First Look for Charity

First Look for Charity is the black-tie preview of the Chicago Auto Show held the night before it opens to the public.
Friday, February 8, 2019
6:00 - 11:00PM
Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60616
$275 each
Black tie attire is mandatory

The evening will benefit The Cradle and 17 other Chicago-area charities. 

The evening includes:

  • an exclusive preview of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show the night before it opens to the public
  • a show floor brimming with hundreds of new vehicles
  • a chance to win a 2019 Jeep Compass or 2019 Chevrolet Blazer (winners must be present at time of drawings)
  • guests of The Cradle are invited to a private reception starting at 6:00 pm in room S105ab. This includes a private coat check, drinks and hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, raffle and a DJ.

Black-tie attire is mandatory. Tickets are $275 each. The tax deductible portion of each ticket is $226.

Sponsorship opportunities:

Click here to learn more information about sponsorship for the 2019 First Look for Charity event or please contact Kikanza at or call (847) 733-3234.

First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, representing the new car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.