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Best Christmas Hotels & Getaways in Chicago

There are lots of people who are wondering what the holiday season is going to look like this year. Even though the holidays are going to look a little bit different in Chicago, this is still one of the top places to go during the winter season. The snow will continue to fall, the temperatures will remain chilly, and everyone will still get to enjoy a white Christmas this year. With this in mind, it is important for everyone to take note of some of the top holiday events that take place in Chicago. Furthermore, what are some of the top hotels to stay at? There are a few important points that everyone should note.

The Christmas ZooLights

Without a doubt, one of the top Christmas events that takes place in Chicago every year is called ZooLights. Even if you have a large budget for your Christmas lights, there is no way it is going to be able to keep up with the massive light show that is put on by ZooLights every year. With more than 2.5 million bulbs, the ZooLights festival at the Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most popular events. Even though most of the animals are going to be inside and out of the cold, guests are always invited to walk to the park, take photos of the display, and partake in the numerous activities that are put out during the holiday season. There is even an adults-only night that comes complete with adult beverages!

The Great Tree at Macy’s Walnut Room

Even though Macy’s initially planned on taking reservations in the Walnut Room, the pandemic has brought this to a halt. On the other hand, this doesn’t mean that you can’t get a glimpse of the great tree at the Macy’s Walnut Room. Why not swing by and admire the impressive decor that Macy’s has put on display this year when you come to pick up your order? Furthermore, the Macy’s Walnut Room will also provide you with an opportunity to choose between Frango ice cream pie and their legendary chicken pot pies. Good luck with making a choice between the two! They are both delicious!

Art on the Merchandise Mart

Even though the popular play The Nutcracker is not going to be performed live in Chicago this year, there is still an opportunity to catch a few of the legendary scenes from this iconic performance. Every night, the towering video on the side of the Merchandise Mart is going to show a few scenes from the play over the course of about a half-hour. This program is going to feature images from the animated production of Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker Suite. Guests will get to enjoy a festive score along with a variety of other impressive exhibitions.

The Top Christmas Hotels in Chicago This Year

With all of these amazing events from which to choose, you will probably end up having to book a hotel room to catch everything. What are some of the top Christmas hotels in Chicago?

1. The Champagne Lodge

Without a doubt, the best hotel in Chicago is The Champagne Lodge. The Champagne Lodge is known for its exceptional customer service, its plush suites, and its amazing amenities. Complete with gorgeous furniture, delicious food, and suites that come in a wide range of sizes, this is a great place for people to warm up after taking in the sites in Chicago. One of the facets that sets The Champagne Lodge apart from the others is access to an exceptional swimming pool suite package. With a heated pool, an oversized steam room, and romantic LED mood lighting, it is easy to see why this is one of their most popular plans.

2. The Claridge House

Another popular Hotel in Chicago is called The Claridge House. The Claridge House is known for providing everyone with peace and quiet even as it sits on one of the busiest sections of Chicago. With 165 rooms complete with light features and a minimalist feature, this is a great place for people to come if they would like to relax. There are also plenty of museums, restaurants, and the shores of Lake Michigan just a few feet from the front door of this hotel.

3. Thompson Chicago

Another amazing Hotel in Chicago, Thompson Chicago has its roots in the Prairie School of Architecture. The Thompson Chicago for its beauty, organic accents, and a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan. Furthermore, Thompson Chicago is home to one of the top restaurants in all of Chicago, the Nico Osteria. This restaurant is known for serving delicious Italian food along with its quirky artwork.

4. The LondonHouse Chicago by Hilton

The Curio Collection by Hilton plays host to The LondonHouse Chicago. The LondonHouse Chicago is set in a beautiful building where the Magnificent Mile joins the Chicago River. The LondonHouse Chicago is known for its amazing views and its gold-offered ceiling on the ground floor. The best rooms feature glass walls from the floor to the ceiling. They overlook the river and some of the beautiful bridges that cross the Chicago Revier. There is even a rooftop bar and a restaurant on the 21st floor.

