Chicago New Year’s Eve Celebrations to Bring in 2018

The year seems to have just flown by and New Year’s Eve will be right around the corner sooner or later. It’s definitely never too early to get started on planning out your Chicago New Year’s Eve celebration. Plan out your New Year’s Eve celebration as early as possible so you can not only enjoy low prices but also avoid the hassle of scrambling for plans at the last minute. If you’re feeling lost or just need some help with planning your New Year’s Eve celebration, well we’ve got you covered. Of course, if you’re celebrating in the great Windy City, you should definitely head down to the Navy Pier for your New Year’s celebration. We’ve put together some of the best Chicago New Year’s Eve events going on this year so you can bring in 2018 the right way.

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The Navy Pier will be home to New Year’s parties, cruises, restaurant specials, and of course the Navy Pier New Year’s Eve fireworks.  Check out these Chicago New Year’s Eve events and get ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve like you never have at the Navy Pier!

2018 Chicago New Year’s Eve Events You Can’t Miss!


6th Annual Chicago Resolution Gala at the Grand Ballroom

Now, the Annual Chicago Resolution Gala at the Grand Ballroom is one Chicago New Year’s Eve event that you can’t miss. Going into its 6th year already, this event has been treating Chicago to one of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations around. If you don’t know about the Grand Ballroom, then let us tell you all about it. This massive event space is 18,000 square feet, which is perfect for the 3,000 guests that will be in attendance, that’s enclosed by an 80-foot domed ceiling. From inside the Grand Ballroom, you’ll enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Lake Michigan while you dance to some of the best live DJs Chicago has to offer.

Didn’t celebrate New Year’s Eve with us last year? Check out our event recap.

DJ Metro, the official Chicago Bulls DJ, will be mixing up the hits while you enjoy small bites and drinks from the fully stocked bars in the venue. This Navy Pier New Year’s Eve event brings in the New Year with a view of the fireworks and a midnight champagne toast! Tickets start at just $109 so you better get your tickets booked before prices rise! Check out our photos from our past annual Chicago Resolution here on Facebook!

Chicago New Year's Eve Annual Chicago Resolution Gala

The 6th Annual Chicago Resolution Gala


The FantaSEA Ball aboard the Chicago Elite Yacht

Now, what would a Chicago New Year’s Eve celebration be without some cruises? Grab your friends and get on board the beautiful Chicago Elite yacht and set sail into the New Year. This Chicago New Year’s Eve cruise will have you partying on board the spacious Chicago Elite. This yacht has three different decks on board with one being a sky deck for you to enjoy views of Chicago.

Check out the sights you’ll enjoy a Chicago New Year’s Eve cruise here!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a live DJ and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres with a full dinner buffet being served. A four-hour platinum bar will keep your favorite drinks pouring while you enjoy festive New Year’s party favors. Bring in the New Year with a champagne toast and a view of the New Year’s fireworks while you’re at it! Tickets for this Chicago New Year’s Eve cruise begin at $169 and include seated admission.

Chicago New Year's Eve cruise Chicago Elite

The FantaSEA Ball aboard the Chicago Elite


Speakeasy Chicago New Year’s Eve Party Cruise aboard the Mystic Blue

If Navy Pier New Year’s Eve cruises are what you’re looking then check out the Mystic Blue. This Speakeasy themed cruise will have you bringing in the New Year with a live DJ on board and four-hour premium open bar. Enjoy views of Chicago as you celebrate and feast on complimentary appetizers and a full dinner buffet. The night will end off with a champagne toast at midnight and a view of the fireworks. Embark on this Roaring 20s themed cruise and book your tickets here!

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Crystal Gardens New Year’s Eve 2018

Another wonderful Navy Pier New Year’s Eve celebration takes place at the beautiful Crystal Gardens. This New Year’s celebration has been going on for more than 11 years and this year it’s your turn to enjoy! Crystal Gardens is a beautiful indoor one-acre botanical garden filled with over 80 live palm trees and lush foliage with a 50-foot arched ceiling. This beautiful venue space will have you and your friends partying on the Navy Pier all the way until 2018 arrives. With a live DJ playing the hits, food stations spread through the venue and 20 premium liquor bars, you definitely will be well taken care of. Party the night away and bring in the New Year with a champagne toast and a view of the fireworks.


Navy Pier New Year’s Eve Restaurant Specials

Not only is the Navy Pier home to some great New Year’s Eve events, but also many restaurants that host restaurant specials. From restaurants such as Margaritaville to DMK Burger & Fish Bar, the Navy Pier has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner with the family or some friends, there will be something for you to enjoy. Just last year, DMK Burger & Fish Bar hosted a Chicago New Year’s Eve event that treated guests to bar bites and an open bar. The event ended off with a champagne toast and a view of the fireworks! If you want to enjoy a special dinner to bring in the New Year, make sure to stay up to date with the Navy Pier New Year’s Eve restaurant specials, as New Year’s Eve gets closer.

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