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Stay updated on the hottest happenings around The Magnificent Mile. From in-store events to new openings in the district, we provide you with the latest news and happenings. Check back often to keep your calendar filled!

 

  • Exclusive Offers from the MasterCard® Priceless® Chicago program

    Ongoing

    Complimentary Gift from MasterCard® and The Magnificent Mile!

    Get rewarded for exploring The Magnificent Mile district with your MasterCard card! Spend $250 or more on your MasterCard card at any participating Magnificent Mile businesses and receive a special gift, compliments of MasterCard! Show your same day receipts totaling $250 USD or more from participating businesses located on The Magnificent Mile®, along with your MasterCard card, to the Concierge Desk at Water Tower Place or 900 North Michigan Shops to receive your gift.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

    900 North Michigan Shops 
    900 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

    Terms & Conditions
    Open to MasterCard® cardholders 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Promotion is valid 8/15/13, through 12/31/13 at 8:00 p.m. CT (“Promotion Period”). To receive a Gift: use your MasterCard® card to purchase $250 USD or more in total purchases in a single day of shopping at any participating Greater North Michigan Avenue Association Member during the Promotional Period and present the valid original receipt(s) and your I.D. the same day at the MasterCard® Concierge Desk in the first floor main entrance lobby at Water Tower Place or the Concierge Desk in the first main floor entrance lobby at 900 North Michigan Shops. Offer valid while supplies last. Visit the MasterCard® Concierge Desk for complete Terms & Conditions. In event of any inconsistency between the full Terms & Conditions and these abbreviated Terms, the full Terms & Conditions take precedence.  For the full Terms & Conditions, please go to www. themagnificentmile.com.

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  • KinzieHotel

    This Summer!

    Stay in a Luxury Hotel in Chicago this Summer!

    Enjoy exclusive offers at acclaimed hotels along The Magnificent Mile this summer. Shop and explore our one-of-a-kind destination with family or friends!

    “Stay Longer, See More Chicago”
    Set in the heart of world-class entertainment, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is just steps from the exclusive shops of The Magnificent Mile and spectacular nightlife of River North. To experience the best of this famed city, book more than one night at Trump Chicago and receive up to 20% off your stay!

    Trump International Hotel & Tower
    401 N. Wabash Avenue, (312) 588-8000,  find on Facebook or follow @TrumpChicago

    Family Escape Package
    This package is perfect for families who are eager to explore some of the city’s top attractions. Stay at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower receive luxury accommodations for up to four people, 2 tickets for the recently re-launched 360 Chicago, housed atop the iconic John Hancock building (additional available for purchase at concierge). Children 11 and under eat free and receive a special welcome gift at check-in. Rates that begin at $220.

    SO Shopping Package
    The So Shopping package offers guests at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower the perfect blend of shopping and relaxation. With a prime location next to The Magnificent Mile, guests can enjoy Chicago’s best shopping at a reasonable price! The package includes luxury accommodations for two, 15% off at Bloomingdales, a 45-minute Chanel facial and makeup application for her in Bloomingdale’s Spa Suite, and a Lab Series custom facial for him at Bloomingdale’s. After a busy day of shopping, indulge yourself with L’Occitane Shea Butter foot cream for tired feet, two glasses of wine or cocktails at Le Bar and a special chocolate amenity. Rates begin at $235 a night!

    Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
    20 E. Chestnut St.,
    (312) 324-4000, find on Facebook or follow @sofitelchicago

    “We Get It” Campaign
    If it’s legal, chances are the concierge staff at Kinzie Hotel can have it ready for guests at any time. The seven-person concierge team’s new initiative is called “We Get It”. This special attention starts from the time a guest makes a reservation; there is an entry form for ‘accommodation and amenity request’ prior to arriving.

    Kinzie Hotel
    20 West Kinzie Street, (312) 395-9000, find on Facebook or follow @KinzieHotel

    Exclusive Rewards!
    Exclusive offer from the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Book now and receive a $50 hotel reward for every night of your stay. Valid toward exeptional dining or a luxurious Elysian Spa experience. Rates starting from $345 per night. Book now!

