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Dec 31, 2021 at 8:00pm

New Year on the Pier


Opulence and indulgence will be on full display at Chicago’s premier New Year’s Eve Countdown!

The timeless setting of the 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!

Dec 31, 2021
Aon Grand Ballroom
Doors Open 8:00pm | Party Concludes 1:00am

Be part of the experience at #NewYearOnThePier.


Guests must be 21 years or older.

Keeping our guests safe: COVID-19 guidance

On entry, we will require all New Year on the Pier guests to:

  • show proof of vaccination, or a negative test result achieved no more than 72 hours in advance of the event. Free rapid COVID-19 tests will be available onsite
  • pass a temperature check. Those exhibiting an elevated temperature will be required to take a free onsite rapid COVID-19 test before entering. Cancellations due to positive COVID tests will be handled on a case-by-case scenario. .

During the event, we will require all New Year on the Pier guests to:

  • wear a face mask indoors, when not actively eating or drinking. Masks must completely cover mouth and nose.



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General Admission "Celebration Package"

With your "Celebration Package" general admission ticket, you'll receive:

  • Gourmet appetizers
  • Premium spirits, beers, house wines, and of course, champagne
  • Live band and DJ entertainment
  • Party favors and photo ops galore
  • The midnight countdown and a fireworks show

Table reservations are also available for 6-12 guests, with designated dance floor location, added party favors, and bar access in The Aon Grand Ballroom.

Navy Pier VIP Bowl

VIP Admission 

Get everything from the general admission Celebration Package, PLUS:

  • Access to the VIP balcony
  • An ultra-premium bar package, with elevated spirits and selections
  • Additional seating
  • Exclusive rooftop access for the fireworks show
  • Private food stations
  • Aerial views
  • Express entry
fireworks lit lake

VIP Lounge Table Package

Limited number available. Please inquire for details to

12* VIP tickets, with all the perks of VIP admission, plus:

  • Lounge seating arrangement, with skybox view of entertainment and dance floor
  • A dedicated server
  • Table-side appetizer trays
  • Premium champagne, beer and cocktail table service.

* The table area is not limited to 12 people, but additional guests must purchase a VIP package ticket to allow access to the 2nd floor VIP section.

Buy now to make sure you're here to ring in the new year!

New Year on the Pier is expected to sell out quickly, so get your friends together and get your tickets now!

About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2021, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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