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Holiday set up at The Gray

The Gray - Hotel For The Holidays

Festivities & wonder in Chicago not to be missed this season

Tis the year to lift everyone's spirits

There is magic in the city air over holidays. Our beautiful snow-dusted streets come alive with much to see and do. No matter what holiday you celebrate, there are many events, activities, and beloved traditions to enjoy this winter season in Chicago.

holiday setup

Spirits Lifted

We love your spirit and can't wait to fuel it with festive food and drinks. With stylish spaces for every type of gathering, Kimpton Gray Hotel is your destination for holiday celebrations. Book now and enjoy extra perks to make your event that much merrier.

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Check out the authentic German Christmas market Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza. This free-admission event features local vendors selling beautiful glass ornaments, wooden cuckoo clocks, hand-knit gloves, hot mulled wine, and other traditional German crafts and treats. Located two blocks from hotel.

November 18th - December 24th

Ice Skating Rink at Millenium Park

Lace The Skates

And hit one of the city's free outdoor ice rinks. The scenic McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park offers panoramic views of Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”). Admission is free, but online reservations are required. Nearby, Maggie Daley Park is known for its one-of-a-kind skating ribbon. Admission is free—all you need to do is make an online reservation and pick up your skates, then hop on the ice.

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is open daily, November 18th - March 5th. Weather permitting. Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon opening dates TBD.

Chicago's Christmas Tree

Visit The Tree

Don’t miss one of Chicago’s biggest and brightest holiday traditions — the City of Chicago’s official Christmas Tree, now in its 109th year. This year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be in-person on Friday, Nov. 25th starting at 4:30 p.m. The massive tree, which will light up the heart of iconic Millennium Park. Located just 4 blocks from hotel.

Christmas Tree in Macy's Walnut Room

Walnut Room

The Walnut Room is overflowing with holiday nostalgia. Located inside Macy's on State Street, the historic restaurant's holiday experience will begin November 5th, where you can enjoy a meal, a cocktail and a view of the Great Tree. And don't miss the famed holiday window displays that line the exterior of the historic building. Located 2 blocks from hotel.