Can’t-Miss New Year’s Celebrations in and Around Chicago

It’s almost time to ring in the new year, and that means that it’s time to start looking at those New Year’s Eve plans.  Whether you want to sip cocktails, dance the night away, or simply share some festive fun with your loved one, Chicago knows how to do New Year’s right!  So, get a jumpstart on those end-of-year plans, and take a look at some of the exciting events we’re looking forward to happening around Chicago:

Zoo Year’s Eve

When:  December 31st – January 1st from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Where:  Lincoln Park Zoo

At this adults-only celebration, you can spend the evening in the midst of twinkling lights from the ZooLights displays and the animals of the Lincoln Park Zoo.  There will also be carousel rides, games, impressive exhibitions of ice sculpting, and cash bars serving beer, wine, and champagne as you count down the final hours of 2018.  

Chicago New Year’s Eve Party

When: December 31st – January 1st from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.  

Where:  Congress Plaza Hotel

Enjoy a night of all-inclusive drinks, live music, DJs, buffets and much more when you ring in the new year at the Congress Plaza Hotel’s New Year’s Eve party.  The night’s events will take place throughout the hotel’s stunning ballrooms where you’ll have access to an open bar and plenty of tasty treats.

Chicago Resolution Gala

When:  December 31st – January 1st from 8:15 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Where:  Navy Pier, Grand Ballroom

You won’t want to miss the Navy Pier fireworks display at this annual New Year’s Eve party.  Guests of the Resolution Gala will enjoy the Pier’s spacious Grand Ballroom and access to 30 bars, all kinds of drink tickets to use throughout the evening, delicious food from a celebratory buffet, and a complimentary midnight toast.  

Hilton New Year’s Eve Soiree

When:  December 31st – January 1st at 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Hilton Chicago, Loop

This annual celebration has a little something for everyone with seven different party areas to choose from!  There are dance rooms with DJs, a fantasy casino room, fully stocked buffets with cocktail servers, and much more.  All of the night’s activities lead up to a midnight confetti storm, and after, you can even grab yourself a discounted room in the hotel if you don’t feel like ending the night after the final toast.

NYE on the Lake 2019

When:  December 31st – January 1st from 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Where:  Theater on the Lake, Lincoln Park

Want a unique setting to ring in 2019?  Then head to Theater on the Lake. Guests will find themselves in the middle of stunning panoramic views of the Chicago skyline with the theater’s floor-to-ceiling windows and the perfect view of the annual Navy Pier fireworks show.  This event features premium drink packages, appetizers, a champagne toast, festive party favors and music from DJ Flipside.

It’s time to break out your most festive party attire to celebrate 2019 in style at one of Chicago’s most thrilling New Year’s Eve parties.  Happy New Year!

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