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Downtown Chicago Christmas Shopping: The Magnificent Mile

If you’re planning your trip to Chicago with Holiday shopping in mind, then our Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is an ideal location, especially if you’d like to take advantage of some of the amazing shopping Downtown Chicago has to offer. When people think about downtown shopping in Chicago, one of that main areas that comes to mind is Michigan Avenue, also called The Magnificent Mile which features a wide variety of shopping experiences so there’s something for every traveler.

Located just 15 minutes from our Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, the Magnificent Mile is considered to be one of the, “great avenues of the world,” and is the perfect place to meet all of your shopping needs from upscale specialty boutiques to department stores and everything you may be looking for between. Michigan Avenue is particularly worth seeing during the holiday season when they put on their Magnificent Mile Lights Festival which runs from November 19th until January 2nd. This event may be the most popular Christmas event in all of Chicago and features three weekends of music, parades and fireworks (starting on the 19th) as well as over a million lights which are showcased along the mile until the New Year.

The Magnificent Mile features shops including:

  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Nordstrom
  • Tiffany’s
  • Banana Republic

…and many more specialty boutiques and shops.

The popularity of Michigan Avenue shopping is increased by the holiday season and, due to the large influx of visitors, we recommend booking your hotel early to make sure that you get the most out of your shopping experience. Since we’re located 15 minutes away from the shops, you get the convenience of being nearby without the frustration of the crowds who stay in hotels along the mile itself and, with our complimentary shuttle service to Downtown Chicago, we’re the perfect choice for your stay.

If you’re looking for some other shopping options why not try the following popular shopping destinations also conveniently situated near our hotel:

Thinking of doing some Christmas shopping in Downtown Chicago this Holiday Season? Why not check out our great Downtown Chicago hotel rates and save more than $40.00 a night in parking fees with our free parking.