dana hotel and spa is located in Chicago's bustling River North neighborhood. Just steps from dana, you’ll discover an abundance of unique and exciting cultural, nightlife, and historical activities to enjoy. And don’t forget about the must-do Magnificent Mile, one of the hottest shopping streets in the U.S., dana is also close to some of the best restaurants, the Chicago theater district, and exciting nightlife. Enjoy!
The smash hit, multi-Tony winning Hamilton is still amazing Chicago audiences at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Although it has been extended several times, it won’t be here forever. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most lauded shows ever.
now - dec 31
Stroll by the Merchandise Mart for art on theMart every Wednesday - Sunday at 7:15 you'll witness a spectacle of digital art projected on its 2.5 acre facade. It's really something to be seen!
now - dec 24
The beloved Christkindl Market returns for its pre-holiday run at two locations - Daley Plaza and Gallagher Park at Wrigley Field. this German holiday tradition is a favorite to locals and tourists young and old.
now - jan 2
ZooLights return to Lincoln Park Zoo to add some sparkle to the season. Visit the Zoo to enjoy the lights, serenade the animals with holiday favorites, or attend many of the adult and family-friendly events happening. It's a special way to kick off the holiday season.
now - jan 25
Produced in collaboration with London's Royal Opera House - Covent Garden and Teatro Real Madrid, Puccini's masterful La Bohéme can be enjoyed at the Lyric Opera for a limited time. You won't want to miss this amazing production.
now - march 11
Ice skating in Millennium Park is a time-honored tradition in Chicago. With the stunning Chicago skyline as your backdrop, it's a sight to behold for locals and tourists alike.
dec 12 - dec 24
Find yourself in the epicenter of the holidays at the 35th Annual Christmas Double Feature and Sing-a-long at the Music Box Theatre. This Chicago tradition features the screening of classic holiday films, plus a lively audience sing-a-long. If you haven't started your own traditions yet, this may be for you.
Every year, Locals get decked out, munch on gourmet appertifs, sip champagne, and dance to a live band. All for the sake of charity, and ringing in the New Year. Join them at Eve of the Eve. . . a night to celebrate the coming year, and still be able to catch a cab or Uber when it's over.
jan 25 - feb 7
January means much more than cold weather in Chicago . . . it also means Chicago Restaurant Week, when some of the best Chef's in the city put forth some of their best dishes at special pricing. Don't miss your chance to taste the food scene that everybody is raving, and craving in 2019.
"If I could turn back time . . .", well now you can when Cher takes the stage at the United Center with her Here we Go Again Tour. If you've never seen Cher live, you're missing out on something sp[ecial. Get tickets at the link, or be nice to someone who already has some.
annual events in chicago
- Taste of Chicago, Summer
- Chicago Marathon, Fall
- Lollapalooza, Summer
- Stylemax, Spring & Fall
- Bridal Expo
- Chicago auto show, Winter
- Air and water show, Summer
- Magnificent Mile
- State Street
- Water Tower Place
- North Beach
- Oak Street
explore our city”
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