Chicago Auto Show Returns

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The Chicago Auto Show shifts into high gear as it makes its way to McCormick this weekend, February 8th through 17th. The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, held annually at McCormick Place, will open to the public Saturday, Feb. 8, and run through Monday, Feb. 17, Presidents Day. The show is open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show, Presidents Day, when it closes at 8 p.m. The show’s producer, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, promises visitors access to nearly 1,000 of the industry’s latest cars, trucks and SUVs; family-friendly activities; special appearances from celebrities and sports icons; and special themed days.

Special-themed Days Include:

• Sports Team Pride Day on Feb. 10 (wear a Chicago team jersey for discounted admission)

• Women’s Day on Feb. 11 (women are admitted for a discounted price)

• A Safe Haven Food Drive from Feb. 12-14 (bring three cans of food for discounted admission)

• Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day on Feb. 14 (Telemundo hosts interactive activities and a live TV broadcast from the show floor)

• Chicago Friday Night Flights the evening of Feb. 14 (more than a dozen local breweries offer samples of popular craft beer)
• Family Day on Feb. 17 (The Daily Herald hosts a day of family fun and programming; Presidents Day also means a school holiday for many children)

Tickets are available for purchase at or at McCormick Place ticket booths throughout the public show. Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $8 for seniors aged 62 or older, $8 for children ages 7-12 and children 6 and younger are admitted free when they accompany a paying adult. The Chicago Auto Show’s gala, First Look for Charity, will be held the evening of Friday, Feb. 7 at McCormick Place.

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