With its combination of scenic lakefront views, rich partying culture, great local artists, and fun-loving crowds, Chicago is one of America’s premier nightlife destinations. Aptly nicknamed “The Windy City,” Chicago offers up a range of different New Year’s Eve alternatives, including some of the hottest parties in the Northwest. Whether you’re flying solo, hitting the party scene with friends, or planning on spending the night out with family, Chicago has something for everybody.
With hundreds of New Year’s Eve events taking place in Chicago this year, choosing the right party can be a daunting task. Below you’ll find an extensive list of New Year’s Eve Parties in Chicago, all automatically sorted by popularity for your browsing convenience.
This December 31st, head over to the River North area and indulge in some of the most exclusive venues and bars, including the Highline Bar Lounge, Municipal, and DrumBAR. On the Near West side, you’ll find a host of top attractions such as 8Fifty8 and a number of other high-end nightclubs.
If you’re planning on spending New Year’s Eve in Chicago, then you’re in luck because there are plenty of parties going down this year. Billed as one of Chicago’s hottest annual events, the Hilton Chicago’s New Year’s Eve Bash draws in 3,500 attendees and a range of the most exclusive DJs and celebs every year. If masquerade bashes, delicacies, and champagne toasts are more your thing, we recommend you head over to the Hard Rock Hotel to enjoy their annual New Year’s Eve event. Bull & Bear will be hosting an intimate New Year’s Eve Party in the River North Area, and is the perfect fit for those looking for a more laid-back party atmosphere.
If none of these events fit your needs, scroll down and take a look at an up-to-date selection of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties in Chicago. We’ll be adding more events and parties every day, so make sure you check back regularly and catch your perfect New Year’s Eve event while tickets are still available.