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Dec. 1, 2021 | Ring in 2022 at Navy Pier’s historic Aon Grand Ballroom on Dec. 31 with live entertainment, premium cocktails, dancing, and fireworks

The Countdown is on for Chicago’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Party at Navy Pier, New Year on the Pier

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CHICAGO—Navy Pier will host the party of the year on the biggest night of the year, Friday, Dec. 31, in the opulent and historic Aon Grand Ballroom. New Year on the Pier features premium catering and bar, dancing, and live band and DJ entertainment with Chicago blue-eyed soul star Matt Kysia. A festive midnight countdown will welcome the return of one of Chicago’s most cherished traditions: Navy Pier’s famous fireworks show at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the party concludes at 1 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at

The general admission Celebration Package includes premium spirits, craft and domestic beers, house wines, champagne, gourmet passed appetizers, party favors for the duration of the event, and photo opps galore. VIP admission also includes access to the VIP-only Balcony, exclusive rooftop access to view the fireworks, private food stations, ultra-premium bar, party favors, and express entry. A limited number of VIP Lounge Table Packages will be made available. The VIP Lounge Table Package includes 12 VIP tickets with lounge seating, skybox view of the stage and dance floor, dedicated server with table-side appetizer trays, beer and cocktail table service, and premium champagne.

New Year on the Pier is expected to sell out quickly, so it is highly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. Guests must be 21 or older. All sales are final. For information about special services or group packages, email

Guests are invited to begin the fun earlier in the day by visiting Light Up the Lake an indoor, temperature-controlled experience, featuring Chicago’s largest indoor light garden, comprising more than 600,000 twinkling lights; Alpine ice rink with free skate rentals; and Alpine Pub in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Purchase tickets for Light Up the Lake at

Navy Pier and Green Curtain Events will strictly adhere to the CDC guidelines and city regulations regarding the coronavirus that are in place at the time of the event, including the wearing of face masks at indoor public spaces.

Click HERE to access images of New Year on the Pier.


About Navy Pier

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 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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