Things to Do in Chicago

Viceroy Chicago, located in the exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood, brings the best of Chicago. Whether you’re visiting on business or pleasure, Chicago is the perfect city for travelers seeking top entertainment, dining, and cultural experiences.

Chicago Activities


2019 Columbus Day Parade

October 14, 2019

Join in the festivities at this year's 66th Annual Columbus Day Parade.


October 16, 2019 - October 27, 2019

The Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America.

Andy Warhol Exhibit

October 17, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Immerse yourself in Andy Warhol's From A to B and Back Again Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.


October 19, 2019

Come be a part of this amazing German celebration held in the DANK Haus, Marunde Ballroom.

Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow

October 24, 2019

Explore Lincoln Park Zoo after close and enjoy an Adults Night.

Rock the Yacht: Midnight Halloween Yacht Party Aboard the Odyssey Yacht

October 25, 2019

Find yourself aboard The Odyssey Yacht for the hottest Midnight Chicago monster mash in town.

The 5th Annual Haunted Halloween Ball

October 26, 2019

Dress up in your favorite costume and join the creatures of the night for an early Hallows’ Eve celebration.

Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl

October 26, 2019

Wrigleyville neighborhood will be full of party-seekers creeping and crawling from bar to bar.

24th Annual Christkindlmarket

November 15, 2019 - December 24, 2019

Join the outdoor market with imports and entertainment.

The Magnificent Mile Light Festival

November 22, 2019 - November 23, 2019

Two days of free, family-friendly activities lead up to our famous tree-lighting parade to kick off the holiday season.

Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden

November 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Immerse yourself in the creative light installations by international artists.

Chicago Artisan Market

December 1, 2019

Chicago Artisan Market showcases the best of Chicago in food, fashion, home goods and art.

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

December 5, 2019

Get exclusive access to stroll zoo grounds after hours with hot chocolate, mulled wine, or beer in hand.

Santa Hustle

December 7, 2019

Find that Christmas spirit and join us for the Santa Hustle Chicago 5k and Kids Dash

Holiday Baroque 2019

December 8, 2019

Rembrandt’s annual Holiday Baroque concert is a tradition that signals the start of the holiday season.

Chicago's Santa Crawl

December 14, 2019

It's time to get into the holiday spirit on the Chicago Santa Crawl.

8TH Annual Resolution Gala

December 31, 2019

End 2019 at one of Chicago’s most renowned architectural marvels with a night of great music, food and drinks, and more.

New Year's Eve 5k

December 31, 2019

Join the race with a scenic 3.1 mile loop showcasing the beauty of Lincoln Park and the Lakefront.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Every day

The Chicago Magic Lounge is a deco-style venue featuring a performance bar, a cabaret theater, and a private room.

Stage 773

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday ...

Stage 773 is a vibrant anchor of the Belmont Theatre District and home to Chicago’s finest off-Loop talent.