Events Around Town

We’ve gathered a list of some area attractions and events close to Central Loop Hotel. In addition to being the central business district of Chicago, Central Loop has many parks and cultural attractions.

Feel free to check with the concierge at the hotel, who would be more than willing to help you with getting to your destination.


Attractions Near Central Loop Hotel


Events Around the City

The Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is one of the great avenues of the world and is at the center of all that makes Chicago an international destination. A 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, and unique entertainment and attractions packed and stacked along its length, the Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket.

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a full day of festivities including family-friendly activities in Lights Festival Lane, live entertainment from top artists in Pioneer Court on the BMO Harris Bank Stage and tons of holiday shopping throughout the district. During the highly anticipated lighting parade, more than one million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile will be illuminated. The parade culminates with a spectacular fireworks display along the Chicago River. DATE: November 22, 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA also offers a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.


This exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago enlisted contemporary architects and designers to create installations that demonstrate modern interpretations of the city’s distinctive urban qualities. Each of the nine models is accompanied by a manifesto by its creators as well as archival photos from the museums’s collections. DATES: April 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Skydeck at Willis Tower

The Skydeck offers spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower).

The Nutcracker

The House Theatre of Chicago’s fantastical expansion of The Nutcracker centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope – a fun outing fit for the whole family. DATES: November 7 – December 26, 2014

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers.

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Explore nine decades of Disney history and artifacts in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry The exhibition, which celebrates Disney imagination, innovation and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many which have not been widely seen by the public, is full of childhood memories for kids of all ages. DATES: October 16, 2013 – January 4, 2015

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago’s North Shore.

Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Chicago Toy and Game Fair encourages and promotes the power of play and the joy of inventing. Discover top trends in toys and games and preview, play and purchase the hottest games on the market just in time for the holiday shopping season. DATES: November 20 – 23, 2014