The City of Chicago will be presenting a River Fireworks display for this New Year’s Eve.
We encourage you to celebrate the holiday safely & responsibly and we wish you a healthy & prosperous 2024!

Chicago’s Very Own New Year’s Eve Blast! will return on 12/31/2022 with a live broadcast on WGN-TV and a spectacular midnight fireworks display on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. 

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Watch Live on WGN-TV!

Catch all of the excitement on television this New Year’s Eve with our Exclusive Broadcast Partner, WGN-TV.

Catch exclusive New Year’s Eve countdown coverage from some of the hottest parties in downtown Chicago and the epic fireworks show at midnight along the Chicago River with exclusive choreographed music soundtrack.  

Broadcast will also be livestreamed on the WGN9+ streaming app on RokuAmazon Fire TV, and Apple TV; as well as and the WGN-TV News mobile app.


The Chicago Department of Public Health encourages everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are by far the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus. Even if you are vaccinated, consider a COVID-19 test (either through a healthcare provider or at home) before gathering, and encourage guests to do the same before indoor holiday gatherings. Tests can help protect unvaccinated children, older individuals, those who are immunocompromised, or individuals at risk of severe disease. 

As a reminder, the mask mandate for Chicago and Illinois remains in effect and a mask is required at all public indoor settings across the city. Many venues will also require proof of vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. 

Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, any individual 5 years of age or older will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to dine indoors, visit gyms, or enjoy entertainment venues where food or drink are being served. 

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are sick, or experiencing any COVID- or flu-like symptoms; you should not attend any gatherings for New Year’s Eve, even if you are vaccinated. 

For more information on how to stay safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19, visit


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Our partners have the best views, food, drink, entertainment, and accommodations to make your New Year’s Eve celebration truly special.

Make your plans now before they sell out!

Bridge Launch Sites
Orleans Street
LaSalle Street
Clark Street
Dearborn Street

State Street

EAST Launch Sites
Between Michigan Avenue & Columbus Street
Between Columbus Street & DuSable Lake Shore Drive
Lake Launch Site
South of Navy Pier



Hyatt Regency Chicago

Celebrate the evening at Chicago’s largest hotel! Nestled in the heart of downtown along the Chicago River. Toast to the new year in BIG Bar and take in some of the city’s most spectacular views from your guest room.


Hyatt Regency Chicago

Celebrate the evening at Chicago’s largest hotel! Nestled in the heart of downtown along the Chicago River. Toast to the new year in BIG Bar and take in some of the city’s most spectacular views from your guest room.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays this season! Available to book now through January, take advantage of special room packages featuring elves, striking views of the lake, river and the NYE fireworks display at Navy Pier. Jolly activities for the family include delicious gingerbread house making workshops and North Pole approved scavenger hunts.
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Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Breathtaking views. Transformational moments. Ring in 2022 with a stay at the newly renovated Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown and look out to the year ahead through a whole new window.

LondonHouse Chicago

Ringing in 2023 at esteemed Magnificent Mile hotel, LondonHouse Chicago, only means it will be done with a bang as LondonHouse boasts iconic Chicago River views and puts NYE revelers in the middle of the city’s festivities. Offering two lively on-property options with entertainment, cocktails, and a fireworks display, LondonHouse will be the party that cannot be missed to help end 2022.
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Trump Hotel

Soaring 92 stories above North Michigan Avenue and the trendy neighborhood of River North, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is a showcase of bold style and engaging design situated along the Chicago River.. Reserve one of our river or lake view rooms and enjoy spectacular views from your guest room or suite. Dinner reservations are available at Terrace 16, offering three distinct seatings to accommodate your busy schedule. If you prefer a more lively atmosphere, Rebar is offering a Le Rebar Rouge themed evening with festive libations and dinner packages. Rebar’s spectacular location offers direct views of the fireworks from 12′ floor-to-ceiling windows.. Celebrate the new year at Terrace 16 with an amazing brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody mary drinks.  


Designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, Swissotel Chicago is an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and just steps from the Magnificent Mile.

The distinctive 4-diamond, all-glass hotel offers spectacular wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, 662 guest rooms and suites, five premier ballrooms, state-of-the-art penthouse fitness center, and spotless European-style service.

You’ll love our sleek accommodations: 662 generously over-sized luxurious rooms and suites, with a full range of exclusive amenities and a taste of some Chicago classics featuring dining options at The Palm Chicago, a city tradition, or our lobby lounge, Amuse, for a pre-celebration drink.


Westin Chicago River North

Celebrate the Windy City’s most memorable event of the year at The Westin Chicago River North! Located along the Chicago River in the prestigious River North neighborhood, the hotel offers large suites to accommodate entire families and spectacular views of the city skyline, Chicago Riverwalk and a one-of-a-kind view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks display.


The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers sophisticated, modern luxury in the heart of downtown Chicago. Overlooking Lake Michigan, Grant and Millennium Parks, and the legendary skyline, the Fairmont Chicago is the perfect backdrop for an urban escape or event.

We are excited to unveil the Fairmont Lodge for our winter months.  The lobby will be transformed into a warm and welcoming lodge with fun filled events, hand crafted signature drinks and specialty menu.

