If tickets are sold out to this event, please visit 1-800-NewYears.com to see all of our sister events:
Hilton Chicago Michigan Avenue, JW Marriott Chicago, Westin River North, Hard Rock Hotel,
Lucky Strike Chicago, 8fifty8 Chicago, & FTW Chicago
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Purchase your tickets early, the price goes up as we sell more tickets; this party sells out in advance every year!
Tickets include a Pre-Party on December 30th.
Chicago New Year's Eve Celebration at The Drake Hotel
17th Annual New Year's Eve Party at The Drake Hotel
Join 3000 people as they celebrate the New Year in style at the historic Drake Hotel. Voted 'Best Chicago New Year's Eve Party'
by ABC's Good Morning America, NBC, AOL, Redeye Chicago.
Party Vegas Style with 5 ballrooms of Chicago's best entertainment. The hottest local DJ's keeps the party going through the New Year.
Incredible Balloon Drop and Midnight Champagne Toast. Premium Top Shelf Spirits and Drinks, with over 40 fully staffed bars, Chef's Selection of Hors d'Oeuvres & Buffet.
The Drake Hotel is Chicago's best NYE Party Venue & location in the Gold Coast on the Magnificent Mile at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Oak Street overlooking the famous Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan. Princess Diana stayed at The Drake Hotel on her only visit to Chicago.
Big Ten grads say "It's the Number One New Year's Party for Big Ten Alumni in the City of Chicago", we hear every year from many guests "That everyone from our College is here", the main ages range of our guests are from 21-35 and go up to people in their 40's & 50'sWe have had groups with 2 and some times 3 generations of family members enjoying the party together.
Chicago New Years Eve Party at The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Saturday, December 31, 2016
GA Hours: 9pm - 2am
VIP Hours: 8pm - 2am
Ticket exchange for wristbands starts at 2PM
Nothing to Think about. It's the Best Party at the Nicest Hotel in the best location in Chicago!
Don't get left out in the Cold! Get all your friends on board Today!
Why is this the Best NYE Party in Chicago?
CHICAGO'S LONGEST RUNNING NYE PARTY! 17TH ANNUAL EVENT
PREMIUM TOP SHELF ALL INCLUSIVE DRINK & APPETIZER PACKAGE
OVER 40 FULLY STAFFED BARS & BARTENDERS
GA TIX INCLUDE: 4 HOUR ALL INCLUSIVE TOP SHELF COCKTAIL RECEPTION
VIP TIX INCLUDE: 5 1/2 HOUR ALL INCLUSIVE TOP SHELF COCKTAIL RECEPTION
5 BALLROOMS OF ENTERTAINMENT (Gold Coast Room, Grand Ballroom, French Room, Drake Room and Drake Bros.)
CHEF'S SELECTION OF HORS D'OERVRES BUFFET
MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST
COMPLIMENTARY HATS, NOISE MAKERS, PARTY FAVORS
BALLOON DROP AT MIDNIGHT IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM & THE GRAND BALLROOM
DESSERT & COFFEE BUFFET AND BUTLER PASSED DESSERTS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
GA - General Admission Tickets - Start at $125 and will go up to $175. Access to 3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Goldcoast, French, Drake) - Bars open for 4 hours (9 PM to 1 AM)
VIP Tickets start at $155 and will go up to $195. Access to 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom & Drake Bros.) Bars open for 5.5 hours (8 PM to 1:30 AM), Access to all VIP areas.
VIP Reserved Tables In the French Room, Drake Room, Venetian & Georgian Rooms. Includes Bottle Service Tables from 4 to 50 people starting at $195 and going up to $235. Access to 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Drake Bros.) Bars open from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.
Velvet Rope - VIP Reserved Tables In the Gold Coast Ballroom & VIP Grand Ballroom. Includes Bottle Service, Tables, Sofas, Chairs, Tables of 6 Start at $1750 going up to $2500
Call For Group Discounts for groups of 10 or more Please call 312-587-3474
* Note: Ticket prices are set to go up by both the Number of tickets sold at a price and by a date, buy early and save a lot of money.
