

December 8
32nd Annual Treasure Hunt and Tea Party
Go on an expedition to learn about the museum’s artworks, and collect stickers and stamps, followed by a tea party that includes live entertainment and refreshments.

Call (877) 307-4242 or visit to purchase tickets.

December 14 and 15
Build Your Own Gingerbread House
Gather the crew and construct an edible dream home! Gingerbread kits, frosting, and decorating candy are included. Additional kits and discounted dining vouchers for the Garden Café will be available for purchase.

Cost: $60 per family of four; $50 per Art Institute member with a family of four

December 27 – December 30
Holly Days Family Festival
Enjoy the holidays at the Art Institute at this annual festival that includes art-making, gallery activities, and more! Come to the studio where you can create art inspired by our new Neapolitan crèche. Visit the Little Studio and enjoy an interactive space designed for our youngest visitors (under age 5). Participate in an interactive family gallery walk* (ages 6-12) at 1:30. On December 27 only, meet the Art Institute’s mascot Artie the lion.

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Avenue, 312-922-3432

November 23, 2013 – December 31, 2013
Two for One Walking Tours
Tour Chicago with the experts and experience the #1 BEST THING TO DO IN CHICAGO (US News and World Report, 2012). The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) offers more than 65 walking tours that explore Chicago’s famous architecture.

To redeem this offer in person or online use code GNMAA2013. Offer not valid for the following walking tours: Tiffany Treasures, Art Institute of Chicago: Campus and Modern Wing, Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found.

Chicago Chocolate Tours

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Free Hot Chocolate on Select Chicago Chocolate Tours this Holiday Season
Keep warm this winter and enjoy rich, delectable hot chocolate in addition to sampling different forms of chocolate ranging from truffles to cupcakes to other baked goods. Plus, learn about the history and creation of chocolate and view Chicago’s stunning architecture!

Tours begin at 900 N. Michigan Avenue and run multiple times throughout the week and weekend. Public tours are $40 per adult and $35 per child. Advance purchase is recommended. Full schedule listed here.

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
Southeast corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive, 800-982-2787

November 22 – 24, 2013
Complimentary Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa on CAF River Cruise
Enjoy complimentary peppermint schnapps hot cocoa or regular hot cocoa as you learn about Chicago’s world-renowned architecture on the city’s #1 Architecture River Cruise – the Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Valid Lights Festival weekend only. One per ticketed guest. Must show offer at onboard bar to redeem.

Christkindlmarket Chicago
50 W. Washington Street, 312-494-2175

November 26 – December 24, 2013
Christkindlmarket Chicago
Visit the 18th annual Christkindlmarket Chicago for a taste of an authentic German holiday tradition downtown in Daley Plaza. Stop by every day in December at noon for a chance to win a prize with the Advent Calendar, or visit the website or information counter at the market for family-friendly ”Kinder Korner” activities and contests.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
40 E. Erie Street, 312-482-8933

November 23, 2013
Sounds of the Season
As you make your way to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the talented Festive Singers will be singing a capella holiday favorites.  Stop by the Museum’s front porch to get into the holiday spirit.

December 7, 14 , 21, 2013
Santa Saturdays at the Museum
Open house Saturday mornings will be filled with fun and seasonal traditions.  Chicago’s own Aunt Holly tells lively stories while families create holiday art projects.  Santa himself will listen to your secret wishes.

December 12, 2013
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The annual holiday cabaret returns to the Driehaus Museum.  Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, and Marianne Murphy Orland will delight audiences with cabaret-style versions of winter favorites.

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street, 312-846-2600

November 1 – December 31, 2013
Discounted Tickets to any Movie Screening
See movies you won’t experience anywhere else at the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC), known for its innovative programming! With the code GNMAA, pay $7 to any screening. The GSFC is associated with the Art Institute of Chicago—any AIC member pays the GSFC member price of $6 with current membership card.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn Street, 312-443-3800

November 16 – December 28, 2013
Special Offer to A Christmas Carol
Enjoy $10 off to select performances of A Christmas Carol with the promo code LIGHTS. This year marks the 36th annual production of the Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’s classic 1843 tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by four ghosts who offer him new perspective on the holiday and life itself.

