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Ring in 2022

Close out 2021 and ring in 2022 with a special celebration on The Mag Mile! Take a cruise down the river one last time this year or indulge in a special New Year's Eve menu while counting down the final minutes of 2021. 

Featured for The Festive Season

Read on for featured holiday highlights. Head back to The Festive Season on The Magnificent Mile landing page for more great ideas, and be sure to visit our Shopping, Dining and Events Calendar to see what else is happening around The Magnificent Mile district through the new year! 

  • City Cruises

    New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises

    Ring in the new year in style and countdown to midnight with a New Year's Eve Premier Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River aboard City Experiences. Enjoy a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Chicago. Grab a front-row seat for the best seat to the fireworks and watch their glow illuminate your city like you’ve never seen before.

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    New Year's Eve Lunch

    Ring in the new year in style with a New Year's Eve Signature Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan. Enjoy a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Chicago.

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    New Year's Day Brunch

    Celebrate the start of 2022 with New Year's Day Premier Brunch Cruise on Lake Michigan. Enjoy a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Chicago.

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  • New Year's Eve at The Brasserie

    On New Year’s Eve, the Brasserie at Waldorf Astoria Chicago will offer an elevated à la carte menu, featuring meal enhancements such as caviar and truffle chips, seared scallops, and Wagyu ribeye beef. The rich menu is only to be outdone by the rare and iconic selection of high-end champagnes and spirits, courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Chicago’s collection. Live music and light bites Waldorf Astoria style – duck wings, flatbreads, and shaved truffles – will be served until late. Seatings are available from 5:00-11:00pm, with live music starting at 9:00pm until 1:00 am on Friday, December 31.

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  • New Year's Eve at The Peninsula Chicago

    Celebrate the momentous occasion of ringing in 2022 in Peninsula style at The Lobby’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Guests will be greeted with a welcome cocktail at 6:00 p.m., followed by five-course prix-fixe dinner and dancing at 7:00 p.m. A midnight countdown will ring in the New Year along with party favors. Z Bar will also ring in the New year with an open bar starting at 8:00 p.m. and delicious hors d’oeuvres. A DJ will accompany the lively celebration and welcome 2022 with a midnight champagne toast! 

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  • New Year's Eve at Terrace 16

    New Year's Eve Dinner

    Celebrate New Year's Eve at Terrace 16 with a special four-course dinner menu featuring Butternut Squash Bisque-truffles ricotta gnocchi to start and finishing with a Jivara Chocolate Raspberry Cremeux-caramelized hazelnuts. Dinner is accompanied by a live piano and vocal entertainment throughout the night.

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    New Year's Eve Private Firework Viewing Party

    Ring in 2022 on December 31 with a live DJ and a spectacular fireworks display over Navy Pier up on the 16th floor of the luxurious Trump International Hotel Chicago, along with an open bar. When the clock hits midnight toast with a glass of Moet Imperial Brut Champagne. The unforgettable evening will close out with seasonal sweet treats and s'mores by Executive Pastry Chef, Roberto Hernandez.

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    New Year's Eve at 'Le Rebar Rouge'

    On Friday, December 31 celebrate the New Year with live DJ entertainment from 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at Le Rebar Rouge. Ring in 2022 Moulin Rouge style with Chicago's most iconic views over the river with a dazzling display of fireworks. 

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    New Year's Day Brunch

    Start 2022 with a delicious brunch menu! Terrace 16 is offering their existing brunch menu with a la carte options. Pair your brunch with bottomless beverage packages featuring Bloody Mary's, mimosas, Moet and Veuve Clicquot. 

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