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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



    Chicago City Highlights with Willis Tower Skydeck
    8:30 AM | $67 (French)
    9:30 AM | $67 (English)

    Chicago is a city of surprises, experience the glimmering lakefront to its outdoor museum of architecture in this great city on a three-hour tour. An expert guide will provide a wealth of knowledge on Chicago’s Gold Coast, Museum Campus, Michigan Avenue’s “The Magnificent Mile”, Merchandise Mart and more. Visit the site where the Great Chicago Fire started and hear how this sparked a great urban growth spurt. Guests will also be treated with a stop at the Willis Tower Skydeck (formerly the Sears Tower), the best view in Chicago! On a clear day you can see up to 40-50 miles away, making Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana all visible!

    Die Walkure Opera
    1 PM | $150
    After the triumph of Das Rheingold in 2016/17, Lyric continues the thrilling journey through Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle with Die Walküre. This is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves complex relationships between brother and sister, husband and wife, father and daughter. Every character is unforgettable—valiant Siegmund and Sieglinde, headstrong Brünnhilde and mighty, tortured Wotan, determined Fricka and vengeful Hunding. Wagner’s music drama burns itself on our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty.

    Theater tickets must be picked up at the Palmer House tour desk. Transportation to the Lyric Opera is not included.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert
    3 PM | $140
    Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Its music director since 2010 is Riccardo Muti, one of the preeminent conductors of our day. Pierre Boulez is the CSO’s Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus; Yo-Yo Ma is the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant. Mason Bates and Anna Clyne are the CSO’s Mead Composers-in-Residence.

    The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

    Theater tickets must be picked up at the Palmer House tour desk. Transportation to the Symphony Center is not included.