Chicago 2004
Guest Speakers
Schedule of Events
Program Sessions (Seminars)
Planned Activities
Auction and Raffles
Dickens' Anniversary Celebration
Display Contest
Registration Form
Merchandise and Tours
Host Hotel
Area Attractions
Contact Us

Attention Department 56 Village Collectors
Welcome to the Chicago 2004 Gathering's website!
Do you want to meet others with the same interest while enjoying a weekend in Chicago?
On this site we will provide you with information regarding our gathering scheduled for April 23-25, 2004.

The Windy City 56'ers along with other Illinois clubs are planning a fun-filled weekend just for you!

There will be :

    • speakers
    • display seminars
    • make n' takes
    • signing of pieces by Neilan Lund
    • A Dickens' 20th Anniversary social event
    • display contest
    • bingo
    • marketplace
    • charity auction
    • raffles
    • room hopping.

Join the fun Friday night at a themed party with food and entertainment and a "Crazy Hat Contest".

Saturday's Banquet with entertainment by "Route 66" will be followed by a live charity auction with proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For your convenience we will be able to accept credit cards, checks or cash for purchases made at the auction.

Sunday we'll say good-bye with a farewell breakfast featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

We have also arranged for UPS Shipping to be available for you to use if you wish to ship any packages home.

For those arriving early or staying on afterwards to visit Chicagoland, we have compiled a list of attractions in the area.  

Click on the link below for the listing

The Holiday Inn Chicago-O'Hare Intl. will be our Host Hotel.  The entire hotel has been reserved for the Gathering.
 There are still rooms available!
  If you encounter any problems when making your hotel reservations, please contact us, so we can get the problem resolved. 


Holiday Inn Chicago-O'Hare Intl.
5440 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Rate of $99.00 per night.
Parking is reduced to $6.00 a day
The rate is good from April 18th through May 1, 2004 .
To make your reservations call the hotel directly at 847-671-6350 and ask for the Chicago 2004 Gathering rate.
You may also use the Holiday Inn reservation system at 1-800-Holiday or you can book online.  Be sure to use the code "WIN" to get the Gathering rate.
The hotel is located just 1.5 miles from O'Hare International Airport.  There's easy access to downtown Chicago via taxi or the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line trains. If you are flying into the airport, the Holiday Inn O'Hare provides complimentary transportation daily.

Check out the Holiday Inn Hotel

To contact us for more information, click on the following link

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