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The Best New Year's Eve Events in Chicago

Where and how to celebrate New Year's Eve 2022 in Chicago 🍾💫🎉.

by Chicago Bucket List


Ready to ring in 2022 in style? Back with renewed force, the Chicago social scene is rolling out open bars, DJs, fireworks, fire performers, and so much more to party with this NYE. Brave the deep winter weather for one last holiday hurrah to bring in all the well wishes with your loved ones at midnight.

Whether you’re looking for giant-scale parties and confetti cannons, rowdy bar crawls, black tie affairs in a glass atrium, or even pizza buffets and low key game nights—we’ve got you covered.  Check out our guide to New Year's Eve parties and events in Chicago:


Want some rock n roll in your NYE plans? Bucket Listers is excited to partner with HVAC Pub, an always roaring pizza pub and live music venue, to offer you exclusive ticket pricing to their NYE party! Their annual celebration draws hundreds, and tickets include a hosted bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, live DJs, dancing, and more surprises still.

When: Dec 31, 8 PM — 1 AM
Where: 3530 N. Clark St.

For tickets to HVAC Pub NYE

Exclusive Bucketlister ticket pricing includes
- Early Bird Pricing: $75
- GA: $100
- VIP Table for 10: $2000 per table

The Aon Grand Ballroom: NYE On The Pier

For the Crème de la crème place to countdown to 2022, there’s nowhere more glam than the Aon Grand Ballroom. The iconic waterfront setting will host  an over-the-top celebration with live band and DJ entertainment, Chicago’s largest dance floor, gourmet appetizers, and a  spectacular fireworks show at midnight. And, Bucket Listers is excited to partner with Green Curtain Events to offer you exclusive ticket pricing.

When: December 31st, 8 PM — 1 AM
Where: Aon Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier, 840 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

For tickets to Navy Pier’s New Year celebration.

- Early Bird Tickets: $90 (originally $95) - Sold out!

- Tier 2 - GA: $109 (originally $115)
Includes: Admission, Live Band and DJ Entertainment, Gourmet Appetizers, Premium Drink Package, Champagne, Midnight Countdown, Fireworks Show, and more.

- VIP Admission: $213 (originally $225)
Includes: All amenities of GA, PLUS: Access to the VIP Balcony, Ultra Premium Bar Package with elevated spirits and selections, Additional Seating, Exclusive Rooftop Access For The Fireworks Show, Private Food Stations, Aerial Views, Photo Ops, Party Favors and Express Entry.


Start your new year on a new level with a full-on audio and visual immersion. Bucket Listers is excited to partner with Auris Presents to offer you exclusive tickets to TRANSITIONS, a show that will guide you into 2022 with outstanding visual production and exceptional sets from Anjunadeep artist Yotto, along with Spencer Brown + Rj Pickens x Hummingbird at City Hall! 

This is a GA ticket, there are no prepaid food/drink packages but beverages will be available for purchase on-site.

When: December 31st, 8 PM — 3 AM
Where: City Hall, 838 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60642

For tickets to TRANSITIONS NYE 2022: Yotto

- GA: $30 per person (originally $55)

Chicago NYE 2022 Bar Crawl

Can’t pick just one bar crawl?! Well, you might have to on that front. But Bucket Listers is also excited to partner with Social Scene to offer you exclusive ticket pricing to their 2022 NYE Bar Crawl! Venture into the new year through dance parties, DJ’s and live bands, drink specials and party favors—plus a scavenger hunt! 

Check-in Locations include either Beaumont Bar or Bourbon on Division, and from there you’ll enjoy a dozen NYE venues of Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and River North, including:

Bangers and Lace- 1670 W Division St
Big Mini Putt Club- 1302 N Milwaukee Ave
Bourbon on Division- 2050 W Division St
SWIG- 1469 N Milwaukee Ave
The Point- 1565 N Milwaukee Ave
Whiskey Business- 1367 N Milwaukee Ave
Lincoln Park
The Beaumont Bar and Grill - 2020 N Halsted St
River North
Rock Bottom Brewery- 1 W Grand Ave

When: Dec 31st, 8 PM — 2 AM
Where: Beginning at Beaumont Bar, 2020 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 or Bourbon on Division (2050 W Division St).

For tickets to Chicago New Year's Eve 2022 Bar Crawl

- GA: $27 per person (originally $37)
- 4-Pack of GA: $74 per pack (originally $125) - Enjoy 15% savings per ticket

Crawl 'Till The Ball Falls: Chicago NYE Bar Crawl 2022

Can’t pick just one bar to ring in the new year? You don’t have to. Bucket Listers is excited to partner with BarCrawlerz to offer you exclusive tickets to their NYE Chicago bar crawl, starting at Rock Bottom Brewery! Grab your friends, a wristband, a map of the participating bars and their drink specials, and party till the ball drops! 

When: Friday, Dec. 31st, 6 PM - 2 AM
Where: Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610

For tickets to Cawl 'Till The Ball Falls.

- GA: $18 per person (originally $20)

Bash Events: New Years Eve Party

Bucket Listers is excited to partner with You Can’t Drink All Day Events to offer you exclusive ticket pricing to their epic NYE party at Joe’s Bar! This includes a premium five hour bar package, with live music by party band Jukebox Luke, and a midnight champagne to toast. YCDAD Events is one of Chicago’s oldest and grandest event companies, specializing in huge and immersive, uber creative parties—making them the perfect host for an unforgettable NYE.

When: Friday, December 31st, 9 PM - 2 AM
Where: 940 W Weed St, Chicago, IL 60642

For tickets to New Years Eve with Joe’s On Weed & You Can’t Drink All Day Events.

- GA Tier 1: $60 per person (originally $95)
- GA Tier 2: $70 per person (originally $95)
- GA Tier 3: $80 per person (originally $95)

Paradise Park: New Year’s Eve Party

Get lit in paradise for 2022 at the best NYE party in Wicker Park!  Grab your ticket to enjoy a drink and pizza buffet package on their glowing festive patio. Enjoy slices and shots in their immaculate GA standing room—or upgrade for a party home base with one of their five different table reservation tickets, each of which includes at least one bottle of vodka and prosecco. 

(P.S. Their sister locations, Homeslice, Happy Camper Old Town, Happy Camper Wrigleyville, are all also hosting the pizza parties of our dreams.)

When: Friday, December 31st, 9 PM - 1 AM
Where: 1913 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

For tickets to New Years at Paradise Park

- GA - Presale $65 per person
- GA - Tier 2 $80 per person
- GA - Tier 3 $100 per person
- GA - Last remaining $125 per person