Christmas Tree

Festive season

in Hilton Chicago

Celebrate the launch of the festive season with an array of exclusive amenities and events in and around Hilton Chicago.

Slide 1 of 8, Hallmark Channel ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Suite by Hilton
Hallmark Suite Dining Area Decorated for Christmas
Hallmark Suite Dining Area Decorated for Christmas

Hallmark Channel ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Suite by Hilton

This season, Hilton and Hallmark Channel have partnered to give travelers, fans and viewers alike the chance to live inside one of the network’s wildly popular “Countdown to Christmas” movies.

Guests can enjoy watching their favorite Hallmark Channel holiday movies during their stay from the comfort of limited-time, custom-designed Hallmark Channel “Countdown to Christmas” Holiday Suites by Hilton at Hilton Chicago.

A warm and cozy experience awaits at Hilton Chicago in a suite complete with a custom crochet Christmas tree and knit accent wall perfect for snapping a snuggly selfie. The comforting holiday abode also features knit-wrapped presents, a hot cocoa bar, gingerbread decorating and yet another one-of-a-kind Christmas tree for guests to enjoy a personal tree lighting ceremony.

Parking sign with Santa Sleigh Picture

Call dibs on sleigh parking

Plan your escape to downtown Chicago and call dibs on overnight accommodations, including self-parking and bottomless coffee or cocoa during your stay. Seasonal fun is all around the city with shopping, theatre, many museums, exhibits, and plenty of indoor fun, including swimming at the heated lap pool.

The package includes overnight accommodations, self-parking for one vehicle in the local parking garage with an entrance on Balbo Street, and bottomless hot coffee & cocoa or iced coffee and tea.

Whennow through Apr 30, 2023
WhoExclusive to guests reserving this package
RoomsSeveral room types available
Detail of candies on a guest room nightstand

Home Alone 2 Stay Package - The Kevin

In the 1992 classic Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the memorable and heartwarming scene where Kevin and his family are reunited on Christmas morning was shot in the Hilton Chicago’s Conrad Suite. In 2019, we launched a limited-time Home Alone 2 package allowing guests to live the lavish Kevin McCallister life with an exclusive themed experience in the original Conrad Suite featured in the movie.

The package includes a whole cheese pizza from Herb ‘n Kitchen, made especially by our Executive Chef, who is Pizza-aioli certified. A pool reservation for Cannon Ball Practice, accommodation in a suite, Paint Can for Sticky Bandit candy fill-ups at HNK, and an ADA-approved toothbrush.

WhenNow through Dec 30, 2022
WhoExclusive to guests reserving this package
RoomsSeveral room types available
Mother with Baby on Christmas

Insider news on Santa's lost button

It’s rumored that when Santa visited last year, he lost a button on his red suit. Sources tell us that Santa needs this button returned before the big day and that he’s asking all children visiting Hilton Chicago to be on the lookout for the button.

Anyone that finds it and turns it in to the Front Desk Lost & Found team will be instantly placed on Santa’s Nice List and will be rewarded with a sweet treat.

WhenAll Festive season
WhereFront desk
Christmas Tree

Tree lighting ceremony & gingerbread display

Bringing back the longstanding tradition, Hilton Chicago will unveil its gingerbread display during the annual lighting ceremony for our majestic Christmas tree. Lovingly crafted by Executive Chef Mario Garcia and Pastry Chef Wing Au, the holiday display pays homage to the city of Chicago and incorporates a gingerbread replica of Hilton Chicago, Soldiers Field, and more.

When18 Nov 2022
What time4 pm
WhereHotel lobby
Donuts Decorated with Colorful Christmas Themes

Deck The Donut, a Holiday-inspired experience

Add a dash of holiday magic to your morning with a stop-off to Herb ‘N Kitchen for a sweet treat. Our Chefs will be on site with fresh donuts made to order and ready to decorate with holiday-inspired edible decorations and garnishes.

WhenNov 26 & Dec 3, 10, 17 2022
What timeMornings
WhereHerb n' Kitchen
Santa on his sleigh at night parade during lights fest

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The city of Chicago officially kicks off the holly jolly season on November 19, 2022. The festival illuminates the start of the holiday season and will officially light up over a million sparkling lights along The Mag Mile. This stunning parade features fabulous floats, giant helium balloons, lively marching bands, celebrities, musical performers, and Santa Claus.

This year Hiltons of Chicago, representing The Drake Hotel, Hilton Chicago, and Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, will participate in the parade with a forty-foot locomotive float that will steam along the Mag Mile.

When19 Nov 2022
What time5:30 pm - 7 pm
WhereMagnificent Mile, City of Chicago
720 South Bar

Festive dining at 720 Bar & Grill

Warm up this winter season at 720 South Bar & Grill with cocktails & shared plates fireside in one of 720 South Bar & Grill’s cozy seating areas overlooking the hustle and bustle of South Michigan Avenue.

Kick off your evening with cocktails before heading out on the town, or choose to stay in for the night to enjoy an evening of good conversation with colleagues, a sophisticated Cranberry Martini, and savory plates over the warm glow of 720 South’s fire.

WhenAll Festive season
Where720 Grill & Bar
Glasses with drinks on a table

Festive dining at Kitty O'Sheas

Celebrating over 35 years in the South Loop neighborhood, Kitty O’Sheas serves Irish favorites with a local spin, including Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, and Kitty’s burgers with loads of Irish Cheddar.

On weekends, enjoy brunch service beginning at 7 am before heading out for holiday shopping and enjoy hearty bourbon-glazed pork belly, Kitty’s Lox, or a traditional Irish breakfast complete with eggs your way, bangers sausage, Irish bacon, and more.

WhenAll Festive season
WhereKitty O'Sheas
Santa taking a picture with a camera

Stay with us and get photos with Santa

Santa will be at the hotel on November 18th, the night before he makes his appearance at Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Plan ahead and secure your stay for the night of November 18th and receive a family portrait with Saint Nicholas.

The Santa Photo package is available for stays on November 18th and includes accommodations for up to two adults and two children.

WhenNovember 18
Time4 pm - 8 pm
WhoExclusive to guests reserving this package
Christmas Tree

Gather for Cheer

Tis’ the season to be jolly when you plan your holiday gathering at Hilton Chicago. Special incentives are available when you reserve by December 31, 2022.

Contact your Hilton Chicago Catering Representative to secure savings worth smiling over.

WhenEvents reserved in November and December 2022 or January 2023
WhereSeveral unique event spaces available
WhoExclusive to guests/groups reserving this package
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