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Inspiring Fulfilling Stays

The mission of our downtown Chicago concierge is to ensure your stay is exactly as you envisioned it. You can count on us to point you in the right direction, whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner destination or the best place for a massage, or are in need of tickets to a play or sporting event. To inspire you to make the most of your stay in downtown Chicago, browse our concierge picks.

Upcoming Chicago Events

McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink

Skate under the big tree at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park. With free admission and skate rentals of only $14, travelers can easily experience the picturesque and iconic beauty of Millennium Park in the festive winter spirit.

Through March 4, 2018.

The Second City Training Center Performances

Laugh out loud at the legendary Second City, birthplace of great comedic minds like Bill Murray, Tina Fey, and Chris Farley. See stand-up comedians, improvisers, and sketch performers before they become famous. With hilarious shows every night, you can't go wrong. 

Shows Nightly.

Chicago Restaurant Week

Somewhat of a misnomer, Chicago's Restaurant Week is actually fourteen days, which gives foodies extra time to indulge in the city's best fare. Discover prix fixe specials starting at $22 for brunch or lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner. You'll be greeted with an array of classic choices as well as the most coveted new spots in town.

January 26-February 8, 2018.

Chicago Chinese New Year

A dazzling festival of light, joy, and new beginnings, Chinese New Year in Chicago is accompanied by parades, performances, and parties across the city, as well as hands-on workshops geared toward education about Chinese cultural traditions. 

February 25, 2018.

Chicago Theatre Week

From daring independent works to internationally-known legends, Theatre Week brings over 120 productions to the stage in one of the best theatre cities in the world. With ticket prices at $15 and $30, this is an incredible opportunity to see unforgettable plays. 

February 8, 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and River Dyeing

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with excellent food and drink, and the incomparable sight of a green river. Chicago's St. Patrick's Day revelries include the Downtown Parade, the St. Patrick's Festival at the Irish American Heritage Center, and, of course, the (eco-friendly) Dyeing of the Chicago River.

March 11-17, 2018. 

Macy’s Flower Show

Stop to take in the blissful scents of some of the finest blooms in the world, and visit the Macy's Flower Show. A can't-miss free event for lovers of botany, you'll see everything from lush gardens to elaborate sculpted displays. 

March 25-April 8, 2018. 

Baconfest Chicago

As last year's reigning champion, Mercat is pleased to once again be in the running for consideration. Calling on the talents of dozens of Chicago chefs, Baconfest unites an irresistible treat with a great time meeting fellow bacon enthusiasts at the UIC Forum. 

April 6 & 7, 2018. 

Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller at the Art Institute of Chicago

The master behind some of the most breathtaking works of sculpture ever made, Auguste Rodin receives an outstanding tribute in the form of this exhibition. Held at the Art Institute of Chicago, the show includes two early marble representations of the biblical Eve, as well as photographs, drawings, prints, and sculptures by Rodin and his friends and contemporaries. 

Through March 4, 2018. 

Field Museum’s Mummy Exhibition

Learn the secrets of ancient Egyptian preservation and its rituals in an exhibition that features a reconstructed Egyptian tomb and a marketplace, plus one of the largest collections of mummies in the United States. 

Through 2018. 

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Detour: Secrets of the Loop

Discover some of the most fascinating facts about the most immediately-recognizable buildings in Chicago, with perspectives from architects and historians to guide you on an immersive audio walking tour. 

Through 2018.