To purchase your tickets, click here.

Hot Tix
72 E. Randolph Street, 108 N. State Street, 163 E. Pearson Street, 312-977-9483

November 1 – December 31, 2013
½ Price Tickets to over 200 Chicago Theatres
Get in the holiday spirit with ½ price tickets to more than 200 Chicago theatres! Receive recommendations from the friendly Hot Tix theatre geniuses in-person at three convenient locations in the Loop and along The Magnificent Mile. You can also view what’s half-price this week and buy online here. A great way to see your favorite holiday shows!

John Hancock Observatory
875 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-751-3681

November 30 – December 22 & December 24
Visit with Santa
Children visiting Jolly Old St. Nick will feel like they stepped into the North Pole as they are surrounded by snow, winter trees, wildlife – including a life-size fluffy polar bear, and even Santa’s sleigh, which will be available for memorable photo opportunities. One complimentary 3×5 photo will be provided for each family to remember this joyful experience.

The entire Observatory will also sparkle with cheerful décor and twinkling lights, making it the perfect atmosphere for a late night glass of wine or a morning holiday latte in the Lavazza Espression cafe.

League of Chicago Theatres
72 E. Randolph Street, 108 N. State Street, 163 E. Pearson Street, 312-554-9800

November 14 – December 31, 2013
Free Holiday Theatre Guide
With dozens of holiday shows taking place throughout Chicago this winter, this comprehensive guide covers your favorite holiday theatre traditions, plus introduces you to more unconventional options to get in the holiday spirit! Pick up your free Holiday Theatre Guide at one of the three downtown Hot Tix locations or download here.

Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-337-0665

December 5 – 21, 2013
Complimentary Coffee or Hot Chocolate at The Little Prince!
Use code LIGHTSFESTIVAL when purchasing tickets to The Little Prince, an immersive theatrical interpretation of the classic French novelette and enjoy a complimentary coffee or hot chocolate before the show.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-915-7630

November 23, 2013
Warm Up at LUMA
Stop by LUMA to warm up! Enjoy hot chocolate, free admission from 2 pm – 6 pm, and 15% off in the Museum Shop. LUMA’s annual holiday exhibition Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan will be on view, featuring over 100 nativities from around the world.

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue, 312-595-7437

November 23, 2013
Lights Festival Celebration with Santa’s Arrival and Light Show Spectacle!
Lights…Santa…Action! Before and after the Michigan Avenue Tree-Lighting Parade on November 23, make sure you head to Navy Pier for fun and excitement in anticipation of the holidays!  Be mesmerized as the entire façade of Navy Pier comes to life with a stunning animated projection.  Warm-up inside with music and dancing from the Radio Disney Chicago Road Crew.  Then, don’t miss the magical arrival of Santa who will flip the switch to illuminate Navy Pier’s holiday lights followed by a light show choreographed to music.

Through January 14, 2014
Winter Wonderfest
Enjoy the 13th Annual Winter Wonderfest presented by Bank of America at Navy Pier! Attractions include a Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice-skating rink, an indoor Ferris wheel, and so much more.

Oak Street Design
Begins at 520 N. Michigan Avenue (Nordstrom Ebar), 312-944-5803

December 3, 6 pm – 7 pm
Michigan Avenue Window Displays Tour with Oak Street Design
Extravagant window displays are more than a holiday tradition, they are a unique form of public art with a rich history. Join Oak Street Design on December 3 to learn about the designers, visual merchandisers and retail professionals that bring Chicago’s windows to life season after season.

Meet at the Nordstrom Ebar for a signature hot chocolate then head out to the Avenue with Oak Street Design’s Visual Merchandiser and Window Display Artist, Amanda Wolfson. Amanda and her team will provide an insider view of the holiday window displays from top retailers including Nordstrom, Swarovski, Burberry, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren and more!

