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Where to Be This New Year's Eve in Chicago

Written by  Jenna Lester

It’s time to make plans for the biggest party of the year! And whether you’re looking for a romantic place to share that midnight kiss, or a chic place to pick up that sexy stranger, this New Year’s Eve will be one you’ll want to try extra hard to remember. So for all you party-hardy types out there looking to go big and then go home this December 31st, your guides at Concierge Preferred have pulled together a list of New Year’s Eve hot spots here in the big city. So check ‘em out, and see which of these top three Chicago party houses you think will be throwing the best end-of-the-year bash!

The Drake

140 E. Walton St.

Drink in the fame this New Year’s Eve as you wander one of Chicago’s most beloved buildings. The big New Year’s Eve party will be sponsored by Ciroc vodka, organized by Chicago Scene Magazine, and will house 2,000 ecstatic guests from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Prepare yourself for a performance by the band Hey Champ, and the spins of three top-listed DJs: Jernell Geronimo, Dani Deahl, and Kalendr! Tickets are available now, with a variety of package options.

Signature Room on the 95th

875 N. Michigan Ave.

See the city in all its glowing glory this New Year’s Eve from the top of the Hancock Tower! The Signature Room will offer an early dinner sitting that includes champagne and a three-course gourmet meal, while the later sitting will include a five-course meal, an open bar, and a live band. And when that magical midnight moment comes, the balloons will drop, and the fireworks will leave you with an unbeatable backdrop for that special smooch! Call (312) 787-9596 for reservations.

The Crystal Gardens

Navy Pier

Navy Pier knows how to ring in the New Year, so be among the city’s best dressed, and enjoy The Crystal Gardens as you’ve never seen them before. The one-acre indoor palm court and six-story glass atrium full of tropical plants will transport you out of that cold Chicago air and into a warm paradise for the evening. An open bar and dance music will dominate the night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Plus, you can step out onto the private terrace to watch the fireworks, and countdown the last seconds of 2012! VIP tickets and private table reservations are now available.