KidCon will take place on December 7th and 8th, 2018.
KidCon is the ultimate event for kids and families. Designed for kids, and kids at heart, we take our toys and games seriously. During the event, attendees will be able to shop, learn, and play at our unforgettable Chicago event.
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You can view the schedule here.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Sensory Hour: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Exhibitor Hall Hours: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Session Hours: 5:15pm-8:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Sensory Hour: 9:00am-10:00am
Exhibitor Hall Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
Session Hours: 10:15am-4:45pm
Who needs a ticket?
All adults need to buy a ticket. Each child age 16 and under requires a Child Admission ticket. As an adult, select from one of the following options.
VIP: This ticket includes 2 day admission (Friday and Saturday) and will give you access to all sessions, event elements, and the exhibitor hall. All VIP attendees will receive a gift bag. Price: $50.00
Two-Day Admission: This ticket includes 2 day admission (Friday and Saturday) and will give you access to all sessions, event elements, and the exhibitor hall. This ticket does not include a gift bag. Price: $25.00.
Saturday Admission: This ticket includes single day admission on Saturday and will give you access to all sessions, event elements, and the exhibitor hall. This ticket does not include a gift bag. Price: $10.00.
General Admission: This ticket includes single day admission on Saturday and will give you access to the exhibitor hall. This ticket does not include access to sessions or a gift bag. Price: $5.00.
Child Admission: This ticket is for children and helps us identify how many children will be attending the event. Price: FREE
Show us your ticket on your phone, or as a print out, and we will get you your badge at registration. You can come and go as you please once you have your attendee badge. These badges have space on the front to write in your name and a little bit of info about yourself. We’ve found this is a great way to break the ice and meet other attendees.
If you have a ticket type that includes a gift bag, you will be given a wrist band that you will then trade in when you pick up your bag. And let’s not forget the giveaways! Make sure to check the back of your attendee badge. If it says “You’re a Winner!” head back to registration later in the day to claim your prize.
Parents and children ages 3-100! Our sessions focus on ages 3 to 13 and advice for parents of every stage.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O'Hare Rosemont (5500 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018). Rooms start at $125.00 + tax per night. The discounted rate will be available until November 16, 2018 or until the block sells out. Enjoy easy walking access to KidCon by accessing the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center via sky bridge. Take advantage of the two-room, family-friendly suites (complete with a separate living room, refrigerator, and microwave), a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast, and a two-hour complimentary evening reception served daily in the Garden Atrium. You will also have access to the complimentary 24-hour shuttle and a heated indoor pool. Book online or by calling 847-678-4000.
Unofficial Hotel Block:
Comfort Inn O'Hare Convention Center (2175 E. Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016). Rooms start at $85.00 + tax per night. The discounted rate will be available until December 1, 2018 or until the block sells out. Rate includes free airport shuttle, free convention center shuttle, free hot breakfast, free wifi, and free parking. Book online or by calling 847-635-1300.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parking is available at the Williams Street Parking Garage for $15.00 per day and the garage is connected to the convention center via Skybridge.
KidCon is proud to team up with Advantage Rental Car! Renters will receive 10% off and no charge for additional drivers. Renters are also eligible to use our counter-bypass service which means no more standing in line! This is such a great perk, especially when traveling with kids. Use discount code MOMMYCON to start saving today.
The convention center will have food options available. Additionally, Chicago is full of fantastic food options just steps from the hotel. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and snacks.
Strollers are welcome at the event. However, we will ask for strollers to be folded if crowding becomes an issue.
If you are in need of ASL interpretation services or any other accessibility accommodations, please email [email protected] with your ticket information 60 days prior to the event so we can discuss details with you.
Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred at any time by emailing your e-ticket to the new attendee.
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Fri Dec. 7 - 5:00 pmtoSat Dec. 8 5:00 pm
5555 North River RoadRosemont IL,US 60018