After touring The Mag Mile, cap off the magical evening with rooftop ice skating at the Peninsula Hotel. To reserve a spot on this exclusive tour please write 10 new reviews on Google+ Local ( or the Google Maps app for Android or iOS and RVSP here by November 25.

UP Comedy Club
230 W. North Avenue, 312-662-4562

November 1 – December 31, 2013
VIP Tickets
Celebrate the season with laughter! Use the code: MILE to receive half price tickets to the hilarious sketch comedy show, What The Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You: A Chicago Revue. Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm. Subject to availability.

Wendella Sightseeing Boats
400 N. Michigan Avenue (at the Wrigley Building), 312-337-1446

November 23, 2013
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Wendella! Join Wendella for a fireworks cruise on the Chicago River during The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Enjoy seasonal music and a brief narrated tour. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase and Wendella will provide hot apple cider, hot cocoa and cookies! Please Note: This event will not provide viewing of The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade.

Price of admission is $30 for adults and $15 for children. To purchase your tickets, click here.


Mario Tricoci Salon & Day Spa
900 N. Michigan Avenue, 847-202-1900

November 3 – December 31, 2013
Special Holiday Offer
Enjoy a $15 bonus coupon for every $100 spend on gift cards (up to $45). Visit for details.

Massage Envy Spa – Streeterville
345 E. Ohio Street, 312-222-0808

November 23 – December 24, 2013
Purchase a total of $150 in Gift Cards from the Streeterville location and receive either a FREE 1-hour massage -or- Murad Healthy Skin facial card. Offer only valid at the Streeterville location.


The Capital Grille
633 N. St. Claire Street, 312-337-9400

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving at The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille offers a full a la carte menu in addition to a Thanksgiving-inspired turkey dinner.

Seatings: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $37; Children 12 & under: $15

The Drake
140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Drake – Drake Bro’s
Create a truly memorable holiday tradition and celebrate Thanksgiving with The Drake’s namesake. Executive Chef Franco Diaz’s
specialized holiday menu features traditional Thanksgiving favorites with Drake Bros’ signature style and The Drake’s decadent dessert buffet.

Seatings: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with seatings every half an hour
Admission: Adults: $100; Children: $48 (Under 5 complimentary)

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Tea at The Drake – Palm Court
Enjoy a cup of tea and the soothing sounds of a live harpist, while you celebrate your Thanksgiving with The Drake.

Seatings: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $40; Children: $20

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Drake – Club International
Club International will celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving with a four course feast.

Seatings: 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., & 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $96; Children: $45 (Under 5 complimentary)

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Drake – Gold Coast Ballroom
This year, forgo the mess and stress of cooking and become part of Chicago’s second oldest Thanksgiving tradition—Thanksgiving at The Drake. One year after Chicago’s first Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Drake settled into what would become a timeless tradition for the feast of food and favor. Each guest will enjoy two hours of food and festivities including live music throughout the day, a photographer, and a kid’s creation station room.

Seatings: 11:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m., & 4:15 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $115; Children: $50

Harry Caray’s Restaurant
33 W. Kinzie Street, 312-828-0966

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving with Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without any of the prep or clean up at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago, Rosemont or Lombard. Choose from traditional Thanksgiving specials such as Hand Carved Roasted Turkey and Herb Roasted Prime Rib, or your favorite dishes from the regular menu.  Guests in Lombard and Rosemont will also enjoy unlimited visits to an abundant all-you-can-eat sides buffet. If you’re hosing at home, let Harry’s do the cooking for you. Place your order by Monday November 25th and Harry’s will prepare your Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings and none of the trouble.

Seatings: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive, 312-565-1234

November 28, 2013
Celbrate the Season with Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago is throwing sumptuous Thanksgiving Day events in both Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi as well as American Craft Kitchen and Bar. For your family’s Thanksgiving Day celebration, Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi will feature a family-style selection, while American Craft’s Thanksgiving Day feast includes buffet-style offerings.

