Luxury Hotels for Winter Activities in Chicago, IL

Wintertime in Chicago is cold, sure—but it’s also utterly magical. The season promises exuberant holiday festivities, cozy indoor explorations, and lovely cityscape and lakefront scenery, and a Marriott Bonvoy Autograph Collection room or suite here at Hotel Chicago puts it all right at your fingertips!

Here’s a (thoroughly incomplete) survey of things to do this frosty time of year in the Windy City while calling Hotel Chicago your home away from home.

Holiday Events & Seasonal Activities in Chicago

Chicago marks the most festive stretch of the calendar in big-time fashion. Shop Daley Plaza’s delightful, Old World-inspired Christkindlmarket, take in the Joffrey Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker (set at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair), and marvel at the glittering splendor of the Morton Arboretum’s Illumination tree-lights display, to name only a few highlights of the yuletide window.

And if you join us at Hotel Chicago for New Year’s, you’ll have innumerable celebrations to choose from—not least the epic fireworks display over the Chicago River and all the holiday merriment at Navy Pier.

Strap on a pair of skates and hit up the Millennium Park ice rink or the unique Skating Ribbon in Maggie Daley Park. Soldier Field in winter isn’t only about Bears football: There’s also a beloved, 200-foot-long sledding hill, too!

Indoor Attractions

If the weather outside is on the frightful side, warm up inside any number of Chicago’s world-class cultural institutions. To name but a few: the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Lincoln Park and Garfield Park conservancies.

Or take in a show in the Theater District, dine your way through the West Loop, or shop till you drop along State Street and the Magnificent Mile.

Lake Michigan’s Wintertime Beauty

Whether at Museum Campus, Navy Pier, or strolling the extensive greenspace shores of Chicago’s waterfront, Lake Michigan achieves a special level of beauty under the deep chill of winter. The shorefront ice formations can be downright remarkable, and certainly a photographer’s dream—not least at sunrise.

A Winter Getaway to Hotel Chicago

So come soak up our Autograph Collection hospitality here in the River North district this winter, and experience the spell of the season firsthand! With a luxurious room or suite at Hotel Chicago, you’ll be just minutes from many of the Windy City’s standout attractions, from the Magnificent Mile to Museum Campus, and meanwhile set up with topnotch on-site amenities.

Book your winter escape at Hotel Chicago today!

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