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Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Chicago Loop

Posted  8 months ago  in  Loop List, Trending

3 MIN READ – It’s time once again to usher in a new year, and there’s no better place to do it than downtown in the Chicago Loop. Glitzy and glamorous open bar events await, along with live music, immersive museum experiences, and more.

The Dr. Seuss Experience

A wondrous world awaits at The Dr. Seuss Experience! The Dr. Seuss Experience is a Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle that takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. Following record-setting attendance in both Toronto and Houston, The Dr. Seuss Experience is now in Chicago at Water Tower Place for a limited time, and it’s an excellent way to start out your New Year’s Eve festivities. That day, The Dr. Seuss Experience is open until 6 p.m., with last entry at 4:45 p.m. Learn more here.


Show out and dress up in your most ICONIC looks at AceBounce on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the Queens of Pop! The DJ will play your favorite hits from past and present as you enjoy a three-hour open bar, passed appetizers, and champagne toast at midnight. Learn more and get your tickets here.

The String Cheese Incident at Auditorium Theatre

Chicago! Ring in the New Year with The String Cheese Incident over three nights (December 30-January 1) at the historic Auditorium Theatre. This is the band’s first New Year’s Eve in the Windy City in 18 years! The past three decades have written a story packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. The String Cheese Incident has stayed committed to music as a creative endeavor, not just in their recordings but also in their live performances. The list of SCI’s special guests and collaborators is long and diverse. Their annual events such as Electric Forest and Hulaween, and holiday shows such as New Year’s Eve, have helped redefine the concert experience and have garnered the band a reputation as live music vibe innovators. Learn more and get your tickets here.

Hilton Chicago

ChicagoNYE.com and 103.5 Kiss FM are teaming up to host the best New Year’s Eve event in the city: a New Year’s Eve Soiree. Thousands of formally dressed partiers will descend on the Hilton Chicago for this multiple-ballroom, all-inclusive event featuring seven party areas, 12 party acts, top-shelf cocktails, a variety of hors d'oeuvres, specialized martinis, champagne, live casino gambling, celebrity DJs, live video mixing, a midnight confetti storm, table service,  and so much more. And to top it off, ChicagoNYE.com includes a complimentary pre-party and post-party in the admission price—not to mention discounted hotel rooms! Ring in 2022 at this luxurious soiree. Learn more here.

The W Chicago – City Center

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at the ultra-trendy W Chicago - City Center. This event will have you hopping from room to room with multiple party areas. Enjoy the evening with an all-inclusive package featuring top-shelf drinks, buffets, champagne, party favors, midnight celebrations, and more. Take an elevator home with discounted hotel rooms at $169/night. Learn more here

JW Marriott Chicago

ChicagoNewYearsParty.com will ring in 2022 by unveiling the premiere of a luxury Chicago New Year’s Eve event at the JW Marriott Chicago. This will be the hottest ticket in town, featuring multiple ballrooms of entertainment, top-shelf cocktails, a variety of hors d'oeuvres, a pasta bar, custom martinis, premium champagne, online raffles benefiting a good cause, celebrity DJs, a live cover band, live video mixing, a midnight confetti storm, table service, and so much more. And to top it off, they are including a complimentary pre-party and post-party in the ticket price, not to mention discounted hotel rooms! Learn more here.

Skydeck Chicago

Skydeck Chicago is both the highest observation deck in the U.S. at 1,353 feet and the city’s second most visited tourist destination. Boasting spectacular Chicago and Lake Michigan views spanning nearly 50 miles on a clear day, and featuring The Ledge, a first-of-its kind attraction that extends four glass viewing boxes beyond the structure to create a remarkable viewing experience, Skydeck attracts 1.7 million visitors per year. Just recently, Skydeck Chicago underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, unveiling a fully transformed experience and a new interactive museum. The attraction now features even more Instagram-worthy moments and state-of-the-art exhibits, highlighting the unique personality, history, neighborhoods and cuisines of Chicago. Skydeck will be open on New Year’s Eve from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Learn more here.

Sugar Bliss

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Loop with champagne-flavored macarons, cupcakes, frosting shots, and champagne bottle sugar cookies! Visit Sugar Bliss at 122 S. Wabash Ave. or order online here to get your #SugarBlissFix.