This New Year’s Eve, Hotel Felix is a sponsor of Parkway Ballroom‘s Bow Tie Ball! Hotel Felix, along with ABC 7 and Windy City Live host Val Warner, invite you to join us in Bronzeville at the Bronze Event Lounge for passed appetizers, an open bar, and live music. After ringing in 2014, make your way to Hotel Felix to sleep it off. The staff at Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel will be there to show you to your accomodations, just steps away from Chicago’s landmarks, including the Magnificent Mile, museums, shopping and more.
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We’re thrilled the team is on site with us – checking out our eco-friendly space and taking advantage of our meeting rooms.
We’re in the festive holiday spirit and we want to share more exciting holiday events. We hope you enjoyed our first list in this blog post, but of course winter fun in Chicago doesn’t stop there. From skating in Millennium Park to Hot Coco in the Walnut Room Chicago is full of holiday fun.
Ice Skating in Millennium Park
Skate for free with one of the best architectural views of Chicago as your backdrop. The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink free and open to the public, although you can rent ice skates for $10. The rink is located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison. Check here for more information including hours of operation.
The Walnut Room
The Walnut room stands as a historic venue since it’s opening in 1907. Located on the 7th floor in the Macy’s on State, this iconic dining room adds a magic touch to any holiday experience. Even if you are too full to eat in the Walnut Room, catch Macy’s holiday windows on State or take a picture by the icon holiday tree. More information on visiting the Walnut room can be found here.
Museums in Chicago
Winter season means a different experience at every Chicago attraction. The Museum of Science & Industry has an exhibit showing Christmas around the World and Holidays of Lights. The Adler Planetarium hosts special events to show why winter is a great time to stargaze. Even the Field Museum decorates for the season.
Black Friday may be over but that doesn’t mean the savings have to end! We’re having a Winter Sale with rates starting at just $89 per night. Whether you’re craving a Chicago getaway or overdue for an urban staycation, we urge you to book quickly to lock in your rate and desired dates! You may book here and stay now through March 31, 2014; certain restrictions apply. To learn more please call us at (312) 447-3440.
December is a magical time to visit Chicago. From Christkindlmarket on Daley Plaza to ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo, we’ve got your December plans covered! Here are our top picks for festive winter fun:
–Christkindlmarket on Daley Plaza will have you wondering if you’re in Chicago or across the pond in a small, bustling European village. This traditional German American holiday market features rows and rows of vendors selling authentic European gifts including cuckoo clocks, Bavarian ornaments and clothing. Don’t miss the food: stollen (traditional German holiday cake), schnitzel and German bratwurst. For the adults? German beer and spiced Gluhwein (hot mulled wine). Admission is free. For more info please visit their website here.
–WinterWonderFest at Navy Pier is jam packed with all sorts of activities for adults and children alike, including the Chicago Blackhawks indoor skating rink and more than 20 rides and attractions. The fest runs from December 6-January 12 (except December 25). For coupons on parking and tickets please visit their site.
–ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo is a fun, annual celebration of lights in the heart of Lincoln Park, just north of the city. In addition to the glittering lights, the event features holiday-themed activities (and Santa Clause!). The lights will be switched on Friday-Sunday until December 13 and will then run nightly (except Dec. 24 and 25) until January 5. Admission is free. For more info please visit their website here.
–The 22nd Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival turns Michigan Avenue into a bonafide winter wonderland! More than one million lights on 200 trees twinkle brightly from Chicago Avenue to Grand Avenue. Enjoy the lights and tackle your holiday shopping list at the same time! After your day of sightseeing and shopping along the Mag Mile, take advantage of our Michigan Avenue Madness Package. It includes a $50 gift card, signature gift, goody bag and a discounted room rate. For more information please visit this link.