Welcome to the Chicago 2018 Gathering Website! 



The Chicago 2018 Gathering Committee invites you to "Sweet Home Chicago", a Department 56 Gathering, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5440 North River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, September 28 - October 1, 2018. The hotel, 10 minutes from O'Hare International Airport, has guaranteed a room rate of $119.00 plus tax per night. 



The Chicago area clubs are once again working hard to provide you an informative and fun weekend.  So, come early or stay late and visit the great city of Chicago and all it has to offer.  During the gathering visit the Marketplace to find the one piece you need to complete your village, enjoy the many educational programs, and don't forget to check out our Hospitality Room.  


We are continually working on our website to provide you with the latest information regarding the gathering, so check back often to keep up-to-date.




What's New


7-8-2017:  Updated hotel information, added Charity Page

11-1-2017: Hotel Reservations are now open.  Go to the Hotel Page for the link to make your reservation   

11-5-2017: Updated link for information regarding the Display Contest

11-20-2017: Updated Charity Page - added link to Team Chicago Gathering 2018 fund raising page in case people wanted to make a donation directly to the Charity.

11-20-2017: Added Registration Page which includes the Reservation Form

12-4-2017: Added information for the Vendors regarding application and guidelines for the tables on the Marketplace Page

4-5-18:  Added Alternative Hotel Information to the Hotel Page - reservation system is now available

4-5-18:  Added Display Contest Page and link to the entry form

4-16-18:  Updated the Things to See and Do page of the website

5-19-18:  Updated the vendor list on the Marketplace page

6-5-18:  Added Tour Page and House Tour Registration Form link to the page

6-5-18:  Added Seminar Page - please check back as this page will be updated as we work on the schedule and more seminars are added

7-5-18:  The buses for the House Tours are now full.  There will be a waitlist for those who send in their money and registration form.  See the Tour Page for more information.

8-1-18:  Added Make -N Take page and information about the four (4) Make 'N Takes being offered at the Gathering.



Check out the video below on YouTube to see what Chicago has to offer!



The Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago!




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