Daley Center
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Clark/Lake • 3 min walk
  • Clark/Lake • 3 min walk
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Twinsmom99
Dyer, IN673 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We go to the Christmarket every year for our annual winter trip to Chicago. We go I
on a weekend every year, and it’s always packed and usually quite cold. We go to get the annual mug. We don’t eat here. We make a loop through the market and get a mug of hot chocolate.
Written 16 December 2019
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN4,167 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
After Thanksgiving, Christkindlmart opens. We went on a Thursday & it wasn't too bad crowd wise. Don't go on the weekend!
The huge Picasso statue is there. Other than that, only worth a quick visit.
Written 13 December 2019
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Curt E
Wayzata, MN48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
A visit to the Christmas market is a perfect way to get into the holiday season. There are tons of holiday related present ideas. We buy beautiful ornaments for the family while enjoying some tasty Gluhwein!
Written 8 December 2019
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Malli26
Ascot, UK20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is the first time I did not enjoy going that much. The food was mediocre and only a few of the stands had good service. The good thing it was not too busy which is probably a sign that word had got around and I managed to get my Christmas treats easily .
Written 1 December 2019
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We went here for the Christkindlmarket. For anyone who has never been here for the market, Be aware, it gets very crowded.....very very very crowded. This year in an effort to make more room, the city moved the Christmas tree to Millennium Park. Not sure if I can say it worked.
Having been here before, we know what we are looking for and which shop to stop at. Plus, we got there before it opened and as soon as the gates were open we went straight to the shop we were interested in. Got right in, bought what we wanted and then was free to mill around.
At one side of the plaza is a "eternal flame"......pigeons do like to site close to the flame during cold weather. For some reason I like watching them.
Written 30 November 2019
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RoyalsKCSporting
Kansas City, MO39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We did t know what to expect at this German Christmas market! It was enjoyable to walk around and people watch. Christmas is our thing..but this market wasn’t really our thing. However it was an experience.
Written 16 November 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
While on holiday in Chicago this was one location we had to find its fabulous sceen from the Blues Brothers is the only reason to find it, otherwise its just an large open plan plaza, well worth imho.
Written 13 October 2019
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Neta_Avivi
Tel Aviv, Israel3,495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Located in the Loop area of Chicago, the Daley Center includes the building, the plaza and of course the Picasso statue. It is a Chicago landmark and many movies were filmed there. In the plaza, there is a weekly cute farmers market which I enjoyed.
Written 10 October 2019
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Thedevelopingimage
Vermilion, OH3,790 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We tried twice to visit the Christmas Market. It is soo over-packed, you cant move around or look at any of the shops. We couldn’t figure out lines for food, because we were so crammed together. They definitely need a bigger space for this event or more crowd control.
Written 11 March 2019
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Lars_92705
Santa Ana, CA280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We came to Chicago for the Christkindlmarket and it was fantastic. Yes, it was crowded, but it kinda kept you warm too. Try to get here when it opens at 11am, it less crowded. We found some wonderful items for our Christmas tree back home as well as some unique decorations. Most of the decorations we saw were hand made in Germany and Bavaria. The food was delicious and if you get one of the stand up tables be sure and share it with a stranger. We met a nice gentlemen from England and had a delightful conversation about traveling. "Thanks Gino." We hope to do this again and maybe bring a friend or two along with us. BTW-We came to the market 4 times while we were here.
Written 29 December 2018
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