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The NYE Soiree 2014 at the Palmer House Hilton.
Photograph: Max HermanThe NYE Soiree 2014 at the Palmer House Hilton.

Last-minute New Year's Eve plans

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Amid all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you may have forgotten to make plans for the final evening of 2014. Don't have a meltdown—you're not alone. There are plenty of year-end events where you can toast the arrival of 2015 and many of them aren't even sold out (yet). To make your life a little easier, we've assembled a list of New Year's Eve parties, concerts and comedy shows that (as of this writing) still have tickets available. You can always resolve to plan ahead next year.


The Analogue New Year's Eve Extravaganza ($130)
Big Night Chicago New Year's Eve Gala @ Palmer House Hilton ($135–$169)
Brew Year's Eve @ Salvage One ($125, designated driver $50)
Chicago Scene New Year's Eve Party @ The Drake Hotel ($165–$185)
Chicago Resolution Gala @ Navy Pier ($135–$595)
Eat Oysters & Be Merry @ Kinmont ($100)
Hard Rock Hotel New Year's Eve Soiree ($175)
Hilton New Year's Eve Soiree @ Hilton Chicago ($140–$175)
JW Marriott New Year’s Eve Soiree ($125–$145)
Midnight Forever @ Hyatt Regency O'Hare ($89)
New Year's Eve Beach Party @ The Whistler ($99)
New Year's Eve Casino Party @ Henry's Swing Club ($100)
New Year's Eve Gold Rush @ Fatpour Tap Works ($79)
New Year's Eve Party @ Roots ($70)
New Year's Eve at Three Dots and a Dash ($175)
One Night Only at Nellcôte ($100–$150)
Redmoon's New Year's Eve Revolution ($125)
Tête Charcuterie's New Year's Eve Feast ($150)
V103 New Years Eve House Party @ The Promontory ($55–$75)
A WBEZ New Year's Eve Party @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theater ($80)


Andrew W.K. @ Thalia Hall ($45-$50, advance $40)
Shemekia Copeland @ City Winery ($45–$65)
The Good Life @ Abbey Pub ($20, advance $15)
Jeff the Brotherhood @ Empty Bottle ($25)
Local H @ The Cubby Bear ($25, advance $22)
Masked Intruder @ Beat Kitchen ($20)
The Mirror Ball: A New Years Eve Extravaganza @ Smart Bar ($40, advance $35)
Bob Mould @ Metro ($61, advance $51)
Neon Trees DJ set @ Headquarters River North ($95)
OK Go DJ set @ Headquarters Lakeview ($85)
Pelican @ Subterranean ($32.50)
Sinkane @ Schubas ($30, advance $25)


The Deltones: New Year's Eve Edition @ iO Chicago ($100)
The Improvised Shakespeare Co.: New Year's Eve Edition
 @ iO Chicago ($100)
TJ & Dave: New Year's Eve Edition @ iO Chicago ($100)
Under the Gun's New Year's Eve Party ($50)
Whirled News Tonight: New Year's Eve Edition @ iO Chicago ($100)

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