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Chicago Auto Show 2020

February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 17 @ 10:00 pm

Chicago Auto Show 2020

2020 Chicago Auto Show


Chicago Auto Show 2020 – Dates & Times

  • Feb. 8 – 17

  • 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (8p.m. Feb. 17)


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Special Days (Dates and Events Subject to Change)

Media Preview
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 6 – 7 – more info

First Look For Charity
Friday, Feb. 7 (7 p.m – 11 p.m. black tie) – more info

Sports Team Pride Day
Monday, Feb. 10. Any attendee wearing an Illinois team jersey / shirt / sweatshirt / jacket receives a discounted admission ticket purchased at the show valid for $6 off admission.  more info

Women’s Day
Tuesday, Feb. 11. Women admitted for $7.00, Manufacturers present special women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance.

Chicago Auto Show Food Drive
Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 12-14. Show patrons who bring three cans of food will receive a coupon for a $7 adult admission. All food will be donated to A Safe Haven Foundation. – more info

Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day
Friday, Feb, 14. – more info

Craft Beer Night
Friday, Feb. 14.  A tasting pass gets you access to the Show Floor AND allows you to sample 10 3oz pours for $30 pre-purchase or $40 at the door (cash and credit cards accepted). – more info

Family Day
Monday, Feb. 17. Stay tuned for more information…

2020 Chicago Auto Show

Show Background

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America. It has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 111th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

The Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of the McCormick Place complex. McCormick Place offers a total of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting room availability.


The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. The CATA has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935.


All Chicago Auto Show exhibits are held in the McCormick Place complex. Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.


Special appearances and events take place every day. Please check our Event Schedule for up-to-date listings.

2020 Chicago Auto Show

For The Safety Of All Attendees

All bags subject to search. Patrons will be randomly selected for security screening. Each and every mobility device must be approved by show management. Hoverboard, Segway and similar devices are not allowed on the show floor.


McCormick Place is easily reached by car or public transportation. Extensive shuttle bus service from all area parking lots to and from McCormick Place. Weekend-only shuttle service from the Millennium Park and East Monroe underground garages. Shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals near Columbus/Upper and Lower Randolph and at Gate 3 at McCormick Place.

Scooter and Wheelchair rentals are available by contacting Scootaround toll-free at (888) 441-7575.

Scooter rentals are $50.00 a day and wheelchair rentals are $20.00 a day. Scootaround accepts all major credit cards. Scootaround is located at Gate 4 of McCormick Place (west end of the Grand Concourse). While Scootaround will make every effort to accommodate all needs, you are encouraged to reserve in advance. Visit the Scootaround event reservation page for more information.


2020 Chicago Auto Show

Official Hotels

Hyatt McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as an official hotel for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, in its efforts to exceed guest expectations, has recently introduced three, bold new restaurants that celebrate Chicago. Updates to its lobby and first floor lounge areas complete exciting renovations.
Leave your winter coat in your room, the hotel is conveniently connected to McCormick Place Convention Center giving media and attendees quick and easy access to the show. As an official Chicago Auto Show hotel, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will offer exclusive rates starting at $171* for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy.
  • Premium Internet access
  • Complimentary pool and health club access
  • Internal access to McCormick Place Convention Center
To make a reservation please visit https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHIMC/G-ACAA or call the reservations department directly at (402) 593-6018.  Please inform the representative that you would like to book a room with the Chicago Auto Show Group.
To reserve 10 or more guestrooms in either block, at a time, please contact Michelle Ontiveros at (312) 528-4182 or Michelle.Ontiveros@hyatt.com.
You can also dial (888) 421-1442 with any questions or concerns regarding your reservations.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616


Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago creates a new experience in luxury.
As an official hotel partner for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago is pleased to offer the Chicago Auto Show an exclusive rate of $247*/night for a deluxe King guest room or $305*/night for an upgraded Waldorf Suite. The booking deadline is Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and subject to availability.
The Chicago Auto Show rate includes:
  • Complimentary high-speed, wireless internet
  • No Charge for local and national phone calls
  • Complimentary access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club
To make a reservation at this special rate, please use the following link: https://waldorfastoria.hilton.com/en/wa/groups/personalized/C/CHIWAWA-AEB-20190204/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.
For Group information please contact Blythe Shaver at blythe.shaver@waldorfastoria.com.
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
11 East Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60611


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February 8 @ 10:00 am
February 17 @ 10:00 pm
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McCormick Place
2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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