10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Illinois

The world is just days away from saying “See ya later!” to 2018, and it’s out with the old and in with the state’s hottest NYE celebrations. And in Illinois, we’re doing things big. From massive parties with champagne and French cuisine in Chicago to mini golf and arcade games with the family in Oswego, there’s something for everyone. Here are the 10 best New Year’s Eve events in Illinois!   

Roof New Year’s Eve Monte Carlo Party, Chicago, IL

The views from this place are unbeatable, giving you sweeping panoramas of the city. This year’s theme takes you straight to Monte Carlo, complete with gaming tables, cocktails, dancers, live music, and tons of French cuisine and champagne. This place is likely to be the hottest party in the city. 

Tinseltown: An Old Hollywood Style New Year’s Eve Party, Mount Vernon, IL

Could there be a more fitting theme for this old-school theater than that of the silver screen movie era? This Hollywood cabaret is filled with the sounds of jazz music from The Perrilles Project and an exquisite meal provided by RARE Chophouse. Dress your best and dance the night away in this throwback event to remember. 

New Year’s Eve Social Party at The Barrel House Social, La Grange, IL

This shindig is everything a New Year’s party should be: a great place to meet friends new and old AND a place to enjoy your final moments of the year. Early bird tickets are $45 and grant you access to premium drinks, party favors, a DJ, champagne toast, and more!

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Chuck's New Year’s Eve Party, Darien, IL

This homey cafe is serving up some of the best fun and food for New Year’s Eve. Ready, Set, Dance DJ is in control of your evening’s entertainment as you dance and indulge on a superior buffet. A premium open bar, craft beers, champagne toast, and other delights are all included in each ticket. 

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Noon Year's Eve at The Promenade Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook, IL

Just because most NYE events take place at bars doesn’t mean they all have to! Kids can celebrate the holiday at The Promenade with a countdown to noon, balloon drop, magic show, and even a mocktail toast. Plus, there are tons of local restaurants and shops nearby to complete your adventure, including the Beer Market and It’s So Fluffy Bakery for pets. 

New Year's Eve at The Tankard, Chicago, IL

This cozy neighborhood spot is featuring one of the best values you could want. For just $50, you get total access to premium drinks for a whopping four-hour span, an epic food station piled high with apps, desserts, and tater tots, and plenty of entertainment. It’s everything you need to party like it’s 2018 all under one roof. 

Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL

If you’re looking for the total package, there’s no better place to party than here. They’ve crafted tons of New Year’s Eve party packages for singles, couples, and families so you can celebrate however you choose. Packages include varying levels of fun and festivities, including overnight stays, open bar, party favors, music, champagne toast, breakfast buffets, and various themes throughout the night (including one just for the kiddos!). 

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Family New Year’s Eve Party, Oswego, IL

This family-friendly NYE event at Planet Fun is all about making memories! It’s the ideal solution if the kids want to count down to New Year’s but can’t stay up late. Tickets include unlimited mini golf, bounce room time, and arcade games, along with a pizza buffet and the countdown to 7 p.m. 

New Year's Eve at Homeslice, Chicago, IL

The pizza here is reason enough to throw down here on NYE, but they’re promising much more than a traditional deep dish. They’re offering drink packages and table reservations to let you choose your perfect way to party. The whole place is decked out in twinkling lights, and it’s a must-see spot this New Year’s Eve!

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New Year’s Eve Bash at TBD Bar, Fairview Heights, IL

This free New Year’s Eve celebration gives you a place to party on the cheap! They’re offering $5 drink specials all night long, $3 shots, and free champagne to toast at midnight. Plus, you have access to all the social environs you love, including bar games, yard games, tons of big screen TVs, and amazing better-than-bar fare.

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