New Year's Eve Party Chicago Drake Hotel 2015
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Chicago New Year's Eve Celebration at The Drake Hotel

15th Annual New Year's Eve Party at The Drake Hotel

Join over 2500 Guests as they celebrate the New Year in style at the historic Drake Hotel. Voted 'Best Chicago New Year's Eve Party' for 15 years by: ABC's Good Morning America, NBC, AOL, Redeye Chicago.
Treat yourself to a one of a kind New Year's Eve experience, Party Vegas Style with 4 Ballrooms of Chicago's Best Entertainment. The hottest local DJ's spin, House, Hip Hop & Top 40 music and keep the party going through the New Year. Incredible Balloon Drop and Midnight Champagne Toast. Premium Top Shelf Spirits, Mixed Drinks, Wine & Beer, with over 45 fully staffed bars, Chef's Selection of Hors D'Oeuvres & Appetizer Buffet.

The Drake Hotel has been synonymous with luxury and sophistication since its opening in 1920, it has one of the most famous Ballrooms in the Country, the Gold Coast Room with it's amazing colonnades of columns carry a spiral of vines covered in tones of cream and gold; the floor of Tennessee marble; the chandeliers of crystal.

Notable visitors, The Drake has been frequented by many heads of state, assorted celebrities including: Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, President Herbert Hoover, President Dwight Eisenhower, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales (albeit separately), Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Hugh Hefner, Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Charles Lindbergh. The Princess Diana Suite, which was graced by the Princess of Wales herself on her only visit to Chicago. Enjoy a memorable dinner at Cape Cod, where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe hand-carved their initials in the bar.

The Drake is Chicago's best NYE Party 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. Google Map of The Drake Hotel

Purchase your tickets early, the price goes up as we sell more tickets; this party sells out in advance every year!

Tickets Selling FAST!
VIP Tickets OVER 60% SOLD OUT!

Tickets include a Pre-Party on December 30th

NYE Testimonials

15th Anniversary of Chicago’s Longest Running Hotel New Year's Eve Party

WHY IS THIS THE BEST NYE PARTY IN CHICAGO?

  • VOTED THE BEST PARTY FOR 15 YEARS, By: ABC's Good Morning America, NBC, AOL, Redeye Chicago.
  • 2500 GUESTS
  • PREMIUM TOP SHELF LIQUOR
  • 45 FULLY STAFFED BARS & BARTENDERS
  • 4 BALLROOMS OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH DJ'S IN ALL BALLROOMS (Gold Coast Room, Grand Ballroom, French Room & Drake Room)
  • CHEF'S SELECTION OF HORS D'OEUVRES
  • THOUSANDS OF BALLOONS DROP AT MIDNIGHT IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM & THE GRAND BALLROOM
  • MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST
  • COMPLIMENTARY HATS, NOISE MAKERS, PARTY FAVORS
  • Premium Hosted Ticket Reception, GA Guests will Receive 6 drink tickets & VIP Guests will receive 7 drink tickets upon entry. Additional drinks will cost only $1 each and that money will be donated to Charity (This is due to the State of Illinois "Happy Hour Law" that makes an "Open Bar Package" Illegal in Illinois)
  • VIP TICKETS INCLUDE ACCESS TO THE AKIRA VIP GRAND BALLROOM

    ENTERTAINMENT/DJ'S LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CHICAGO’S HOTTEST LOCAL DJ'S SPINNING, HOUSE, HIP HOP, TOP 40

    Dance Floor Junkies with DJ Jem & Broadway & Miro Performing Live in The Gold Coast Room DJ Jem | DJ Sye Young Performing Live in The AKIRA VIP Grand Ballroom | DJ Justin Dahl & Bam Bam Buddha Performing Live in French Ballroom | DJ Orion Roswell Performing Live in Drake Room On Drums | Bam Bam Buddha & Miro
    WITH STATE OF THE ART SOUND AND LIGHTING


    Tickets are selling at the Fastest Rate Since 2007! Buy your tickets now!
    And get your friends onboard before we SELL OUT!

  • Named One of The Best New Year's Eve Hotels Parties in the U.S. by ABC News & Good Morning America
  • 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


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    Group Discounts for both GA & VIP Tickets, if you have a group from 10 to 500 people, please contact us directly and we can save you a lot of money as well offer you some great Party Packages.
    Get 15 friends to go and your ticket is free!
    info@chicagoscene.com or call: 312-587-3474

    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.

