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Chicago's Best New Year's Eve Party 2023 at The Drake Hotel - 22nd Annual Event - Chicago's Longest Running NYE Party, The Hottest Ticket!

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The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place Chicago, IL 60611

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The Chicago New Year's Eve Party 2023 at The Drake Hotel - 22nd Annual Event - Chicago's Longest Running NYE Party

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Please join us for The 22nd Annual Chicago Scene New Year's Eve Party at The Drake Hotel. Chicago's largest, longest-running, and Best NYE Party in the city. Over 3000 people from around the world come to celebrate the New Year in style at the historic Drake Hotel. Voted "Best Chicago New Year's Eve Party" by ABC's Good Morning America, ABC Chicago & NBC Chicago.

Party "Vegas Style" with 6 Ballrooms of Chicago's best entertainment. The hottest local DJs keep the party going throughout the New Year with two incredible balloon drops, champagne toast at midnight, premium top-shelf beer, wine, and spirits, with over 40 fully staffed open bars all night long, and Chef's Selection of Hors d'Oeuvres Buffet.

The Drake Hotel is home to some of the most beautiful event spaces in the city including, The Gold Coast Ballroom, The Grand Ballroom, and the Palm Court, Chicago’s favorite place for afternoon tea.

The Drake Hotel is known to be Chicago's best NYE party venue, located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street on the Magnificent Mile in The Gold Coast, overlooking the famous Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.

Multiple celebrities and local sports stars have celebrated the New Year at our parties. Even Princess Diana stayed at The Drake Hotel on her only visit to Chicago!

We have the best selection of VIP Tables with Bottle service in Chicago. VIP Tables are located in over 11 distinct rooms with a variety of music, please review all of our table options below. Don't miss out, ticket prices go up as the event starts to SELL OUT!

Groups of 5 or more can save money by buying from us directly at 312-587-3474

WHY IS THIS THE HOTTEST NYE PARTY IN CHICAGO?

  • Voted the best party in Chicago by ABC's Good Morning America!
  • Over 3,000 guests
  • The Longest Running NYE Party in Chicago (our 22nd Year)
  • People come from around the world to attend our party every year
  • Open bar all night for all ticket holders! - Top shelf drinks - includes all cocktails, beer, wine, liquor & champagne toast at midnight. Premium liquor brands such as: Tito's, Ketel One, Absolut, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Bombay, Cruzan, Truly, Miller Lite, Heineken, etc.
  • GA Tickets Include: 4-hour Open Bar starting at 9PM until 1AM, Access to 3 Ballrooms of entertainment.
  • VIP Tickets Include (Best Value): 5.5 - Hour Open Bar starting at 8PM until 1:30AM, Access to 6 Ballrooms of entertainment.
  • Reserved VIP Tables & Chairs With Bottle Service - 5.5 - Hour Open Bar starting at 8PM until 1:30AM, in all Ballrooms are available and access to all 6 Ballrooms of entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, VIP Grand Ballroom, French Room, Drake, and Camellia)
  • Chef's Selection of Hors D'oeuvres
  • 1000+ balloon drop at midnight in the Gold Coast Ballroom & The VIP Grand Ballroom
  • Complimentary hats, noisemakers, and party favors
  • Dessert & Coffee Service after midnight
  • Numerous famous celebrities have stayed at The Drake Hotel, including Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana
  • Includes a Pre Party on December 30th at 9 p.m. and a Post Party TBD

Entertainment:  Live performances by Chicago's hottest DJs & Performers with state-of-the-art sound and lighting.

  • Gold Coast Room:  The DJ Firm's DJ Daily & Drummer Rocky Roppo - The ultimate DJ and Drummer Duo Playing Top 40, House & Hip Hop
  • VIP Grand Ballroom: DJ Charles Protege  - Playing Top 40, Dance & Hip Hop
  • The Palm Court - One of Chicago's favorite Live bands Shytown will be playing a mix of "Electric Rock" a blend of pop, rock, funk and reggae to create a truly unique, eclectic sound all night long
  • French Ballroom: DJ Justin Dahl Performing LiveBam Bam Buddha on Drums Playing a mix of House Music and Dance Remixes
  • Drake Room: Chicago's Own DJ Mauricio - A Global Mix Playing: Latin Vibes - Tropical Beats - Reggaeton - Sexy House 
  • VIP Camellia Room: DJ Live playing MOTOWN, RETRO MIX & Top 40 Music

The Drake Party is The Best New Year's Eve celebration in Chicago, it's like a "Right of Passage" a "Bucket List" Event when in Chicago, you've got to attend at least once.  The premier Ballroom of the Drake Hotel, the Gold Coast Ballroom, with its rows of hand-painted columns makes it one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Chicago.

