Looking for a place to count down the clock to 2022? Chicago nightlife is going electric with a slew of welcome-back soirees and New Year’s Eve extravaganzas.
Ring in the New Year in style at one of these top Chicago events.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Take advantage of Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo to celebrate the final hours of 2021. ZooLights at the zoo will light up the night for an unforgettable celebration. There will be a DJ, games, giveaways, and cash bars to support the sanctuary.
Keep the kids at home for this adults-only shindig. Tickets for this event start at $15 for early birds and will keep rising as the event gets closer.
The Drake Hotel
If you want to experience Chicago’s most historic party, head over to The Drake. This annual event draws thousands of party-goers who want to toast the New Year in style.
An open bar, music spread across five grand ballrooms, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and a midnight balloon drop await you at this historic Chicago event.
Make sure you stay for coffee and desserts in the early hours of the morning after a long night of dancing.
Time Out Market
Witness a blend of past, present, and future at the Future Disco party at Time Out Market. Rock to songs of eras past while anticipating the new year under the big lights on the dance floor.
You’ll be able to purchase food and drinks from market vendors. Some of these items come with your ticket. You will not regret waiting through the night for the confetti storm at midnight.