    Waldorf Astoria
    11 East Walton Street,
    (312) 646-1300, find on Facebook or follow @Waldorf_Chicago

     

     

     

     

     

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  • tuesdays on terrace

    Select Tuesdays

    Museum of Contemporary Art “Tuesdays on the Terrace

    Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art for “Tuesdays on the Terrace,” which features a free, live jazz performance each week. Bring a blanket and snag a seat on the lawn, or rent a chair for $5. No outside food or drinks allowed, but there is food and booze available for purchase at the event!

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E. Chicago Ave, (312) 280-2660, find on Facebook or follow @mcachicago

    Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art for “Tuesdays on the Terrace,” which features a free, live jazz performance each week. Bring a blanket and snag a seat on the lawn, or rent a chair for $5. No outside food or drinks allowed, but there is food and booze available for purchase at the event!

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E. Chicago Ave, (312) 280-2660, find on Facebook or follow @mcachicago

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  • Gibsons

    This just in!

    Gibson’s Voted Chicago’s Best Steakhouse 2014!

    According to Eater Readers, Gibson’s is THE Chicago Steakhouse!

    A week ago, Eater readers began a weeklong process of deciding the best steakhouse in America’s meatiest city. More than 7,000 votes later, that champion is revealed: Rush Street icon Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. Gibsons won its preliminary round in a landslide and triumphed in the finals by more than 1,400 votes, proving Chicagoans’ love for the restaurant. Go enjoy some of the finest steak in Chicago!

    Gibsons Steakhouse
    1028 N.Rush Street,  (312) 266-8999, Find on Facebook or follow @GibsonsSteak

    According to Eater Readers, Gibson’s is THE Chicago Steakhouse!

    A week ago, Eater readers began a weeklong process of deciding the best steakhouse in America’s meatiest city. More than 7,000 votes later, that champion is revealed: Rush Street icon Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. Gibsons won its preliminary round in a landslide and triumphed in the finals by more than 1,400 votes, proving Chicagoans’ love for the restaurant. Go enjoy some of the finest steak in Chicago!

    Gibsons Steakhouse
    1028 N.Rush Street,  (312) 266-8999, Find on Facebook or follow @GibsonsSteak

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    Ongoing

    Discounted Group Admission at the Chicago History Museum!

    This summer, the Chicago History Museum is offering discounted admission on new group bookings. Groups of 10-35 enjoy an $8 ticket price/person, while groups of over 35 receive a $5 ticket price/person – an over 60% discount. Call and mention “Choose Chicago” to receive this discounted rate!.

    Chicago History Museum
    1601 North Clark Street, (312) 642-4600, find on Facebook or follow @ChicagoMuseum

     

    This summer, the Chicago History Museum is offering discounted admission on new group bookings. Groups of 10-35 enjoy an $8 ticket price/person, while groups of over 35 receive a $5 ticket price/person – an over 60% discount. Call and mention “Choose Chicago” to receive this discounted rate!.

    Chicago History Museum
    1601 North Clark Street, (312) 642-4600, find on Facebook or follow @ChicagoMuseum

     

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  • AIC Nighthawks

    Ongoing

    Congratulations to the Art Institute’s Iconic “Nighthawks at the Diner”

    “Nighthawks at the Diner” from the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection is one of 12 pieces of art from the downtown museum chosen by popular vote for the “Art Everywhere” campaign. The iconic 1942 oil painting got the most votes out of 100 pieces nominated by five participating U.S. art museums competing to be featured in the national initiative. A total of 58 pieces were chosen to be displayed publicly in August on 50,000 billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms, airport dioramas, movie theaters and more into a free, open-air art gallery across the country. What a classic!

     Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 443-3600, find on Facebook or follow @artinstitutechi

    “Nighthawks at the Diner” from the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection is one of 12 pieces of art from the downtown museum chosen by popular vote for the “Art Everywhere” campaign. The iconic 1942 oil painting got the most votes out of 100 pieces nominated by five participating U.S. art museums competing to be featured in the national initiative. A total of 58 pieces were chosen to be displayed publicly in August on 50,000 billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms, airport dioramas, movie theaters and more into a free, open-air art gallery across the country. What a classic!

     Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 443-3600, find on Facebook or follow @artinstitutechi

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  • Wendella Beer and BBQ cruise

    Select Thursdays

    Add These Wendella Cruises To Your List Of Summer Fun!

