Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Highlights: Notable November

It’s hard to believe tomorrow is November 1st!  The holiday season is creeping up on us!  From election day to Thanksgiving, check out these downtown Chicago events and book your room with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.  Click here to book – use special offer code CHIFUN to save 15% off our daily rate!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Date: November 4th, 2012
Location: Chicago city streets
Starting and finishing in Grant Park, this growing race has a new course this year!  The 15k now loops South down Lake Shore Drive and back up the Lake Front Trail next to our McCormick Place neighbors.

Election Day

Date: November 6th, 2012
Location: Your local polling place
Be sure to exercise your right to vote in the 2012 election!  No matter how you vote, just make sure you do it!  For those in Chicago, please note that the Obama campaign has scheduled the President’s election night rally to take place at McCormick Place.

Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans

Date: November 11th, 2012
Location: Soldier Field
It’s the first Sunday Night Football game for the Bears as they take on the winning Texans.  Kick off is at 7:20pm

Veterans Day

Date: November 10th/12th, 2012
Location: Riverwalk at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; State & Wabash
A ceremony honoring those who have served in times of peace as well as in war will take place at 11am.  The Federal Holiday will be recognized on Monday, November 12th.

Festival of Lights

Date: November 17th, 2012
Location: North Michigan Ave from Wacker Dr to Oak St.
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off the Holiday Season in Chicago with Chicago’s holiday lights turning on at 5:30pm followed by a parade, celebrity appearances, fireworks, and more!  Also enjoy world class shopping and dining at this FREE festival.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date: November 22nd, 2012
Location: State St. from Congress to Randolph
Floats, balloons, marching bands, and more will be on display from 8am-11am at McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

Date: November 25th, 2012
Location: Soldier Field
Kick off is at 12pm as newbie Chris Ponder takes on the Bears Defense.  Don’t forget, we are just 2 blocks to the pedestrian bridge at 18th street to Soldier Field!


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