Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity

February 7, 2020, Chicago, IL
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

February 7 is your chance to preview the 2020 Chicago Auto Show before it opens to the public while supporting JDRF! Enjoy this black tie event that features live entertainment, cocktails and food tastings from some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants! Attendees will also have a chance to win a 2020 Ford Explorer ST.

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New this year – when you purchase a ticket through JDRF, you also get to enjoy a pre-event private reception with hors d’oeurves, cocktails and the chance to win incredible raffle prizes.

First Look for Charity stands as one of Chicago’s greatest one-day fundraisers, regularly generating more than $2.5 million for 18 area nonprofits. Held at McCormick Place the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens its public run, the benevolent event is anticipated by socialites and car buffs alike. Guests are treated to champagne, wine, soft drinks, elegant hors d’oeuvres and desserts – all while being the first to explore the annual edition of the nation’s largest auto show. Additionally, First Look attendees will have the chance to win a brand new vehicle that will be awarded that evening.


McCormick Place

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Event Contact

Lindsey Riley McCarthy, Development Manager
312-423-7197 |

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