Big Ten grads say, "It's the #1 New Year's party for Alumni in the city of Chicago." Every year, we hear from many guests, "everyone from our college is here." The majority of our guest's ages range from 21-39, but people of all ages  21+ are guaranteed to have a fun time.  We've had large groups of up to three generations of family members reserve VIP tables and enjoy the party together.

Best NYE VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service - Check out all the Options 

PURCHASE DRAKE HOTEL ROOM AND GA & VIP PARTY PACKAGES HERE!

Reserved VIP Tables upgrades start at just $60 a person for groups of 4 or more. 

Call For any Questions or Group Ticket sales  Phone: 312-587-3474

New Years Eve 2023 - Ticket Info:

General Admission - GA Tickets - Include:

Tickets start at $139 Going up to $189*

  • 3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, French Room & Drake Room)
  • Open Bars for 4 hours from 9PM to 1AM
  • Plenty of Bars and Bartenders to avoid long lines
  • Premium Liquor Brands: Tito's, Absolut Vodka, Dewar's, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Bombay, Cruzan, Miller Lite, Heineken Premium, and more!
  • Balloon Drop at Midnight in the Gold Coast Ballroom
  • Chef's Selection of Gourmet Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Midnight Champagne Toast
  • Complimentary Hats, Noise Makers, and Party Favors
  • Dessert & Coffee Service after midnight

VIP Tickets - Best Value! - Include:

Tickets start at $159 Going up to $209*

  • 6 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, VIP Grand Ballroom, Palm Court, French, Drake, and Camellia Rooms)
  • Open Bars for 5.5 hours from 8 PM to 1:30 AM and access to all VIP areas.
  • Plenty of Bars and Bartenders to avoid long lines
  • Premium Liquor Brands: Tito's, Absolut Vodka, Dewar's, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Bombay, Cruzan, Miller Lite, Heineken Premium, and more!
  • Balloon Drop at Midnight In the Gold Coast Ballroom & The VIP Grand Ballroom
  • Chef's Selection of Gourmet Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Midnight Champagne Toast
  • Complimentary Hats, Noise Makers, and Party Favors
  • Dessert & Coffee Service after midnight
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VIP Table Information:

VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service - 11 Rooms to Choose From - The Only Seats at the party are at Reserved Tables.

Table tickets start at $235 to $395

  • 6 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, VIP Grand Ballroom, Palm Court with Live Band, French Room, Drake, and Camellia)
  • Open Bars for 5.5 hours from 8 PM to 1:30 AM and access to all VIP areas.
  • Plenty of Bars and Bartenders to avoid long lines
  • Premium Liquor Brands: Tito's, Absolut Vodka, Dewar's, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Bombay, Cruzan, Sauza, Miller Lite & Heineken Premium
  • Balloon Drop at Midnight In the Gold Coast Ballroom & The VIP Grand Ballroom
  • Chef's Selection of Gourmet Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Midnight Champagne Toast
  • Complimentary Hats, Noise Makers, and Party Favors
  • Dessert & Coffee Service after midnight

Your party will have a reserved table in the room of your choice. You are free to visit all other Ballrooms and your table will be waiting for you on your return.

*Parties of 2 will be sat at communal tables of 6-10 people and include 2 Bottles of Liquor. Tables of 4-5 receive 1 Bottle of Liquor. Tables of 6-10 receive 2 Bottles of Liquor. All tables receive mixers, glasses, condiments, and cocktail servers. Open bars are available in every room of the party. Tax & Gratuity Included.

*Some parties of 2 can be seated at individual tables, please call for availability: 312-587-3474

All VIP Tables receive at least 1-3 bottles of Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila, Gin, Wine, Champagne, and more.

