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“A Night at the Nutcracker” at the JW Marriott Chicago

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For the third year in a row the  JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St.) joins official partner, the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet, to ring in the magic of the holidays with “A Night at the Nutcracker” package available Friday, December 5 through Saturday, December 28.

Throughout the month of December the world-class dance company will be performing the enchanting holiday classic Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.  Guests of the JW Marriott who book the “A Night at the Nutcracker” package will receive two VIP tickets to the performance as well as many extras.

On December 6, guests were treated to a one time only special ballerina meet-and-greet after the matinee show.  Also through the 28th of December the Lobby Lounge is mixing their signature drink The Dancer’s Delight, (vanilla vodka, simple syrup, soy milk, chai tea, and amaretto)

If you have a little ballerina in the family, this could be a start of a wonderful family holiday tradition (along with the lighting of the tree at Daley Plaza and lunch at the Walnut Room)  Of course if you love the splendor of classical dance, that’s fine too.

 

Photo Courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet

Photo Courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet

The “Night at The Nutcracker Ballet” package includes:

  • Overnight stay in deluxe guest room
  • Hot chocolate nightcap in-room (spiked hot chocolate for adults also available)
  • Ballerina welcome cookies
  • Breakfast for two in-room the next day
  • Two VIP tickets to The Nutcracker (additional tickets available for purchase upon request, an over $15 savings)
  • Nutcracker “swag bag” that includes a signed pointe shoe, Nutcracker commemorative program and poster, as well as a signed photo of a dancer
  • Package rates start at $429.00 with rate code ‘ZJL’ (an over $100 savings); availability December 5-28 here
  • Reservations can be made by calling 312 660 8200 or online; 72-hour cancellation is required
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Bishop Arts District and Deep Ellum: The Dallas You Wouldn’t Expect

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Cowboys, horses and big hair might be some of the first images to come to mind when visualizing Dallas. It is in the heart of the Lone Star State, but make no mistake—Dallas is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and diverse places in the country to enjoy award-winning dining, inventive drinks and sensational nightlife.

Bishop Arts District and Deep Ellum are two historic neighborhoods that are breathing new life and culture into Dallas. Chefs, restaurateurs and cocktail enthusiasts are flocking to the two recently revamped historic neighborhoods, and Dallasites are following.

Forget the Dallas you remember from television shows and Western movies. Instead, explore these two neighborhoods and enjoy a day of pleasant strolling, decadent dining and scrumptious libations. Read more…

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Eightysixed: Life Lessons Learned

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