Celebrate January With These Fun Events

Happy New Year, Chicago!

We’re excited for another great year. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite events taking place in Chicago this month – be sure to get out and explore!

Ice Skating in Millennium Park: A classic Chicago activity! The rink will be open until March 4. Admission is free: you just have to pay to rent ice skates. Have fun!

Donut Fest: The trip to Wicker Park is DEFINITELY worth it for this festival! Try samples from a ton of Chicago donut and coffee shops on January 28. Grab your tickets today before they’re gone.

Chicago Restaurant Week: One of our favorite events returns from January 26 through February 8. Choose from a variety of Chicago restaurants, that are offering prix fix lunches, brunches and dinner. To see the list of restaurants participating, click here.

See a full list of events via Time Out Chicago. Happy 2018!

Book Your New Years Eve Stay With Us!

While the end of the year can be a stressful time for many, we are here to make it easier for you!

Are you looking to book a stay in Chicago for New Years Eve? Look no further! Travel + Leisure recommends our hotel in Chicago for an “especially hip New Years.” Traveling doesn’t always have to be expensive, and we’re here to host you in comfort and style without breaking the bank!

Thanks again to Travel + Leisure for featuring our hotel. Click here to read the entire article.

Happy holidays and Happy New Year!

Take Advantage of Our Winter Wonderland Specials

How are you spending the holiday season and the beginning of 2018? We hope it’s with us! Chicago has a ton of special events to check out during the winter, not to mention the wide variety of restaurants, shopping and nightlife options.

Have the time of your life this winter with us! We’re thrilled to be sharing our Winter Wonderland special! Stay with us between December 1, 2017 and March 10, 2018 and get rates as low as $79* per night. But there’s more – you will also get 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at Troquet River North – the French bistro located right off of our lobby. Click here to book your stay.


Enjoy winter and Chicago with us!

Happy December!

*Based on availability at the time of request. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply.  Requires cancellation 24 hours prior arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax fees. To learn more, contact Ghislain Claudon, Area Director of Revenue, at ghislain.claudon@hotelfelixchicago.com or Darius Cristwell, Front Office Manager, at darius.cristwell@hotelfelixchicago.com.

Celebrate the Holidays At Lincoln Park Zoo

Getting ready for the holiday season? We think the perfect way to do so is to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights! The event returns to the zoo this weekend and the best part is that it’s free! We love visiting the zoo to see the beautiful light fixtures and other special exhibits that are thrown on by the zoo. The event runs through early January and you will definitely catch us making a visit!

Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo’s website for more information.

Happy holidays!

Free Things To Do in Chicago This November

We love Chicago because it’s home to such a diverse group of things to see, eat, drink and do. What’s even better? When these things are free!

Thanks to this article at TimeOut Chicago, we can share some of our favorite things to do for free this month.

 Chicago Architecture Biennial – Chicago hosts the architecture biennial every two years, where architecture and design are the focal point for exhibitions, art installations, and events that highlight Chicago. These events continue until Saturday, January 7, 2018.

Christkindlmarket – More than 50 food and beverage vendors attend and offer German and European treats at one of Chicago’s most classic holiday events. There are also handcrafted ornaments and nutcrackers available to purchase. The event opens on Friday, November 17 and will run through Sunday, December 24.

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – The event returns on Thursday, November 2017 and will be taking over State Street from 8am through 11am, featuring floats, marching bands and more.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights: Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual tradition returns on Friday, November 24 and runs every weekend through January 7, 2018. The zoo will feature lights on display and holiday inspired activities throughout the grounds.

What event are you most excited for? Happy November!

#ThrowbackThursday to Our Team’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

Halloween weekend is approaching and we’re excited to be celebrating! In honor of #NationalPumpkinDay, we’re sharing some photos from last Halloween. Our team decided to have a pumpkin carving contest and you can see that many of them went all out. We love a little bit of healthy competition!

Which one is your favorite carving? Let us know in a comment below! Happy Halloween!

 

Christkindlmarket Returns to Chicago in One Month

Whether you want to admit it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner! Here at Hotel Felix, we can’t be more excited for the holidays! What better way to celebrate than with a trip to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket?

The market, a Chicago staple, opens a month from today, on Friday, November 17.

Never been before? Make it a mission to go this year! More than 50 food and beverage vendors attend and offer German and European treats. There are also handcrafted ornaments and nutcrackers available to purchase. Click here to read more about the event from Time Out Chicago.

Mmmm German candy 🇩🇪🍬🍫

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Happy holidays!

Spend Your Friday Night On The Chicago Riverwalk For Friday Night Flights

Do you love beer, Chicago, and experiencing all that the city has to offer? Friday Night Flights is perfect for you! The festival returns to the Chicago Riverwalk, just minutes away from our hotel, for a special Oktoberfest Event this Friday, October 13.

Photo Credit: Choose Chicago

Chicago Friday Night Flights is back on the Chicago Riverwalk for a special Oktoberfest edition on Friday, October 13!

The event, taking place right off of the Chicago river, has over 20 participating breweries and will also offer Oktoberfest themed food and live music.

Tickets are $15 and you can pre-order yours here.

The event will feature beer from the following breweries. Read more about the event in this Choose Chicago article.

  • Hopewell Brewing Company,
  • Cruz Blanca Cerveceria
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Haymarket Brewery
  • Eataly’s Birreria
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Argus Brewery
  • Old Irving Brewing Company
  • On Tour Brewing
  • Finch Beer Company
  • Pipeworks Brewery
  • Begyle Brewing Company
  • Half Acre Beer Company
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Lo Rez Brewing
  • Whiner Beer Company
  • Goose Island Brewing Company
  • Aleman Brewing
  • Baderbrau
  • Marz Brewing Company
  • Rock Bottom – Chicago
  • Spiteful Brewing

Happy Oktoberfest!

 

Cheer on The Chicago Marathon Runners This Weekend

The 40th Chicago Marathon returns this weekend on Sunday morning, and we’re excited to be spectators for the big event!

More than 40,000 participants will be gathering at the start line in Grant Park early Sunday morning (around 5:30AM) – Columbus and Monroe, to be exact.

We have the inside scoop on the start times thanks to DNA Info:

7:20 a.m. – Wheelchair Start
7:21 a.m. – Handcycle Start
7:23 a.m. –  Athletes with Disabilities Start
7:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start
8:00 a.m. – Wave 2 Start
8:35 a.m. – Wave 3 Start

Are you heading to Chicago this weekend to cheer on a loved one? You can track their progress and even send them a “good luck” message that appears on big screens at miles 13 and 27! Click here to enter your message.

Get inspired and ready to run (or cheer) this weekend with this awesome video of the marathon course, featuring footage from a Drone! Thanks to Virtual Scribe on YouTube.

Good luck this weekend!