Don't have plans for New Year's Eve yet? Here are some suggestions from D.C. Crenshaw, a food and lifestyle blogger and host of the Emmy nominated TV show "Game Time Dine" .
Premium NYE Party
The Celebrity Suite NYE Party at the Hard Rock Hotel with host Pete Wentz from the musical group Fall Out Boy.
Ciroc is only having 5 VIP events like this in the country and E! Entertainment is going to be there to cover the party on E! News.
Cost: $200 per person.
Affordable NYE Events
Lumen: Experience the classic feel of old Vegas 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Guests are encouraged to don stylish attire worthy of Sinatra and the Rat Pack. There will be a Frank Sinatra jazz singer and a DJ Lil' spinning all night long. Plus, casino style blackjack and poker will be available to play.
Drink packages start at $55 and includes delectable appetizer buffet.
When the clock strikes midnight, partake in a champagne toast with plenty of delicious savories.
To purchase tickets visit www.clubtix.net/lumen-chicago or visit www.lumennye.com for more information.
839 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
NYE at Lucky Strike Lanes
Tons of drink specials, bowl, play pool or watch Uncle Jesse’s Hair play live in the Wine Room.
8 p.m – close
322 E. Illinois St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 245-8331
Navy Pier Fireworks
South Dock Street
600 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, Il 60611
Come check out a live performance by My Gold Mask this NYE.
3159 N. Southport Ave.
Check out the live music and toast to the new year with tequila at midnight. The bar package includes drinks and entertainment.
358 W. Ontario
West Town Tavern
There's no cover, but the option to indulge in excellent food and wine is always available. This will be a small intimate setting to celebrate NYE.
Opens at 5:00pm and seats until 10:00pm
1329 W. Chicago Ave.
Suburb NYE Party
New Years Eve at Raven at the Wingate Hotel, Schaumburg’s Newest Night Club.
Celebrate New Year's Eve with guest DJ Nick Hogan, from the show “Hogan Knows Best” and a live performance from Jersey Shore's Angelina Pivarnick.
Individual Packages include premium open bar from 9 p.m.-midnight, appetizer buffet, party favors and complimentary champagne toast.
Cost: $65 per person includes premium liquor from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The Raven Club
616 E. Golf Rd
NYE Events for the family:
Enchanted Castle Family New Year's Eve Party
Party Thru the Decades Includes:
-Buffet with appetizers, pizza, pasta, Italian beef, salad, assorted soft drinks and dessert
-$5 in game tokens (20 tokens)
-Unlimited attractions (Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Krazy Kars, Sir Bounce's Inflatables, & Kids Quest Softplay)
-Party Favors and sparkling juice toast
-Karaoke hit songs of the decade
-Games & prizes
-Countdown celebration and balloon drop
-Two seatings - 3:00pm - 7:00pm; 8pm to Midnight
Cost: $21.95 per person plus tax Kids under 2 eat free, but game tokens are NOT included
Advance reservations are required.
1103 S. Main Street
The entire family can take part in this event! Join Brookfield Zoo and Radio Disney’s Road Crew to bring in the New Year with music, games and lots of prizes.
8401 31st Street. Brookfield, IL
Iceland on NYE
Admission: $5 per person Skate rental: $3 per pair
8435 W. Ballard Rd. Niles, IL
Navy Pier’s Family NYE Bash
Showcase of hip hop dancers, live band, human beat box, fireworks and more.
Fireworks at 8:15pm
South Dock Street
600 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, Il 60611
Bar Club Event. Get a first look at the new bar at a bash including a top shelf open bar (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and menu tastings.
400 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60654
Vertigo Sky Lounge in the Dana Hotel.
Chicagoans are invited to ring in the New Year with style and flair. Guests will be invited to partake in premium bars, a floating sushi station at Aja Café, and a robust menu of late night snacks and decadent desserts.
2 W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.vertigoskylounge.com or at the door
Crimson Lounge, the SAX Chicago.
Chicagoans are invited to count down to the second decade of the new millennium with local club favorite Mr. Robotic from 9p.m. to 2 a.m. The package includes a five-hour open bar of top shelf liquor, hors d'oeuvres, a dessert bar, coffee station, party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight.
333 N. Dearborn St (Inside the Sax Chicago)
Chicago, IL 60610
Tickets can be purchased online at www.crimsonchicago.com
NYE at NoMI Lounge.
Looking to go out for New Year's Eve, but don't want to break the bank. This year, NoMI Lounge is the place to be. It includes a champagne toast at midnight and party favors.
Guaranteed - classy atmosphere and great view.
Park Hyatt Hotel
800 N. Michigan Ave.
Cost: $90 Food & Beverage Minimum
LA BELLE VIE. (Stilettos and Cuff Links Required)
It takes place on the EVE of NYE on December 30th and includes dinner, specialty cocktails, dessert (including our famous red velvet cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries), gifts (including a $50 gift certificate to Red Door spa), and a champagne toast to bringing the new year one day early.
Three Peas Art Lounge
75 East 16th St.
Macello – Eat and enjoy great music.Dinner package is $75 per person. 9:30 pm – 1 am.
1235 W. Lake St.
Ra Sushi - Enjoy festive food & drink specials including the $4 Ball Dropper Martini, $6 Resolution Breaker, $6 New Year's Kiss, $11 Viva Las Vegas Rolls, and $11 Chicken Yakisoba while the DJ spins hot beats from 8-10pm.
Complimentary champagne toast at midnight and no cover.
NoMi’s Elevate the Eve - an extravagant 8-course Tasting Menu featuring fresh truffles and paired with world class wines.
This over-the-top experience is situated in the highly-coveted windows overlooking Michigan Avenue and the Historic Water Tower Square. Reservations for this amazing dining experience are limited and require a party of 4-6 people, beginning at 8:30 PM.
Blue 13 Chicago - New Year’s Eve dinner packages perfect for pre-party sustenance or latenight toasting.
Starting at 6:00 p.m., Blue 13 will offer two prix fixe dinner options, one with five courses and another with seven courses.
The five-course costs $100 per person, or $150 with wine pairings. The seven-courser is $140 per person, or $210 with wine pairings. When midnight hits, guests in attendance will be treated to a complimentary glass of Champagne.
Reservations are required.
NYE "Passport Mediterraneo" at Meze - This year experience a New Year unlike any other and escape the cold to the exotic southwest shores of Spain and experience the culture, cuisine and music from the region.
Cost: $85 includes premium open bar, Mediterranean buffet, champagne toast and live entertainment.
First Published: Dec 29, 2010 6:35 AM CDT