Seatings for Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Admission for Stetsons Modern Steak +Sushi: Adults: $45; Children: $22.50

Seatings for American Craft Kitchen and Bar: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission for American Craft Kitchen and Bar: Adults: $32.95; Children: $16.50

LM Bistro
111 W. Huron Street, 312-202-9900

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Dinner at LM Bistro
Celebrate your Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends at LM Bistro. Guests will enjoy four festive courses prepared by the talented Chef Ben Reaves. LM Bistro’s upscale Thanksgiving Day Dinner will include Celeriac Soup, Heirloom Bean Salad, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, and a Pumpkin Tart dessert.

Seatings: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $39

Odyssey Cruises
600 E. Grand Avenue, 866-305-2469

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day Lunch and Dinner Cruise
Odyssey Cruises announces special Thanksgiving Cruises with traditional buffet menus including an assortment of Thanksgiving favorites. Guests will enjoy the holiday without the hassle of cooking and entertaining at home with a unique and festive celebration complete with DJ entertainment and the gorgeous Chicago skyline as a backdrop. Entertainment Cruises offers guests 15% off their Thanksgiving Cruise orders. Guests can use promo code GIVINGVIP15.

Lunch Cruise Boarding: 1:45 p.m.
Lunch Cruise: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $54.90; Children: 40% off

Dinner Cruise Boarding: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Cruise: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Admission: Adults: $79.90; Children: 40% off

Park Hyatt Chicago
800 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-355-1234

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day Brunch and Dinner
This year, give thanks to this special day and sample from our five lavish chef stations as well as a sumptuous selection of a la carte offerings.

Seatings: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $125

The Peninsula Chicago
108 E. Superior Street, 312-337-2886

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Brunch
For the perfect way to start the holiday season, guests can join The Lobby’s elaborate Thanksgiving Brunch which will feature traditional turkey preparations, a grand seafood buffet, a wide variety of desserts and holiday specialties. Entertainment features a string quartet as well as a special designated children’s lounge which includes face painting for young patrons.

Admission: Adults: $155; Children 12 and under: $45

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E. Pearson Street, 312-266-1000

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day Brunch and Dinner
Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with family and friends at deca RESTAURANT.  Guests will enjoy bountiful stations of fresh seafood, salads and small plates, omelets and waffles and traditional Thanksgiving favorites including Brined and Roasted Tom Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Pomegranate and Cranberry Chutney, Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing and Candied Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Crust.  A dessert showcase features Pumpkin Pie, Apple Apricot Bread Pudding, Cinnamon Flan, Warm Beignets and more.

Seatings: 11:30 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $139; Children 6-12 years: $45

The Signature Room at the 95th
875 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-280-0453

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day Hybrid Buffet Feast
Executive Chef Rosalia Barron and her culinary team at The Signature Room® are preparing an incredible Hybrid Buffet Feast for Chicagoans and visitors seeking a festive dining experience for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. The gourmet dining experience includesand live musical entertainment, and combines the ease of lavish starter and sweets buffets with the sophistication of individually plated entrées, with freshly carved turkey to take home for delicious leftovers the next day.

Seatings: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $70; Children 4-12 years: $35 (Under 3 complimentary)

Tavern on Rush
1031 N. Rush Street, 312-664-9600

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Dinner at Tavern on Rush
Guests are invited to Tavern on Rush to relax and indulge in an upscale, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The three-course meal will include Roasted Acorn Squash Soup, Whole Carved Turkey with chestnut stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, homemade gravy, autumn vegetables and freshly baked breads, along with a choice of Pumpkin Pie with fresh cinnamon whipped cream, Warm Caramel Apple Cobbler with vanilla ice-cream, or Organic Carrot Cake. For parties of four or more, Tavern on Rush will offer family style service. Thanksgiving dinner will be available in the bar and dining room areas. The full lunch and dinner menus will also be available.

