Chicago's Longest-Running New Year's Eve Party at the Drake Hotel - 18th Year!

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The Drake Hotel Chicago New Year's Eve Party

Join 3,000 people as we kick off the New Year at Chicago’s renowned Drake Hotel. Voted “Best Chicago New Year's Eve Party” by ABC's "Good Morning America," NBC and Redeye Chicago.

Sprawled across five ballrooms, the non-stop festivities feature Chicago’s best entertainment and finest drinks and refreshments. Guests will dance into 2018 as the city’s top DJs play the hottest music on incredible sound systems. Other attractions include a dazzling light show, exciting balloon drop and even a champagne toast at midnight!

My Favorite New Year's Eve Party in Chicago!

Lou Canellis, Fox 32 TV Chicago Sports Anchor

The Drake Hotel, located on the Magnificent Mile at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak street, opened its doors to 2,000 guests on New Year’s Eve in 1920. Such famous individuals as five U.S. Presidents, Winston Churchill, Amelia Earhart, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin have frequented the Drake Hotel.

In June of 1996, Princess Diana herself stayed at the hotel during her first and only visit to Chicago. This tradition of notable guests has continued to this day, and many famous socialites and celebrities spend their New Year’s Eve with Chicago Scene at the Drake Hotel. Don’t wait to get in on the action — claim your tickets today at!

General Admission tickets on sale from $145 and VIP tickets from $165. For VIP ticket holders, the party begins at 8 p.m.; for General Admission ticket holders, 9 p.m. (Dec. 31, 2017).

General Admission tickets include:

  • Five ballrooms of entertainment
  • More than 40 fully staffed bars
  • Premium hors d’oeuvres
  • Dessert and coffee buffet
  • Hats and noisemakers
  • Midnight champagne toast and balloon drops

Featured music includes House, Dance, Hip Hop, Rock, Retro and Motown, played by some of Chicago’s Hottest DJs­ — Sye Young, Charles Protégé, Justin Dahl, Orion Roswell, On Drums, Bam Bam Buddha and Miro.

VIP tickets include all this as well as access to the VIP Grand Ballroom and access to 1.5 additional hours of bar service (8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.).

VIP Reserved Tables options include:

  • Reserved tables with Bottle service
  • Tables available in these Ballrooms: Gold Coast Ballroom, Grand Ballroom as well as the French, Drake, Camellia, Georgia, Venetian and Walton Rooms.
  • Prices range from $215 to $395 per person.

We also offer both General Admission and VIP Party and Hotel Room Packages.

Your tickets include a Pre-Party on Dec. 30, 9 p.m. at the Hubbard Inn (112 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL). Start the party early this year with a complimentary glass of champagne!

Chicago Scene invites Chicagoans and tourists alike to experience the hottest party of the year and ring in 2018 with style.

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About Chicago Scene was launched in 1998 by Ted Widen and quickly became one of the first social networking, events and entertainment sites in the country. Chicago Scene is known for its unparalleled production of events, including the Chicago Scene Boat Party, one of the largest boat parties in the country, Craft Beer Festivals and many other events.                                         

Source: Chicago Scene

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