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Holiday Fun in the Heart of the Loop

When holiday traditions of theater, ice skating and Christkindlmarket beckon you to the city to experience spirit of the season, it matters where you stay.  Plan your winter escape to Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of Chicago’s loop and gather around the holiday tree for celebration all season long.


Oh What Fun! Holiday Party Planning

Palmer House, a Hotel Hotel is the place to see & be seen this holiday season.  Plan your holiday event now and take advantage of a special offer.

Photos with Santa-- November 18th

Santa will be at the hotel on November 18th, the night before he makes his appearance at The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival taking place on Saturday, November 19th.  Plan ahead and secure your stay which includes a family portrait with Saint Nicholas.

Photos with Santa Package Includes:

  • Accommodations for up to 2 adults/2 children
  • Package must be reserved for November 18th to gain access to the Photos with Santa Event.
  • Voucher for a family, pet or friend photo with Santa, includes 3 digital images provided via email for download to print your own portraits & share with throughout the holiday season.


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Grand Lobby Holiday Tree

Celebrate the season in the lobby of the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel with friends and family — toast the holiday season with cocktails & shared plates overlooking the Grand Lobby Holiday Tree.

Celebrate National Brownie Day

Join us on December 8th, National Brownie Day, to celebrate our invention of this sweet confection at the Palmer House Hilton.

Tuba Christmas

The event of the season returns on December 17th. The annual Tuba Christmas performance at Palmer House brings tubists from around the world inside the Grand and State Ballrooms to play classic holiday tunes. The event will consist of performances from tuba players and experienced musicians for an unforgettable holiday event.

'Tis the Season

…to get Bloody Merry’s!

Shop along State Street ’til you drop then stop by Lockwood Lobby Bar for a Holiday Bloody “Merry” …enjoy Sips, Bites & the holiday tree and lobby decor to delight in the holiday season.

Ice Skating in Millennium and Maggie Daley Parks

Twirl, whirl and glide as you skate along Michigan Avenue.  Located walking distance from the hotel, McCormick Tribute Ice Rink and Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon are the ideal outdoor winter-time fun everyone needs this time of year!

Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza

This annual event has become a tradition for many, located walking distance from the hotel in Daley Plaza, the Christkindlmarket will open November 18th– Learn More

If these walls could talk

Take a walk through time and learn more about the history of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

    *Limited availability over select dates.