VIP Rooms from Least to Most Expensive:

  • Tudor, Georgian, Astor: Above the Grand Ballroom - Prices start at $235 per ticket going up to $285. The music played in these rooms will be Top 40 - the same music that is being played in the Grand Ballroom below. These rooms are located up the main stairs that lead from the Grand Ballroom to this area.
  • Venetian Room overlooking Lake Shore Drive: Above the Grand Ballroom - Prices start at $245 per ticket going up to $295. The music played in these rooms will be Top 40 - the same music that is being played in the Grand Ballroom below. This room is just above the Grand Ballroom at the end of the hall and has a beautiful view overlooking Lake Shore Drive.
  • French Room VIP Table:  Prices start at $245 per ticket going up to $295. Music Type: DJ Justin Dahl will play a mix of House & Dance Music. This is a wonderful room that sits between the Gold Coast Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom. We place the VIP tables next to the DJ and the areas around the dance floor.
  • Drake Room VIP Table:  Prices start at $245 per ticket going up to $295. Music Type: DJ Mauricio - A Global Mix Playing: Latin Vibes, Tropical Beats, Reggaeton, & Sexy House. This room has a great raised area where the VIP tables are placed, the guests have a great view of the DJ and dance floor. The room is adjacent to the Gold Coast Ballroom for easy access to the Ballon Drop at Midnight.
  • Club International VIP Table adjacent to The Palm Court: Prices start at $245 per ticket going up to $295. Music Type: A live band will be playing a great mix of music all night from the Palm Court next door. The Club International is another classic room at the Drake Hotel. Its beautiful mahogany walls and ceiling take you back to the roaring twenties when the hotel was built. The Room was a private club for over 90 years.
  • Camellia Room VIP Table:  Prices start at $255 per ticket going up to $295. Music Type: DJ Live will play MOTOWN, RETRO MIX, & Top 40 Music. This is a wonderful room that overlooks Michigan Ave. and all the incredible Christmas lights that line the Mag Mile. This room seats over 150 guests and is a party within the party. Located next to the Gold Coast Ballroom.
  • The Palm Court - Live Party Band - Prices start at $275 per ticket going up to $325. One of Chicago's favorite Live bands Shytown will be playing a mix of "Electric Rock" all night. It's the only room with a live performance by a band. This room is a NEW addition to this year's event, it's one of the most renowned rooms in the city. The Drake has been serving afternoon tea in the room since the hotel opened over 100 years ago. It's an absolutely stunning room with a fountain and an amazing flower display above, it will sell out quickly.
  • VIP Grand Ballroom - VIP Table - Prices start at $295 per ticket going up to $345. Music Type: DJ Charles Protege playing, Top 40, Dance & Hip Hop Music. The Grand Ballroom is again one of the most beautiful Ballrooms in the city it has one of the only spring-loaded dance floors in the city. It's lined by a second-story balcony that goes around the entire ballroom. It's the second-largest ballroom at the Drake hotel.
  • Gold Coast Ballroom - VIP Table - The Nicest Ballroom in Chicago, Prices start at $345 per ticket going up to $395. Music Type: The DJ Firm's DJ Daily & Drummer Rocky Roppo - The ultimate DJ and Drummer Duo Playing Top 40, House & Hip Hop The Gold Coast Ballroom with its rows of hand-painted columns makes it one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Chicago. The Ballroom large windows overlook Lake Michigan and Lake Shore Drive. At nearly the same size as Buckingham Palace's Ballroom and is the largest Ballroom at The Drake Hotel, it can accommodate over 1100 guests. The VIP Tables line the windows along the side of the ballroom and seats over 100 VIP table Guests.

The GA, VIP Tickets & VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service include All Drake Hotel Taxes and Gratuities.

Registration opens at Noon on Dec. 31

For any questions or for groups discounts of 5 or more please call, 312-587-3474

* Note: Ticket prices are set to go up by both the number of tickets sold at a price and by date, buy early and save money.

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TESTIMONIALS

The Chicago Scene New Year's Party at the Drake was one of the best I've ever been to. We spend New Year's in Miami, last year and it was the worst experience of my life. This year we decided to stay home and go to your party and had a great time. Great music, plenty of bars, great food, and a great crowd.

