Swissotel santa suite

We may live in Colorado now, but we absolutely had to migrate back to Chicago for our third annual visit to the Swissotel Santa Suite. It’s become such a holiday tradition for us (here’s our visit from last year) that we wouldn’t miss it. It was a blast and we were completely blown away by the decor and all the fun activities for Zelda. If you’re in the Chicago area, you can visit the Swissotel Santa Suite too! I’ve got all the details and information below, but just know, you don’t want to miss this. It’s so festive and fun!

If you’re not sure what the Swissotel is, it’s an amazing hotel in Chicago that holds a very special place in our hearts because we’ve had so many events there.

Really, we’ve had birthdays, holidays parties – everything! They have a massive presidential suite, which is where we had Zelda’s 4th birthday party this year, and every year for the last five years, they’ve turned it into a magical Swissotel Santa Suite for the month of December.

The team at the Swissotel transforms the suite every year for a different theme and this year it is “Christmas Around the World”.

The Swissotel Santa Suite is filled with traditional holiday decor from countries all around the world including Germany, France, Switzerland, the Philippines, Kenya, Peru and more! Zelda was very into all the different trees and we absolutely loved the exposure to the ways other cultures celebrate Christmas.


Elf guided tour of the suite
Visit with Santa
Face painting by Wendee Goles
Make your own Luggage Tag, art & craft With Make To Celebrate
Letter writing station
Enjoy holiday treat – cookies, cotton candy, holiday bark
Hot Cocoa Bar
Cash Bar

To go, all you have to do is purchase tickets. Starting Saturday, December 1, and going until Sunday, December 23, you can book tickets for any weekend to visit the suite.

Santa will be there every Saturday and Sunday in December on the 41st floor in the presidential suite. Saturdays are open 11 am to 6 pm and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm. Santa takes a quick break from 12 to 12:30 though so if you’re there to see him, book around that time!

You can purchase tickets here for $40 for four or $15 each. But if you want to kick your experience up a notch, you can opt for one of the Swissotel’s package deals (I’ll list below). We did the Santa’s Pad Package and WOW. We were actually there during my birthday, so it was fun to celebrate in the Santa Suite – the exact same place we celebrated Zelda’s birthday this summer.



Holiday Treats Package

Rates starting at $209/night

Overnight accommodations in a standard room, holiday treats, welcome amenity & access to the Santa Suite (up to 4 people)

*holiday treat amenity include assorted holiday cookies & milk

Promotion Page –

Bookable online

Booking Link:

Promo Code: PHLY

Elf Decorated Room Package

Rates starting at $349/night

Overnight accommodations in a holiday decorated room, holiday treats amenity & access to the Swissotel Santa Suite (up to 4 people)

*holiday treat amenity include assorted holiday cookies & milk

Promotion Page –

Bookable online:

Booking Link:

Promo Code: PHLD

Santa’s Pad Package

Rates starting at $2,500

Overnight accommodations in the Swissotel Santa Suite, welcome reception

*Welcome reception includes complimentary champagne toast, hot chocolate bar & holiday cookies

A one night prepaid, non-refundable deposit is required. Only available for booking Monday – Wednesday in December starting Dec 3rd.

Booking Package:

This package is not bookable online


Phone: 312-268-8110

No Packages can be combined with any other offer or discount. Packages are based on availability. Please direct all package inquires to Brittany Robbins or Obeddie Hawkins.

Private Events

Private events are available for groups up to 100 people on flow. Please pass all event inquiries to Brittany Robbins and Lauren Aydt.

Your Newest Holiday Tradition Package

Package starting at $750

90min private event in the Santa Suite, up to 12 people includes champagne, hot cocoa bar & holiday treats. Upgrades for package includes:

Santa visit starting at $200

Upgraded food and beverage offerings

Engagement Package

Package starting at $500

60min in Suite includes bottle of champagne. Upgrades for package includes:

Santa visit starting at $200

Upgraded Food and Beverage offerings

I also want to note that a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, which makes this event even more special.

The Swissotel is such an exceptional place and very important to our family.

And being able to go back to Chicago for the first time since moving to have this experience is something I’ll never forget. I hope you and your family get to experience the magic of the Swissotel Santa Suite this holiday season!