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Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Friday, January 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
GA Ticket - 3 Ballrooms of Entertainment   more info Ended $145.00 $10.49
GA Ticket - 3 Ballrooms of Ent. Bars Open 4 hrs   more info Ended $155.00 $11.14
GA Ticket - 3 Ballrooms of Ent. Bars Open 4 hrs   more info Ended $165.00 $11.79
GA- Quantity Discount! - Buy 4 Tix or more and save $10 per ticket   more info Ended $155.00 $11.14
VIP Ticket - 5 Ballrooms of Ent. Bars Open 1.5 Hrs Longer than GA   more info Ended $165.00 $11.79
VIP Ticket - 5 Ballrooms of Ent. Bars Open 5.5 hrs   more info Ended $175.00 $12.45
VIP Ticket - 5 Ballrooms of Ent. Bars Open 5.5 hrs   more info Ended $185.00 $13.10
Upgrade from GA to VIP   more info Ended $30.00 $2.95
VIP Table French Room   more info Ended $195.00 $13.76
VIP Table Venetian Room with Bottle Service   more info Ended $215.00 $15.07
VIP Reserved Seating Drake   more info Ended $195.00 $13.76
VIP TABLE in The Gold Coast Ballroom   more info Ended $2,000.00 $100.85

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Chicago Scene 2016 New Years Eve at the Drake


16TH Annual Chicago Scene New Year's Eve 2016 Party at The Drake Hotel

Nothing to Think about. It's the Best Party at the Nicest Hotel in Chicago!

Buy Your tickets today before it's too late!

Many of our VIP Table options with Bottle Service have Sold Out!

GA & VIP Tickets are Now Over 95% SOLD OUT

Prices Going Up Today!

WHY IS THIS THE BEST NYE PARTY IN CHICAGO?

  • VOTED THE BEST PARTY IN CHICAGO FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS
  • 3000 GUESTS
  • PREMIUM TOP SHELF ALL INCLUSIVE DRINK & APPETIZER PACKAGE - All Beer, Wine, Liquor & Champagne Toast at Midnight. Brands such as: Grey Goose Vodka, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Miller Lite, Heineken & Canyon Road Wines
  • GA Tix include a 4 Hour All Inclusive Top Shelf Package Cocktail Reception
  • VIP Tix include a 5 1/2 Hour All Inclusive Top Shelf Package Cocktail Reception
  • 5 BALLROOMS OF ENTERTAINMENT (Gold Coast Room, Grand Ballroom, French Room,  Drake Room and Drake Bros.)
  • FULLY STAFFED BARS & BARTENDERS - No Long Waits
  • CHEF'S SELECTION OF HORS D'OEUVRES
  • THOUSANDS OF BALLOONS DROP AT MIDNIGHT IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM & THE  VIP GRAND BALLROOM
  • MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST
  • COMPLIMENTARY HATS, NOISE MAKERS, PARTY FAVORS
  • COFFEE & DESSERTS SERVED AFTER MIDNIGHT
  • VIP TICKETS INCLUDE AN EXTRA 1.5 HRS OF BAR SERVICE PLUS ACCESS TO ALL THE VIP ROOMS INCLUDING: GRAND BALLROOM. WALTON, DRAKE BROS., VENETIAN & GEORGIAN 

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CHICAGO’S HOTTEST LOCAL DJ'S SPINNING, HOUSE, HIP HOP, TOP 40

Lollapalooza 2015 &  Red Bull Thre3style US Champion DJ Trentino, Wizz Kid & Miro Performing Live in The Gold Coast Room Play Top 40, House & Hip Hop| DJ Charles Protege  Performing Live in The  VIP Grand Ballroom  Playing Top 40 & Hip Hop & House| DJ Justin Dahl & Bam Bam Buddha Performing Live in French Ballroom  Playing a mix of Commercial, Tech and Progressive House |  Drake Room playing Throwback & Retro mix, A Jazz Band playing all night in the Drake Brothers Restaurant
STATE OF THE ART SOUND AND LIGHTING
 

Join 3000 Guests as they 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

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

Party Vegas Style with 5 Ballrooms of Chicago's best entertainment. The hottest local DJ's keep the party going through the New Year. The incredible Balloon Drops in two ballrooms and Midnight, Champagne Toast, Premium Top Shelf Spirits and Drinks flowing all night, with plenty of fully staffed bars, Chef's Selection of Hors d'Oeuvres & Buffet.

