This holiday season, Rosemont will continue to create magical memories for its visitors. From all the “FROZEMONT” fun located at Rosemont’s MB Financial Park entertainment district, to holiday shows, shopping and more, Rosemont is your one-stop destination to make the season bright.
Light Up the Park: MB Financial Park’s holiday festivities begin under a sky of 80,000 twinkling lights at MB Financial Park’s annual “Light Up the Park” tree lighting event Friday, November 25. The FROZEMONT ice rink officially opens for the season at 11 a.m. Guests can enjoy free horse-drawn sleigh rides, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and ice carving viewing throughout the afternoon and evening. A special tree lighting ceremony, including a performance by Chicago Skates Synchronized Skating Team, will take place at 5:30 p.m.
FROZEMONT’s ice rink will be open every day from November 25, 2016 through January 2, 2017. In addition to special holiday hours, the rink will also be open Sundays from January 8, 2017 through February 29, 2017. Admission to the FROZEMONT ice rink is free. Guests are invited to bring their own skates. Skate rentals are also available onsite for $8.
Visit www.MBParkatRosemont.com/Frozemont for a complete ice skating schedule.
BRRR FEST: Holiday fun isn’t just for the kids – be sure to visit MB Financial Park’s first winter-themed food and beverage festival featuring a wide variety of delicacies and libations from the Park’s restaurants. BRRR Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. in the Park’s center drive. The fest will feature live music from Motown and Soul band, Second Hand Soul (Dec. 10), and Rock and Pop band Sushi Roll (Dec. 11), along with ice carvers from World Class Ice Sculpture Inc. Admission is free and guest 21+.
Cozy up at MB Financial Park’s Venues: FROZEMONT visitors can warm up for lunch or dinner at MB Financial Park’s vast variety of bars restaurants. Bub City offers a slice of the south in the heart of the Midwest with savory barbecue comfort food. Sip on an authentic margarita at Tex-Mex eatery Adobe Gila’s Mexican Cantina. Enjoy traditional Irish fare and a pint at Five Roses Pub. For fine Brazilian dining, visit Fogo de Chão, a contemporary twist on traditional fire roasted meats served by the restaurant’s own gaucho chefs.
Hofbräuhaus Chicago is an extraordinary replica of Germany’s legendary micro-brewery beer hall and restaurant, where guests can enjoy authentic Bavarian fare. Dig into a menu of gourmet burgers and delicious cocktails at Bogart’s Bar and Grill. Park Tavern features a contemporary gastropub experience serving over 40 craft beers and authentic food in a casual, urban lodge setting. Save room for dessert and visit Sugar Factory, offering sweet and savory American culinary classics.
Looking for entertainment and adventure? iFLY makes the dream of flight a reality with an indoor skydiving experience without having to jump from a plane. Those who prefer to keep your feet on the ground can visit Kings Bowl, an upscale, retro-inspired bowling facility with premium bars and a full-service restaurant. Catch a movie at Muvico, an 18-screen haven for film lovers, or see a live comedy show with celebrity acts at Zanies Comedy Club. Guests can also catch some of the hottest live music in town at Joe’s Live.
Fashionably Late: A shopper’s paradise can be found at Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s exclusive 24-hour Black Friday shopping event, starting November 24 at 10 p.m. with stores remaining open overnight through November 25 at 10 p.m. During the event, guests can groove to chart-topping hits with DJs Lani Love and Mother Hubbard while scoring the perfect gifts at Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s 130+ designer outlets.
Gift wrapping is available at Concierge Services, starting at only $2 per item.
Santa HQ: Shoppers can experience Santa’s workshop like never before with Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s all-new “Santa HQ.” Sponsored by HGTV, the experience elevates the wonder of the holiday season in the digital and social media age. Open now through December 24, guests can take an “Elfie Selfie” and star in their own holiday video, test out the “Naughty or Nice O’Meter” and more. Photo packages are available for $34.99.
Furry family members are also welcome to take a picture with Santa. Pet Nights occur every Monday from November 28 through December 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
With so much to do in Rosemont this holiday season, why not plan a stay-cation? Rosemont is home to more than 10,000 hotel rooms--all within walking distance of abundant shopping, dining and nightlife. For more information, visit www.Rosemont.com.