With 2024 just over a month 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 Barrio
Barrio is hosting its Ultimate NYE Party with an open bar featuring cocktails, select beer, wine, prosecco, appetizers, and desserts. The festive Chicago New Years 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.
We firmly believe that Chicago has one of the greatest live music scenes—the Smashing Pumpkins, Styx, Jennifer Hudson, Chance the Rapper, and many other artists were discovered here. Whether you’re into R&B, Rap, Indie Rock, or Pop, there is a stream of artists coming to to perform in Chicago on New Year’s Eve.