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Chicago Auto Show

Bring the entire the family to the Chicago Auto Show February 9-18 at McCormick Place and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest convention of its kind in the country. This year marks the 111th edition of the show! Exhibits include world and North American introductions of over a thousand new vehicles, domestic and imported cars and trucks, and concept cars. There will be auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, and antique and collector cars.

There is so much to do at the Chicago Auto Show! There are lots of Chicago eats and beverages of all kinds. Two lucky attendees will have the chance to win the event’s grand prizes: a 2018 Ford Mustang or a 2018 Ford Expedition. Vintage automobiles will be displayed by several car clubs at the show. All show attendees can ride as passengers with the professional drivers on the designated tracks on the show floor. In addition, there are outdoor test drive opportunities where attendees can get behind the wheel and drive. There is no age limit to ride along on the track, but guests must be at least 42 inches tall.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South Martin Luther King Junior Drive. For tickets and more information, go online to and follow the prompts. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association offers discounted tickets to the 2018 Chicago Auto Show for schools and groups. Groups of 20 or more will receive a discounted rate of $7 per ticket. These tickets may be used on one of the following days: Monday, Feb.12 through Friday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 19. Chaperones for the students will be given complimentary tickets.

Make your Chicago Auto Show more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. Free Parking. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.