5 Fun Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

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  • March 02, 2023
St. Patrick's Day in Chicago dyeing the river
Have you ever seen the Chicago River turn green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? Now’s your chance! Get in to the Irish spirit with so many fun activities this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. River dyeing, festive food and beverage offerings, the Trinity Irish Dancers, high energy parades plus special hotel packages all to welcome you to the city. Read on to find a selection of 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago.  

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

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Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way is Chicago’s most distinctive boutique hotel. Nestled just across the street from historic Wrigley Field, the property combines a vibrant, modern aesthetic and rich, classic elements with a unique neighborhood character that can’t be found anywhere else in Chicago. This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, guests are invited to discover the luck of the Irish with the hotel’s Lucky Charm package. Upon booking, guests will receive a nightly $50 food & beverage credit, plus 1 p.m. late checkout for stays between March 13, 2023, through March 19, 2023. No one does St. Patrick’s Day quite like Chicago and Hotel Zachary is your lucky charm for a memorable experience. Guests interested in booking can do so on the hotel’s website
gallagher way hotel zachary
Get together at Gallagher Way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago! Gallagher Way has St. Patrick’s Day fun for the entire family on Sunday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the holiday with activities for guests of all ages, including:
  • Live Irish music with Irish dancing mini-lessons from the Old Town School of Music
  • Irish dancing performance from Trinity Irish Dancers
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artists
  • Wandering Magician
  • Kids arts & crafts
  • Lawn Games
  • Green Beer, Irish Coffee, specialty cocktails & more!
Visit Skydeck Chicago, the thrilling observation deck at Willis Tower, on Friday, March 17 to enjoy performances by the Trinity Irish Dancers and a traditional Bagpiper from 11:30am to 2pm, 1,353 feet above the city. The attraction recently underwent an extensive redevelopment, which encompasses the attraction’s lower level, delivering a brand-new interactive museum that celebrates the unique personality, history, neighborhoods, and sites of Chicago. 

River Dyeing

swissotel green river St. Patrick's Day in Chicago
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago festivities to its fullest and book a staycation at Swissotel Chicago, an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the famous Chicago River Dyeing and just steps away from the St. Patrick’s Parade Route. Sleep in as much as possible and stay warm in the comfort of your own hotel room while taking in the Chicago River Dyeing from above. Capture the best Instagram shot of river and enjoy in-room breakfast such as Crab Cake Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Lobster Omelet and more from The Palm, located in the hotel’s lobby, before bundling up and heading out to the parade, just steps away from the hotel. 
sofitel hotel room
Come celebrate the luck of the Irish like a true Chicagoan at Sofitel Chicago, located in the heart of the lively Gold Coast neighborhood. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Sofitel Chicago will be offering an exclusive menu with delicious Irish-inspired dishes and cocktails at Le Bar from March 10-19, 2023. Featured menu items include Reubens and Basque Glazed Wings, plus all the tasty shareables and entrees on the menu. Additionally, no St. Patrick’s Day festivity is complete without Irish cocktails, and luckily, Sofitel Chicago will be offering Whisky Sours, Tipperary Cocktails, Dubliners, and Black Velvets.
sofitel patio
Weather permitting, Sofitel Chicago will also open its expansive patio, La Terrace, following the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 11, 2023 for guests to continue the celebrations outdoors. Reservations can be made for parties up to six through Tock.
Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago celebration!

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