    Chicago Scene New Years Eve Party at The Drake Hotel
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    GA Hours: 9:00pm - 2:00am
    VIP Hours: 8:00pm - 2:00am

    General Admission Tickets

    Tickets start at $125 and will go up to $175
    The Party Includes:
    • 3 Ballrooms of Entertainment - Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room
    • Over 45 fully staffed Bars and Bartenders to serve you better (No long wait for drinks)
    • GA Bars are open from 9PM to 1 AM
    • Chef's Selection of Hors D'Oeuvres & Appetizer 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 5PM with a Cash bar from 8 to 9PM
    • Premium Hosted Ticket Reception, GA Guests will be provided with Six drink tickets upon entry. Additional drinks will cost $1 each (This is due to the State of Illinois "Happy Hour Law" thus an "Open Bar" is Illegal in Illinois)
    • Read the Testimonials
    • VIP Tickets

      Tickets start at $155 and will go up to $200
      Party Includes:
      • 4 Ballrooms of Entertainment - Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & Access to the Akira VIP Grand Ballroom & Walton Room
      • Over 45 fully staffed Bars and Bartenders to serve you better (No long wait for drinks)
      • VIP Bars are open from 8pm to 1:30 am (an Extra 1.5 hours)
      • Chef's Selection of Hors D'Oeuvres & Appetizer Buffet (make sure you eat dinner before the party)
      • Dessert 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 5PM, Party starts at 8PM
      • Premium Hosted Ticket Reception, VIP Guests will be provided with Seven drink tickets upon entry. Additional drinks will cost $1 each. (This is due to the State of Illinois "Happy Hour Law" thus an "Open Bar" is Illegal in Illinois)
      • Read the Testimonials

      That's why it's the Best NYE Party in Chicago!

      VIP Table Options

        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 Reserved Seating French or Drake Ballroom with Bottle Service starting at $195 per person, A minimum of 4 People is needed to reserve this table type. (Prices Will go up to $250)
      • VIP Table & 6 VIP Tickets, Gold Coast Room $1,750 (will go up to $2500)
      • VIP Table & 6 VIP Tickets, Akira VIP Grand Ballroom $1,750 (will go up to $2500)
      • Ace of Spades VIP Table Package: 25 VIP Tix/Seats in the Drake Room $4,650, add additional people for $190 each. (SOLD OUT)
      • Ace of Spades VIP Table Package: 25 VIP Tix/Seats in the French Room $4,650, add additional people for $190 each.
      • Venetian Room VIP Table Package: 50 VIP tickets & Seats, Reserved Table in the Venetian Room overlooking Lake Shore Drive, just above the AKIRA Grand Ballroom, plus 10 Bottles of Premium Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila or Gin, Reserved Seating, 6 Couches, Tables, Chairs & Cocktail Servers. It's a Party within the Party! $9,750.00 add additional people for $195 each.
      • The price includes All Taxes and Gratuities.

      VIP TABLE in the Gold Coast Ballroom - Overlooking Lake Shore Drive

      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 6 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 6 tables are available .

      Drake Hotel NYE Floor Plan with GA & VIP areas & Stages shown


      We offer Custom VIP Table Packages, Please contact us today! info@chicagoscene.com or call: 312-587-3474

      Drake Hotel & Room and Party Packages Information

      140 East Walton Place
      Chicago, Illinois 60611
      Please call the Drake Hotel to book
      Room & Party Packages:
      1-800-55-DRAKE, Monday - Friday, 8 am- 6 pm
      TheDrakeHotel.com
      Google Map of The Drake Hotel

      Area Hotels

      Here is a list of Hotels that are within two blocks of The Drake Hotel:

      The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
      Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
      Millennium Knickerbocker
      Raffaello Hotel
      Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile

      Photo Gallery





      Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31 2013
      Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31 2012
      Drake Hotel Venue Photos
      Hotel Ballrooms & VIP Area Photos
      Drake NYE Party Video
      Great Photos and Videos of The Drake Hotel from ChicagoWeddingVenues.com

      FAQ

      • 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.
      • Why is our ticket price higher than most of the other Venue Prices? The Drake Hotel is a very expensive place to have an event. Ask anyone that has had a Wedding there.
      • 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.
      • 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 or show them on your phone at the entrance, 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.
      • Dress Code: Cocktail to Tux, (Men: Suits, Sport Coat & Slacks, Tuxedo ) Take a Look at the Drake NYE Party Photos for a good idea (No Jeans, T-Shirts, Hats or Gym Shoes)
      • 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.

      Promo People: Want to get paid to spread the word about our New Year's Eve Party, contact us today! info@chicagoscene.com or call: 312-587-3474 Learn more here!

      Testimonials

      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.

      Miklos R
      San Francisco, CA

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      Additional Info

      • Dress Code: Cocktail to Tux, (Men: Suits, Sport Coat & Slacks, Tuxedo ) Take a Look at the Drake NYE Party Photosfor a good idea (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.
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      DrakeNYE.Eventbrite.com

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