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Watch Chicago New Year's Eve Countdown Live

Watch NBC 5's New Year's Eve show beginning at 11:08 p.m. on NBC 5 and in the player above.

Chicago is counting down to 2022 this New Year's Eve with the biggest-ever fireworks display, and NBC Chicago is counting down with local celebrities, music, games and lots more, all dedicated to our fine city.

Starting at 11:08 p.m., on NBC 5 and right here on NBCChicago.com and in the app, we ring in the New Year with a special show, "A Very Chicago New Year," hosted by Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues of "Chicago Today."

Celebrities make guest appearances, including Chicago New Year’s Eve icons Janet Davies and Mark Giangreco. Reuniting Chicago’s unofficial New Year’s Eve couple leads to fun antics the pair have been known for during the past 20 years.

"We’re thrilled to bring this very Chicago ensemble together to start the New Year and provide viewers with an expanded show this year," said Kevin Cross, president of NBC Universal Local Chicago.

It wouldn’t be New Year’s without a few fun games and reminiscing with celebrities Buddy Guy, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Giuliana Rancic and more. Plus, performances by rock legends Chicago and The Blues Brothers.

The show will be broadcast on Friday, Dec. 31 at 11:08 p.m. on NBC 5, streaming on NBCChicago.com and through NBC Chicago's free apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple.

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