Chicago NYE 2023

Chicago New Year's Eve 2023 Events

Chicago New Year's Eve 2023 Events

NYE in Chicago

Average temperature low and high: 27°-37°
Chicago in December brings pretty cold weather, but nothing blocks the Windy City from a good time, especially on New Year's Eve.  From gala extravaganzas to firework dinner cruises, Chicago has tons of exciting ways to bring in the New Year. Some annual events may change or be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we will do our best to update this page with any info organizers release in the coming weeks.

New Year's Eve Event Calendar

The Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party

The Great Gatsby New Year\'s Eve Party

If your New Year's could use a little luxury, then this is the party you'll want to attend. Multiple talented DJs will play the latest and greatest hits. Your first two drinks are on the house, followed by a 5-hour premium cocktail reception and buffet. Your evening will take place in an exclusive two-floored venue that has a warehouse meets nightclub feel. By mixing high-quality furnishings, a killer sound system, and a sunken dance floor, they've become one of the premier party venues in Chicago. There's also a pre-New Year's Eve party you might want to attend if you're ready to start your celebration early. The ticket price starts as low as $89.

New Year's Eve Party - The Drake Hotel 2021

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Voted, “Best Chicago New Year’s Eve Party,” this is the most lavish NYE party in Chicago. The event hosts more than 3000 guests at the Drake Hilton hotel. Across 5 different ballrooms, there will be 6 live performances of Chicago's hottest DJs, premium top-shelf liquor served at more than 40 fully staffed bars, a balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. There's also a pre-party on December 30th to consider checking out. Tickets start at $139.

Riverfront New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner

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Board the Odyssey to ring in the New Year by enjoying an upscale dinner on a yacht. As you roll down Lake Michigan in this glass-enclosed boat, you'll get the perfect view of fireworks. The dinner cruise includes table seating, a dinner buffet, and an open bar. There are VIP options, as well, where you are guaranteed seating at the window, and enjoy a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Everyone will enjoy the onboard entertainment and party favors as well as a toast at midnight. Tickets start at $179, and you can find all the details here.

New Year's Eve at the W

New Year\'s Eve at the W

The trendiest Chicago hotel, the "W" will host your New Year with three parties in three venues. Whether you are looking for the top shelf bar package, or the VIP all-inclusive option (w/ Private Bars & Bartenders), there will be something going on for everyone to enjoy. Mingle with 750 other party-goers over the buffet, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, and desserts while enjoying multiple party areas featuring Chicago's hottest DJs. Ticket prices start at $125.

New Year's Eve Party at Congress Plaza Hotel

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This ball typically hosts 2500 revelers, including A-list clientele. As one of Chicago's historic landmarks, the Congress hotel is no stranger to hosting these luxury meets nightclub-style parties. Bring in 2022 the right way. Dress in your upscale semi-formal attire, and enjoy multiple parties and dance rooms, multiple bars, and a buffet. You will need a ticket to get in the door, and the hotel is offering discount rooms, so you don't have to leave until late the next day. Ticket prices start at $89 and are available online. 

Chicago Events in December


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Things to do in Chicago

Things to Do in Chicago in December

The Art Institute of Chicago

With a vast collection of art from all over the world and of every medium, the Art Institute of Chicago is a must-see museum for those traveling to Chicago. Featured artists in the collection include Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Salvador Dali.

Pizzaria Uno

Thought one of two Chicago pizza places that claim to be the originator of Chicago-style deep dish pizza (the other being Lou Malnati's), Pizzeria Uno is a favorite among travelers to Chicago. Its original location on Ohio and Wabash is interesting, but Pizzeria Due - the second location - is also a block away.