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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago Holiday Happenings

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Holiday Events in Downtown Chicago at Trump Chicago:


Saturday, November 23

Ride the Gingerbread Express

Guests at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago will be transported to a holiday wonderland in the Gingerbread Express. Following its debut last year and open throughout the holiday season, the property has designated one special elevator traveling up to the award-winning restaurant, Sixteen, dressed to the nines in everyone's favorite holiday indulgences - gingerbread and candy canes. Conceptualized by Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy and team, guests will enter the Express through four-foot high candy canes, to be greeted by the sweet aromas of the season, celebratory holiday music, and more than 1100 gingerbread bricks made especially by the pastry team. The Gingerbread Express is sure to be the most spirited ride of the season! 



Reindeer on the River 
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
River Walk at Trump Chicago

Reindeer on the River promises a cheerful afternoon of entertainment showcasing several VIP guests - two live reindeer and Santa! Scheduled to coincide with the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday, November 23, 2013, Reindeer on the River is complimentary to all visitors and will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Riverwalk at Trump Chicago. Adjacent to the Magnificent Mile, the Riverwalk is accessible via both the Wrigley Building breezeway and Wabash Avenue and allows for pedestrian traffic directly along the Chicago River.

Throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy magical opportunities for meet-and-greets and photos with the reindeer and Santa, holiday-themed takeaways for children, celebratory music, hot cider and cocoa, and seasonal sweet treats available for purchase created by Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy. Event attendees will enjoy a live, 30-minute a capella performance by the award-winning Saint Luke's Choir, under the direction of Christine Kraemer, at 4 p.m. Comprised of children and adults, the choir will perform traditional holiday songs in four-part harmony. Those in attendance into early evening will also enjoy prime views of the fireworks spectacular over the Chicago River, officially marking the launch of Chicago's holiday season. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



Lamb Chop 2.0 Holiday Show
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Grand Salon located on 16th floor of Trump Chicago

Enjoy a special Lamb Chop 2.0 Live Holiday Performance on Saturday, November 23 hosted by world-renowned artist Nicolosi. Guests are invited to meet and watch Mallory Lewis - daughter of the late Shari Lewis - and the loveable Lamb Chop, whose performances never fail to rekindle cherished memories in those who grew up watching the charismatic duo on television. Now, guests have the opportunity to share that nostalgia and those happy memories with their children and grandchildren, all while benefiting St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., guests of all ages will fill the downtown Chicago hotel's stunning 16th Floor Grand Ballroom, where they will be greeted with hot chocolate, Champagne for the adults, and holiday cookies created by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy. From 2 to 3 p.m., Nicolosi, Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop will share a holiday-themed performance. Throughout the enchanted afternoon, the audience will be thrilled by rare, classic television archival footage as Lamb Chop is interviewed by Nicolosi, recanting stories of decades of travel around the world with Shari Lewis. Affectionately known as The Little Lamb, Lamb Chop will lead kids and adults alike in her favorite holiday carols. Photographs and meet and greet opportunities with Lamb Chop will also be available.

All guests will receive Lamb Chop-inspired greeting cards designed exclusively for this event by Nicolosi, (copyright® courtesy of Classic Media and DreamWorks). Guests will have the opportunity to have their set of Lamb Chop Greeting Cards autographed by Nicolosi, Mallory and Lamb Chop after the performance.

Tickets are available at the following levels:
• General Admission: Includes greeting card keepsake. $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 18 and under.
• Level 2: Includes admission, greeting card keepsake, photo opportunity, and meet and greet. $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 18 and under.
• Level 3: Includes admission with VIP seating, greeting card keepsake, photo opportunity with printed copy and frame, and meet and greet. $50 for adults and $30 for children ages 18 and under.

To purchase, please visit

A special Lamb Chop's Play-a-Long overnight package is also available to extend the family fun.



Fireworks on the River
6:55 pm

Join us on our River Walk for prime views of the BMO Harris Bank Magnificant Mile Festival of Lights fireworks display.

Read more about the firework show and festival at:



Thursday, Novemebr 28 - THANKSGIVING

Brunch at Sixteen 
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

On Thanksgiving Day, Sixteen brings the year's bountiful harvest to life by presenting a festive brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the stunning dining room, which affords breathtaking views of Chicago's architectural landscape, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Guests can indulge in traditional Thanksgiving favorites and other specialty items during the festive brunch buffet.

