Get dressed up and head to the Hilton Chicago for a seven-room bash complete with martinis, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, music from Kiss FM DJs, a buffet and thousands of revelers ready to ring in the new year with a midnight confetti storm. Upgrade to VIP for even more drinks and access to "gambling" at a Vegas-style casino—and if you don’t feel like going home, you can book a room upstairs.
After taking the year off in 2020, the massive slate of soirees at Chicago hotels and bars returns in full force to close out 2021 with open bars, DJs and balloon drops galore. Whether you want to raise a toast among thousands, sit down with a bottle of champagne at a VIP table or watch a fireworks show aboard a luxurious yacht, these parties offer bountiful opportunities for greeting the new year in style (though you'll also find a few slightly more low-key options on your list, if that's more your speed). Ready to say goodbye to 2021? Check out our guide to New Year's Eve parties and events in Chicago.
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