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The best holiday activities in Chicago

The Best Holiday Activities in Chicago are at Hotel Zachary

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Zachary, located in festive Gallagher Way and just steps away from iconic Wrigley Field. Enjoy family ice skating and curling lessons on our ice rink, tea service for your favorite stuffed friend or breakfast with Santa himself!

Enjoy a Tea Service with your Favorite Stuffed Friend

Join us for Teddy Bear Tea at Hotel Zachary where your children and their best stuffed friends can be transported into a toyland theme, complete with nostalgic toys, teddy bears and childhood wonder.

Kids’ tea will include: finger sandwiches – sun-butter and jam, orchard apple with cheddar cheese, freshly baked blueberry and chocolate scones served with classic clotted cream and fresh berry preserve, mini cake balls, hand decorated cookies, mini doughnuts and a pot of children’s specialty tea or hot chocolate.

Adults will have additional “boozy” tea menu, featuring hot and cold tea inspired or champagne cocktails. Adult tea service includes a selection of sandwiches and canapes, pastries and scones.

  • Full tea service is $40 for adults or $55 to add alcohol, $20 for ages 2-12 and free for children under 2 years old

  • December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 - 30 with reservations available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.

  • Reservations are required

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Enjoy Breakfast with Santa Before He Heads Back to the North Pole

On select Saturdays in December, bring the family for a prix fixe holiday-inspired menu to the Alma Room at Ho, Ho, Hotel Zachary.

Create a new holiday tradition by having breakfast with Santa at Hotel Zachary. On select Saturdays in December, the whole family can enjoy a full breakfast in Hotel Zachary’s lobby and the Alma Room. Good girls and boys can visit St. Nick by the fireplace and decorate their own holiday cookies.

  • $20 prix fixe menu includes juice, coffee and one breakfast option from our a la carte menu. Add an extra $12 for the special beverage buffet of hot chocolate and juices for children age 2-12. Children under 2 years old eat free.

  • December 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 8-10 a.m.

  • Breakfast with Santa is sold out. Book Teddy Bear Tea instead. Reservations are required.

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Hotel Zachary has events for grown-ups too

For those 21 years old and older, stop by Hotel Zachary and cozy up near the fireplace with traditional and modern takes on the hot toddy — brought to you by Beam Suntory.

Ice Skating, Curling, Santa’s Workshop and more!

  • Ice skate with Santa and figure skaters

  • Learn to skate or curl

  • Visit Santa’s Workshop

  • Craft a perfect holiday wreath

  • Enjoy a favorite holiday movie

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