An assortment of seasonal entrée specialties will abound, including Cider Braised Leg and Seared Breast of Poussin with caramelized pumpkin and toasted hickory nut hash, and Bay Scallop Gratin with buttery potato puree, parmesan and toasted brioche. The Carving Stations will serve popular mouth-watering items such as Roasted Heritage Breed Turkey Breast with giblet gravy and house made cranberry compote, and Garlic Roasted Prime Rib with jus, Dijon and horseradish cream. Guests may also enjoy a Raw Bar, where a selection of sushi, colossal shrimp, oysters, snow crab legs and Alaskan king crab will await, as well as other stations offering artisan cheeses and charcuterie; made-to-order omelets and pancakes; made-to-order risotto; and a Children's Table laden with favorite Thanksgiving treats.

To complete Thanksgiving brunch at Sixteen, Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy has prepared an array of seasonally inspired desserts to add sweet and spice to the holiday meal.

Thanksgiving brunch at Sixteen costs $148 per person and $35 for children 8 years and younger, exclusive of tax, alcohol and gratuity. Seating times are 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling (312) 588-8030.

Dinner at Sixteen
6:00 pm

Sixteen will be open for dinner beginning at 6 p.m., offering a warm and inviting setting for those looking to enjoy a celebratory evening meal. Executive Chef Lents will offer innovative items from the autumn menu, along with dessert creations presented by Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy.

For reservations, please call (312) 588-8030


Wednesday, December 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY

Brunch at Sixteen
10:30 am - 3:00 pm 

Join us for our annual holiday brunch buffet on Christmas day!

$35/children ages eight and under


Tuesday, December 31 - NEW YEARS EVE

Dinner at Sixteen
First seating:      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Second seating:  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Guests joining for a New Year's Eve dining experience will enjoy views from the restaurant's 30-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows paired with a menu themed around a culinary tour of Chicago's history. Diners are invited to celebrate with a culinary exploration of the birth, growth, and golden age of Chicago, as storied by Chef Lents and the team of Sixteen.

The first seating of the evening, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will feature a five-course menu and cost $135 per person or $185 with wine pairings. For the second seating, from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m., a 10-course menu will be served and cost $340 per person or $480 with wine pairings. This second seating also includes live music, a champagne toast at midnight and a view of the fabulous New Year's fireworks display from Navy Pier.

Reservations are required for New Year's Eve at Sixteen and may be made by calling (312) 588-8030. All reservations have a 72-hour cancellation policy.


Festivities at Rebar
9:00 pm

On this special evening, the downtown Chicago hotel's chic mezzanine-level lounge will be transformed into a modern interpretation of a Victorian-era circus with a Cirque Soiree Celebration. Guests will enjoy performances from DJ Vourteque with his steam-punk gramophone, a photo booth to capture the evening's memories and a wide variety of entertaining performances throughout the evening as they take-in the spectacular ambiance, sweeping vistas and delectable fare and cocktails.

Rebar is offering three packages designed for groups of varying sizes:

• For $495 per table of up to four guests, The Entertainer package includes a bottle of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose and choice of a hors d'oeuvre or dessert platter.

• For $995 per table of up to six guests, The Main Event package includes preferred window seating along with a 1.5-liter magnum of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose and choice of a hors d'oeuvre or dessert platter.

• For $1,595 per table of up to ten guests, The Big Top package includes preferred window seating along with a 3-liter double magnum of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose and choice of a hors d'oeuvre or dessert platter.

All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.

At midnight, guests will be awed by spectacular views of the Navy Pier fireworks display as well as a complimentary Champagne toast. Tables are limited and seatings begin at 9 p.m., with the lounge remaining open until 2 a.m. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (312) 588-8131. Bookings will be held via credit card, and a $100 no-show fee per person will be applied to any cancellations made within 72 hours of the first seating.


Wednesday, January 1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY

New Year's Day Brunch at Sixteen
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

An elaborate brunch at Sixteen will ease guests from their New Year's Eve festivities into a marvelous start to 2014. Chef Lents will present a lavish brunch that will satiate comfort food cravings for the whole family. In addition to a colorful array of soups, salads, charcuterie, raw bar and breakfast items, diners will have an opportunity to select from bustling action stations offering omelets, sushi/nigiri, carved specialty meats and fish, and more. A Kids Table will include all of their favorites, from mini burgers to grilled cheese sandwiches.

New Year's Day brunch at Sixteen will be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is $95 per person and $35 for children eight years and under, exclusive of tax, alcohol and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling (312) 588-8030.





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