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THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS FAMILY DAY ON FEB. 15

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 
THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS FAMILY DAY ON FEB. 15 
 
CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2016) - The Chicago Auto Show is holding its fourth annual Family Day on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15. While show organizers work with manufacturers and exhibitors to coordinate family-friendly events throughout the entire run of the nine-day public show, Presidents Day will feature a particularly robust lineup of family fun.
 
"Now in its fourth year, we continue to build upon Family Day with more events and activities for families to come out and enjoy this great indoor winter festival," said Chicago Auto Show General Manager Dave Sloan. "In combination with Presidents Day, we anticipate a successful show day as many children have the day off of school."
 
The first 500 Family Day participants will receive prize bags with items for kids. Following is a number of family-friendly events with fun games, prizes and entertainment from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., including:
 
9:05-9:20 My Party Princess: Fun interactive music and dance Under the Sea with Ariel and her princess friends
       
9:30-9:45 FireZone: Fire safety with mascot, Chief Charlie
 
9:55-10:10 Medieval Times: Shortened version of the program with a pretend sword fight
 
10:20-10:35 Jump Zone: Jump around with mascot JZ the frog 
 
10:45-11:00 My Party Princess: Fun interactive music and dance Under the Sea with Ariel and her princess friends
 
11:10-11:40 Trickster: Native and Aztec Cultural Dancers
       
12:00-12:15 Schaumburg Boomers: Coop the mascot brings baseball excitement to the crowd
 
12:25-12:40 Top Golf: Mascot, Boggie, will play interactive games with the crowd
     
12:55-1:10 My Party Princess: Fun interactive music and dance Under the Sea with Ariel and her princess friends
       
1:25-1:40 Medieval Times: Shortened version of the program with a sword fight
     
1:50-2:05 FireZone: Fire safety with mascot, Chief Charlie
 
2:15-2:30 Schaumburg Boomers: Coop the mascot brings baseball excitement to the crowd
       
2:45-3:15 Trickster: Native and Aztec Cultural Dancers
     
3:25-3:45 My Party Princess: Fun interactive music and dance Under the Sea with Ariel and her princess friends
 
3:55 - 4:10 Top Golf: Mascot, Boggie, will play interactive games with the crowd
       
4:20 - 4:35 Jump Zone: Jump around with Mascot JZ the frog
     
4:40 - 5:00 My Party Princess: Fun interactive music and dance Under the Sea with Ariel and her princess friends
 
Besides the nearly 1,000 different vehicles that are on display throughout the more than 1 million sq. ft. of show floor space, there are a number of family-friendly activities for both parents and kids alike. For a complete listing of our interactive displays, visit http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/about-the-show/interactive-displays/. 
 
Tickets are just $7 for children ages 7-12, and free admission is offered to children ages six and younger when they accompany a paying adult. For a full listing of events scheduled for Family Day, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com/events/. For more information about the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.   
 
To watch complete coverage of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011.  For more information about the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com. 

For more information on the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.    

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About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2016 public show will be February 13-21. For more information, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

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