- Brian H. Lincoln Park, IL

I never send thank you letters but I just wanted to say thanks to my group of friends from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Illinois in Champaign, We felt like we knew half the people at the event. It was the first time we had gone to a nice hotel party and were very happy with the choice. Everything went very smoothly from Check-in to the bathrooms to the bar service and the DJ's. We loved all the different rooms with DJ's playing different types of music in each. BTW we thought the VIP tickets were well worth the money. I'm sure we will bring a bigger group next year.

- David H. Highland Park, IL

I had heard great things about the Chicago Scene NYE Party at The Drake Hotel, but this was our first time at the party and it was a blast! We stayed at the hotel for three nights and made a great little vacation out of it. A few of our friends that we went to college with at the University of Michigan that live in Chicago invited us to the party and we are very happy we made the trip in. We look forward to coming back to Chicago for New Year's next year.

- Leslie J. Bloomfield Hills, MI

Great Party! I went to school at the University of Indiana and a bunch of guys from my Frat made the party a sort of a 5 year post-graduation reunion. I now live in San Francisco so making the trip back to the cold was not something I was looking forward to. It turned out to be one of the best New Year's Parties I've ever been to!

- Mike R. San Francisco, CA

FAQ

  • Must be over 21 years old with Valid ID to attend.
  • COVID Information will be updated as we approach New Year's.
  • Yes, the New Year's Eve 2023 party will sell out.
  • Includes a Pre Party on December 30th at 9 p.m. and a Post Party TBD
  • Yes, the ticket prices increase as much as 40% as the party sells out.
  • If you want to sit down during the party you must reserve a Table with Bottle Service. 
  • Yes, people buy & sell tickets on Facebook and Craiglist.org before and after the party sells out.
  • Why is our ticket price higher than most other NYE Venues? The Drake Hotel is the nicest NYE Party Venue in Chicago and that makes it a very expensive place to host an event.
  • If you think you are going to be in Chicago for New Year and you are reading this then buy tickets now and sell them later if you can't go.
  • 3rd Party Tickets: If you'd like to sell your tickets to a 3rd Party, just give them the ticket or the PDF for them to print out.
  • Tickets will not be mailed to you, You must print out your own tickets or show them on your phone at the entrance, bring a Valid ID and credit card if you have any issues.
  • Check-in on Dec 31st begins at Noon in the Lobby. You will then be given a wristband to enter the party.
  • Coat check? We have several coat check areas.
  • Valet parking is available. Call 312-787-2200 for rates.
  • The Drake Hotel Sells Out so get your room/Party Packages early.
  • One of the best reasons to come to our party at the Drake Hotel is getting home, we have plenty of UBERS, taxi's, buses, trains and hotel rooms in the area. You don't have to worry about getting stuck out in the cold in the middle of nowhere at 3AM freezing your tush off.
  • Dress Code: Cocktail to Tux, (Men: Suits, Sport Coats & Slacks, Tuxedo ) Take a Look at the Drake NYE Party Photos for a good idea (No Jeans, T-Shirts, Hats or Gym Shoes)
  • Legal Notice: Drug use or unruly behavior will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Party arrangements are based on projected attendance and are subject to change.
  • For any questions or for groups discounts of 5 or more please call, 312-587-3474

*ALL SALES FINAL - NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, ALL SALES FINAL: no credits, no exchanges- Unless the City Cancels the Party due to COVID, we will refund your tickets.

For More info go to: Chicago-Scene.com

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- Covid-19 Health and Safety Information -

As of October 10, 2022, The city of Chicago has no restrictions. We will update the COVID Policy as we get closer to the event.

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New Year's Eve Party - The Drake Hotel Chicago 2023 - Chicago Scene image
New Year's Eve Party - The Drake Hotel Chicago 2023 - Chicago Scene image
New Year's Eve Party - The Drake Hotel Chicago 2023 - Chicago Scene image
New Year's Eve Party - The Drake Hotel Chicago 2023 - Chicago Scene image
New Year's Eve Party - The Drake Hotel Chicago 2023 - Chicago Scene image

I'm Ted Widen, host of the NYE party and a Realtor with Dream Town Realty. Thank you for coming to our NYE Party. Do you need help buying or selling a home in the Chicago Area? Please give me a call at 312-587-3474 or go to our website ChicagoScene.com

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