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  • RSNA 2018
  • Tours and Events

  • RSNA has teamed up with Hosts Chicago, a Hosts Global Alliance Member, and Bloomingdale’s, to offer exciting ways to experience Chicago during your stay for RSNA 2017. Enjoy the sounds of music, view architectural wonders, explore unique neighborhoods, learn a new cooking technique, and more.

    Advance registration for tours and events is now closed.

    To purchase a ticket for a tour on site, please visit a tours desk located at:

    Palmer House Hilton Hotel - 6th Floor
    Saturday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 29
    7:30 AM – 6 PM

    McCormick Place, Grand Concourse - Level 3, Lobby
    Saturday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 29
    9 AM – 6 PM

    1-847-996-5862 (Outside of the U.S. and Canada)
    8 AM – 5 PM Chicago Time

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  • Schedule



    Millennium Park Walking Tour
    8:30 AM | $35 (Spanish)
    9 AM | $35 (French)
    9:30 AM | $35 (English)
    Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. A guided tour will take you through the park that features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers. Learn how top architects, artists and engineers collaborated with Chicago’s movers and shakers to transform an ugly railway and surface parking lot into a park that has become the envy of cities across the globe.  Understand the inspiration behind Anish Kapoor’s huge, reflective Cloud Gate sculpture (nicknamed the “Bean”); Jaume Plensa’s ever-changing, high-tech Crown Fountain; and Frank Gehry’s exuberant, sculptural Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion and BP Bridge.  Discover the many ways Kathryn Gustafson’s Lurie Garden symbolizes Chicago history and more!

    Bloomingdale's Fashion Presentation with Light Breakfast
    9 AM | $76
    Enjoy breakfast and an exclusive fashion presentation by Marian Goodman, Bloomingale's Executive Vice President of Shopping Services. Ms. Goodman will demonstrate how to translate the looks on the runway to your closet and will feature the latest in fashion from our top designers. Ippolita will be dressing the models in beautiful gold, silver and gemstone jewelry. Your morning will start off with a champagne breakfast on the third floor. Each person in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following confirmed raffle prizes: Gift Basket from Clarins, One of a kind Ippolita scarf and hand painted stationary, Karen Millen Clutch and Whistles Clutch. Value of raffle items range from $200-$2,000. Event will be held prior to store opening. Each attendee will receive a reusable gift bag with 15% savings certificate and gift.

    Transportation to Bloomingdale’s is not included. Event is held at 900 N. Michigan, The New View on 3. Receive a complimentary gift bag for attending this Bloomingdale’s event.

    Chicago "L" and Wicker Park Neighborhood Experience
    10:30 AM | $85
    One of Chicago's creative epicenters lies just outside downtown Chicago in Wicker Park and Bucktown. These synonymous neighborhoods are famous for live music and nightlife, chef-driven restaurants and countless art galleries — many housed within the Flat Iron Arts Building. If you have an acute knowledge of craft cocktails or an affinity for coffee, plus want to sift through records or thrifted threads, there's no better area to sip and shop in the country.

    Along North, Division, Milwaukee and Damen Avenues, you will find an unbelievable blend of vintage shops amid independently-owned boutiques touting fashions for both men and women, and luxury home goods and beauty products. On the same blocks are nationally-recognized names in fashion, and a mix of major retail chains that have also set up shop to satisfy the on-trend crowds.

    An expert tour guide will take you on the CTA Blue Line from The Loop up to Wicker Park. Spend the day exploring this cultural and historical neighborhood, including such landmarks as the Flatiron Arts Building, and cultural attractions as the Jackson Junge Gallery. Throughout the tour, stop at signature Chicago hotspots like Big Star Taco for one of their signature shrimp or steak tacos, as well as a sweet stop at Stans Donuts and Coffee for such creations as a Maple Bacon donuts.

    Devil in the White City
    1 PM | $68
    The exclusive Devil in the White City Tour delves into the history, mystery, murder, and mayhem that surrounded the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 -- especially the dark deeds carried out by American serial killer, H.H. Holmes. During the World's Fair, Holmes operated the infamous "Murder Castle," where he dispatched an unknown number of victims in particularly gruesome fashion. This tour takes visitors on a trip back in time to the glory days of the Fair and to visit the places where Holmes sought out his victims and a glimpse of remaining elements of the spectacular Fairgrounds! Take an inside look at the life and times of Chicago's preeminent residents in 1893, the places they lived and worked, such as the famous Stockyards District. Explore remnants of what the world saw when it came to the Windy City, including renowned buildings designed by Daniel Burnham, creator of the Exposition. See the Japanese Gardens, the Museum of Science and Industry (the Fair's only remaining original pavilion), and more. Visitors can expect to experience the dark contrast between the deeds carried out by one of America's most famous killers and the bright gleam of hope that was offered by the "White City”.

    Bloomingdale's Culinary Event with Guest Chef
    1 PM | $80
    Visit Bloomingdale's Home & Furniture Store and enjoy a demonstration with the Executive Chef from Eddie V’s, located just steps away from the Bloomingdale’s Fashion Store. He will demonstrate how to make select items from their Fall menu, and show a few tricks and insight for shopping for perfect ingredients. Each dish will be paired with wine from their restaurant. Each registered guest will receive a Bloomingdale's reusable bag and a $25 gift card for attending this event.

    Transportation to Bloomingdale’s is not included. Event is held at Home & Furniture Store, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Demonstration Kitchen on 1.  

    Second City with Chicago Pizza
    5 PM | $158
    Are you ready for a night of laughter and an authentic Chicago meal? Start your evening with some famous deep dish pizza and one of the city’s oldest and most famous pizzerias. You'll be treated to a wide variety of pies and the cash bar will have the drinks on demand. After dinner, it’s time to laugh as you head to Second City to experience a comedic performance that will have your eyes watering and your stomachs aching. Join us for a feat at The Second City! This comedy club is a famous North American institution for stand-up comedy. Legendary alumni who began their careers in Chicago at The Second City include Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The main stage is the perfect spot to be entertained by some of the most talented improvisational actors around! Be on the lookout, you may even see a performance from the next comedic legend to be!

    Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks
    7:30 PM | $145
    Make your way to the United Center to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks as they take on the Anaheim Ducks.

    One of the “Original Six” National Hockey League teams, the Blackhawks are not only a historic institution to the city but have become a major NHL powerhouse in recent years. Having won three Stanley Cup championships in the last seven seasons, they have continuously proven to be an unstoppable force in professional hockey.

    You’ll be sure to enjoy a fast paced game where hopefully you’ll be screaming “GOAL” as the Blackhawks win!

    Tickets must be picked up at the Palmer House tour desk. Transportation to United Center is not included.