Living in a major city like Chicago has its perks, like being able to take part in the biggest New Year’s Eve parties around. When the ball drops, who would want to be anywhere else?
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. If you and your crew want to go all out, it’s best that you start planning now! Celebrations will take place all over town, but if you’re planning to look your finest, pop champagne, and party better than the rest, these are the places you want to be.
Here are the top hotel parties and ballroom galas in Chicago to ring in 2017.
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Join over 3,000 people as you treat yourself to a full-service bar, food buffet, and multiple rooms and dance floors. This event is 21 and over and while no dress code is enforced, upscale attire is encouraged. Tickets are all-inclusive and range in price. Main event tickets are currently on sale for $124.99, VIP for $179.99, a “Velvet Rope” package with private tables in the Empire Room for $230, and private hospitality rooms for $5000. The event will run from 9pm – 1:30am.
The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Voted one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in the country, take advantage of a premium top shelf drinks and appetizer package, then dance the night away to DJ entertainment in five ballrooms. To top it off, there’ll be a balloon drop and a midnight champagne toast. General admission tickets are selling for $155, VIP for $165, and VIP tables ranging from $245 to $2,995. The event is 21 and over and cocktail attire is required! General admission ticket holders can stay from 9pm – 2am and VIP from 8pm – 2am.
The Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Party with 3,500 people at the Hilton with a 4 hour all-inclusive top shelf package or a 5 1/2 hour all-inclusive super top shelf package, both including hors d’oeurves. Dance to Kiss FM DJs, gamble in the casino room, and look out for the midnight confetti storm. General admission tickets are $125, VIP is $165, and there are varied table packages. The event is 21 and over and the dress code is semi-formal. Deals for rooms are $164 a night. General admission ticket holders can stay from 9pm – 2am and VIP from 8pm – 2am.
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
600 East Grand Avenue
Catch the best views of fireworks over Lake Michigan while you’re dancing to B96 DJ’s with over 3,000 people in three different rooms. The event runs from 8:15pm – 2am and is 21 and over with no official dress code. Packages include access to a buffet and 10 drink tickets per person. General admission tickets are $115, VIP all access is $129, couples packages are $230, group of four packages are $460, and there are various seating packages on the terrace and in the grand ballroom from $338 to over $1500 depending on needs. Discounted room rates at the W Lakeshore are also available.
Hard Rock Hotel
230 North Michigan Avenue
This event will put you within walking distance of Chi-Town Rising’s New Year’s gathering. Get a 4-hour all-inclusive premium package with champagne served all night, a buffet and hors d’oeurves from top Chicago chefs and desserts. There’s also a complimentary pre-party at Soundbar and post-party at 8fifty8. General admission tickets are $135 and VIP tables range from $450 to $3000. The event runs from 9pm – 2am.