Best New Year's Eve parties in Chicago 2016
Chicago Scene

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and if you haven’t made your reservations it is time to decide which party to attend and buy tickets. There are several great parties in Chicago, so there are a lot of options to choose from, but the best parties do sell out.  Following are some of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Chicago for 2016-2-17.

Big Night Chicago New Year’s Eve Gala 2016-17
Dec. 31
Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe St., Chicago, Ill. 60603

Celebrate the New Year at the historic Palmer House Hilton, which is celebrating its 145th anniversary. General admission will provide access to the all-inclusive bars, food, tiaras, party hats, bands, DJs, dancing. and access to five party areas and ballrooms. VIP Admission will provide everything included in general admission, but the drinks will be top shelf, there will be heavy hors d’oeuvre buffets and special seating areas. They will also offer Velvet Rope VIP and Private Hospitality options. Ticket prices will increase as the date approaches, so reserve now. Tickets are currently $135 -$299. Consider booking a room at the hotel so you do not have to drive on New Year’s.

The 5th Annual Resolution Gala
Dec. 31 @ 8:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 60 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Ill 60611

The 5th Annual Chicago Resolution Gala will offer front row seats to Navy Pier’s fireworks show at midnight. The party will include buffet food stations, music by DJ Metro, dancing in three room, drinks from more than 30 bars, and more. The ticket reception includes 10 drink tickets per person and additional drinks will be $1 each, with proceeds benefiting Stefani’s Children’s Charity. Tickets start 1t $129 per person. W Chicago Lakeshore is offering a special rate for party guests who want to stay in the nearby hotel overnight.

Brew Year’s Eve
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, Ill. 60622

Brew Year’s Eve is a New Year’s Eve party with a unique twist. The party till take place at the Salvage One building and will be centered around craft beers. Brew Year’s Eve will feature ten craft beers from the Chicagoland area. They will also provide butler passed hors d’oeuvres, late night pizza buffet, live music, and unique photo ops. There will also be a wine bar available for those who prefer wine over beer. General Admission tickets $135. Chicago Designated Driver ticket $50.

Chicago Social Club New Year’s Eve 2017
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
SPIN Chicago, 344 N. State St., Chicago, Ill 60654

SPIN Chicago will present this New Year’s Eve parting in River North. The party package will provide a four-hour premium bar, upscale appetizer stations, DJ music, and champagne toast at midnight. Guests will also receive a custom fitted shirt ($95 value). Tickets are currently $110, but the price will increase. VIP tickets are sold out.

Chicago Scene New Year’s Eve Party
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, Ill. 60611

The New Year’s Party at the Drake Hotel has been voted the ‘Best New Year’s Eve Party’ for 17 years. Chicago Scene’s 17th Annual New Year’s Eve Party will provide four ballrooms, Chicago DJs, premium spirits at 40 staffed bars, appetizers, and hors d’oeuvres, midnight champagne toast, and balloon drop. Be sure to eat dinner before attending the party.  This party is expected to sell out soon, so make reservations now. Chicago Scene offers General Admission Package and VIP Package.  Tickets currently start at $159.95.