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Gibsons Italia

Ring in the New Year with Gibsons Italia! Enjoy refined Italian dishes and American steakhouse classics, including a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables, risotto, and pasta at Gibsons Italia. At the heart of the menu is a world-class tour of beef, starring Gibsons Prime Angus, Gibsons Grassfed Australian, Japanese Kobe and Miyazaki, and Carrara 640 Wagyu. The elegant and comfortable four-level restaurant and bar features dining on two levels with two fireplaces showcasing stunning views of the Chicago River and the city’s skyline. The perfect spot to enjoy Chicago’s Fireworks display and ring in the New Year. Reserve your table today! 

RPM Seafood

RPM Seafood features the truest expression of the world’s best fish and seafood. The menu highlights a variety of crudo & tartare, seafood towers and globally-inspired preparations as well as signature pastas and both beef and seafood steaks. 

Pizzeria Portofino

Pizzeria Portofino is a sun-drenched casual restaurant located directly on the Chicago riverfront offering hand-stretched pizzas, coastal wines, an expansive patio and breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera. Ring in the New Year riverside with views of the fireworks! This party features passed appetizers, a pizza station, signature cocktails, a DJ and more.

Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago hosts a private Fireworks Viewing Party.

Blast in 2022 in style of Moulin Rouge with the sophisticated views of the city’s most iconic architectural landmarks at Rebar!

Enjoy show-stopping views of Chicago’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display over Lake Michigan, live DJ entertainment, and more.

Reservations are required. For more information about packages, pricing, and reservations at Book Now. 

Ballroom Blitz New Year's Eve Party 2022

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Swissotel Chicago, a newly renovated, premiere downtown Chicago hotel that offers a full spectrum of services. The hotel offers magnificent views of the magnificent Chicago River and skyline that will leave you spell bound and inspired to explore the Windy City. The hotel is walking distance to Michigan avenue, New Year’s Eve Magnificent Mile and Chicago NYE 2022. Its location makes the hotel cushioned in the heart of the restaurant and theatre districts where one can find plenty of things to do in downtown Chicago. So what are you waiting for?

Celebrate ChicagoNYE 2022 with us, as we say goodbye to New Year’s Eve 2021 and ring in the New Year 2022. Book your tickets to the most happening Chicago New Year’s Eve Party, which is at a walking distance from the top New Year’s Eve attractions.


Aon Grand Ballroom

Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom plays backdrop to an over-the-top celebration highlighted by live entertainment on the big stage, Chicago’s largest dance floor, a countdown spectacular and a FIREWORKS show at midnight. The city’s most iconic landmark rings in the new year in grand fashion!


Navy Pier will light up the night with a fantastic fireworks display over Lake Michigan.


Named Best Large City in America for the fifth consecutive year by Conde Nast Traveler, Chicago is known as a top international destination year-round. But it is especially marvelous to visit in wintertime, when the City is decked out in its holiday finery and offers a broad range of activities and attractions that are sure to please everyone in your traveling party.

Whether you are a foodie, seeking out one of our many Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning restaurants; a sports fan hoping to catch a BearsBulls or Blackhawks game; or a theatre junkie looking to see one of the many award-winning productions around town, you will find it all in Chicago this holiday season.  

So start planning your trip to Chicago with our very own Top Ten list of things to do and see in Chicago around the holidays. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

  • Experience “alpine in the city” while ice skating the ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

  • Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo features luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities under 2.5 million lights

  • Relive the magic of the classic holiday story when you hop aboard The Polar Express at Union Station

  • See the Chicago-themed reinvention of “The Nutcracker” at the Joffrey Ballet

  • Visit, shop, eat and drink at Chicago’s holiday marketplace, the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza

  • Visit the wold famous Walnut Room at Macy’s on State Street, a holiday tradition for Chicagoans since 1905

  • Enjoy family fun inside a 170,000 square-foot winter playground at Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

  • Earn your right to party by participating in the New Year’s Eve 5K run along Chicago’s Lakefront

  • Explore rich holiday traditions from around the world in Christmas Around the World at the Museum of Science and Industry

  • Watch model trains run past Chicago landmarks at the Wonderland Express at Chicago Botanic Gardens

Maggie Daley Park
Lincoln Park Zoo Lights
The Polar Express
The Nutcracker
The Walnut Room
Winter Wonderfest
New Year's Eve 5K
Museum of Science & Industry
Chicago Botanic Gardens

For even more ideas on how to get the most out of your Chicago vacation, visit the City’s official tourism site: Choose Chicago


Thank you to OPEN Chicago and all our amazing partners who help make the New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks the best way to ring in the New Year in Chicago! 

Whether you are looking for a place to stay or a place to celebrate, our partners have it all. We encourage visitors and locals alike to eat at our partner restaurants, stay at our partner hotels, and celebrate the New Year enjoying the festivities at our partner clubs and events. Without their generous support, it would not be possible to host this free event for all to enjoy.

Additional Questions?


As a Chicago business or establishment, you are invited to participate in the celebration as an official partner. The focus of this year’s event is encouraging visitors and locals alike to stay at one of our hotel partners, eat at our partner restaurants, and celebrate the New Year enjoying the nightlife at our partner clubs and events. Partners of the event will receive rights and benefits that include promotion of your business/establishment, and much more.

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