*Named one of the best NYE party hotels in the U.S. by ABC News & Good Morning America
VIP Tickets will get you into the VIP rooms but will not get you a table or chairs; they are reserved for those who purchase "VIP Tables"
If you would like to reserve a table and chairs you must purchase them, they include Bottles of Grey Goose Vodka or other spirits mixers & Cocktail Servers, below is the list of current options:
VIP Table & 4 VIP Tickets, Drake & French Room starting at $195 per person
VIP Table & 6 VIP Tickets, Gold Coast Room $1,750 (will go up to $2500)
VIP Table & 6 VIP Tickets, Drake Room $1,750 (will go up to $2500)
Ace of Spades VIP Table Package: 25 VIP Tix/Seats in the French or Drake room $4,650
Velvet Rope VIP TABLE in the Gold Coast Ballroom
This Includes 6 VIP tickets, Two Bottles of Premium Vodka, Reserved Table with seating for 6 in the Gold Coast Ballroom. This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar and Cocktail servers. Only 8 tables are available.
Velvet Rope VIP TABLE in the VIP Grand Ballroom
This Includes 6 VIP tickets, Two Bottles of Premium Vodka, Reserved Table with seating for 6 in the Grand Ballroom. This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar and Cocktail servers, Tables, Sofas, Chairs. Only 6 tables are available.
Yes, the ticket price increases as the party sells out.
Yes, People buy & sell tickets on Craiglist.org before and after the party sells out.
If you think you are going to be in Chicago for New Years and you are reading this then buy tickets now and sell them later if you can't go. (See 3rd party will call)
3rd Party Tickets: If you'd like to sell your tickets to a 3rd Party, just give them the ticket or the PDF for them to print out.
Tickets will not be mailed to you, You must print out your own tickets, bring a Valid ID and credit card if you have any issues.
Check in the night of the event beginning at 5 pm on the street level of the hotel. You will then be given a wristband to enter the party.
Yes we have several coat check areas.
Valet parking is available. Call 312-787-2200 for rates.
The Drake Hotel Sells Out so get your room/Party Packages early.
Dress Code: Cocktail, (Suits, Sport Coat & Slacks ok) No Jeans, T-Shirts, Hats or Gym Shoes
Must be at least 21 to enter with valid ID
Legal Notice: Drug use or unruly behavior will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Party arrangements are based on projected attendance and are subject to change.
One of the best reasons to come to our party at the Drake Hotel is getting home, we have plenty of taxi's, buses, trains and hotels rooms in the area. You don't have to worry about getting stuck out in the cold in the middle of nowhere at 3AM freezing your tush off.
Drake Hotel NYE Floor Plan
with VIP areas & Stages shown.
Promo People: Want to get paid to spread the word about our New Year's Eve Party, contact us today! NewYearsDrakeHotelChicago@gmail.com or call: 312-543-9798
The Chicago New Year's Party at the Drake was one of the best I've ever been to. We spend New Years in Miami, last year and it was the worst experience of my life. This year we decided to stay home and go to your party and had a great time. Great music, plenty of bars, great food, and a great crowd. Brian H, Lincoln Park, IL
I never send thank you letters but I just wanted to say thanks from my group of friends from University of Wisconsin, Madison and University of Illinois in Champaign, We felt like we knew half the people at the event. It was the first time we had gone to a nice hotel party and was very happy with the choice. Everything went very smoothly from Check-in and the bathrooms to the bar service and the DJ's. We loved all the different rooms with DJ's playing a different type of music in each. BTW we thought the VIP tickets were well worth the money. I'm sure we will bring a bigger group next year. David H. Highland Park IL
I had heard great things about the Chicago NYE Party at The Drake Hotel but this was our first time at the party and it was a blast! We stayed at the hotel for three nights and made a great little vacation out of it. A few of our friend that we went to college with at University of Michigan that live in Chicago invited us to the party and we are very happy we made the trip in. We look forward to coming back to Chicago for New years in the next few years. Leslie J. Bloomfield Hills, MI
Great Party! I went to school at University of Indian and a bunch of guys from my Frat House made the party sort of a 5 year post graduation reunion. I now live in San Francisco so making the trip back to the cold was not something I was looking forward to. It turned out to be one of the Best New Years Parties I've ever been to. Miklos R San Francisco, CA