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The best things to do on New Year’s Day in Chicago

Keep the party going or shake off your hangover with these New Year’s Day activities and events

Photograph: Courtesy Queen! at Smart Bar / Facebook

January 1 is traditionally a time to stop, reflect and sleep it off. You bid good riddance to 2016 at one of the city’s exciting New Year’s Eve parties and you’re beat and probably hungover. Resist the urge to sleep through the day and work through that hangover at one of these equally spirited New Year’s Day activities. There are plenty of great January events, but the first day of the year can be slim pickins if you don’t know where to look. Luckily, we culled together the best things to do on New Year’s Day in Chicago.

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