Chicago New Year’s Eve 2013

Spending some time in the Windy City this December and looking for some festive NYE Chicago attractions to visit this December 31? Check out our list of ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve Chicago style. From family-friendly to adults-only, and everything in between, this list has a few suggestions to suit all styles.

Attend a festive concert! You’ll find plenty of exciting musical acts to choose from if you’d like to spend the last hours of 2013 listening to some great tunes with friends. From the hugely popular German artist Zedd, to indie favorites like Motion City Soundtrack and Lucky Boys Confusion, there’s a performance going on this December 31st to make every musical taste happy. The Chicago House of Blues in particular offers a number of special performances – including turn of the century favorite Jimmy Eat World!

Chicago New Year's Eve

An aerial shot of the Navy Pier Fireworks

Take in the first fireworks of 2014! Bundle up and head down to Navy Pier for a dazzling display on the lakefront. The beautiful sweep of Lake Michigan, the classic Chicago skyline, and the iconic Ferris Wheel of Navy Pier all provide a backdrop for this special fireworks show. Enjoy the rides during the day, and hang around later at night for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks.

Party like a Chicagoan with a visit to a local brewery or tap works! The Fatpour Tap Works is having a special New Year’s Eve Party this year at their Ukrainian Village location. This rockin’ beer fest is for adults only, and it’s a great way to combine local brews, tasty food, and Chicago-style fun. If drinking quality microbrews is your idea of a good time, you may also enjoy a tour of the Goose Island Brew Pub. Visit their Wrigleyville location on December 31 for their New Year’s Eve Event!

To extend your NYE fun in Chicago over a few days, pick up a Chicago Holiday Attractions Pass and spend Monday and Tuesday sightseeing before your plans for the big night. Take a tour of Chicago’s North Side for a detailed overview of this famous neighborhood, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo with the kids, and then head over to the Museum of Science and Industry for some fun the whole family can enjoy.

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