Chicago Hotels & Vacation Rentals for New Year's Eve

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New Year's in the Windy City

What better way to ring out the old than with Chicago hotels for New Year's Eve? While the fireworks are the pinnacle of the celebrations, the Windy City has plenty of family-friendly alternatives as well as a plethora of bars, restaurants and parties for those who want to see the night through until dawn.

New Year's Eve in Chicago: Top Accommodations

Apartment ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Portage Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $98
VRBO
4.3
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Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Mid-North District, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $136
Zencity
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $21
Airbnb
4.5
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Fifth City, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $26
Airbnb
3.5
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Heart of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $40
Airbnb
4.5
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Back of the Yards, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $18
Airbnb
4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
South Austin, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $25
Airbnb
4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
University Village / Little Italy, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $113
Airbnb
4.5
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Fuller Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $17
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Best Spots to See New Year's Eve Fireworks in Chicago

Don't miss the spectacular fireworks display when you book Chicago hotels for New Year's Eve. The best views can be found on the shore of Lake Michigan or by boarding one of the party boats and catching the action from the water.

  • 1. Navy Pier

    Visitors have the choice of either attending an organized event hosted on the pier or just grabbing a free spot. The pier also has a range of activities going on during the day and into the evening so you can make a trip here an all-day adventure before you catch the midnight fireworks.

  • 2. Lake Michigan

    The banks which line Lake Michigan around the Gold Coast and the New East Side are excellent spots to watch the celebrations. There is plenty of space on Lake Shore drive where you can snuggle up under the stars in anticipation of the fireworks.

  • 3. Lake Cruise

    Both budget and luxury vessels offer New Year's Eve river cruises where you can board a boat for the midnight moment and enjoy uninterrupted views. Favorites include the Anita Dee I Yacht and the Odyssey and you can indulge in the festivities with food, drinks and live music.

Best Places to Stay for New Year's Eve in Chicago

Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Loop Gate, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $45
Airbnb
4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Loop Gate, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $89
Airbnb
4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Loop Gate, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $112
Airbnb
4.0
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Chicago New Year's Eve Family Activities

Celebrate New Year with all the family when you book Chicago vacation rentals for New Year's Eve. For those with kids, there are numerous parties held in the afternoon which are ideal for the little ones and rides and attractions will keep teenagers and adults happy.

  • 1. Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest

    Located at Navy Pier, this festive wonderland is a treat for all the family. Rides, giant slides and amusements adorn the festive space as well as a giant Ferris wheel. You can also save some money by booking tickets in advance online.

  • 2. New Year's at Noon

    The Chicago Children's Museum hosts an annual New Year's at Noon party for younger members of the family who can't stay awake until the bona fide midnight. It starts early in the morning and culminates with a confetti drop at fake midnight.

  • 3. Pump it Up

    All the family can enjoy this 2-hour party which includes plenty of pizza, sparkling pop for the kids and a midnight moment held late in the afternoon on New Year's Eve, including a balloon drop. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Recommended Accommodations for New Year's Eve in Chicago

House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Loop Gate, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $91
Airbnb
4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
West Loop Gate, Chicago, Illinois, United States
from $89
Airbnb
4.0
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Loft ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Pulaski Park, West Town, Chicago
from $27
Airbnb
4.5
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