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Gift Cards Make For Great Giving

The holiday season is around the corner!  There's no time like the present to get your holiday shopping done and gift cards make for great giving! 

Purchase $100 worth of Park Grill gift cards and receive a complimentary $20 dinner card.

Purchase at Park Grill or online here (use code: PGHOLIDAY)

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November 18, 2016 (weather permitting)

Millennium Park Ice Rink - Open Friday, November 18!

Sharpen your skates, bundle up, and get out on the ice. If you're taking a break from the skating, we welcome you to Park Grill for a front seat view of the action or warm up with hot chocolate and snacks from the Park Cafe.

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on Friday, November 18 (weather permitting), on the same day as the 103rd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The rink will open to the public at noon and remain open through Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Now in its 16th season, the ice rink has become a Chicago winter tradition drawing over 100,000 skaters annually. Once again this year, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present Winter Workouts with free skating lessons on Fridays – Sundays, on hour before the rink opens. Additionally, lessons and special programming (including speed skating demons, Noodle Hockey and ice dance demos) will be offered during Chicago Public School’s Winter Break, December 24 – January 8, one hour before the rink opens, except for December 25.

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is located in Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Street. Skating is FREE and open to the public, with skate rentals available for $12. Grant support for Winter Workouts is provided by McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment, managed by the Millennium Park Foundation.


The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink will operate under the following hours:

Mondays–Thursday, 12 Noon–8pm
Fridays, 12 Noon–10pm (ice skating lesson at 11am)
Saturdays (November 19–January 7), 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
Saturdays (January 14–March 4), 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
Sundays, 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
Special holiday hours:

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 10am–4pm (no ice skating lesson)
Friday, November 25, 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 10am–6pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 10am–4pm (no ice skating lesson)
Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30, 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 10am–8pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 10am–10pm (no ice skating lesson)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 10am–8pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
Chicago Public School Improvement Day, Friday, February 3, 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
President’s Day, Monday, February 20, 10am–8pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)

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November 18th, 6pm

Chicago’s 103rd Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 103rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature a performance by the international percussion sensation created by Luke Cresswell and Steve NcNicholas: STOMP along with a special appearance by Santa Claus. The tree is adorned with 48,375 multi-colored lights (8,375  LED C-9 bulbs and 40,000 LED mini lights) and topped off with a brightly lit star. 

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October 28, 2016

PG Press: The Top 10 Places For Hot Chocolate In Chicago

The Culture Trip writer, Elizabeth Newhart, breaks down a Top 10 "list of spots where you can grab Chicago’s best hot chocolate while you’re on the go." 

The Culture Trip showcases the best art, culture, food and travel for every country in the world. Awards: UK Website of the Year Award for Arts & Culture (2014); One of 25 UK Tech Companies to Watch (2013); and a Top Travel & Arts Site by The Guardian / The Times (2012)

Check out the article and Park Grill listing here!
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