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2022 Holiday Chicago Toy & Game Fair 
December 10th, 10am-6pm & December 11th, 10am-5pm
In-Person - New Venue - New Events - New Dates!
Join us at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont
We Rolled Back Prices! It is the Start of our 20th Year! Thank You for Your Support! 


2023 Holiday Chicago Toy & Game Fair 
Kick Off The Holiday Season with Us on November 4th - 5th!
1st Sneak Preview:  An Even Bigger Gel Blaster Activation (WOW!), Partnership with Dave & Buster's & An Expanded Focus on Retailers, Including an ASTRA Sponsored Retailer Lounge!

"We're gearing up to make waves and unleash the ultimate blast of excitement at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair! Get ready to feel the adrenaline surge as Gel Blaster storms the scene in a bigger, bolder, and better way than ever before. We're back with a tidal wave of exhilaration that will leave you drenched in fun and immersed in a world of epic battles. Prepare to witness the ultimate gel-blazing extravaganza that will rock your toy-loving world!" - Cami Croasdale, Director of Marketing Communications at Gel Blaster

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is one of the stellar US toy and game consumer events in our industry. I’ve never seen more engaged kids and parents in one place, playing with everything at the different booths! - Julien Sharp, General Manager NA of Asmodee Group

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ASTRA Retailer Lounge

Take a break right on the show floor and stop in the ASTRA Retail Lounge and ASTRA Play Awards Showcase! 

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Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana

The Girl Scouts are working on their plans and we will share soon! Scout families are welcomed as our guests! 

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2019 YIC on stage Most Marketable Concept winner Alicia Alexander, David Norman, Super Thi

Young Inventor Challenge

Gel Blaster Activation! 

Gel Blaster was named Best Toy at Fair in 2022! They're back in 2023 in an even bigger activation! 

Kids ages 6 - 18 to showcase their toy & game inventions to toy & game industry execs, media & public

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501st Legion

Vader's Fist

Star Wars! Fan Favorite!!!

Take a photo with your favorite character!  

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Happy Camper Live

Giveaways and more fun stuff TBA! 

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TOMY $500 Giveaway

Visit the TOMY booth and enter a drawing to win over $500 in toys and games!

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Visit the Catan's Sheepmobile - almost 24 ft. long! Play the Big Dice Shooter Game! 

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Beer & Board Game Garden

Open Tabletop Play Hosted by Fair Game Store! 

Enjoy a wide selection of board games, Giant Jenga and more! In main Concession Area with beer, wine, food!

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Abacus Brands

Inspiring imaginative play. Embrace immersive arts and technology through hands-on play.  


Meet Skates from the Chicago Wolves! 

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Mercy Magic is back! Martin the Magician's illusions and tricks will confound and enchant you! 

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Dave & Busters

We don't know yet what games they are bringing, but we know it will be a blast! 

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Chicago Jedi

When was the last time you had a sword fight with a Jedi! 


Have an Awesome Activation in Your Booth? Let Us Know! 

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PlayCHIC  Reimagined for 2023!  

When you combine toys and games with fashion, you get jaw-dropping looks for an unforgettable event bursting with energy and creativity with the power to stun and captivate people! We've had our PlayCHIC looks featured in Italian Vogue, London Fashion Week, the cover of the Int'l NY Times and more! 

Get your brand on the runway or just be part of the audience on November 4th. This is Influencer Event that everyone will be talking about!

This is What Happened in 2022
Chicago Toy & Game Fair 


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Explore, Discover & Experience 

The 20th annual Holiday Chicago Toy & Game Fair (formerly at Navy Pier) - North America's largest toy & game fair open to the public with experiential and immersive events, interactive exhibits and activities for all ages!  

Here are Just a Few Highlights...
Activities for Everyone!

Stem Fun!

Giant JENGA!

Giant Bubbles! 

Gel Blaster Zone! 

Build with Spaghetteez!

Magicians and Characters

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

Beer and Board Game Garden!

Open Tabletop Play & Trade Tables

Star Wars - 501st Legion - Vader's Fist

Little Medical School STEM Activity Sets

Booths with new and hottest toys and games!

Flybar Bumper Cars and Wubble Balls Play Areas

Azhelle Wade aka The Toy Coach Broadcasting Live!

Meet Mary Kay Morrison, Author of Legacy of Laughter

Play in Education Conference - M.E.S.H. - CPDU Credits!

2022 North American Rummikub Championship - Register Now! 

Make it a Holiday Weekend in Rosemont - Enjoy the Fair and More!

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana Event on December 10th!

Check back here for updates!

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2022 Event Highlights

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Gel Blaster 


Gel Blaster is going to change the way you play!

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501st Legion - Vader's Fist

Fan Favorite!!! 

Star Wars!!!

Winner receives 2 plane tickets, $1000 and a seat at the 2023 World Championship in Poland! 

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

Greg Heffley is visiting the Goliath Booth on December 10-11th! Come by and meet him!

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Tee up w Gator Golf!

Get your 'gator' on & test your putting skills w Goliath Games! 

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Beer & Board Game Garden

Open Tabletop Play! 

Enjoy a wide selection of board games, Giant Jenga or bring your own! Concession stand nearby for beers, wine, snacks and more!

Have Fun!
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Rachele Harmuth, Head of ThinkFun Beyond STEM is MESH!

MESH is the mental, emotional, and social health.

We're in a Youth Mental Health Crisis.

Toys & Games are Part of the Solution

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! 

A fan favorite! 

Have Fun with Spaghetteez from Brightkidz Educational Toys

Do your kids love to craft and build? Then put our Spaghetteez on their plate, a guaranteed success! 


Meet Skates from the Chicago Wolves! 

Skates has been the Chicago Wolves team mascot since 1994. Skates loves spending time in the community, 

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Meet Mary Kay Morrison, Author!

Educator, Author, Speaker... Mary Kay's latest book, Legacy of Laughter shares opportunities for Grandparents to share their superpwers! 

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Meet Azhelle Wade aka The Toy Coach! 

Azhelle will be broadcasting live from the Fair! Need help breaking into the toy biz?

Talk to Azhelle! 

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Ben's Bubbles! 

A fan favorite every year! 


Meet SlooMoo! 

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Little Medical School's Newest STEM Products! 

Fun Photos from our Last In-Person Fair

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