Seatings: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Admission: Adults: $41.95; Children 12 and under: $16.95

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
401 N. Wabash Avenue, 312-644-0900

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Brunch at Sixteen
Sixteen Brings the year’s bountiful harvest to life by presenting a festive brunch inside the stunning dining room, which affords breathtaking views of Chicago’s architectural landscape, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Guests can indulge in traditional Thanksgiving favorites and other specialty items during the festive brunch buffet. In addition the the assortment of seasonal entrée
specialties, Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy has prepared an array of seasonally inspired desserts to add sweet and spice to the holiday meal.

Seatings: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $148; Children 8 years & younger: $35

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Dinner at Sixteen
Sixteen will be open for dinner, and offering a warm and inviting setting for those looking to enjoy a celebratory
evening meal. Executive Chef Lents will offer innovative items from the autumn menu, along with dessert creations presented by Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy. Ideal for a Thanksgiving feast, the seasonal menu at Sixteen commemorates harvest festivals and the tradition of gathering as a community to prepare for the cooler months ahead. A veritable feast of the senses, the sixteenth-floor dining room abounds with the best produce and product of the season, emblematic of opulent feasts and harvest-time revelry. Courses include small dishes arriving in stages showing the Bounty of Regional Harvests, communal presentations from Fruits of the Seasonal Labor and a series of dishes highlighting whole animals in The Fatted Slaughter before Winter.

Seatings: 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Multi-course tasting menu offerings begin at $110 for Offerings from the Harvest, $150 for The Bountiful Table, and $210
for A Feast for Autumn

155 E. Ontario Street, 312-255-8505

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Dinner at Viand
Make memories this Thanksgiving, and enjoy a feast with your family and friends at Viand. Guest are invited to indulge from a festive three course menu comprised of a salad buffet, a choice of protein, two sides, and one sauce, and a dessert buffet fit for any sweet tooth.

Seatings: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., & 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $24.95; Children 12 and under: $12.95


160 E. Pearson Street, 312-573-5160

December 25, 2013
Christmas Day Brunch
Join deca RESTAURANT and Santa Claus for an extraordinary Christmas Day brunch featuring a bountiful buffet with selections such as a Fresh & Smoked Seafood Station, Carving Station, Brined and Roasted Turkey and festive fare, breakfast favorites including a crepe station and Omelets Made-to-Order, all topped off with holiday desserts. The Myles Hayes Jazz Trio will provide festive sounds of the season.

Seatings: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $139; Children 6-12: $45

December 25, 2013
Christmas Day “Bar, Humbug!” Buffet
Start a different holiday tradition this year with deca’s Christmas Day “Bar! Humbug Buffet”. No turkey or figgy pudding here, but enjoy a Chinese-takeout inspired buffet and dessert station.

Steatings: 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $65; Children 6-12: $35

The Drake
140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200

December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve Buffet at Drake Bros’
You’re on the nice list this year! Treat yourself to Drake Bros’ Christmas Eve Buffet. Santa will be loading up his sleigh while Chicago’s Holiday Carolers ring in the warmth and festive magic of Christmas in the city.

Seatings: Every half hour from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $102; Children: $50

December 25, 2013
Christmas Dinner at Drake Bros’
Make The Drake part of your holiday traditions. Drake Bros’ will be serving our annual Christmas Day Plated Dinner to celebrate the magic of the season with Santa, Chicago’s Holiday Carolers and the Matriarch of The Magnificent Mile: The Drake Hotel.

Seatings: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $102; Children: $50

LM Bistro
111 W. Huron Street, 312-202-9900

December 24 & 25, 2013
Christmas Eve/Day Dinner
Enjoy a special prix fixe menu that includes coconut poached monkfish, a chicory salad, roasted duck breast and a fig tart for dessert.

Seating: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $39 per person

The Peninsula Chicago
108 E. Superior Street, 312-337-2888

December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve Dinner
For an early Christmas present, food lovers can dine at The Peninsula Chicago and enjoy strolling carolers and a string duo in The Lobby while savoring a prix fixe, five-course dinner including foie gras torchon, potato gnocchi, butter-poached lobster and roasted tenderloin of beef or Muscovy duck breast. Children under the age of 12 can choose from The Lobby’s à la carte menu. Guests interested in traditional Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine can visit Shanghai Terrace, where a special celebratory menu for the occasion will be available from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, priced at $98 per person.

