Wednesday, December 31, 2014
GA Hours: 9:00pm - 2:00am (Super Early bird starts at $125 going up to $175) *VIP Hours: 8:00pm - 2:00am (Super Early bird starts at $155 going up to $195)
Ring in 2015 with Chicago Scene at the Hottest New Year's Eve Party in Chicago!
Chicago-Scene 15th Annual New Year's Eve Party at The Drake Hotel.
Join over 2000 people as they bring in the New Year in style at the historic Drake Hotel, one of the finest hotels in Chicago on the Mag Mile at Michigan Ave. & Oak Street in the heart of the Gold Coast. Purchase your tickets early, the price goes up as we sell more tickets; this party sells out in advance every year! Read The Testimonials
AOL City Guide Voted One of The Top 10 New Year'€™s Parties in the USA
Thanks to Red Eye Chicago for Voting us #1: 7 Chicago New Year's Eve parties to book now
New Year's Eve ticket prices go up significantly the closer you get to New Years Eve. Also note that the NYE Events will sell out well in advance of New Years Eve.
General Admission Tickets
The Party Includes:
3 Ballrooms of Entertainment
Over 45 fully staffed Bars and Bartenders to serve you better (No long wait for drinks)
Premium Hosted Ticket Reception, Bars are open from 9PM to 2 AM
Chef's Selection of Hors d'Oervres & Buffet(make sure you eat dinner before the party)
Dessert & Coffee buffet and butler passed desserts for your convenience
Midnight Champagne Toast
DJ Spinning, House, Hip hop, Top 40 State of the art sound and lighting
Complimentary Hats, Noise Makers, Party Favors
Balloon Drop at Midnight in the Gold Coast Room & The Grand Ballroom
Registration & wristband pick up opens at 7:30 with a Cash bar till 9PM
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 4 tables are available.
VIP TABLE in the Akira 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. Only 4 tables are available.
Yes, the party will sell out.
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 7:30 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.
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.
The Chicago Scene 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 Scene 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.