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Holiday Fun in the Heart of the Loop

Gather at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of Chicago’s loop for holiday fun and celebration all season long.  Festive fun is all around with shopping, theaters, ice skating nearby, the annual Christkindlmarket and so much more.

Holiday Tea in the Lobby - November + December

Starting November 22nd, the hotel will offer a specialty holiday tea service Thursday through Sunday from 1pm-4pm and invite guests to enjoy classic teatime in our Lobby.  Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and can be made by calling Lockwood Restaurant at 312-917-3404.

Holiday Choir Performances - Select Days in November + December

Throughout the holiday season, the Palmer House welcomes local high school choirs to fill the lobby with the sounds of the season on the Empire Room staircase.



Schedule is subject to change

Complimentary Ice Skating for Overnight Guests

This winter, overnight guests of the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel can enjoy complimentary ice skating at Millennium Park Ice Rink.

Santa's Workshop and Yuletide Brunch- December

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Santa will be visiting in Lockwood Restaurant & Bar on select Sunday’s in December. Reserve a seat for a Yuletide Brunch overflowing with merry wonderment including family photos with Santa, caroler performance, and personalized stockings to hang at home.

December 1, 8, 15  |  11:30am & 1pm Seatings
Lockwood Restaurant & Bar

National Brownie Day - December 8th

The Palmer House invented the first brownie in 1893 in response to Bertha Palmer’s request for a portable dessert that ladies could enjoy with their boxed lunches at the Chicago’s World Fair. To celebrate National Brownie Day and to kick off the holiday season on a sweet note, the Palmer House will surprise and delight throughout the day with brownie bites available for guests at check-in and also will feature a few sweet brownie specialties at Lockwood Restaurant.



Tuba Christmas Musical Merriment - December 21st

On Saturday, December 21st, holiday revelers can join 400+ tuba players and experience a magical musical event in the historic Grand & State Ballrooms at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.  Make a donation to Operation Warm and receive 20% off in Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar on December 21st.

December 21  |  12:30pm
4th Floor  |  Grand & State Ballrooms

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.

Sparkling Fa La La La La Features

Christmas Eve + Christmas Day

In addition to our evening dining selection at Lockwood Restaurant, our culinary creatives have crafted a jolly dish full of holiday flavors.

Specials for your Christmas celebration include champagne flights, holiday mimosa’s & champagne cocktails, as well as The Dish featuring a 14 oz prime rib dinner.


Holiday Curtain Call Menu - November + December

Take in a show this holiday season and reserve dinner at Lockwood Restaurant to enjoy a Curtain Call with a prix fixe menu featuring  6-hour discounted parking validation prior to any of the holiday performances at surrounding neighborhood theatres.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Lockwood Restaurant at 312.917.3404.

New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

In with the NEW!

In with the new! Celebrate NYE a 5 Course Menu of winter flavors and imaginative sweets for two. Pairing nicely with a bottle of bubbly to add some fizz to your festivities. Reservations are recommended.

Lockwood Restaurant & Bar
5:00pm – 10:00pm
$200 | exclusive of tax & gratuities
Reserve by phone: 312-917-3404 | Click to Reserve

    *Limited availability over select dates.