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Best Parties in Chicago for New Year’s Eve

Locals know that the city of big shoulders has tons of Chicago NYE parties to choose from. If you’re heading downtown, how about staying the night? Check out a few recommendations for events and hotel parties for New Year’s Eve in Chicago, and rely on Signature Transportation Group to get you to and from safely!

Ballroom Blitz New Year’s Eve Party 2020 at Swissotel Chicago Hotel

Our vote for best ballroom blast goes to the Ballroom Blitz at Swissotel Chicago. Tickets to this all-inclusive event will net you food, drinks, entertainment, and additional amenities — not to mention three parties, each with 1,000+ guests! You’ll also enjoy the musical stylings of Chicago’s top cover band, Mike & Joe. To really pump up your NYE, check out the VIP ticket and package options!

Where? Swissotel Chicago

323 East Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

When? Starts at 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve 2020 at Howl at the Moon Chicago

Try New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon, one of the most unique nightlife entertainment venues in Chicago. Known for top-notch music performances and DJ sets, their Champagne Supernova New Year’s Eve package includes a dinner buffet and champagne toasts at midnight!

Where? 26 W. Hubbard St.

Chicago, IL 60654

When? Starts at 7 p.m.

8th Annual Resolution Gala at The Aon Grand Ballroom

Ring in the new year at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom! Celebrations throughout the pier, fireworks, and stunning views of the lake make this option truly unique.

Where? Aon Grand Ballroom

840 E Grand Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

When? Starts at 8:15 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party 2020 at The Drake Hotel

For a classier affair, spend your night at Chicago’s longest-running New Year’s Eve party and check out 2020 at the Drake Hotel. Join 3,000 other guests in up to five ballrooms of entertainment, a Chef’s selection of Hors D’oeuvres, and a top-shelf open bar all night long! For your entertainment, the Drake features six live performances by Chicago’s hottest DJs and performers, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Make sure to be in the Gold Coast room when thousands of balloons drop at midnight!

Where? The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place

Chicago, IL 60611

When? Starts at 9 p.m.

Zoo Year’s Eve at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Help Lincoln Park Zoo stay free and open year-round by celebrating this year at the zoo! With a live DJ, open animal exhibits, free carousel rides, and plenty of cocktails, this is the zoo like you’ve never seen it before. The kids will have to sit this party out though, as the event is limited to those 21 and up.

Where? Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St

Chicago, 60614

When? Starts at 9 p.m.

Roaring 20’s – Prohibition New Year’s Eve at Morgan MFG

Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember by going back in time to the prohibition era in the roaring 20s! Put on your porkpie hat and your pinstripe suit and cut the rug at this immaculate recreation of a Chicago speakeasy.

Where? Morgan MFG

401 N. Morgan St.

Chicago, IL 60642

When?Starts at 8:15 p.m.

Ring in the New Year With Signature Transportation Group!

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in Chicago. If you’re looking for inside tips on things to do in town besides finding the best parties in Chicago for New Year’s Eve, let us be your guide. If you’re planning to attend one of these 2020 New Year’s Eve parties in Chicago, contact us to learn more about our fleet, including our party bus and black car services!