Chrome City's New Year's Eve Guide

December 18, 2015

This year, New Year’s Eve parties range from night-life theaters to a sports bars to otherworldly atmospheres. The Chrome City crew has a wide range of interests in art, music, fashion, and design. We’ve put together the most unique spots to go to on New Year’s Eve, check it out! 



Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at The House of Blues


The House of Blues is a beautiful venue that will host the wonderful Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings on New Year’s Eve. This band offers a classic take on funk/soul music from the mid 60’s and 70’s. Seeing this dynamic group on New Year’s Eve is a great way to get that energy up and ring in 2016. You can purchase tickets here



Third Rail Tavern’s 5th Annual Big-Wig Party


One of West Loop’s oldest standing neighborhood bars is celebrating the new year with WIGS. Not only will it be a good time, but you can also win a Chicago Blackhawks or Chicago Bulls tickets two ways: by simply submitting an RSVP on Facebook and having the BEST wig. There will also be great drink deals including $5 Jameson shots, $5 Craft drafts, and a Champagne toast at midnight! RSVP on Facebook here



Brew Year’s Eve


Not a champagne lover? Then Salvage One is the place to be for Brew Year’s Eve. There will be a selection of over 30 local craft brews, appetizers, late night pizza buffet, and live music. Instead of the common champagne toast at midnight, you can ring in the new year with a craft cider toast! Tickets cost $135, and $50 for designated drivers. Get them here





Voyager 2016: A Journey to the New Year at Moonlight Studios


Canvas Chicago presents Voyager, an integration of installation artwork, projection mapping, light, and sound that creates a full sensory experience that provides guests with a journey into the New Year. This one-of-a-kind experience features: Hebru Brantley, Saba, Atu and more. General admission tickets are $90, and late purchase tickets are $100 which include an open bar, 2 stages, installation artwork, and a gallery. Go grab your tickets here



New Year’s Eve at Frontier


Forget the party scene, and head to Frontier to get a premium dinner package including their signature whole-smoked animal service (whole pig, lamb, goat, and boar)! Appetizers, craft and domestic beers, wine, punch, premium liquor cocktails, and a champagne toast at midnight, are all included with the ticket purchase. You can purchase the tickets here



New Year’s Eve at Smokey Hollow Theater


Forget your average New Year’s Eve, and enter into a night filled with glamour and intrigue at River North’s night-life theater, Smokey Hollow. There will be musical and theatrical live performances, 900+ marquee lights, confetti, and LOTS of champagne. Tickets start at $125 and include a premium open bar from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Purchase your tickets here


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