Sometimes, the best way to do New Year’s Eve is to go all out.
And when it comes to going all out for New Year’s, Chicago wrote the book. With some of the finest and most historic hotels in America, they serve as the ultimate destinations for a stylish, extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration.
Call your friends, pick out that enviable dress or suit, book a room, and get ready to party in the ballroom of one of these great Chicago hotels to celebrate the end of this year, and more importantly, the beginning of the next.
*Note: All events are 21 and over
The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Enjoy top shelf drinks, appetizers, a balloon drop and a midnight champagne toast. This historic hotel will have DJs spinning in multiple ballrooms. Look your best, because this event calls for cocktail attire.
General admission: $155 (9pm – 2am)
VIP: $165 (8pm – 2am)
VIP tables: $245 – $2,995
Room packages included with ticket purchase
Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Avenue
Book a room for New Year’s at this gorgeous hotel overlooking Lake Michigan and you’ll get complimentary tickets to one of the most elegant parties in town. Two cocktails and hors d’oeurves are served complimentary from 9pm – 11pm, and the event ends at 3am. There’ll be music, a cash bar, party favors, a champagne toast, and more to keep you entertained.
Current rate for 1 room (2 adults): $139
Hard Rock Hotel
230 North Michigan Avenue
Want to be within steps of Chi-Town Rising’s New Year’s gathering, one of the largest outdoor celebrations in the country? This is the place to be. Tickets will grant you access to a complimentary pre-party at Soundbar and post-party at 8fifty8. Feast on a buffet prepared by the city’s most notable chefs. Even better? Champagne is served throughout the night, which runs from 9pm – 2am.
General admission: $135
VIP tables: $450 – $3000
Current room rate: $189/night with booking code
The Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
KISS FM is headlining this massive party with over 3,500 people. A storm of confetti, a gambling room, nonstop music, and top shelf packages make this a party in the truest form. Semi-formal attire is required for this event.
General admission: $125 (9pm – 2am)
VIP: $165 (8pm – 2am)
VIP tables: Varied packages.
Current room rate: $164/night
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
All-inclusive tickets to this New Year’s bash grant you access to a buffet and full-service bar. You’ll be in good company with over 3,000 people dancing in numerous ballrooms. Got an outfit you’re dying to wear? Good, because while there’s no strict dress code, upscale fashion is encouraged. This party runs from 9pm – 1:30am.
General admission: $124.99
“Velvet Rope” Package (private tables in the Empire Room): $230
Private Hospitality Rooms: $5000
Current room rate: $182/night