So Much to do, Let's Make the TimeThis vibrant neighborhood offers an abundance of stunning diversions, from trendy shops to dazzling dining to exciting theater and nightclubs. As one of Chicago's more established lakefront neighborhoods, Lakeview East is a diverse place to visit and explore. For the baseball fan, our hotel is blocks from historic Wrigley Field, home of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs. Outdoor enthusiasts can embrace the lakefront beaches, get things moving on the running and bike paths or launch a boat at Belmont Harbor. It's also host to some of Chicago's biggest annual events including Halsted Street Market Days, the Annual PrideFest and Pride Parade, and the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts for all day (and night) art, live music and outdoor dining. Of course, there is no lack of night life with the Elbo Room, The Vic and Park West boasting some of the greatest musical talent the city has to offer. If you're a theater buff, Blue Man Group performs at the Briar Street ishTheatre just blocks away, and continues to thrill audiences year after year.
Now - Dec 21
Shopping anyone? Between now and December 21st you can earn a $50 gift certificate just for spending $300 in a wide variety of Lakeview East's beautiful and one-of-a-kind boutiques. It's called the Lakeview East Giver's Gift program, and it's all about YOU! If you're going to be spending on everybody anyway, you might as well get a little something for yourself. Click the link for details!
Now - Dec 24
Jump on the red line and find yourself at Daley Plaza for the best German holiday celebration outside of Germany! Christkindlmarket returns for "olde world" holiday celebrations with food, music, shops, and drinks . . .We suggest you try to go on a weekday to avoid the larger crowds!
Now - Jan 7
Nobody lights up the Holiday quite like Lincoln Park Zoo! Visit Zoo Lights and see what really makes this time of year magical . . . Zoo Lights is FREE, but some dates are reserved for ticketed and private events, so be sure to check the schedule before heading over!
Now - March 4
It's time to lace up and get to the skating rink with the best views in town! Enjoy FREE Ice Skating at Millennium Park all season (they even offer 1 hour of lessons for those who aren't comfortable standing on a set of blades!). It's a one-of-a-kind Chicago experience!
Dec 7 - Dec 10
Shop for genuinely unique gifts at the One of A Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart. You'll find amazing handmade jewelry, textiles, home goods and other amazing gifts for everybody on your list (including yourself)! decor . . . you name it. We're pretty sure you'll find plenty for yourself as well!
Dec 9 - Dec 24
The Music Box Theatre is a classic in Chicago and it's known for hosting eclectic, one-off films and events. This month, they celebrate the holiday with the Music Box Christmas Show, featuring the true classics in a classic setting. If you feel like rubbing shoulders with nostalgia, this might be just up your alley.
Find yourself some Holiday Cheer at the Twelve Bars of Christmas in Wrigleyville. This neighborhood bar crawl has been bringing joy to attendees for many years. Buys tickets in advance and let the party begin!
The Chicago Christmas Crawl lights up Old Town for a day of good cheer! Experience food and drink offerings from an array of Old Town favorites . . .
Jan 11 - Jan 21
For those who love to laugh, one of the most highly anticipated events returns in January . . . The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival returns with an array of sketches staged by troupes from all over the country. At Stage 773!
To celebrate Martin Luther King, Chicago's major museums are open FREE to the public. It's a great way to commemorate this historical day.
Jan 17 - Jan 23
Are you a music lover? Then get yourself some tickets for TNK Festival (Tomorrow Never Knows). This festival features the hottest up and comers in the music industry and it's a great opportunity to see them before they hit the stages of Lala Palooza! The 7 day festival takes place at the locally popular Schuba's and Lincoln Hall among other venues.
Jan 26 - Feb 8
Food Lovers rejoice! It's time for Chicago Restaurant Week! This is the week when all the Chicago Restaurants get together to promote a specially priced pre fixe menu, giving diners an opportunity to try every restaurant on their wish list . . . If you haven't been, it's a must try. Our own neighborhood restaurants will be featuring specialty menus as part of this celebration of food.