Ring in the New Year: The Top 5 New Year’s Eve Parties in Chicago

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New Years Eve, a night to look back and reflect on 2010 in all it’s glory- the good, the bad, and the times we drink to forget. So light up the fireworks and grab the sparklers because here in Chicago we party like it’s 1999 every day. Cheers!

1 Official Playboy New Year’s Eve Celebration

Featuring Pitbull, the Jumpsmokers and Top DJs Flipside, Tony Arzadon, Dante the Don, & Rock City, the Chicago Hilton is the place to be and be seen. Rock out with a four hour premium open bar, live casino gambling and mix and mingle with Chicago’s most fabulous and of course playmates.

Chicago Hilton. 20 S. Michigan Ave. Event Info

2 Chicago Scene New Years Gala @ Drake Hotel

Chicago Scene magazine’s 10th Annual New Years Eve Party at The Drake Hotel is a must attend for young professionals downtown. Special Guest DJ's include Jernell Geronimo (Y-bar, Cuvee), Dani Deahl (Lollapalooza 2010) & Kalendr (Spybar & Proof).

Drake Hotel. 140 E. Walton Place. Event Info

3 theWit Hotel’s New Year’s Party

The sky’s the limit at ROOF, where attendees will have a bird’s eye view of all the fireworks action. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., guests will enjoy an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a celebratory Champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Limited tables are available, starting at $1,000.

Roof at theWit. 201 N. State St. 312239.9501. For reservations, call 312.239.9502 or e-mail [email protected]

4 New Year's Ski Trip

Why go to the bars when you can hop the party bus straight to the mountain? Devil’s Head’s New Year’s package includes three days and two nights at an exclusive resort with a swimming pool, hot tubs, and fitness center. Room choices are available for 4, 3 or 2 people so bring the whole crew! The party includes DJ's, catering and champagne on Friday and then 20% off skiing, snowboarding, tubing and gear rental the rest of the weekend.

Devil's Head and Cascade Mountain Resort. S. 6330 Bluff Rd. Merrimac, WI. Event Info

5 Ciroc Around the Clock

Hosted by E! and Lavish magazine, Ciroc around the Clock is a national party in some of the country’s most rocking cities. Featuring a four hour ultra-premium open bar, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres and cheeses, and the must have chocolate buffet and dessert bar.

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. 230 N. Michigan Ave. Event Info

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