MILLENNIUM PARK

With 25 acres of awe-inspiring landscape, breathtaking architecture and an iconic collection of public art, Millennium Park is Chicago’s premier green space.

Millennium Park celebrated its 10th anniversary season in 2014 with dozens of free events and programs including new art installations, outdoor concerts, films screenings and more. This fall and winter season, the fun continues with ice skating and holiday caroling in the park.

Don’t miss "The Bean," an eye-catching favorite year round. Take a picture in front of Cloud Gate, the official name for this massive, stainless steel structure that’s become Chicago’s signature landmark. In its mirror-like surface you'll see not only your own reflection, but the stunning downtown skyline.

Also in Millennium Park, escape into Lurie Garden, a four-seasons urban oasis that pays homage to Chicago's motto — "Urbs in Horto," or City in a Garden. Stand beneath Crown Fountain, two 50-foot towers that reflect the faces of Chicago. And warm up and refuel with hot cocoa, food and other goodies at the restaurant Park Grill.

VISITOR INFORMATION:

201 East Randolph Street
(between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.)
312.742.1168
Free Admission
Open 6am - 11pm daily

WHAT'S NEW: FALL/WINTER 2014

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Open daily from November 14, 2014 - March 7, 2015
  • Hours: Vary by day
  • Location: McCormick Tribune Plaza at Millennium Park
Strap on a pair of skates and glide around the outdoor ice rink with the twinkling city lights as the backdrop. Admission is free, skate rentals are available and the downtown views can't be beat! The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is located in Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets.


 

Caroling at Cloud Gate

Fridays from November 28 - December 19, 2014
  • Hours: 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Location: Cloud Gate, Chase Promenade Central in Millennium Park
Sing along to holiday classics with local choral groups right in front of the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture, known affectionately as "The Bean". Now in its ninth season, this free, all-ages event returns every Friday night, gathering hundreds of singers for 60-minute caroling sessions.

 

Special Exhibit "Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits"

Open daily through December 2015
  • Hours: 6:00am - 11:00pm
  • Location: South Boeing Gallery in Millennium Park
The Spanish artist brings four monumental sculptures to the outdoor gallery space in celebration of Millennium Park's 10th anniversary taking place throughout 2014/2015.

 

Special Exhibit "Millennium Park: An Anatomy in Photographs"

Open daily through October 2015
  • Hours: 6:00am - 11:00pm
  • Location: North Boeing Gallery in Millennium Park
In a special exhibit for Millennium Park's 10th anniversary, over 50 images highlighting its early history, its construction and its beauty are highlighted.


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