Chicago Toy and Game Fair


Even as Halloween and Thanksgiving Day are right around the corner, we all know what kids are really excited about, Christmas! And with Christmas comes TOYS! Luckily Chicago has the perfect event in store for you. Make sure not to miss out on the 15th annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair this November 18th-19th!


The Fair

The Chicago Game Fair first began in 2002 and has since grown to become the largest non-hobby toy and game fair open to the public in North America! It is a part of the Chicago Toy and Game (ChiTAG) Week and is geared to appeal to people of all ages. The fair serves as a reminder of how important play is not only for children, but people of all ages. The fair will feature all kinds of events like meeting game inventors, Yo-Yo competitions and testing out new toys before they hit the shelves!


The Week

The week as a whole features conferences, a gala and then of course the fair! The conferences feature designers, innovators, entrepreneurs and executives in the toy and game industry from all across the world. This includes executives from major companies such as Hasbro, Spin Master, Mattel and dozens of others! They all come together to discuss the upcoming holiday season and reveal to the world their newest toys and games. The gala provides a chance for companies to reveal to the public and the media their new creations and plans for the future. And of course the week is topped off by everyone’s favorite, the fair!



The event is hosted at the Chicago Navy Pier and takes place November 18th and 19th. Doors will open at 10am Saturday and 5pm Sunday. Tickets cost $14 dollars per day for an adult and $7 per day for children, if you purchase online. At the door prices are one dollar more for both children and adults. Tickets can be purchased here.


Start considering a place to stay while you’re in town for this weekend! City Suites Chicago offers a unique art-deco inspired place to stay that is perfect for the whole family!



Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Where: Navy Pier | Festive Hall A & B | 840 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

When: Saturday, November 18th 10am | Sunday, November 19th 5pm

Admission: Adults – $14, Children – $7


Where to Stay

City Suites Hotel

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.