Weekday Chicago Auto Show Outing with Optional Food-Court Credit (Up to Half Off)

McCormick Place

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At an auto show, car enthusiasts can see a lot of different vehicles without spending a calendar year stowing away on a tow truck. Show yourself with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $6 for one weekday ticket (up to a $12 value)
  • $16 for one weekday ticket and a $20 food-court credit for the Plate Room food court (up to a $32 value)

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show runs Saturday, February 9, through Monday, February 18 (Presidents’ Day) at McCormick Place. The show opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. every day except February 18, when it closes at 8 p.m. The food court is located off the show floor on level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse.

Children 7–12 and seniors 62 and older can purchase tickets for $6 even without a Groupon, and children 6 and under are admitted free with the paid admission of an adult family member. Weekday visitors who park after 6 p.m. receive a discount on McCormick Place parking rates. They can also expect a smaller crowd, making for a more leisurely show-going experience.

McCormick Place’s Plate Room food court includes the celebrated sandwiches of Manny’s delicatessen, as well as pizza, Asian cuisine, and other fare.

Chicago Auto Show

As they step through the doors at McCormick Place, what do Chicago Auto Show visitors notice before anything else? Perhaps it’s the sheer size of the event, a sprawling one million square feet that makes it the nation’s largest auto show. Or, perhaps, it’s the show’s stars: hundreds of vehicles sparkling beneath the more than five miles of truss lighting that snakes along the ceiling.

In 1901, a similar scene unfolded during the first iteration of the Chicago Auto Show, albeit on a far smaller scale. There, a wooden indoor track looped around the exhibition hall, demonstrating for onlookers just how safe the new machines were to operate and pet adoringly. Today, though, at the show’s 106th installment, attendees can do a whole lot more than stand on the sidelines. They climb into simulators, cruise around indoor and outdoor tracks, and even bump along an indoor off-roading course, infusing the show’s once static displays with constant movement and an endless buzz.

Amidst all the pedal pressing, button pushing, and, of course, shopping, this year’s show takes attendees into the future with special exhibits, highlighted by a showcase of the newest Ford Mustang in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Guests can also explore how today’s rides connect with technology and personal devices, such as tablets and phones. Throughout the show, appearances from celebrities and star athletes keep cameras flashing at a steady pace, and prizes and giveaways provide show-goers and smart phone users with chances to go home with more than just autographs from their favorite cars.


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    McCormick Place

    2301 South Martin Luther King Dr.

    Chicago, Illinois 60616

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In a Nutshell

Nearly 1,000 vehicles from makers such as Porsche and Chevrolet on view February 9–18 at the nation's largest auto show

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 18th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 9 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid Monday through Friday only. $20 food credit must be used in one transaction. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.