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Navy Pier is bringing speed dating to the Centennial Wheel

Written by
Jonathan Samples

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Consider making your next love connection 200 feet in the air during a truly unique Valentine’s Day event at Navy Pier. On February 9, local singles are invited to step out of their comfort zones and onto the Centennial Wheel for a speed dating event unlike any other.

During the event, one to two couples will board each cabin on the Ferris wheel and spend one-full rotation getting to know their potential next partner. Afterwards, they will move on to the subsequent gondola for their next date. The event runs from 7 to 9pm, with a special cocktail reception in the Tiny Tavern during the first hour. Valentine's Day-themed drink specials and appetizers will be included with the $40 admission.

Participants lucky enough to find love (and even those who don’t) will also get a head start on their second date. Each person who attends the speed dating event will receive a Navy Pier date package during the month of February, which includes a ride aboard the Odyssey cruise ship, special dinner offers at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Riva Crab House, and a complimentary ticket to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show (held March 18–26 at Navy Pier).

Space is limited for speed dating on the Centennial Wheel, and interested singles can register now online.

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