ITASCA, IL. (November 8, 2021) –Westin Chicago Northwest is excited to introduce its brand-new holiday party event, Buddy The Elf Pop-Up Christmas Experience. The Christmas affair is taking over the Westin’s Seared Restaurant from November 27 through December 26. Known for his iconic lines and bright green outfit, Buddy inspires this four-course culinary experience.

“We are thrilled to welcome Buddy The Elf Pop-Up Christmas Experience!” said Heather Larson, President & CEO of Meet Chicago Northwest. “The Westin’s Christmas creativity will be the perfect addition to the holiday season in Chicago Northwest.”

Relish in the whimsical world of Buddy the Elf while we serve a meal that features the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup! Guests will be able to dig into a variety of dishes from Ribeye with Savory Chocolate Sauce to Candied Chicken Breast with toasted pecans. If that doesn’t sound sweet enough, there will also be an Elf-worthy dessert display to match.

Enter a winter spectacular only Buddy the Elf can create which features all of the magic inspired from the movie, including Walter Hobbs’ apartment, Gimbles, and an interactive Claus-O-Meter that will help your team save Christmas! Your group can expect a picture wonderland and will be able to take photos in our Gimbels Window sELFY station and create the Christmas cheer that eventually saves Christmas!

“We are excited to put this event together as now, more than ever, we all need a little Whimsy and Christmas Spirit!” said Rick Marsh, Westin Chicago Northwest Director of Sales and Marketing.

This year, there is no need to settle for the average party when you can be part of the Buddy the Elf Pop-Up Experience. Available for events of 30 to 50 guests with Lunch and Dinner experiences available. Avoid being a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins by booking the space for your workplace’s holiday party. Call the Westin Chicago Northwest’s Sales Department at 630-773-4000 for full details.

Seared Restaurant will be donating 50% of the room rental charge to the Humanitarian Service Project. Not only will you experience a full immersion into all things Elf culture, you will be providing DuPage County Children’s Center with needed Christmas presents to celebrate the joy of being a child.

About Meet Chicago Northwest

Meet Chicago Northwest is the official destination marketing organization for eight vibrant and sophisticated communities. Conveniently located on the northwest edge of Chicago and offering destination amenities including 63 hotels with 10,000 guest rooms, over 25 major attractions and more than 400 restaurants. The organization’s mission is to make a positive economic impact by marketing and selling the region to groups and individual travelers. Information about Meet Chicago Northwest is available at

Westin Chicago Northwest Media Contact

Rick Marsh, Director of Sales and Marketing
400 Park Blvd., Itasca, IL 60143
T: 630-775-1548

Meet Chicago Northwest Media Contact

Heather Larson, President
1933 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 210
Schaumburg, IL 60173
P: 847-278-3446