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Celebrate the Holidays in Chicago

Downtown Chicago Hotel near Holiday Events

‘Tis the Season in Downtown Chicago

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season in downtown Chicago. Nestled in the heart of the city, our hotel is your perfect starting point for a winter wonderland adventure. Embrace the holiday spirit with a stroll through the dazzling lights of the Magnificent Mile's holiday decorations, or discover Lincoln Park Zoo’s exciting and interactive ZooLights. Make this holiday season unforgettable with a stay at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago.

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Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024

This year’s Zoolights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ will include new and exciting displays, photo ops and more!

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The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Every year, holiday lovers and parade fans from all over Chicagoland and the Midwest come to Michigan Avenue to experience the Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Come see where memories are made, traditions are formed and the holiday spirit along The Magnificent Mile grows greater!

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Christkindlmarket Chicago

November 18 – December 24, 2023

The authentic German-style Christkindlmarket experience immerses you in the smell of roasted nuts, fresh pretzels, bratwurst, and hot spiced wine, the sound of music, and the glimmer of sparkling Christmas ornaments.

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Ice Skating Ribbon

November 17, 2023 - March 3, 2024

Maggie Daley Park is known for its one-of-a-kind Skating Ribbon. The unique icy path curves through the park’s whimsical landscape and is just a 10-minute walk from the Kimpton Monaco Chicago.

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Performances at The Chicago Theatre

December 1 - December 28, 2023

Just blocks from Hotel Monaco Chicago, get tickets to holiday-inspired concerts and live performances. ‘Twas the Night Before… by Cirque du Soleil returns to The Chicago Theatre this holiday season from December 7 – 28.

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Light Up the Lake at Navy Pier

November 24 - December 31, 2023

Enjoy live music every weekend, ride the heated Centennial Ferris Wheel, watch the award-winning fireworks on Saturdays, and so much more. Free and ticketed activities for guests of all ages.

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Experience the magic of holidays in Chicago

Kimpton Monaco Chicago is just steps from many of the exciting and charming seasonal offerings in the city.