Seatings: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Admission: $130 per person

December 25, 2013
Christmas Day Brunch
Celebrate Christmas with an elaborate Brunch Buffet in The Lobby. The exquisite Christmas Day Brunch features a variety of carved meats, a grand seafood buffet station, charcuterie and cheeses, dim sum, and a risotto station. Eggnog, hot chocolate and wide array of sweets including crêpes, macarons and pastries will be presented for dessert, while a children’s station with child-friendly delicacies will be available. Entertainment includes The Peninsula string quartet, a children’s lounge with face painting, and of course a visit from Santa Claus under The Lobby’s magnificent tree.

Seatings: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $155; Children 12 and under: $55

The Signature Room at the 95th
875 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-787-9596

December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve Day and Night
Celebrate the holidays high above the skyline and lakefront at The Signature Room at the 95th®. This year, lunch and dinner will be served on Christmas Eve. The menu highlights some of the season’s favorites and delicious dishes. The Private Dining Rooms are also open and available for private parties.

Seating: Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

330 N. Wabash Avenue, 312-923-9988

December 25, 2013
Christmas Day at Travelle
Enjoy Christmas Day in the heart of the city. Travelle’s menu features three courses plus family-style additions, including an oyster selection and baked brie.

Seating: 12 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Blackfinn Ameripub
65 W. Kinzie Street, 312-836-0290

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Bash!
Ring in the new year at this River North hotspot! Ticket includes an open bar from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., passed hor d’oeuvres, live DJ entertainment, a champagne toast at midnight plus party favors! VIP packages are also available. Contact  Julie Johnson at to purchase tickets.

Admission: $75 in advance, $85 at the door

Connie’s Pizza
1030 N. State Street, 312-614-4020

December 31, 2013
Pre-Party at Connie’s
Join Connie’s on the Gold Coast for a fabulous pre-party that includes a four-course menu: Wood-Fired Pizza Appetizers, Salad, your choice of Beef Braciole or Parmesan Encrusted Chicken, Dessert and two alcoholic beverages! The restaurant will then shuttle you to The Drake hotel for more celebrations!

Admission: $45, includes sales tax

The Drake
140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve at Cape Cod
Prix fixe menu to include a bottle of champagne per couple.

Admission: $100

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve at Club International
Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Drake and Club International. Settle into 2014 with live entertainment, complimentary champagne, and the finest views of Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan.

Seatings: 9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Admission: $155

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve at Palm Court
Celebrate Palm Court’s Black Tie New Years Eve in Chicago’s regal Drake Hotel. Each couple will be greeted with a bottle of champagne and escorted to a table where they will enjoy a delicious three-course, four-star meal by Executive Chef Franco Diaz.

Seating: 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $170

January 1, 2014
New Year’s Brunch at Drake Bros’
Come to The Drake and celebrate the New Year. Drake Bros’ will be offering live jazz entertainment, and a delicious brunch for you and your family.

Seatings: 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $80; Children: $39

Entertainment Cruises
600 E. Illinois Street, 866-305-2469

Entertainment Cruises offers Chicagoans three days of New Year’s celebrations for end-of-the-year cruises!

December 30, 2013
Mystic Blue’s Eve of the Eve Dinner Cruise
Jump start the festivities with a holiday buffet, DJ, dancing and entertainment!

Boarding: 7:00 p.m.; Cruise: 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Admission: prices start at $54.90

December 31, 2013
Spirit of Chicago New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise
All aboard! Guests will be treated to a plentiful lunch buffet, DJ entertainment, New Year’s Eve party favors and a special countdown to Noon.

Boarding: 11:00 a.m.; Cruise: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Admission: prices starting at $44.90, 40% off for children

Mystic Blue New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a delicious dinner, champagne toast at midnight, entertainment, premium open bar, party favors including streamers, noisemakers, hats and tiaras and a stunning fireworks display.

