4 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve 2022 in Chicago

The best city in the U.S. is getting ready for the best night of the year. New Year’s Eve is meant to be extravagant, ready to both wrap up the old year and ring in the new. Whether you’re looking for a raging party, an elegant affair, or a family friendly activity, there is something for everyone in the Windy City. Here are 4 of the best ways to spend New Year’s Eve 2022 in Chicago.

Celebrate at Zoo Year’s Eve

On December 31st from 9 pm to 1 am, you can spend after-hours at the Lincoln Park Zoo surrounded by millions of lights. Featuring ice carvings, a live DJ, and games, your whole family will love this late night celebration. Free carousel rides are available with the admission fee. Attendees who are 21+ can enjoy a dance party that will take place in Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Don’t worry about the cold, there are both indoor and outdoor options for sipping drinks and enjoying the music.

Experience New Year’s Eve New Philharmonic Concert

For a more sophisticated event, enjoy the sounds of New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt as they play Pops and Viennese works. With three shows to choose from, starting at 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and finally 8:30 pm, you’re sure to find a time to enjoy the harmonies of the violin and cello.

Members of the pop/rock violin ensemble, The CoverGirls, will make a special appearance with their unique, high-energy music. Tickets start at $67, with additional options for Special Gold Circle Table seating. Fans of the orchestra will delight in the music that will flood the Belushi Performance Hall.

See the Blue Man Group

For another musical performance on New Years Eve, the Blue Man Group has shows at 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, and 10:00 pm. Tickets start at $50 for a night filled with artwork and music. Full of laughter and fun, your whole family will love this show of a lifetime. Celebrate the changing years with this unique show featuring bald, blue men. New Year’s Eve has never been more fun.

Watch fireworks at Navy Pier

One of Chicago’s most iconic locations, Navy Pier is a very popular place to spend New Year’s Eve at. The Aon Grand Ballroom will be fully decorated and ready to entertain on New Year’s Eve. Featuring live entertainment, Chicago’s largest dance floor, and a countdown to fireworks over Lake Michigan at midnight, this is a party you won’t soon forget.

From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am, you can enjoy premium catering and photo opportunities. Tickets start at $119, with options for VIP tables and other additions to the night. Dance the night away with your friends and pop champagne at this one-of-a-kind event.

Celebrate in Chicago

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and prepare for what the future has to offer. Chicago holds a variety of parties and celebrations, ready to give you a night you won’t forget.

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