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New Year’s Eve parties and events in Chicago

Kiss 2021 goodbye with the help of these big hotel bashes, all-inclusive cruises and more.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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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. 

An uptick in case numbers is causing some New Year's Eve events to be canceled or postponed. Before you head out, we recommend confirming that your event is still taking place.

RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to New Year's Eve in Chicago

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