Things to Do
Chicago’s spectacular New Year’s Eve events
It's time to bid 2021 goodbye and welcome 2022 with some of Chicago’s magnificent New Year’s Eve parties.
The only way of having a great year ahead is by stepping into one with the right amount of enthusiasm and positivity. And as we all know, New Year’s Eve parties are never short of the intensity, drama, and excitement we are always looking for in a celebration.
Wondering what to do and where to go for New Year’s Eve in Chicago? We have just the right options from exclusive boat cruises, high octane DJ parties, and under the lights fireworks displays to keep your celebratory mood alive and throbbing.
New Year on the Pier
Dancing to the tunes at the Pier in Chicago, Source: Website
For a dynamic and an electric affair, book yourself for the New Year on the Pier outlined with gourmet appetizers, premium spirits, house wines, champagne, live DJ performances, and an enthralling fireworks show at midnight.
If you are looking to go full throttle, the VIP admission with access to a separate balcony and an ultra-premium bar package of elevated spirits will set your mood alight.
Ticket price: starts at $105 per person.
Location - 840 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
Timings - 8 pm onwards.
Zoo Year’s Eve
Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo, Source: Website
It's time to unleash your party animal with Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo. Dazzling with millions of lights displayed across the park, you will find cash bars for wines, beer, spirits, and champagne along with food stalls, prize giveaways, DJ sets, and more at this spectacle in Lincoln Park.
For an added bonus, many animal enclosures will be available to have a look at as you cozy up under the zoo lights.
Note: only 21 and above are allowed at the venue.
Ticket price: starts at $15 per person.
Location - 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614.
Timings - 9 pm to 1 am
New Year’s Party at JW Marriott
A proper hotel New Year’s Eve bash, New Year’s Party at JW Marriott is going to offer an all round experience from some of the best DJs in the city to an extensive range of buffet options and a never ending selection of cocktails.
Say goodbye to 2021 and step into 2022 with style as the hotel welcomes you with its high quality services, delightful cuisines, and lavish amenities.
Additionally, if you are planning to go all out on the margaritas this New Year’s Eve, the hotel will sort you out with a decently priced room booking to make things a lot more convenient.
Ticket price: starts at $119 per person.
Location - 151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603.
Timings - 9 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Eve at aliveOne
aliveOne in Chicago, Source: Facebook
One big reason to celebrate your New Year’s Eve at aliveOne is the all-inclusive drinks package featuring top shelf liquor, and their entine wine and beer selection up for grabs.
Groove to the tunes and toast some champagne as the clock ticks towards the new year at this neighborhood staple serving a combination of good music and spirits. The ticket also includes a complimentary food buffet but don't forget to carry your proof of identification.
Ticket price: starts at $75 per person.
Location - 2683 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614.
Timings - 8 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Eve River and Lake Fireworks Cruise
New Year’s Eve River and Lake Fireworks Cruise, Source: Website
Hop onboard a yacht and witness the majestic fireworks show with New Year’s Eve River and Lake Fireworks Cruise that departs from the DuSable Harbor.
The four hour broad-gauge cruise will have the best of champagne, appetizers, shelf drinks, desserts, and more, unified with a world class service on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.
Whether you are there for drinks, music, or just some quality time with your loved ones, you would surely not want to miss the end of it all when Chicago is floodlighted with various firework displays.
Ticket price: stars at $129 per person.
Location - 200 North Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL 60601.
Timings - 10.30 pm to 2.30 am
New Year’s Eve Party at Hilton
We know you have been aching to get your party wear out of the wardrobe, and we have just the event to keep things glitzy. New Year’s Eve Party at Hilton is ringing in high octane vibes with top shelf amenities, massive entertainment ballrooms, and celebrity pop-ups.
So what are you waiting for? All the big names from Grey Goose, Kiss FM, Heineken, and Yelp have come together so that your party always runs on the best juice.
Ticket price: starts at $20 per person.
Location - 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605.
Timings - 9 pm to 2 am
Header image - Navy Pier, Source: Website