Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

The years pass by quickly, especially when we have small children that grow and mature by leaps and bounds. And, for kids in the Santa-believing sweet spot, precious time is even more narrow. Surprise your littles this holiday season with a stay in an extraordinary, over-the-top, luxurious Santa Suite, situated in Chicago’s New Eastside neighborhood, where Lake Michigan meets the Chicago River.

While you’ll be near popular Windy City gems like the Chicago Riverwalk, Maggie Daley Park, Millennium Park, 360 Chicago, The Magnificent Mile, Chicago Architecture Center, and the seasonal Christkindlmarket, it will be hard to leave the Swissotel Chicago’s newly renovated Santa Suite.

For nine consecutive years, the Swissotel Chicago Santa Suite has been a holiday tradition for families, whether visiting Santa Claus for the day or spending the night. New to the suite this year are whimsical Chicago-themed Christmas trees featuring well-known top attractions and charms like Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria; the Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Cubs sports teams; the Chicago Theater District; Museum Campus; the CTA; and Lincoln Park Zoo.

Overnight Accommodations

Imagine waking up in Santa’s bedroom, complete with holiday linens and festive décor, embraced by not only imaginative Chicago-themed holiday trees, but also, incredible views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and the vibrant skyline. Choose between the Santa Suite or the Duplex Suite for the Holiday Penthouse Hideaway package, both of which include champagne, hot chocolate bar, cookies and treats, parking for one vehicle, games and toys, and daily breakfast. Bonus: a $50 donation will be made to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois for each booking.

Additionally, for a more budget-friendly option, guests can choose either the Elf Decorated Room package, which includes a Christmas tree, holiday décor, and cake pop welcome amenity, or the Trees of Hope Room Offer, which supports the SOS Children’s Villages Illinois through a $10 donation.

New Holiday Programming

Other options for celebrating the holiday season include the Holiday Tradition Santa Visit, available for up to 20 guests, which includes photo opportunities with Santa, hot cocoa, champagne, holiday treats, cooking decorating, Christmas-themed crafts, face painting, letter writing, and a donation to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois as well as the Pancakes & PJs Breakfast with Santa, a magical meal in the penthouse ballroom.

Throughout the well-designed spaces in the Santa Suite, photo opportunities abound. Capture your kids sitting in the Swissotel Express sleigh, pulled by one of Santa’s reindeer. Take pictures of them as they decorate sugar cookies and make their own hot cocoa in the kitchen. Snap images of them as they play board games together or read books.

Celebrate the season in a dreamlike way this year, whether you’re enjoying a winter wonderland staycation with your brood or planning a bigger out-of-town trip with your extended friends and loved ones. Either way, fun memories will be created and cherished for a long time to come.

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