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New Year’s Eve 2021 in Chicago

New Year’s Eve is going to look different this coming year but it doesn’t mean you can’t kick 2020 to the curb in style. There are plenty of virtual and socially responsible events still happening in Chicago this year. Below is a list of what we’ve found and think you’ll enjoy, but since these are unusual times be sure to double-check if events are still happening closer to the date!

Julian’s 2020 NYE House Party at the Drive-in

Dance party in your car at this drive-in NYE celebration. Fireworks, an extensive live music line up, and concessions will all be taking place for you to ring in 2021. Tickets are per vehicle and include 4 tickets in total. While you can get food and drinks at the event you will be required to wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others not in your group while not in your car.

New Year’s Eve 5K

Although you can’t actually run side by side with anyone at the waterfront this year, the 5k has gone virtual. Run the 5k on your own schedule from December 26th to January 3rd and share your results afterward. This virtual event is a great way to get a head start on your new year’s resolutions and run for a great cause. A portion of the registration fees go to Direct Relief, an organization that helps provide protective gear for healthcare workers.

New Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Concert

This live stream of the musical stylings of the New Philharmonic premiers on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve and will be available on-demand until January 3rd. Ring in the new year with Strauss waltzes and polkas. There will even be singing surprises!

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the IVY Hotel

If you don’t feel like sitting at home or in your car for the new year, visit us here at the IVY. We’ll make it worth your while with a special in-room package for your celebration.

There’s no better way to welcome the New Year!

Your New Year’s Eve Celebration Package Includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • A Glass of Sparkling Wine for Each Guest
  • One Round of Appetizers
  • Poppers & NYE Party Hats
  • “Hang-Over” Breakfast Delivered to Room for Each Guest

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