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New Years Eve Gala 2018

The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station

Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Monday, January 1, 2018 at 1:00 AM (CST)

New Years Eve Gala 2018

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"The 'Roaring Twenties' is the name given to the era in American history between the end of WW1 and the commencement of the Great Depression in 1929. The "Roaring Twenties" ushered in the birth of a new, modern national lifestyle, as war-weary Americans wanted to enjoy themselves and began to value convenience and leisure over hard work and self-denial." - American History 101


Events by Mistwood welcomes you to our New Years Eve Gala 2018 in The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station! 

Join your friends and family, for a night of cocktails, dinner and dancing, as we celebrate the New Year!  Indulge in passed hors d'oeuvres and a seated 3-course dinner by our own Executive Chef Dan Casey.  Take pleasure in a live jazz band during cocktail hour, premium open bar until midnight, and a DJ to keep the party rocking all night!

[ FIRST COURSE ]  A Black Tie A"Farro" Salad with Mixed Greens, Farro, Bow-Tie Pasta, Pomegranate Seeds, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, and Champagne Vinaigrette, acommpanied with a Potato & Leek with Caviar Cream Soup Shooter

[ 2ND COURSE ]  NY Strip Steak & Garlic Shrimp with White Truffle & Parmesan Yukon Potato, Glazed Baby Carrots, Haricot-Vert and Cognac Demi-Glace

[ 3RD COURSE ]  "Midnight Snack" made up of Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse with Crushed Kettel Chips, Champagne soaked Strawberries and Banana Cream

The night continues as Awesome DJ's pumps the party up with today's hottest music so you can dance the night away.  Enjoy a specialty bar sponsored by our friends from Tito's, plus a Champagne toast at midnight!

This is one #GRANDNYE you'll definitely not want to miss... so get your tickets while you still can!


For additional information call (815) 254-7003.

General Admission:  $100.00 per guest

Reserved Table for 10:  $80.00 per guest - 20% savings!

All Tickets Include:

  • Cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres & LIVE entertainment by The Walkins
  • 3-Course Surf & Turf Dinner
  • 5 Hour Premium Open Bar
  • Featured Tito's Bar
  • Step & Repeat Photo Opportunity
  • Complimentary Party Favors
  • Awesome DJ's with NYE 2018 Countdown
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes.  The event is twenty-one (21) years of age or older only because we will have an open-bar until midnight.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking directly across the street from the Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station.  We encourage the use of Uber or Lyft so that you may enjoy the night without the worry of driving home.  Hotels are located throughout the city of Joliet and we also encourage booking a room close to the Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact our Director of Food & Beverage, Jim Koklas, at with any questions regarding our event.  We encourage anyone with dietary restrictions to reach out as well so that he may answer any of your questions or concerns.


What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer refunds to the event after your ticket is purchased.  Our sincerest apologies.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We encourage you to bring your printed tickets to the event to present at the check-in table.  Our staff will utilize a QSR code to make sure all tickets presented are valid and accounted for.  Mobile tickets are also acceptable and will be used in the same manner at the check-in table.


Have questions about New Years Eve Gala 2018? Contact The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station

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The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station
50 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Monday, January 1, 2018 at 1:00 AM (CST)

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The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station

The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station occupies one of Joliet’s most historic buildings. What was once the bustling hub for travelers waiting to catch their trains, is now a beautiful and unique private event space.

The Grand Ballroom is a versatile space with both indoor and outdoor locations. It is ideal for all types of events including receptions, fundraisers and corporate events. We offer customized menus and an exceptional team of event professionals that will help you through the process, from the initial site tour to the end of your event.

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