Boarding: 8:30 p.m.; Cruise: 9:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
Admission: prices starting at $149.90

Odyssey New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a delicious dinner, champagne toast at midnight, entertainment, premium open bar, party favors including streamers, noisemakers, hats and tiaras and a stunning fireworks display. The Odyssey will feature a special New Year’s Eve menu with Chef’s Tasting Appetizers, a Filet Mignon and Lobster Duo in a Red Wine Demi-Glace with a potato croquet and vegetable bundle, and a Sweets Table to finish.

Boarding: 8:30 p.m.; Cruise: 9:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
Admission: prices starting at $219.90

Spirit of Chicago New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a delicious dinner, champagne toast at midnight, entertainment, premium open bar, party favors including streamers, noisemakers, hats and tiaras and a stunning fireworks display.

Boarding: 8:30 p.m.; Cruise: 9:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
Admission: prices starting at $159.90

Howell’s & Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-262-5310

January 1, 2014
New Year’s Day Blues Brunch
Make your reservations now and enjoy live, acoustic blues music from artist Matt Hendricks as he sets the stage for the quintessential Chicago brunch experience. Indulge in Chef Scott Walton’s culinary creativity and kick off your new year on the Magnificent Mile.

Seating: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $29 per person

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N. St. Clair Street, 312-787-1234

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve Soiree
Guests of The Hyatt Magnificent Mile Chicago New Year’s Eve Party will take pleasure in the multiple rooms of entertainment, a pre-party and a post-party with DJ entertainment, a lavish buffet and a wide array of top-shelf cocktails. Guests will also have the opportunity to enter exclusive giveaways, including luxurious weekend stay at the Hyatt Magnificent Mile.

Event Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Admission: $135 per person (Buy tickets online here.)

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive, 312-565-1234

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve Reduced Rates and Late Checkout
When the clock strikes midnight, where will you be? Ring in the New Year at Hyatt Regency Chicago this December 31 and enjoy the newly renovated property along with a 2:00 p.m. late check out.

Park Hyatt Chicago
800 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-335-1234

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve at the Park Hyatt Chicago
Close out the year and welcome in 2014 with an indulgent 4-course menu at NoMI Kitchen. Celebrate new beginnings in the warm and intimate setting. Or, canapé the night away in NoMI Lounge and toast to the magical hour. Sip Champagne and nibble on our homemade canapés.

Admission: NoMI Kitchen: $115; NoMI Lounge: $100

The Peninsula Chicago
108 E. Superior Street, 312-337-2888

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve Gala
Dance the night away and ring in 2014 at The Peninsula Chicago’s Black Tie Gala. Guests begin their evening with a welcome reception from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. After a seven course dinner, attendees will celebrate and dance to the sounds of “Front of House,” Ken Arlen’s premier 12-piece big band performing in The Lobby. As midnight approaches, guests will celebrate the New Year with a balloon drop, midnight toast, dancing and revelry. Dinner and dancing is US$ 305 per person, or US$ 385 per person with wine pairings. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

Shanghai Terrace will serve an à la carte Shanghainese and Cantonese menu as well as a celebratory New Year’s Eve menu created by Chef de Cuisine Ivan Yuen and his team.  The Bar will be open and serve guests without a cover charge. Guests can enjoy classic libations, creative elixirs, premium ports, and single-malt Scotch whisky and Scotch flights in front of the roaring fireplace.

Admission: Dinner and dancing: $305; With wine pairing: $385

January 1, 2014
New Year’s Day Brunch
Guests can begin their New Year’s resolutions after savoring the extravagant New Year’s Day Brunch in The Lobby. Come kick off the New Year to the sounds of a string quartet with an indulgent feast of favorite festive foods.

Servings: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $110; Children 12 and under: $40

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E. Pearson Street, 312-266-1100

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve with The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago ushers in 2014 with dinner, dancing and desserts. deca RESTAURANT will feature stations of delectable fare around the fountain and a champagne toast. Guests can take in the sounds of the Myles Hayes Jazz Band while enjoying a Seafood Ice Bar, handmade sushi, charcuterie and hors d’oeuvres as well an entrée station featuring Sauteed Diver Scallops with Shaved Black Winter Truffles and Dry-Aged Strip Loin Roast and more. A decadent chocolate dessert display caps off the festive dinner.

