Illuminate 900

Illuminate 900: Holiday Tree Lighting Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Illinois 2023 Join us Thursday, November 16th for a magical kick-off to the Holidays: Illuminate 900!

Illuminate 900 returns on Thursday, November 16th, and promises to be the most magical kickoff to the holidays! 900 Shops converts into a winter wonderland as it hosts an evening of spectacular holiday performances, seasonal activations for the whole family, and sumptuous fare while holiday revelers await the arrival of Santa himself to light the majestic 50ft. tall tree!

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The evening will be stacked with delightful holiday performances from some of Chicago’s finest arts organizations. Everything from sugar cookie decorating to a musical play land, to dreamy, photo opportunities will delight the young and young-at-heart! Costumed dancers and holiday characters will fill the bedecked atrium with the holiday spirit while echoes of musicians, choirs, and a live DJ, provide the seasonal soundtrack. Sumptuous fare and holiday cocktails will be savored in a wondrous setting fashioned of designer décor and ambient lighting intended to transport guests to a veritable, winter wonderland. The highlight of the evening will be when Santa himself, and a Make-A-Wish child, arrive to shine the first holiday lights on Michigan Avenue. It’s then that jolly St. Nick flips the giant switch to illuminate the thousands of white lights strewn about the towering, holiday tree!

Mark your calendars now for a magical night that will leave you feeling the spirit of Christmas once more!

Four Seasons Accommodations

For overnight accommodations from November 15-17, please call or email the reservations department at 312-280-8400 or [email protected] and ask for the "Illuminate" Rate to receive a special 900 Shops offer.

Bacardi USA is honored and proud to be partner of the Annual Illuminate 900 event, offering/providing an elevated cocktail experience for the invitees using its brands such as Bacardi 8 rum, Grey Goose Classic Martini Cocktail, Bombay 1er Cru Gin, Patròn Tequila El Cielo and El Alto, St~Germain Elderflower liqueur and Martini & Rossi.

Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® of Illinois.

Illuminate 900

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  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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