Big Ten grads say "It's the Number One New Year's Party for Big Ten Alumni in the City of Chicago", we hear every year from many guests "That everyone from our College is here", the main ages range of our guests are from 21-35 and go up to people in their 40's & 50's. We have had groups with 2 and some times 3 generations of family members enjoying the party together. Our party is so renowed that people come from all over North America and from accross oceans to attend. 

The Drake Hotel is Chicago's best NYE Party Venue & location in the Gold Coast on the Magnificent Mile at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Oak Street overlooking the famous Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.  Princess Diana stayed at The Drake Hotel on her only visit to Chicago. 

 Google Map of The Drake Hotel

Purchase your tickets early, the price goes up as we sell more tickets; this party sells out in advance every year!

Drake Hotel Party Floor Plan

Drake NYE Eve of eve

Tickets include a Pre-Party Wednesday December 30th at The New Godfrey Hotel Chicago‎ IO Urban Roofscape Includes a Complimentary glass of Champagne, must show NYE Ticket at the door. The Godfrey Hotel at 127 W. HURON AT LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 

New Years Eve 2016 Ticket Options & Prices:
GA-General Admission Tickets - Start at $125 and will go up to $175  3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Goldcoast, French, Drake) - Bars open for 4 hours from 9 PM to 1 AM.

VIP Tickets (Best Value All 5 Ballrooms- Bars open 5.5 Hours) start at $155 and will go up to $195 -  5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Drake Bros., Walton Room VIP Bars), VIP Tickets don't Get you seats. Bars open for 5.5 hours from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.

VIP Tickets with a Buffet Dinner & Reserved Table all night start at $215 and will go up to $255. Full Buffet Dinner starting at 7PM. 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Drake Bros., Walton Room VIP Bars), Bars open from 7 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.

VIP Reserved Tables from 4 to 100 people in all rooms stating at $195 a person.  5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Drake Bros., Walton Room VIP Bars), Bars open from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.  

Call For Group Discounts for groups of 6 or more Please call 312-587-3474 Ext. 2

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

             

Drake NYE Video from Dec 31 2014

NYE Photos from Dec 31, 2014

Drake Hotel Venue Photos

Great Photos and Videos of The Drake Hotel from ChicagoWeddingVenues.com

Drake NYE Floor Plan

General Admission Tickets Include:

3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room)
Bars open for 4 hours
Fully staffed Bars and Bartenders to serve you better (No long wait for drinks) - Premium Liquor Brands: Grey Goose Vodka, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Miller Lite, Heineken, Canyon Road Wines
Premium Top Shelf Drink & Appetizer Package
Chef's Selection of Gourmet Hors d'Oervres
Midnight Champagne Toast
DJ Spinning, House, Hip hop, Top 40 State of the art sound and lighting
Complimentary Hats, Noise Makers, Party Favors
Balloon Drop at Midnight in the Gold Coast Room & The Grand Ballroom

Coffee Service for your convenience
Registration & wristband pick up opens at 5PM with a Cash bar from 8-9PM

VIP TICKETS Include:
5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room, Drake Room, VIP Grand Ballroom, Walton Room & Drake Bros.)

Bars open for 5.5 Hours

Premium Top Shelf Drink & Appetizer Package
Fully staffed Bars and Bartenders to serve you better (No long wait for drinks) Premium Liquor Brands: Grey Goose Vodka, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Miller Lite, Heineken, Canyon Road Wines
VIP Bars are open from 8pm to 1:30 am 

Balloon Drop at Midnight In the Gold Coast Room & The Grand Ballroom

Chef's Selection of Gourmet Hors d'Oervres 
Midnight Champagne Toast
DJ Spinning, House, Hip hop, Top 40 State of the art sound and lighting
Complimentary Hats, Noise Makers, Party Favors
Coffee Service for your convenience
Registration & wristband pick up opens at Noon

VIP DINNER
VIP Tickets & Buffet Dinner
Starting at $195 going up to $250

VIP Tickets with a Buffet Dinner & Reserved Seating In Drake Bros.
Includes: VIP ticket to party, Reserved Table in the Drake Brothers Restaurant all night, a buffet dinner, Access to all VIP areas. Seating's start at 7pm.

