In & Around Town

Seasonal shopping at The Line

The Line

Open November 9th through January 2017
The Line – Chicago is an immersive seasonal shopping experience at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

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January 26, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom

First Bites Bash

Official kick-off to Chicago’s Restaurant Week, the First Bites Bash offers a VIP sneak peak and direct access to the city’s best culinary wizardry!

January 27 - February 9

Various Restaurants

Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week offers the unique opportunity to enjoy some of the city’s best by way of prix fixe menus at reduced prices!  This year, Brunch at $22 per guest is a new addition for many participating restaurants while the $22 lunches and $33/$44 dinners include long-time favorites and new hits.

January 28th, 12pm-4pm

Bloomingdale's Fashion Store

Bloomingdale's Year of the Rooster Celebration

Bloomingdale's invites you to celebrate the year of the Rooster. Ring in the Lunar New Year with a traditional lion dance, events and Lunar New Year inspired merchandise including their limited-edition Little Rooster Bag.

January 28

Oak Street Beach

Polar Bear Plunge

This charitable effort made by the bravest of souls happens annually in Lake Michigan and is regularly attended by celebrities and spectators alike.

Chicago Ale Fest

The Winter installment of the popular effort draws locals and tourist evenly.  There is much to take in (and down!) as craft brew has grown to be one of the city’s best attributes.

January 27 - 29

Navy Pier

Ideal Home Show

Showcasing the best and newest in home improvement products, services and demonstrations, this annual event is highly anticipated!

February 9 - 19

Various Theatres

Chicago Theatre Week

With ticket prices dropped to $15 or $30 (or some even below!), this is the perfect opportunity to widen your theatrical horizons with the best in small, independent theatre or the bigger-budget companies you just haven’t gotten to yet.

February 11 - 20

McCormick Place

Chicago Auto Show

Eagerly awaited, this is one of the largest exhibitions of its’ kind for automobiles – or anything with wheels!  Pristine restorations sit beside wild new prototypes.

February 11 - March 26, 10am-4pm

Chicago Botanical Garden

The Orchid Show

Our first hint of spring blossoms beautifully with one of the largest as well as best reasons to visit Glencoe!

February 25, Noon-4pm

Northerly Island

Polar Adventure Days

Winter comes alive with this final free installment of the annual gathering that brings live animals up close, try on some snowshoes and venture out to appreciate Chicago as only locals do.