With 2024 a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about how you plan to ring in the New Year. Luckily, Chicago is filled to the brim with options! If you’re still narrowing down plans, we’ve got you covered—these are the hottest Chicago New Years Eve events and parties. The start of 2024 should be one to remember when the clock strikes midnight!
Rings in the new year with a glamorous twist at the Offshore rooftop! The Glitz and Glam Soiree is set to take place at the Navy Pier, showcasing the most extensive rooftop bar in the world. While the 4-hour Premium Open Bar may catch your eye, you’ll be dazzled by the spectacular fireworks show that lights up over the lake when the clock strikes midnight.
Address: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Tickets: Purchase tickets to the Glitz and Glam Soiree here
2. A Chicago New Years Eve cruising along the water
Ring the end of 2023, soaking in the gorgeous Chicago skyline views. Take a premiere dining cruise on the Chicago River or Lake Michigan on a luxe boat trip that’s sure to be memorable. Countdown to midnight on an unforgettable New Year’s Eve cruise on Lake Michigan! Enjoy gorgeous views of Chicago’s skyline and participate in dining, dancing, live entertainment, and a sparkling wine toast! Made for 21+ guests, this dinner cruise is sure to delight!
The Lincoln Park Zoo—decked out in thousands of lights—is hosting a special event to ring in 2024. The adults-only soirées will include games, ice carvings, rides around the carousel, and cash bars that may end in an inebriated night. Starting at 9 p.m., that DJ will be spinning tunes bound to vibrate the whole park—making it a New Year’s Eve in Chicago to remember!
Address: 2400 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Get ready to experience the best bars that Chicago has to offer—all in one epic New Year’s Eve crawl! Go around for champagne toasts, watch the televised ball drop in Times Square, and listen to the best music across all of Chicago’s hottest venues. You’ll be able to enjoy drink specials all night for an incredible time without breaking the bank.
5. Celebrate NYE at a local neighborhood bar
Chicagoans are invited to ring at Avondale’s Central Park Bar in the New Year. Guests will enjoy an all-inclusive package from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring top-shelf liquors, beers, wines, seltzers, and house cocktails along with a complimentary food buffet from The Gilty Pig, a champagne toast at midnight, and DJ spinning all night.
6. Ease into 2024 at Easy Bar
Guests who ring in the new year at Easy Bar in Wicker Park will enjoy an all-inclusive package from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. featuring top-shelf liquors, beers, wines, seltzers, and house cocktails, complimentary light bites, and champagne toast at midnight, with a DJ spinning music and a dance party in the newly renovated back room.
7. New Year’s Eve at Remedy
Located at the border of Bucktown and Logan Square and just steps from the Western Blue line stop, Remedy’s New Year’s Eve celebration will feature an all-inclusive package from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The package includes top-shelf liquors, beers, wines, seltzers, and house cocktails. A complimentary food buffet from Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum will be available along with a champagne toast at midnight.
Say farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024 with a memorable night of celebration at I|O Godfrey’s New Year’s Eve party—an evening filled with spinning, whirling, and consuming delectable food and sipping unique chef-influenced cocktails. Prepare for a dazzling countdown to the New Year, complete with a spectacular toast at midnight.
LondonHouse Chicago is set to host its 21st New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday, Dec. 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event, featuring a special guest in the 21st-floor lounge and dancing on the Etoile terrace, offers sweeping views of the city’s annual fireworks. Tickets include a 4-hour premium bar, music from Chicago’s top DJs, passed hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
10. Have a Greek New Year’s Eve at LYRA
Ring in the New Year with elegance and culinary delight at LYRA! On New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, LYRA invites patrons for a spectacular celebration featuring a delectable 3-course tasting menu and a live DJ. Whether planning an intimate evening for two or a gathering of friends and family, LYRA is the perfect destination for a memorable New Year’s Eve.
11. Have the Ultimate NYE at Bodega
Bodega is hosting its Ultimate NYE Party with an open bar featuring cocktails, select beer, wine, prosecco, appetizers, and desserts. The festive Chicago New Year’s Eve event will feature live DJs and musicians, and guests will be treated to a midnight prosecco toast and countdown. The New Year’s Eve swag and decor will add to the celebratory atmosphere.
Ring in the new year at Smartbar or Metro as the Wrigleyville venues throw a joint bash featuring sets from Smartbar resident DJs and friends. DJs include Ariel Zetina, Bored Lord, Brenda, and Queen! Organizers Michael Serafini and Garrett David and drag performers like Lucy Stoole and Nico act as hosts.
13. Ring in the New Year at The M Room
The fine-dining gem was born from the renowned team behind Roka Akor. On Dec. 31, diners can indulge in a luxurious, meticulously crafted, eight-course tasting menu priced at $155 per person. For an enhanced experience, a curated beverage pairing is available for an additional $95. The evening starts with an elegant Oyster with Yuzu Tonic Granita and Ossetra Caviar, followed by Toro Sashimi, Seared Scallop, Roasted Sea Bass, and Roasted Lamb Cutlet. The culinary journey culminates with a decadent Black Forest Mousse Cake.
Tickets: Purchase tickets to The M Room here.
14. New Year’s Eve at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Ring in 2024 with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila West Loop with entertainment and more. Guests will enjoy a 3-hour premium open bar with their ticket purchase from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and a toast to the New Year with a complimentary Don Julio 1942 shot. The Las Vegas-based DJ Scene will provide live music. Priced at $125 per person, with table reservation options available from $1,000 to $2,000, the party will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets: Purchase tickets to Bodega here
Ring in 2024 with the ultimate night above the clouds at the highest speakeasy in Chicago. Enjoy the 4-cocktail package alongside passed canapés and sweets, live music by DJ Jeliah, and a dazzling champagne toast at midnight. You’ll embark on a gilded journey through inventive cocktails inspired by the most exquisite and spectacular sunsets from around the globe.
Paradise Park is where you come to have a good time. Between giant patios, a plethora of flat-screen TVs, and delicious food, there’s truly no better place for a combination of pizza, champagne, and ringing in the new year!
17. A sizzling NYE performance at the Teatro ZinZanni
Teatro ZinZanni invites patrons to ring in the New Year with a celebration that will utterly captivate with a spectacle of unforgettable performances and premium entertainment all night. Included in each NYE ticket will be a multicourse feast, plus a special post-aerial performance with Cassie Cutler, live music with the Teatro ZinZanni band leading up to midnight, a special NYE countdown hosted by Lucy Darling, and post-midnight dancing until 1 am.