About this Event
New Year's Eve Party 2022 at The Drake Hotel - 22nd Annual Event - Chicago's Longest Running NYE PartyTickets Go ON SALE Sept. 15, 2021!
WHY IS THIS THE HOTTEST NYE PARTY IN CHICAGO?
- Voted the best party in Chicago by ABC's Good Morning America!
- Over 3,000 guests
- Fully staffed bars & bartenders - no long waits
- Open bar all night! - top shelf, all inclusive drink & appetizer package - includes all cocktails, beer, wine, liquor & champagne toast at midnight. Premium liquor brands such as: Ketel One, Absolut, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Bombay, Cruzan, Sauza, Miller Lite, Heineken
- GA tickets include: 4 hour Open Bar package starting at 9 pm, Access to 3 Ballrooms.
- VIP Tickets Include: 5 hour top shelf Open Bar starting at 8 pm, Access to all 5 Ballrooms
- Reserved VIP Tables With Bottle Service & Lots Of Options available here
- 5 ballrooms of entertainment (Gold Coast Room, Grand Ballroom, Drake Room, French Room and Camellia Room)
- Chef's Selection of Hors D'oeuvres
- Thousands of balloons drop at midnight in the Gold Coast Room & The VIP Grand Ballroom
- Complimentary hats, noisemakers, party favors
- Coffee & desserts served after midnight
- Many famous celebrities have stayed at The Drake Hotel, including Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana
- Includes a Pre Party on December 30th at 9 p.m.
Entertainment: Live performances by Chicago's hottest DJs & Performers with state-of-the art sound and lighting
- Gold Coast Room: DJ Sye Young & Miro on Drums - Playing Top 40, House & Hip Hop
- VIP Grand Ballroom: DJ Charles Protege - Playing Top 40, House & Hip Hop
- French Ballroom: DJ Justin Dahl & Bam Bam Buddha Performing Live Playing a mix of House Music and Dance Remixes
- Drake Room: DJ Live playing 90's & Top 40 music mix
- VIP Camellia Room: DJ playing MOTOWN, RETRO MIX & Top 40 Music
Best NYE VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service - Check out all the Options
Nothing to think about- it's the best party at one of the most hotels in Chicago
Upgrade from GA or VIP tix to a Reserved VIP Table starting at just $60 a person for groups of 4 or more.
Call For any Questions or Group Ticket sales Phone: 312-587-3474 Ext. 2
The Drake Party is The Best New Year's Eve celebration in Chicago, it's like a "Right of Passage" a "Bucket List" Event when in Chicago, you've got to do it at least once. The Main Ballroom of the Drake Hotel is called the Gold Coast Ballroom with its rows of hand painted columns make it one of the most sought after wedding venues in Chicago.
Join 3000 people as they celebrate the New Year in style at the historic Drake Hotel. Voted "Best Chicago New Year's Eve Party" by ABC's Good Morning America, NBC, Redeye Chicago.
Party "Vegas Style" with 5 ballrooms of Chicago's best entertainment. The hottest local DJs keep the party going throughout the New Year with 2 incredible balloon drops, champagne toast at midnight, Open Bar with Premium top shelf Spirits, beer and wine with over 40 fully staffed bars, Chef's Selection of Hors d'Oeuvres & Buffet.
The Drake Hotel is known to be Chicago's best NYE party venue, located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street on the Magnificent Mile in The Gold Coast, overlooking the famous Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.
Multiple celebrities and local sports stars have celebrated the New Year at our parties.
Big Ten grads say, "It's the #1 New Year's party for Alumni in the city of Chicago." Every year, we hear from many guests, "everyone from our college is here." The majority of our guests' ages range from 21-39, but people of all ages 21+ are guaranteed to have a fun time. We've had large groups of up to three generations of family members reserve VIP tables and enjoy the party together.
Photos from last years event:New Years Eve 2022 Ticket & Reserved Table Options & Prices:
GA-General Admission Tickets - Start at $139 Going up to $175 - 3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Goldcoast, French, Drake) - Bars open for 4 hours from 9 PM to 1 AM.
VIP Tickets (Best Value All 5 Ballrooms- Bars open 5.5 Hours) start at $159 going up to $195 - 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Camellia Room, Walton Room VIP Bars), VIP Tickets don't Get you seats. Bars open for 5.5 hours from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.
from 2 to 20 people in all 9 rooms from $225-$395 a person.
