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Winter Events in the Windy City You Shouldn’t Miss

Chicagoans are no strangers to cold winters, so they don’t let a little chill in the air keep them from enjoying the many exciting festivals and events their city has to offer. Whether you’re a Chicago local or winter visitor, here are six hot winter events happening in the Windy City. And to get you to any or all of these events, leave the driving to GroundLink. Our drivers are here to provide safe, reliable, first-class door-to-door service from the office, airport, or your home. Visit groundlink.com to make a reservation, or use our mobile app for Ride Now on-demand car service in Chicago or to book a scheduled ride.

Restaurant Week, January 27 – February 9

For foodies, Chicago Restaurant Week is a fantastic event to affordably enjoy a fine dining experience in the Windy City. The 10th annual culinary celebration features special prix fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch (NEW for 2017!) and lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner at over 300 participating Chicago restaurants. Reservations are required. Visit choosechicago.com for participating restaurants.

Theater Week, February 9 – 19

While NYC may have Broadway, you’ll find that Chicago has its own world-class theatre scene. Whether you’re a frequent theatre-goer or first-timer, Theatre Week is a wonderful opportunity to sample Chicago’s diverse range of theatrical performances. Choose from more than 100 productions with reduced ticket prices of $15 and $30 (or less!). Hurry! Ticket sell out quickly. Visit choosechicago.com for a complete schedule.

Chicago Auto Show, February 11-20

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed motorhead or just curious to see the latest auto accessories and car designs, you’ll enjoy this 10-day convention. Held at McCormick Place, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America. Expect to see nearly 1,000 different vehicles, as well as auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars. For more details visit chicagoautoshow.com.

Neighborhoods of the World, February 12 – March 26

Enjoy the tastes and sounds of a different country every weekend—and you only have to travel as far as Chicago’s Navy Pier. Neighborhoods of the World, presented by ComEd in collaboration with community arts organizations, consulates and museums, is an annual celebration of Chicago’s various ethnic communities featuring traditional music, dance, cuisine and crafts. For a full schedule go to navypier.com/neighborhoods-world/

Valentine’s Day, February 14

In Chicago, with its many highly-rated restaurants, artistic venues and romantic settings, you have a range of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether your plans include the Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt in the Art Institute, ice skating at Millennium Park, or a romantic dinner out, what better way to get you and your loved one there than with GroundLink. Book in advance at groundlink.com or use mobile app for Ride Now on-demand car service in Chicago or to book a scheduled ride.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 18 – 26

For gardening enthusiasts, flower lovers and those in need of an early taste of spring, the Chicago Flower & Garden show at Navy Pier is a must attend event. With 25+ life-size gardens, instructional seminars, culinary demonstrations, and children’s activities, this annual event has something for everyone. Get full details and purchase tickets at chicagoflower.com.


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