If you’re looking for Chicago New Years Eve events near you or where to celebrate New Years Eve 2023 in downtown Chicago, here’s our guide to some of the top festivities in the city!
New Year on the Pier at Navy Pier
Head to the Aon grand ballroom for dancing, craft cocktails, catering, live music, and a DJ. New Year on the Pier goes from 8pm to 1am and offers a prime location for enjoying Navy Pier’s midnight fireworks.
Hilton Chicago’s New Years Eve Party 2023
This formal soiree, hosted by KISS FM, is the place to be when it comes to downtown Chicago New Years Eve events. With 7 party areas, 12 acts, top shelf cocktails, hors d’eouvres, a casino style gambling set up, celebrity DJs, live video mixing, a midnight confetti storm, and more, there’s little to be desired. Tickets also include discounts on hotel rooms.
London House New Years Eve – Two Events
London House is offering an event on their rooftop and another in their ballroom. Both events will include a live DJ, open bar, a photo booth, light bites, and more. There will also be a firework display on the river at midnight and London House’s rooftop is the perfect place to see them.
Central Park Bar – Avondale
If you’re looking for Chicago New Years Eve events to keep your evening a little more low key, this new neighborhood tavern is offering a package that includes drinks, a buffet with catering from the Gilty Pig, and a DJ set. Hang out in the bar area or head out to their heated and covered patio. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. Central Park Bar is normally a dog friendly on their patio, but you’ll want to confirm that applies to their New Years Eve event if you plan on bringing your furry friends.
Kicks and Confetti Ball West Loop
The Kicks and Confetti Ball is a great New Years Eve event in Fulton Market, hosted at Time Out Market. Through on your coolest sneakers and get ready for live music, DJ sets, confetti, a champagne toast, an LED wall countdown, and a huge dance floor. Tickets also include a dining credit at any of the 15 restaurants in Time Out Market.
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Whether you’re a Chicago resident looking for a downtown “stay-cation” or in from out of town looking to explore Chicago, there are so many ways to spend New Year’s Eve in the Loop!
360 Chicago is the 94th floor observation deck at the John Hancock Center. 360’s New Year’s package includes unlimited rides on TILT, a firework display, a live DJ, party favors, drinks, and stunning views of downtown Chicago from over 1000 feet above the Magnificent Mile.
ROOF on the Wit
From 9pm to 1am on New Year’s Eve, ROOF will be transformed into a French Riviera and Monte Carlo themed extravaganza, featuring gaming tables, acrobats, French cuisine from award winning chefs, an open bar, and music. This 27th story Loop rooftop bar is a great place to watch all of Chicago’s lively festivities, city lights, and fireworks.
The Hilton is the happening place to be on New Years in Chicago! This multiple ballroom soiree features seven party areas, twelve acts, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and champagne, celebrity DJs, live casino, live video mixing, a confetti “storm” at midnight, table service, discounted hotel rooms, and more! It will be hosted by Kiss FM and televised by NBC 5.
New Year’s Eve Blast
New Year’s Eve downtown in any city can get pretty pricey. Looking for free things to do for New Years in downtown Chicago? Look no further! Enjoy fireworks and celebrations along the Riverwalk from Wolf Point to Lakeshore Drive with New Year’s Eve Blast. You can also watch the midnight fireworks live on WGN.
Travelle at the Langham
If you’re a foodie, head to Travelle at the Langham hotel for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a five course fine dining experience at Travelle, followed by an Andy Warhol’s “silver factory” themed celebration at the bar. The dinner menu includes: Butternut Squash Soup with crème fraiche, Ossetra Royale Caviar, and chanterelle conserva; Rohan Duck Confit with beets, citrus, frisée, radicchio, braised salsify, and black truffle; Monkfish with Manila clams, bouillabaisse, braised fennel, and saffron touile; Wagyu Short Rib with pommes mille feuille, cippolini agrodolce, horseradish, and celery root; and Citrus Pavlova with grapefruit granita, black currant ice cream, and yuzu curd.
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