Upcoming Events

Happenings at the Skydeck

There’s a number of different events and opportunities to see at the Skydeck. Below is a list of upcoming events:


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WHAT:   As seen this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America with Alan Ruck, who famously played Ferris’ best friend Cameron, Willis Tower’s Skydeck Chicago has officially kicked off it’s summer-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of Paramount Pictures’ fan-favorite movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Starting today, Friday, May 20, guests and Ferris fans alike will be able to take part in activities located within the iconic skyscraper, Willis Tower. In partnership with Paramount Licensing, these celebratory events will commemorate the film, its multi-decade connection to the Windy City, and one of the film’s most memorable scenes shot at the Skydeck Chicago 30 years ago:

  • Ferris Lookalike Contest: Channel a Ferris Bueller pose and take part in one of the largest Bueller lookalike contests of its kind. On Friday, June 24th, contestants will dress up in their best interpretation of Ferris Bueller and/or members of the cast to win a special Ferris Bueller prize package. For a chance to win, contestants will take a photo in costume on the Skydeck and use the hashtag #FerrisatSkydeck.  Click here for more information.
  • Ferris Stood Here: Guests visiting the Willis Tower’s Skydeck can mimic Ferris Bueller in the film’s iconic scene, looking down on Chicago from 1,353 feet up on The Ledge. Stand in the exact spot where Ferris stood for a photo opportunity with representations of Sloane and Cameron to feel like part of the gang.
  • Take a Ride with Ferris: Guests visiting Willis Tower can take a photograph of themselves alongside a Ferrari California T on the Tower’s outdoor Plaza for a chance to feel like Ferris and friends on their joyride through Chicago. The Ferrari California T, provided by Continental AutoSports is the latest release from a distinguished line of California models and the modern day version of the car Ferris drove. Ferris’ modern day Ferrari will roll onto the Plaza July 21–23 from 10-2pm.
  • Save Ferris: Officially licensed gifts will be available in Willis Tower’s Gift Shop.

A collection of images can be found via Dropbox here.

WHEN:               Friday, May 20—Friday, August 26

WHERE:             Willis Tower
                           233 S. Wacker Drive
                           Chicago, IL 60606

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES:   Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @SkydeckChicago

MEDIA:             Magrino: Annie Block / Andrew Krepow

CONTACT:        annie.block@smapr.com / andrew.krepow@smapr.com


Registration is now open! Click here to register.



VIP Breakfast in the Sky

Begin your day in the most amazing way! Skydeck Chicago is pleased to offer two exclusive breakfast packages for each day of the week.

Available Monday through Friday, enjoy breakfast catered by the Metropolitan Club of Chicago OR you can now experience our Breakfast Pizza in the Sky package catered by Giordano’s Pizzeria on the weekends!

Limited availability per day and reservations are required in advance.

Visit our Dining page for complete information.

Willis Tower Antenna Lighting Schedule

  • January 30 – February 15 Go Red! American Heart Association Color: Red
  • February 13-15 Valentine’s Day Color: Red
  • March 3-12  Chicago Red Cross Week Color: Red
  • March 13-18 St. Patrick’s Day Color: Green
  • March 19-23 National MS Society, Greater IL Chapter Color: Orange
  • April 2 Autism Awareness Color:Blue
  • April 22  Earthy Day Color: Green & Blue
  • April TBA  Blackhawks & Bull Playoffs Color: Red
  • May TBA ALS / Police Officer Memorial Color: Blue
  • May 8-10 Mother’s Day Color: Pink
  • May 25-26 Red Nose Day USA Color: Red
  • May 27-30 Memorial Day Color: Red & Blue
  • June 13-14 Support for Orlando Color: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green & Purple
  • June 17-19 Father’ Day Color: Blue
  • June 24-26 Chicago Pride Parade Color: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green & Purple
  • July 1-4 Independence Day Color: Red & Blue
  • August 9-11 First Bears Preseason Home Game Color: Orange & Blue
  • September 16-19 First Regular Season Bears Game Color: Orange & Blue
  • September TBA Lymphoma Research Foundation Color: Red
  • September TBA National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Color: Teal
  • September TBA The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Color: Blue
  • October TBA Lynn Sage (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) Color: Pink
  • October TBA Domestic Violence Awareness Month Color: Purple
  • October 31 Halloween Color: Orange
  • November TBA  Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Color: Purple
  • November 11-13 Veterans Day Color: Green
  • November 15-16 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illini Day in Chicago Color: Orange & Blue
  • November – December TBA Holidays Color: Green & Red
  • December 30 – January 1 2017 New Years Celebration

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