Chicago Traveler Blog

Chicago Traveler Blog

This Year’s Hottest Selection of New Year’s Eve Hotel Parties to Attend When the Ball Drops

11/27/13 | by

New Year’s Eve in Chicago is bustling with things to do to celebrate the end of 2013, but for those 21 and older we recommend Chicago hotel parties to ring in the New Year. New Year’s Eve in Chicago brings an array of incredible hotel parties, but there are so many to choose from! Try our guide to this year’s Chicago hotel parties and enjoy a New Year’s Eve in Chicago you won’t forget.

Hotel Parties:

The Palmer House Hilton New Year’s Eve Party: 12/31/13 - The "Granddaddy of Chicago New Year’s Eve hotel parties." Six ballrooms of entertainment, casino gambling the benefits the Starlight Children’s Foundation, celebrity DJs, and more. $135 ticket price includes pre- and post-party. For more info, visit:

The Hard Rock Hotel New Year’s Eve Playboy Anniversary: 12/31/13 - Considered one of the biggest events of the year, this New Year’s Eve party in Chicago will be unforgettable. Event includes multiple rooms of entertainment, live music, VIP table service, champagne, martinis and top shelf cocktail service. Don’t let it end and enjoy free entrance to pre and post parties. Ticket price is $125. For more info, visit:

JW Marriott New Year’s Eve Party: 12/31/13 - This event is deemed the best luxury New Year’s Eve party this year. Tickets include top shelf cocktail reception, along with appetizers, buffet, and desserts. Event will include celebrity DJs, live music, champagne, and VIP benefits. Table service is available. Ticket Price: $100. For more info, visit:

The Hyatt Mag Mile New Year’s Eve Party: 12/31/13 - If delivery comes with deal, than the Hyatt’s New Year’s Eve bash is best value package of Chicago New Year’s Eve hotel parties. Tickets include multiple rooms of entertainment, a buffet or hors d’oeuvres, live music, champagne all night, top shelf drinks, and free entrance to pre and post parties. Tickets are $125. For more info, visit:

Pre/Post Parties:

The Sound Bar Pre New Year’s Eve Party: 12/30/13 - Get the party started on Dec 30th at Sound Bar. This pre party bash boasts hosted cocktail reception from 9:30pm - 11pm, so be sure to get the festivities going early this year. Event includes dance floor, multiple bars rooms and lounges, and live DJs spinning jams until 4am. Entrance included in event packages.

The Hard Rock Cafe Post Party: 1/1/14 - Party until 4 am this New Year’s Eve. Live DJ entertainment by DJ Nikki & DJ Chris Mix will have partiers dancing until the sun starts rising on the first day of 2014. Enjoy the end of this year and party until the beginning of the next one. Post party included in ticket purchase of any hotel parties.

Other Top Parties:

Don’t like the idea of a hotel party? We think you’re crazy, but here are some other incredible options to end 2013 with a bang.

Enclave New Year’s Eve Party: 12/31/13 - Tickets include pre and post parties, two floors of the hottest music, top shelf cocktail reception, champagne, live video mixing, and so much more. Tickets on sale now and prices will go up. Don’t miss out this New Year’s Eve and attend the hottest nightclub party in the city. Ticket Prices are only $69. For more info, visit:

Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve Party: 12/31/13 - This New Year’s event includes the best DJs, a buffet of hors d’oeuvres and pasta bar, martinis, premium champagne, and much more. Two floors of entertainment keep the party hopping until the wee hours of the morning, 4am! Tickets are $80. For more info, visit: