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Count the Ways to Ring in the New Year at Navy Pier

Dec. 7, 2023 | Live music, delectable dining, spectacular skyline views, and midnight fireworks light up the night for Chicago’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration

Count the Ways to Ring in the New Year at Navy Pier

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CHICAGO – Navy Pier and its partners are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the New Year in signature Chicago style. From rocking parties to sophisticated soirees and captivating cruises, a full spectrum of festivities will culminate in the Pier’s national award-winning midnight fireworks. For additional information on New Year’s Eve events on the Pier, click here.

Big Night Chicago NYE Gala

Ring in 2024 at Navy Pier’s iconic Aon Grand Ballroom. Billed as the most extravagant New Year’s Eve party in the nation, Big Night Chicago features multiple bars, dance floors, commemorative party favors, VIP cuisine, and great entertainment from special guests including Blake Horstmann, Dave Audé, DJ Colin, Dani Deahl, Par Premier, Steve Smooth, 3Snapz, and more. Click here for tickets.

Bar Sol’s New Year on the Pier

Green Curtain Events and Bar Sol team up for the third annual “New Year on the Pier,” where luxury and indulgence will be on full display. The Chicago skyline plays host to an over-the-top celebration with live music provided by the iconic Treble Squad and DJ 5ive, multiple floors, and one of the best views of Navy Pier’s iconic fireworks. Click here for tickets.

Glitz & Glam NYE Soiree at Offshore Rooftop

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The World’s Largest Rooftop Bar, Offshore Rooftop. This exclusive event offers stunning rooftop views of Chicago’s skyline and the spectacular Navy Pier fireworks. Tickets include a four-hour premium bar, heavy passed bites, champagne toast, and more. Click here for tickets.

Harry Caray’s Tavern

Enjoy delicious dining specials and soak in the good vibes of a new year with a live performance by the incomparable Isabella Maria Reyes. Toast to 2024 with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. Click here for reservations.

Chef Art Smith’s Reunion

A sweet way to usher in 2024: Top off a Southern comfort food-inspired meal, or enjoy a pre-fireworks indulgence, at Chef Art Smith’s internationally celebrated Reunion restaurant with a slice of Chef Art’s famous hummingbird cake and two glasses of champagne for $30. Restaurant hours will be extended to midnight on New Year’s Eve. Click here for reservations.


The Sable’s Lirica restaurant will offer a sumptuous prix fixe dinner on New Year’s Eve, inspired by the flavors of Spain. Celebrate amidst the cosmopolitan flair of a contemporary open kitchen, expansive bar, and sweeping views of the midnight fireworks over Lake Michigan. Click here for reservations.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Cruises

Set sail with City Cruises Chicago and celebrate the New Year with a lavish brunch or dinner cruise. The New Year’s Eve dinner cruises are open bar 21-plus experiences with front-row seats to the midnight fireworks display. Or ring in 2024 with the whole family on a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day brunch cruise, including bottomless mimosas. All cruises are accented with lively DJ entertainment, chef-prepared menus, and unbeatable views of Chicago. Click here for tickets.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Midnight

All are welcome to ring in the New Year with Chicago’s favorite free sky spectacular. Navy Pier’s dazzling, award-winning New Year’s Eve Fireworks will cast a glow across the lakefront that can be enjoyed from indoor and outdoor vantage points all along the mile-long Pier.

Sable Hotel at Navy Pier

Indulge in lush accommodations, unbeatable service, and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the city and Navy Pier’s fireworks. Sable at Navy Pier is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Get the most out of visiting Chicago’s most iconic destination when you book one of Sable’s special offers or hotel packages, featuring experiences curated to show off the best of what’s on deck at Navy Pier. Explore special New Year’s Eve offers and packages and book your stay here.

Note: All activities, times and dates are subject to change.


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit

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