The Peninsula Chicago celebrates the holiday season with special dining offers and room promotions

Luxury offers, timeless traditions and festive dining provide reasons to visit The Windy City.

The holidays are nothing short of spectacular at The Peninsula Chicago, with delicious cuisine, festive décor, joyful celebrations, a visit from Santa and Peter Bear and The Peninsula Sky Rink’s seasonal return – all providing the perfect backdrop for this festive season. 


The Peninsula Sky Rink

The Peninsula Sky Rink has opened for it’s sixth season. The 2,100 sq ft (200 sq m) hybrid rink is the only hotel skating rink in Chicago and debuted in December 2012. Perched above Chicago’s bustling Michigan Avenue, The Terrace is the ideal setting for the hotel’s skating rink. Surrounded by Chicago’s skyscrapers and twinkling lights, the rink is tucked into a pine tree winter wonderland and bathed in festive music and snowflake lighting. The skating rink’s outdoor menu features a selection of hot beverages and snacks including hot chocolate, hot cider, and other treats. The Sky Rink is available for groups to rent and for marriage proposals too. All monies collected include skate rental (US$ 15 for adults and US$ 10 for children 12 and under) and are donated to two Chicago children’s charities: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Hephzibah Children’s Association.


Holiday Rates and Winter Packages

 More Time…with Our Compliments

Stay for two consecutive nights and receive a complimentary third night’s stay this winter season. Rates start at US$ 350 per night, pro-rated, plus tax with a three-night minimum requirement. This promotion is available now through March 31, 2018. This is a great way to enjoy the holiday lights and shopping along The Magnificent Mile.


Winter Online Exclusive Offer

Reserve a stay online at and receive a complimentary upgrade to the next room category as well as flexible check-in and check-out times. This offer is valid through March 31, 2018. 


To make reservations or for more information and additional packages, please call direct at +1 (312) 573 6620, toll-free at 1 866 288 8889, visit or e-mail Terms and conditions apply.


The Peninsula Holiday Desk

The experts at The Peninsula Chicago Holiday Desk are on hand to assist with selecting perfect presents for family, friends and loved ones. Nothing surpasses the gift of a Peninsula experience, and gift cards are easy to customize by calling or visiting the Holiday Desk, located in the lower lobby.


Holiday Desk Hours:

November 27 through December 24, 2017

Monday through Friday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Guests wishing to purchase a holiday gift card may contact the Holiday Desk directly

at +1 (312) 573 6235.


Dining Offerings

Holiday Afternoon Tea

Enjoy the spirit of the season with the holiday afternoon tea at The Lobby amid live music around The Peninsula’s joyous Christmas tree and indulge in special delicacies including a selection of house-made scones, finger sandwiches and pastries. For those with dietary restrictions, there is a vegan afternoon tea or a gluten-free afternoon tea option.  Commencing Friday, November 24, 2017 the price of the holiday afternoon tea is US$ 75 per adult, including a glass of Prosecco and US$ 39 per child 12 years and under. With each purchase of afternoon tea, a donation of US$ 5 will be made to Make-A-Wish® Illinois. On Friday afternoons in December Fashion Afternoon Tea will take place, where a selection of luxury retailers will display their latest trends throughout The Lobby. The schedule features: Harry Winston on December 1; Escada on December 8; David Yurman on December 15.


In addition to the holiday afternoon tea, The Peninsula Chicago also offers Children’s Holiday Teas priced at US$ 85 for 12 years and under. Available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons December 2 - December 17, 2017 children can listen to stories from Mrs. Claus and decorate holiday cookies among other festive activities. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. 


Ugly Sweater Party at The Bar

Celebrate the holidays in style at the second annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in The Bar. Join us at 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017 for live DJ music and themed cocktails. Prizes will be awared for the Best Ugly Christmas Sweater.


Christmas Eve Dinner

For an early Christmas present, food lovers can dine at The Peninsula Chicago and enjoy live music in The Lobby while savoring a prix fixe, five-course dinner. Children under the age of 12 can choose from The Lobby’s children’s menu. Dinner is served on December 24, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm and is US$ 150 per person, with an option to add wine pairings at US$ 60 per person. In addition, Shanghai Terrace will be open offering a celebratory menu on top of their à la carte menu.   


Christmas Day Brunch

Celebrate Christmas with an elaborate brunch buffet in The Lobby. The exquisite Christmas Day Brunch features a variety of carved meats, a grand seafood buffet station, sushi and sashimi, charcuterie and cheeses, and a dim sum station. Eggnog, hot chocolate and a vast array of sweets including crêpes, macarons and pastries will be presented for dessert; while a children’s station with

child-friendly delicacies will be available. Entertainment includes a live string quartet, a children’s lounge and a magician for young patrons, and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus under The Lobby’s magnificent tree. The Lobby will offer three seatings from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The cost is

US$ 185 per adult and US$ 55 for children 12 years and under. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. 


Pierrot Gourmet “Christmas To-Go”

Guests looking to relax at home on Christmas can reserve a “To-Go” dinner from Pierrot Gourmet. Choose from bone-in prime rib, available at US$ 400 (serves 6 to 8 guests) or whole spiral ham available at US$ 365 (serves 8 to 10 guests) served with a variety accompanying side dishes. The traditional yule log (US$ 28 serves 8 to 10 guests) is also available for those looking for festive dessert. An individual ham dinner is available for US$ 37 and an individual yule log at US$ 8. Pre-order the To-Go meal by 3:00 pm on Monday, December 18th.


New Year’s Eve Celebration

Dance the night away and ring in 2018 at The Peninsula Chicago’s black and white gala. Dressed in festive cocktail attire (black tie optional), guests will enjoy a five-course dinner while celebrating with the sounds of pop band ‘LUVU’ performing in The Lobby.  As midnight approaches, guests will ring in the New Year with a balloon drop, midnight Champagne toast, dancing and revelry. Dinner and dancing is US$ 225 per person, prices do not include tax and gratuity.  Meanwhile, The Bar will be open with no cover charge serving classic libations, creative elixirs, and seasonal cocktails in front of the roaring fireplace. Shanghai Terrace will be open serving a celebratory prix fixe menu on top of the traditional à la carte offerings. 


New Year’s Day Brunch

Guests can begin their New Year’s resolutions after savoring the extravagant New Year’s Day Brunch in The Lobby, kicking off the New Year to the sounds of a string quartet with an indulgent feast of favorite festive foods including a Bloody Mary Bar (available at extra cost), served from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and priced at US$ 125 per person and US$ 49 for children 12 years and under. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.


To make dining reservations or for more information, please call direct at +1 (312) 573 6695, or e-mail


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About The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago is a Five Star, Five Diamond hotel located on the “Magnificent Mile” at 108 East Superior Street (at Michigan Avenue), within the city’s premier shopping district. The 339 guest room hotel recently completed an extensive renovation of all guestrooms and suites.  The hotel opened in 2001 and features three distinctive restaurants, a popular bar and a world-class spa. For information on The Peninsula Chicago, please visit or call +1 (312) 337 2888 or toll-free at +1 (866) 288 8889.


About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Manila. Projects under development include The Peninsula Istanbul, The Peninsula London and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John's Building in Hong Kong; The Landmarlk in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 1 -5 Grosvenor Place in London, UK and 21 avenue Kleber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai  Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.


For further information, please contact:

Ms Susan Ellefson       

Director of Public Relations

The Peninsula Chicago

108 East Superior Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone:                   +1 (312) 573 6616

Fax:                             +1 (312) 573 6612



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