5. The Langham Chicago

This is one of the highlights of Chicago’s riverboat architecture. The Langham Chicago is 52 stories tall and it gives off a vibe that is reminiscent of some of the top spy movies of the past 100 years. The customer service is exceptional, the architecture is amazing, and the views are gorgeous. There is even a delicious restaurant right in the hotel, so guests do not have to go very far to get an amazing meal. The Langham Chicago leaves nothing to be desired.

Planning for an Amazing Winter in Chicago

These are just a few of the top hotels and events that everyone can choose from in Chicago during this holiday season. Why not take a look at a few of these hotels and plan a nice getaway?

TESTIMONIALS

  • "My wife and have been coming to The Champagne Lodge every month for the past 2 years. No matter what…

    -Dan Schmidt, May 2018
  • "My girl friend and I love this place! Clean, neat, relaxing and super comfortable. Every time we plan to get…

    -Gabe Berry, April 2018
  • "for the past 7 summers, we have traveled from England to the U.S. and have to stop every time for…

    Gerry and Lisa M, August 2017
  • "For years we have been passing by the CL and never knew about this little hidden jewel. Every year we…

    Jason and Rachel Mize, December 2017
  • "I just love this place! Sitting with my wife in a large Jacuzzi next to a fire place, drinking champagne…

    Dave Dominion, April 2018
  • We enjoyed our stay in the swim spa suite. Very clean, lots of towels, roomy and warm. Like the fact…

    Iorlor Marie, February 2018
  • Perfect getaway. It took me a while to get to do this review since I am always working. My wife…

    Gerardo V, January 2018
  • We booked a room for our aniversary and due to circumstances werent able to make it. Unfortynately we called late…

    Mitchell L - December 2017
  • My husband and I stayed at the Champagne Lodge and had a wonderful experience. The room, hot tub, sauna, bed,…

    Ashley M - October, 2017
  • We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and will be returning for sure! We got the couples rejuvenating massage and…

    Megan S - August, 2017
  • FIRST OFF, I WANT TO THANK THE WHOLE STAFF!!!!! This is was a surprise birthday weekend for my fiance and…

    Lauren P - December, 2017
  • We felt very secluded in our room. The shower was hands down the coolest part! Steam/ Mist/ normal shower! Epic!…

    Rees Craig - August, 2017
  • Impressively structured room. A romantic atmosphere that is almost overwhelming!! We had an amazing time from the moment we checked…

    Wonetta N - August, 2017
  • I traveled to The Champagne Lodge alone, for business, without paying much attention to the purpose of the hotel when…

    Matt C - September 2016
  • My husband and I love traveling!! We also do monthly get aways.. We recently opted to stay close to our…

    Candace A - July, 2017
  • Took my girlfriend here for a birthday getaway. I chose the swim spa room. The accommodations are fantastic. Large pool…

    Timothy K - April, 2017
  • We went for our anniversary and it was perfect for the first night. We wanted to have a nice night…

    Claudia S - January, 2017
  • I loved the beautiful jacuzzi suite we had. It was unbelievable. The pics of this place does it no justice.…

    Roshon D - December, 2016
  • Have been to the CL several times and I'm always taken back by how amazing, clean, & elegant the suites…

    Tylex I - December, 2016
  • I've stayed here a few times now and will keep coming back. I love the luxury of the tub in…

    Annette H - November, 2016
  • Me and my wife went on our 15th Anniversary getaway. I drove all night in hopes and anticipation to give…

    Driece L - August, 2016
  • I am the President of Arnold Hospitality Sales Group and I normally stay at hotels I am familiar with or…

    Michael A - August 2016
  • I really had a blast when I went plan to return again soon. food was great staff was also, took…

    Sim K - July 2016
  • This is a very unique hotel; worth a change from the typical cookie-cutter hotels. Having a large whirlpool and steam…

    John K - July 2016