Navy Pier is proud to ring in the New Year with several events throughout the Pier, as well as its iconic midnight fireworks presented by Miller Lite!
With large crowds expected on New Year’s Eve, please plan your visit accordingly, including arriving early. For the most up-to-the-minute information regarding New Year’s Eve at Navy Pier, follow us on Twitter at @NavyPier.
For the safety and comfort of all our guests, please read the following important information and plan for your visit accordingly.
All details of the guest advisory policies and guidelines are subject to change.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Navy Pier Hours on New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks presented by Miller Lite at 12 a.m.
In addition to the Navy Pier Code of Conduct, for the comfort and safety of all our guests, it is very important to also note and adhere to the following guidelines and policies:
Guests with tickets or official reservations are strongly encouraged to arrive in advance of your event start time and allow extra travel time to Navy Pier.
In the case of a closure due to crowd capacity, guests with advance tickets or official reservations will be directed to the appropriate area where they must check in and receive further instructions.
Ticketed or reserved attractions and restaurants include:
Parking onsite at Navy Pier in the East and West parking garages (located at 600 E. Grand Ave.) can accommodate up to 1,500 vehicles. As these garages will fill quickly, plan accordingly and familiarize yourself with the alternate parking information below. To ensure the quickest exit from Navy Pier garages, it is highly recommended that you pay for parking at the Automated Pay Stations located throughout the Pier immediately after you park and prior to walking out onto Navy Pier. Follow @NavyPier on Twitter for alerts on when garages are full.
Save time and money by using our official alternate self-parking garages at Grand Plaza Park, Ogden Plaza Self Park and Millennium Park Garages. All garages charge a $15.00 flat rate WITH NAVY PIER VALIDATION. Parking at these garages is subject to availability.
Grand Plaza Park (540 N. State) – enter from Grand or Ohio Streets
Ogden Plaza Self Park (300 E. North Water Street) – from Illinois Street turn right on New Street or McClurg and turn right on E. North Water
Millennium Park Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.) – enter from Columbus Drive, north of Monroe St. or south of Randolph St., or lower Randolph St.
The $15 alternate special parking offer is valid year-round at the Grand Plaza Park, Ogden Plaza Self Park and Millennium Park garages. Must obtain validation in order to receive the special rate. Navy Pier Guest Services validates for cars parked at Grand Plaza Park, Ogden Plaza Self Park and Millennium Park garages ONLY. Validation rate provides 12 hours of parking in the Grand Plaza Park, Ogden Plaza Self Park and Millennium Park garages. The alternate parking special rate cannot be applied to Navy Pier East or West Garages (600 E. Grand Ave).
CTA buses will remain at their normal location near the main entrance of Navy Pier. For exact information on the pick-up location for specific CTA bus numbers and routes, click here.
Ring in this New Year’s Eve with Miller Lite Free Rides®, sponsored by Miller Lite. The free service is available on all Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train and bus routes from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting Sunday, Dec. 31. This is the sixth year Miller Lite has partnered with the CTA to provide Chicago residents and visitors free and safe transportation on New Year’s Eve.
Taxis and hired cars will remain at their normal stop near the main entrance of Navy Pier. Look for signs that will direct you where to meet a taxi or hired car, and follow @NavyPier on Twitter for any additional alerts and information when garages are full.
Those with reservations to the Chicago Resolution Gala in the Aon Grand Ballroom should direct their driver to entrance 2. All other NYE parties (Crystal Gardens NYE and Boat Cruises) should be direct their driver to entrance 1.
Rideshare users are encouraged to make use of Navy Pier’s designated rideshare pick-up and drop-off areas, located at the Navy Pier main entrace (west), Mid. Parking Circle (central), and East Parking Circle (east). See your preferred rideshare app for additional information.
Click here for information on PACE service to Navy Pier including dedicated boarding and drop-off locations for guests with disabilities.
Navy Pier Trolleys will run 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. on December 31, 2018. Click here for a route map.