    The Wendella Beer & BBQ Cruise will offer a sample of a variety of beers from local brewery Goose Island and authentic barbecue from Sweet Baby Ray’s on select Thursday evenings. Tickets are $48+ tax.

    The Wendella Wine and Cheese Cruise will offer a variety of sweet and savory wines and cheeses from Pastoral. Unlike traditional tours, these cruises will not include narrated tours, but a tour guide will be available for questions. Tickets are $54+tax.

    So, gather with friends or co-workers after work and enjoy some Chicago favorites while cruising through Lake Michigan and the Chicago River!

    Wendella Boats
    400 N. Michigan Ave, (312) 337-1446, find on Facebook or follow @wendellaboats

    The Wendella Beer & BBQ Cruise will offer a sample of a variety of beers from local brewery Goose Island and authentic barbecue from Sweet Baby Ray’s on select Thursday evenings. Tickets are $48+ tax.

    The Wendella Wine and Cheese Cruise will offer a variety of sweet and savory wines and cheeses from Pastoral. Unlike traditional tours, these cruises will not include narrated tours, but a tour guide will be available for questions. Tickets are $54+tax.

    So, gather with friends or co-workers after work and enjoy some Chicago favorites while cruising through Lake Michigan and the Chicago River!

    Wendella Boats
    400 N. Michigan Ave, (312) 337-1446, find on Facebook or follow @wendellaboats

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    Now Open!

    Introducing Chicago Sports Museum!

    The Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch anchor the 7th floor of Water Tower Place on The Magnificent Mile. They combine to create a high-energy, 23,000 square foot complex offering dining, entertainment, private event venues and retail.

    The 8,000 square foot Chicago sports Museum Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive experience for visitors to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports. It combines hi-tech interactive experiences, including skill challenges and simulated experiences, with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts.

    Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:30 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Admission: $6, free for children 2 and under; guests of Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch are admitted free of charge.

    Sports fans and foodies alike will appreciate Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch! HDTVs througout the dining room and bar are tuned in to all major sporting events. Newly installed floor-to-ceiling windows provide diners with stunning city views.

    Corporate Executive Chef Joe Rosetti has put his own spin on classic American comfort food, including inventive burgers, farm fresh salads, oven-fired pizzas and hand-dipped milkshakes. The menu is complemented by a wide selection of local craft beers, including Harry’s own 7th Inning Ale, brewed by local brewery Ale Syndicate.

    Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:30 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group
    follow @ChiSportsMuseum

    Water Tower Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

     

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  • Water Tower Place

    Starting February 28, 2014

    FREE Historical Tours at Water Tower Place

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

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    Ongoing

    Chicago Top 10

    Ready to explore Chicago? LOFT has created a special “stash-in-your-handbag” guide to the top eating, drinking and shopping in the city. Click here to access the guide and discover your favorite spots! And make sure to end with a shopping trip to LOFT on The Magnificent Mile.

    LOFT
    664 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 915-0410, follow @LOFT

    Ready to explore Chicago? LOFT has created a special “stash-in-your-handbag” guide to the top eating, drinking and shopping in the city. Click here to access the guide and discover your favorite spots! And make sure to end with a shopping trip to LOFT on The Magnificent Mile.

    LOFT
    664 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 915-0410, follow @LOFT

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  • The School of the Art Institute just opened an art gallery at 900 Shops to showcase rotating exhibitions of art and design by their students and alumni

    Ongoing

    Take an Art Break at the Mall

    900 North Michigan Shops
    c/o The School of the Art Institute

    900 N. Michigan Ave., level 6, (312) 915-3916, follow @900shops
    Through October 2014

    The School of the Art Institute just opened an art gallery at 900 Shops to showcase rotating exhibitions of art and design by their students and alumni.  Come indoors, stay warm and enjoy the opportunity to encounter both acclaimed and up-and-coming artists in Chicago throughout the year.

    900 North Michigan Shops
    c/o The School of the Art Institute

    900 N. Michigan Ave., level 6, (312) 915-3916, follow @900shops
    Through October 2014

    The School of the Art Institute just opened an art gallery at 900 Shops to showcase rotating exhibitions of art and design by their students and alumni.  Come indoors, stay warm and enjoy the opportunity to encounter both acclaimed and up-and-coming artists in Chicago throughout the year.

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