Includes Everything that the VIP offers plus the Buffet Dinner

VIP Buffet Dinner Menu:
Organic Field Greens, Grapes, Strawberries, Toasted Almonds, Maytag Blue, Balsamic
Grilled Calamari Salad, Smoked Mussels, Citrus Vinaigrette
Prosciutto, Cantaloupe, and Arugula
Assorted Sushi and Maki Rolls
NY Strip, Port Fig Demiglace, Rosemary Garlic Potatoes
French Breast of Chicken, Tomato Concasse, Broccolini, Tarragon Jus
Soy Seared Salmon, Green Tea Bamboo Rice
Individual Fruit Salad, Fresh Mint
Mini Mousse Cups
White and Dark Chocolate Truffles

 

VIP Table In the French Room or Drake Room

A minimum of 4 VIP tickets, Reserved Table & chairs in the French Ballroom plus One Premium bottle of Vodka, or other Spirits, mixers & Cocktail Servers.

VIP Seating Venetian Room with Bottle Service 

Includes Reserved Table in the Venetian Room Overlooking Lake Shore Drive, just above the Grand Ballroom plus One Bottle of  Vodka or other Premium Liquor per 4 people. A minimum of 4 People is needed to reserve this table type.

VIP TABLE in the Gold Coast Ballroom 
This Includes 6 VIP tickets, Reserved Table with seating for 6 in the Gold Coast Ballroom. Two Bottles of  Vodka, or other Spirits, mixers & Cocktail Servers.
This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar. Only 6 tables are available.

VIP TABLE in the VIP Grand Ballroom
This Includes 6 VIP tickets, Reserved Table with seating for 6 in the Grand Ballroom. Two Bottles of Vodka, or other Spirits, mixers.
This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar. Only 6 tables are available.

  • The Tickets & VIP Tables includes All Taxes and Gratuities.

Tickets may not be available at the Door, If you think you will be in Chicago for NYE buy your tickets now, you can always sell them to a friend or on Craigslist for more money.

If you would like to Upgrade to a VIP Table please Call us and we will try to help, 312-587-3474

AREA HOTELS

Here is a list of Hotels that are within two blocks of The Drake Hotel:  The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago  Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile  Millennium Knickerbocker  Raffaello Hotel  Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile 

TESTIMONIALS

The Chicago Scene New Year's Party at the Drake was one of the best I've ever been to. We spend New Years 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 from my group of friends from University of Wisconsin, Madison and 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 was very happy with the choice. Everything went very smoothly from Check-in and the bathrooms to the bar service and the DJ's. We loved all the different rooms with DJ's playing a different type 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 friend that we went to college with at 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 years in the next few years.

Leslie J.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Great Party! I went to school at University of Indian and a bunch of guys from my Frat House made the party 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 Years Parties I've ever been to.

Miklos R
San Francisco, CA


FAQ

  • Yes, the New Years Eve 2016 party will sell out.
  • Yes, the ticket price increases as the party sells out.
  • Yes, People buy & sell tickets on Craiglist.org before and after the party sells out.
  • Why is our ticket price higher than most of the other Venue Prices? The Drake Hotel is the nicest NYE Party Venue in Chicago and that makes it a very expensive place to have an event. Ask anyone that has had a Wedding there.
  • If you think you are going to be in Chicago for New Years 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 the night of the event beginning at Noon in the Lobby then at 7PM on the street level of the hotel. You will then be given a wristband to enter the party.
  • Yes 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 taxi's, buses, trains and hotels 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.
  • Group Ticket sales Discounts for Groups of 6 or more Call 312-587-3474 Ext. 2 

ADDITIONAL INFO

    • Dress Code: Cocktail to Tux, (Men: Suits, Sport Coat & Slacks, Tuxedo ) Take a Look at the Drake NYE Party Photos for a good idea (No Jeans, T-Shirts, Hats or Gym Shoes)
    • Must be at least 21 to enter with valid ID
    • Legal Notice: Drug use or unruly behavior will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.
    • Tickets are non-refundable.
    • Party arrangements are based on projected attendance and are subject to change.

 

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The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611

Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Friday, January 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM


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