6 Spectacular Chicago NYE Events
The New Year is right around the corner! Luckily for us, Chicago has a ton of wonderful events taking place this New Year’s Eve. Check out the list below to figure out how to start your New Year on the right note.
Rock Around The Clock 2017 | Hard Rock Chicago (River North)
If you’re looking to keep the party going into the wee hours of January 1st, Hard Rock’s Rock Around The Clock may be the event for you! Purchasing a ticket to this NYE party gets you 4.5 hours of premium cocktail reception, access to appetizer buffet stations, and of course music from some of Chicago’s best DJs. Head here for more info on the event as well as ticket info.
The 5th Annual Chicago Resolution Gala | Navy Pier
If you’re looking to enjoy a raucous party but also have prime seats for Navy Pier’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, this is the event for you. Included in the price of admission is private access to watch the firework show and of course booze, food, and live music. Head here for more info on the event as well as ticket info.
New Year’s Eve Bash | Girl & The Goat (West Loop)
If you consider yourself a foodie, this is most likely where you’ll want to be on New Year’s Eve. Dancing, drinks, and tremendous eats await you at this NYE celebration in the West Loop. Another important thing to consider is that it is easier to buy a ticket to this than it typically is to get a reservation at the restaurant! Head here for more info on the event as well as ticket info.
Chi-Town Rising | Downtown Chicago
It may not be the massive outdoor celebration that goes down in New York, but Chi-Town Rising is sure to be just as fun! Unlike the rest of the events on this list, this event is completely free (you do need to register to receive tickets). You’ll be able to enjoy live musical performances and of course, you’ll have a prime spot to watch the gigantic star ascend to the top of the Hyatt come midnight. Head here for more info on the event as well as ticket info.
New Year’s Eve: Together 2017 | The Whistler (Logan Square)
If you’re looking to really come together with your fellow Chicagoans, check out The Whistler’s NYE party. Aside from the tremendous cocktail menu and dancing, you can expect an all-vinyl soundtrack of funk, soul, latin, afro, boogie, and deep disco cuts. We also love this event because a portion of your ticket cost goes to supporting the Roger Baldwin Foundation on ACLU as well as the Center on Halsted. Head here for more info on the event as well as ticket info.
Goat Down Tonight | Little Goat Diner (West Loop)
“This year Little Goat Diner is going back in time, to the funky fresh 70s! Goat down tonight at Little Goat, complete with disco ball, dance floor and DJ, several bars, food stations and hors d’oeuvres. Guests can expect a full belly and loads of drinks…the only thing you need to worry about is how to disco, drink bubbles, and snack at the same time!” Head here for more info on the event as well as ticket info.