Crowds of people will flock to Chicago’s riverfront Dec. 31 to catch Chi-Town Rising, the city’s newest New Year’s Eve tradition.
The ticketed event, presented by Corona Extra and hosted by Hyatt Gold Passport, will be held along the Chicago River between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive, with a Countdown Stage on the south side of the river and a midnight countdown featuring a giant Chicago star rising into the sky.
The celebration will be televised live on NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago beginning at 11 p.m. on Dec. 31. Chi-Town Rising attendees can also share their NYE moments on social media using #ChiTownRising.
Those who want to get close to the action but want to ring in the New Year from the comfort of a heated facility can still celebrate Chi-Town Rising at multiple locations hosting partner events.
Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Standing room tickets: $75
Seated tickets: $100
Guests at Howell’s & Hood can have best of both worlds. Party-goers can get either standing room or seated tickets, which guarantees exclusive in-and-out privileges, hors d’oeuvres, and champagne to help ring in 2016.
4th Annual Chicago Resolution Gala
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
General Admission: $109
Revelers will be able to watch the star rise into the sky with a spectacular view from Navy Pier. Enjoy a buffet and drinks from 30 bars, along with synchronized fireworks lighting up Chicago’s skyline, river, and lakefront
New Year’s Eve Soiree at Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
General Admission: $125
Described as a “multi-ballroom extravaganza,” the Hilton Chicago will welcome thousands of people to bid farewell to 2015. The party includes cocktails, a buffet, appetizers, and confetti. The hotel also offers discounted room rates for those who attend.