About

2016 Chicago Auto Show

Background

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

Producer

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.

2016 Dates

  • Public Show:  Saturday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 21
  • First Look for Charity:  Friday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Black tie. More info.
  • Media Preview:  Thursday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Feb. 12. More info.

Location

McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616. Map It.

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.

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Public Show Hours

(Box office closes one hour prior to the end of the show each day.)

  • February 13-20:  9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • February 21:  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission

Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths on public show days or online at https://www.chicagoautoshow.com/tickets/. (Online tickets available in mid-November. Show box office closes one hour before the show closes.)

  • $12 for adults
  • $7 for seniors aged 62 and older
  • $7 for children 7-12
  • Free admission for children 6 and younger when they accompany a paying adult. Family members only.
  • Weekday discount coupons ($5 off the regular adult admission) available at various area new-car dealers and participating Shell locations. More info.
  • School & group discounts available. More info.
  • Fifth Third Bank Opening Weekend Discount. More info.

Exhibits

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 Days

  • Monday, Feb. 15: Family Day. Stay tuned for more information . . .
     
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16:  Women's Day. Women are admitted for $7. Manufacturers will present special women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance.
     
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 19:  Chicago Auto Show Food Drive. 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.
     
  • Friday, Feb. 19:  Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day. For more information, visit www.telemundochicago.com.

Appearances

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

For The Safety Of All Attendees

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

Accessibility

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 (773) 439-9940.

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.

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2/10/2016 10:30:22 AM

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Toyota USA is looking to make a huge reveal in the new few days at The Chicago Auto Show! They released this quick teaser image that's looking eerily like a new Tacoma - what do you all think

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2/9/2016 3:55:33 PM

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2/9/2016 3:13:25 PM

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2/10/2016 11:36:45 AM

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2/10/2016 11:30:21 AM

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2/10/2016 11:10:08 AM

Meanwhile, I'll see everyone at @ChiAutoShow tomorrow! #CAS16 @VictoryNReseda