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Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Bring the family to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier November 17-18, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

Have you ever had that dream where you walk into a toy store the size of an exhibition hall? The Chicago Toy & Game Fair brings that dream to life with its massive exhibit in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall! The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is the destination to discover “what’s hot for the holidays” and try out toys and games before you shop for Black Friday Specials throughout the holiday season. You are certain to find some great additions to your family collection of toys and games.

Preview, play with, and purchase the hottest new toys from all around the world, meet some of the inventors who created them, and more. Meet Santa and meet Princess-Etch-A-Sketch!

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., boys and girls ages 6-18 can exhibit their original toys or games for the chance at Best in Show! Check out the live performances happening all day on Sunday from the Radio Disney Party Patrol, Lil’ Buds Theater, and other great theater companies! Cheer on the Yo-Yo Championship!

Play dress-up at the Pony Royale Princess Party! Girls ages 3-8 will each receive a free princess pony with interchangeable manes and tails on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. And make sure you stop by the Holiday Heroes Toy Donation Booth on both days where Chicago Firefighters will be collecting toy donations and giving out firefighter hats!

Navy Pier is located at 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. For tickets, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Chicago Toy and Game Fair experience more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.