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The Best New Year’s Eve Events in Chicago

12 fun things to do in ChiTown on New Year's Eve 2022🥂🎊

by Chicago Bucket List


2022 is winding down, and whether you’re sad to see it go, or can’t wait to put it behind you, it’s time to figure out how you want to ring in 2023. Luckily, The Windy City has lots of places to go for New Year’s. In fact, the hardest part might be deciding which event to pick!

Whether you’re looking for a front-row seat to see the stunning fireworks show at Navy Pier, want to dance through the decades of the past, or even enter 2023 through a literal chocolate factory, ChiTown has a New Year’s Eve party for everyone. We rounded up the best New Year’s Eve events in Chicago so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.


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Carnivale New Year's Eve

UPDATE: Carnivale NYE Party at Whiskey Business has been canceled due to weather related issues and will be moving to Holly Jolly Bar
Celebrate all that has been and all that is to come at a Carnivale New Year's Eve Party at Whiskey Business. Drink champagne, dance all night, and ring in 2023 surrounded by friends, old and new. Tickets include entry, a welcome cocktail, live entertainment (Samba dancers, music, and more), access to the buffet, take-home swag, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Where: 1367 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
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Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls

No one does bar crawls like Chicago, and NYE is a great time to prove it. With Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls, you and your NYE crew will storm the best bars in town, starting at Rock Bottom Brewery, and enjoy drink specials all night. 

Where: 1 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
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Wonka Wonderland New Year’s Party

Attend a “Wonka” themed New Year’s Eve 2022, with a light buffet, cocktails, and all kinds of treats, along with access to the “Chocolate Factory at Butch McGuire’s!” Upon exiting, guests will be given a  chocolate bar, with a 1 in 10 chance of winning a Golden Ticket, which grants access to two of the best St. Patrick’s Day parties in Chicago!

Where: Butch McGuire’s 20 W. Division St, Chicago
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Hello 2023! New Year's Eve Party

Spend NYE surrounded by friends, good vibes, and pretty views of the river! Lizzie McNeill's is hosting a New Year's celebration that includes a 4-hour hosted bar, light bites early in the evening, and sponsor giveaways! Not to mention a champagne toast at midnight and an epic fireworks show over the river! Gather the crew and say "hello!" to 2023 at your favorite neighborhood bar!

Where: Lizzie McNeill's: 400 North McClurg Court Chicago, IL 60611
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Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern New Year's Eve Party

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern is a multi-level space boasting a sophisticated sports-focused atmosphere with sleek touches throughout to create a comfortable spot where guests can take in the scene. The open-air concept features four bars throughout the large space and seamlessly flows to two outdoor terraces with floor-to-ceiling garage-style windows that span the width of the building. Enjoy drinks, apps, a carving station, and entertainment all night long!

Where: 3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
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New Year's Eve Party at Flight Club

Flight Club is a multi-level social darts lounge that brings you and your friends together for unexpected fun and unmatched views of downtown Chicago's riverfront. From 9 PM–2 AM, they'll be hosting a New Year's Eve bash where you can enjoy a 4-hour premium drink package, upscale appetizer stations, and classic party favors, plus access to Acebounce downstairs.

Challenge your friends to a game of darts, catch the Fireworks show on the river, dance to music from a live DJ, and ring in 2023 with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 

Where: Flight Club Chicago: 111 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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New Year's Eve Party at Acebounce

Want to know what makes every party better? Ping-pong. Celebrate New Year's Eve at Acebounce, the Loop's premier ping-pong lounge with an unmatched design and lighting on its dance floor, complimentary ping-pong, and access to the party at Flight Club upstairs.

Enjoy a 4-hour premium drink package, upscale appetizer stations, complimentary ping-pong, photo ops experiences, amazing DJ sets, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Upgrade to a VIP package, including a semi-private area with couches, bottle service, and much more.

Where: AceBounce: 111 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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Dancing Through the Decades NYE Party

Celebrate stepping into the future with a look into the past. This rooftop party will have a live DJ playing tunes from past decades, plus an open bar package. Guests are invited to dress from their favorite decade!

Where: 950 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60607
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8 Crazy Nights

Chicago’s one-and-only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar is extending its holiday season with a New Year's Eve party! Guests will be able to sip on-theme cocktails like the Dreidel Bomb, along with other premium drinks in an all-inclusive package, plus munch on food options like Rabbi’s Red Hots and a latke bar. 

Where: 3441 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

Head to Masq on the third floor of Hubbard’s Inn to dance all night to your favorite songs and bid farewell to 2022. This New Year's Eve celebration promises glamour, intrigue, and—of course—plenty of fun. Wear your most mysterious mask and dress to impress. The party goes all night from 9:00 PM until 4:00 AM, and general admission includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Where: Hubbard Inn, Penthouse Floor: 110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
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Navy Pier NYE at the Aon Grand Ballroom

Embrace opulence and indulgence at the Navy Pier NYE at the Aon Grand Ballroom, home of Chicago’s largest dance floor. The New Year’s celebration is complete with a live band, DJ entertainment, gourmet apps, drink packages, and a stellar fireworks show at midnight.

Where: Aon Ballroom of Navy Pier: 840 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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