Seatings: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $225

January 1, 2014
New Year’s Day Game Day Buffet
Enjoy the New Year’s Day games over brunch. New Year’s Day at deca features brunch stations around the Ritz fountain and flat screen televisions to catch all the gridiron action.

Seatings: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $75, includes choice of Bloody Mary or Mimosa

The Signature Room at the 95th
875 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-280-0453

December 31, 2013
Three Ways to Ring in the New Year
The Signature Room at the 95th® offers the ultimate in New Year’s Eve celebration options with three ways to ring in the New Year. In the main dining room, guests can choose a festive, early evening seating or a sophisticated late seating with live music by NEO orchestra, a balloon drop at midnight and guests adorned in formal attire, while The Signature Lounge® features specialty cocktails and live a performance by Hey Jimmy! beginning at 9:00 pm.

The first dinner seating in the main dining room allows guests to dine from a gourmet three-course menu with one complimentary glass of champagne for $105 per person, tax and gratuity included. First seating reservations are available at 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Dress code is business casual.

The second dinner seating is for those seeking a glamorous way to ring in the New Year high above the sparkling city lights. This incredible celebration features a six-course gourmet menu, a complimentary glass of champagne, a midnight balloon drop and dancing to NEO orchestra through 1 a.m. – all for $225 per person, tax and gratuity included. Second seating reservations are available at 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 9 pm. Dress code is formal.

All New Year’s Eve dining reservations must be pre-paid.

Sixteen Restaurant
401 N. Wabash Avenue, 312-588-8030

December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Guests joining for a New Year’s Eve dining experience will enjoy views from the restaurant’s 30-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows paired with a menu themed around a culinary tour of Chicago’s history, as storied by Chef Lents and the team of Sixteen. The first seating includes a five-course meal; the second seating includes a ten-course meal with live music, a champagne toast at midnight and a fabulous view of the fireworks display from Navy Pier.

Seating: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $135/$185 (with wine pairings) for the first seating, $380/$480 (with wine pairings) for the second seating

January 1, 2013
New Year’s Day Brunch
An elaborate brunch at Sixteen will ease guests from their New Year’s Eve festivities into a marvelous start to 2013. Chef Lents will present a lavish brunch that will satiate comfort food cravings for the whole family.

Seating: 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission: $95 per person, $35 for children 8 and under

980 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-280-2750

December 31, 2013
New Year’s with Spiaggia
Ring in the New Year with Spiaggia!  Spiaggia will be offering three seatings this New Year’s Eve.  5pm-5:30pm enjoy a three course tasting menu for 115.00 per person, 7pm-7:30pm Spiaggia will be offering a four course tasting menu for 155.00 per person, and the final seating at 9:30pm-10pm guests can indulge in a seven course tasting menu for 255.00 per person.

Sweetwater Tavern & Grille
225 N. Michigan Avenue, -312-698-7111

December 31, 2013
Anti-Package Party
Ring in the new year on the Magnificant Mile, without having to commit to a package! Sweetwater has table reservations available day and night, featuring a few special entrees including a Seafood Linguine and Beef Tenderloin, a Video DJ and a champagne toast at midnight.

Trump International Hotel & Tower
401 N. Wabash Avenue, 312-588-8131

December 31, 2013
Sophisticated Revelry at Rebar
On this special evening, the downtown Chicago hotel’s chic mezzanine-level lounge will be transformed into a modern interpretation of a Victorian-era circus with a Cirque Soiree Celebration. Guests will enjoy performances from DJ Vourteque with his steam-punk gramophone, a photobooth to capture the evening’s memories, sweeping vistas and delectable fares and cocktails including a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.

Event time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Admission: $495-1,595/table

Share this:

Watch Highlights from
the 2012 Lights Festival