Chicago New Years Eve parties are some of the best in the United States. The city hosts a wide range of festivities and parties for all ages and personalities. From the family friendly fireworks at Navy Pier to premiere parties that attract top names both in and out of Chicago, there is something for everyone.
The yearly fireworks at the Navy Pier attract tens of thousands of spectators every year, but that's not all there is to do. Popular neighborhoods throughout the city attract party goers looking to ring in the New Year in the way they wish to. In a city like Chicago, there's a party for everyone.
Some or all of these events may be temporarily cancelled due to restrictions set by the Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Chicago.
Crystal Gardens New Year’s Eve
Enjoy unlimited top shelf drinks and food stations from one of Chicago’s premiere restaurants at Chicago’s premier New Year’s Eve party. Multiple DJ’s will entertain you throughout the evening before you step outside on the private balcony to watch the fireworks display at midnight. Tiered VIP packages are available that include your chance to get first crack at a guaranteed table for your large group with 1-4 bottles of Champagne included.
Chicago Resolution Gala
Be a part of the “largest NYE party in Chicago” at the Resolution Gala at the world famous Navy Pier. Your ticket includes unlimited food at numerous buffet stations and ten drink tickets with a cash bar available for any extra beverages. Multiple DJ’s will be performing throughout the evening leading up to the midnight fireworks display that you will have a front row view of. VIP packages include a reserved table for your party.
Fireworks at Navy Pier
People of all ages are welcome to sit outside at the Navy Pier to watch Chicago ringing in the New Year with a big fireworks display. Admission is free and is granted on a first come, first serve basis. Gates to the Navy Pier will close once it reaches maximum capacity, so be sure to come early if you plan on catching the fireworks up close.
NYE at The Drake
Voted “Best Chicago New Year’s Eve Party” by ABC’s Good Morning America, NYE at The Drake features five huge ballrooms, Chicago’s top DJ’s, and an all inclusive top-shelf bar and appetizer package. VIP packages are available for purchase and packages range from table reservations to bottle service. Hotel packages are also available for out of town guests.
Chicago New Year’s Eve Party
The Congress Hotel is one of Chicago’s most historic landmarks and their annual New Year’s Eve party makes sure everyone is aware of that fact. Multiple party rooms and dance floors are spread out throughout the venue, playing a wide range of music. This is an all-inclusive party with an open bar, buffet, and appetizer tables. VIP tickets include an upgrade to top-shelf liquors and bottle service, reserved exclusive seating, and a VIP hostess.
Zoo Years Eve
If you’re interested in a unique way to ring in the New Year then the Lincoln Park Zoo has you covered. Animal exhibits will be light up by an extravagant array of lights throughout the entire zoo grounds. There will be ice sculptures, live DJ’s, games, free gift giveaways, and special animal “enrichment.” Tickets are moderately priced from $10-15, but ticket price does not include food or alcohol. Cash bars will be available throughout the venue for those wishing to indulge.
Brew Years Eve
Choose from twenty-five different beers brewed by ten local breweries in this beer forward New Year’s Eve party. Dance to live music, enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, and drink your favorite beer at Architectural Artifacts, an 80,000 square foot “antique shop.” Wine and signature cocktails will also be available for non-beer drinkers. There is no VIP ticket option for this party.
Lakefront New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Ring in the New Year on Lake Michigan as the Odyssey sets sail for a night on the water. A DJ will perform after the meal and into the New Year when you will have one of the best views in the city of the fireworks display. Tickets include a plated multiple course meal and an open top-shelf bar. VIP tickets are available and include a guaranteed window table, bottle of Champagne, commemorative flutes, and a half dozen roses at your table.
Riverfront New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
The Lake Michigan dinner cruise is so popular that Odyssey is rolling out their inaugural riverfront New Year’s Eve dinner cruise on the Chicago River. As with its sister ship, this party will include a DJ, plated meal, and an open top-shelf bar. The VIP package includes a guaranteed window table, bottle of Champagne, commemorative flutes, and a half dozen roses are your table.