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Soar into 2024 in Style at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom, Lakeview Terrace, and Offshore Rooftop

Dec. 20, 2023 | Free award-winning fireworks, all-inclusive drinks, gourmet food & VIP experiences

Soar into 2024 in Style at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom, Lakeview Terrace, and Offshore Rooftop

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CHICAGO— This New Year’s Eve, Navy Pier invites you to usher in 2024 in grand style with the most extravagant New Year’s Eve party in the nation—Big Night® Chicago New Year’s Eve Gala at the historic Aon Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace. A celebration like no other, this all-inclusive event promises a night of unmatched glamour, featuring 7 DJs, multiple dance floors, and a delectable spread of gourmet food and drinks.

Grammy-winning DJ, songwriter, and producer Dave Audé, best known for collaborations with artists such as Sting, Selena Gomez, and Rihanna, will curate an original musical atmosphere for the celebration alongside the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise’s own Blake Horstmann. Adding to the star-studded lineup is the official DJ for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks, Steve Smooth, and the versatile electronic dance music maestro, Pat Premier, known for captivating crowds worldwide. Dreana Johnson, Dani Deahl, and DJ Colin will keep the energy going into the new year.

This event is ages 21+ and scheduled for Sunday, December 31, from 9pm to 2am. Ticket tiers begin at $139.99 and include options for VIP access as well as velvet rope balcony experiences. Click here to purchase tickets.

Offshore Rooftop, named the world’s largest rooftop bar by the Guinness Book of World Records, is set to host its Annual Glitz and Glam New Year’s Eve Soirée from December 31 from 9pm to 1am. This New Year’s Eve bash includes a four-hour premium open bar, passed appetizers, live DJ, and astonishing views of the iconic Chicago skyline. Guests can round out the night with the best views of Navy Pier’s midnight firework show and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year. Tickets are $225 and available here.

The night culminates with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks presented by Flyover! As part of Navy Pier’s mission to provide accessible and engaging programming, this nationally award-winning display is both dazzling and free of charge. The show kicks off with a countdown to the new year, followed by a 10-minute fireworks display featuring 100,000 pyrotechnics across Lake Michigan, set against the stunning backdrop of the Chicago skyline.

Flyover is coming to Navy Pier in the Spring of 2024 and will showcase Chicago from a whole new perspective through an immersive flying journey of wonder and discovery. Guests will awaken their sense of adventure at Navy Pier this Spring at Flyover in Chicago. Click here to purchase pre-sale tickets.

Click here for a complete look at all, New Year’s Eve events and programs at Navy Pier.

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

About Navy pier

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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