For 2013, Soul Asylum are set to headline
Chicago's longest-running New Year's Eve party, the Rock 'N' Roll Ball.
For New Years Eve December 31 2012 there are two shows in
Chicago, an earlier show perfect for families and a Midnight Spectacular. Ring in 2013 at Navy Pier! Whether you are on the South Side, in the heart of downtown, or hanging out with friends on the North Side, you won't have to go far to find a New Years Eve party in Chicago. The whole city and far reaching suburbs will be alive and well when it comes time to usher in the new year. In downtown Chicago, Navy Pier is among the top draws for tourists, and locals alike, who find the strip's eclectic nature extremely welcoming. Stretching out into Lake Michigan, Navy Pier affords visitors an amazing view back on the city's impressive skyline. Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on December 31, Navy Pier will be the place where many will want to celebrate the Chicago New Years Eve with the Sears Tower and all of the other celebrated Chicago skyscrapers lit up in the near distance. It makes a great backdrop for memorable New Years images. Or Bundle up and head for Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, where Midnight fireworks cast their reflections onto Lake Michigan.
The Chicago New Years event at Navy Pier generally is held at The Crystal Gardens. You might want to get your tickets now for this affair, as only around 1800 people will be allowed to attend. The music here will be geared towards the younger crowd, and you must be at least 21 years old to enter. This big time Chicago New Years Eve party will feature a DJ, a Stefani Signature Buffet, a full bar, a premium champagne midnight toast and a private terrace from which to take in the fireworks. Every year they seem to add extra bathrooms, which will surely find a welcome reception, and the party will supply guests with party favors. The atmosphere is bound to be a pretty lively one, especially upon the culmination of the countdown on the pier's ferris wheel. If you can't make it to this party, or are looking for another downtown New Years Eve party in
Chicago, then you might consider the event taking place at the Chicago House of Blues. The party starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. About 600 people are allowed in, so tickets will likely sell out fast. You can grab your drinks at the all night open bar and the midnight champagne toast will be followed by a breakfast buffet.