Cheers to the New Year!
2024 is just around the corner, so we have rounded up some of our favorite places to celebrate NYE in Chicago in case you haven’t started planning yet. From an unforgettable night of premium entertainment complete with aerial performances to a classic NYE event at one of Chicago’s hottest destinations on Restaurant Row, there is something for everyone this holiday season! Check it out below:
Ring in the New Year with Love, Chaos, and Dinner! Teatro ZinZanni invites patrons to an unforgettable night of cirque, comedy and cabaret located on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel in the vibrant Chicago Loop. Patrons looking for something completely different than the typical NYE celebration will be utterly captivated with a spectacle of unforgettable performances and premium entertainment all night. Included in each NYE ticket will be a multi-course feast, plus a special post-aerial performance with Cassie Cutler, live music with the Teatro ZinZanni band leading up to midnight, a special NYE countdown hosted by award-winning comedian and magician Lucy Darling and post-midnight dancing until 1am. Attendees are invited to don their finest New Year’s celebratory attire. Each attendee will be provided with a boa to complete their looks. The New Year’s Eve show starts promptly at 8pm, with doors opening at 7pm. To purchase tickets today, please click here.
Kōmo Chicago, the hot Japanese dining destination on West Loop’s Restaurant Row, 738 W Randolph St. is ringing in the New Year in style and impeccable flavor. Komo will be offering two NYE menus to choose from– a 6-course menu for $130 or an 8-course menu for $160 that includes options such as Sashimi, Tuna Tartare, Nigiri and more. Then, the party continues upstairs at Esco Chicago for a NYE Black Tie Ball beginning at 9pm. Tickets include access to rotating signature bites, access to a two-hour premium open bar, along with live entertainment by DJ AO, a live Congo performance and so much more. Plus, each guest will enjoy 2024 party favors with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight! Early bird ticket sales are now on sale for $120 before December 15. To purchase tickets, click here. Please note, all ticket holders must arrive before midnight to guarantee complimentary entry.
Carnivale will be offering a Disco-themed version of their fan-favorite dinner show – Copa Carnivale – with three seatings available throughout the night. A 90-minute Latin mix experience with a disco twist, diners will be treated to a meal developed by Executive Chef Carlos Garza plus live entertainment including acts such as a live band, tap dancers, DJ, Brazilian Samba Dancers, Aerialists and so much more. Tickets are on sale now through Tock.
Cruise into the New Year with Chicago’s premier water- and land- based experience, City Cruises Chicago! City Cruises is offering unique experiences that cater to all types of groups, whether you are looking for a Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan overlooking the Navy Pier fireworks, or would prefer to start the NYE festivities early on a Signature Lunch Cruise tour on Lake Michigan, they have NYE plans set! City Cruises offers all-inclusive packages, chef-prepared menus, full bar options, and entertainment throughout. For more information or to book your upcoming NYE cruise, please click here.
Get ready to ring in the New Year with a Dueling Pianos featuring Felix and Fingers event at The Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook! On Sunday December 31st, 2023 at 9:00 PM in the hotel’s Prairie ballroom, guests will have the chance to experience the electrifying energy as two talented pianists battle it out on stage, playing top favorite songs from various genres. With their dynamic personalities and ability to play virtually any song requested, they are guaranteed to keep guests entertained throughout the evening. Pre-sale food is available. Cash Bar will be available on the night of the event. Tickets are available [http://Get ready to ring in the New Year with Dueling Pianos featuring Felix and Fingers event! Join us on Sunday December 31st, 2023 at 9:00 PM in our Prairie ballroom for an unforgettable night of music and fun. Location: Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook, 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523 Experience the electrifying energy as two talented pianists battle it out on stage, playing your favorite songs from various genres. From rock to pop, jazz to country, they’ll have you singing along and tapping your feet in no time. Be prepared for a night of laughter, audience participation, and surprises as Felix and Fingers showcases their incredible piano skills. With their dynamic personalities and ability to play virtually any song requested, they are guaranteed to keep you entertained throughout the evening. Don’t miss out on this amazing event! Grab your friends and come join us for an evening of musical magic. Get ready to sing, dance, and have a blast at the Dueling Pianos featuring Felix Fingers event. It’s going to be a night to remember! Pre-sale food is available. Cash Bar will be available on the night of the event.]online.
Send 2023 off in style on the North Shore at Oaken Bistro + Bar. The Lake Forest dining destination will offer a 4 course prix fixe dinner prepared by Executive Chef Christian Alejandro. For the first course, diners will enjoy an Iced Scallop Crudo Persian cucumber gazpacho, pickled lemon, and cucumber flower. Following this, an Herb Crusted Salmon Smoked trout brandade tortellini will be served with a mussel, bouillabaisse sauce. For the main entree, diners will enjoy a Calotte de Boeuf Wilted green onion, cilantro mousseline, barbacoa jus, corn puree. To finish things off on a sweet note, a cured Egg Yolk Ice Cream with Cookie crumb, vanilla, shaved egg yolk and a Champagne Toast to 2024. For reservations please visit oakenbistro.com.
Thorn Restaurant & Lounge located in the Rose Hotel in Rosemont will be offering a New Year’s Eve a special Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu beginning at 3pm on December 31. Offered will be a three-course meal for $45 with choice of starters, along with choice of delicious entrees including a Hanger Steak, Salmon, or Torchio, as well as a dessert option of either a Banana Fosters Sundae or Chai Peanut Butter Cheesecake. There will also be a complimentary glass of champagne for each patron. Those looking for a post NYE celebration are also invited to a delightful New Year’s Day Brunch the following morning featuring endless mimosas and delectable bites. Toast to new beginnings and savor the first day of 2024. Please visit wwww.thornrestaurant.com to reserve your spots today.
The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, 1401 South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop, invites guests to celebrate New Year’s Eve on a high note with their indulgent, tasteful and specially curated menu. The $85 per person package (gratuity and tax are extra) includes a three-course meal, complete with appetizer, entrée and dessert and is served from 4pm-9:30pm. The variety of options created by Chef de Cuisine Oscar Montesinos include appetizer choices of Watercress Salad, House Smoked Salmon, Wood-Grilled Local Mushrooms ‘En Mole Verde’, Oysters Rockefeller, or Signature Lobster Bisque; main course items Faroe Islands Salmon, Sauteed Black Bass, Roasted Moulard Duck Breast, or an 8 oz. Prime Filet Mignon; and Dessert options Orange-Coconut Panna Cotta, Molten Chocolate Cake, or Profiteroles and house made Ice Cream.