5 Ballrooms of Entertainment we have VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle service in each of these rooms: Gold Coast Room, VIP Grand Ballroom, French Room, Drake Room, Camellia Room, Walton Room VIP Room Plus the Astor, Tudor, Venetian & Georgian Rooms above the Grand Ballroom, Bars open from 8 PM to 1 AM, Access to all VIP areas. Click below to see all the rooms and table setups:
Google Map of The Drake Hotel
Purchase your tickets early, the price goes up as we sell more tickets; this party sells out in advance every year!Call For Any Questions & Group Discounts for groups of 6 or more Please call 312-587-3474 Ext. 2
* Note: Ticket prices are set to go up by both the Number of tickets sold at a price and by date, buy early and save a lot of money.
NYE Photos from past years:
Drake NYE Video from Dec 31 2014
NYE Photos from Dec 31, 2014
Drake Hotel Venue Photos
General Admission -GA Tickets Include:
3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room)Bars open for 4 hours Fully staffed Bars and Bartenders to serve you better (No long wait for drinks) - Premium Liquor Brands: Absolut Vodka, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Bombay, Cruzan, Sauza, Miller Lite & HeinekenPremium Top Shelf Drink & Appetizer PackageChef's Selection of Gourmet Hors d'OervresMidnight Champagne ToastDJ Spinning, House, Hip hop, Top 40 State of the art sound and lightingComplimentary Hats, Noise Makers, Party FavorsBalloon Drop at Midnight in the Gold Coast Room & The Grand BallroomCoffee Service for your convenience
Registration & wristband pick up opens at Noon on Dec. 31
VIP TICKETS - Best Value! Include:5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room, Drake Room, VIP Grand Ballroom, Walton Room & Camellia Room)
Bars open for 5.5 Hours
Premium Top Shelf Drink & Appetizer PackageFully staffed Bars and Bartenders to serve you better (No long wait for drinks) Premium Liquor Brands: Absoult. Stoli, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Bombay, Cruzan, Sauza, Miller Lite & HeinekenVIP Bars are open from 8pm to 1:30 am
Balloon Drop at Midnight In the Gold Coast Room & The Grand Ballroom
Chef's Selection of Gourmet Hors d'Oervres Midnight Champagne ToastDJ Spinning, House, Hip hop, Top 40 State of the art sound and lightingComplimentary Hats, Noise Makers, Party FavorsCoffee Service for your convenience Registration & wristband pick up opens at Noon
VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service Lots of Options - The Only Seats to sit down at the party are at Reserved Tables.
with Bottle Service from 4 to 50 people are available in all rooms starting at $225 to $395 a person. 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Camellia., Walton Room VIP Bars), Bars open from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.
VIP Table In the Camellia: A minimum of 2-8 People/VIP tickets Reserved Table & chairs in the Camellia Room Tables of 2 or 3 receive a bottle of wine or Champagne, 4 people receive One Premium bottle of Vodka, or other Spirits, mixers & Cocktail Servers. We will be offering communal tables for groups of 2 or 3 people.
VIP Table In the French Room or Drake Room: A minimum of 4 People/VIP tickets, Reserved Table & chairs in the French Ballroom plus One Premium bottle of Vodka, or other Spirits, mixers & Cocktail Servers.
VIP Tables above the Grand Ballroom Venetian, Tudor, Georgian, Astor: Includes Reserved Table in one of these great VIP Room, just above the Grand Ballroom plus One Bottle of Vodka or other Premium Liquor per 4 people.
VIP TABLE in the Gold Coast Ballroom This Includes 4-10 People/VIP tickets, Reserved Table & seating in the Gold Coast Ballroom. Two Bottles of Vodka, or other Spirits, mixers & Cocktail Servers. This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar. Only 6 tables are available.
VIP TABLE in the VIP Grand Ballroom This Includes 4-10 VIP tickets, Reserved Table with seating in the Grand Ballroom. Two Bottles of Vodka, or other Spirits, mixers. This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar. Only 6 tables are available.
The Tickets & VIP Tables include All Taxes and Gratuities.
Tickets may not be available at the Door, If you think you will be in Chicago for NYE buy your tickets now, you can always sell them to a friend or on Craigslist for more money.
If you would like to Upgrade to a VIP Table please Call us and we will try to help, 312-587-3474TESTIMONIALS
The Chicago Scene New Year's Party at the Drake was one of the best I've ever been to. We spend New Years in Miami, last year and it was the worst experience of my life. This year we decided to stay home and go to your party and had a great time. Great music, plenty of bars, great food, and a great crowd.
Brian H, Lincoln Park, IL
I never send thank you letters but I just wanted to say thanks to my group of friends from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and University of Illinois in Champaign, We felt like we knew half the people at the event. It was the first time we had gone to a nice hotel party and was very happy with the choice. Everything went very smoothly from Check-in and the bathrooms to the bar service and the DJ's. We loved all the different rooms with DJ's playing a different type of music in each. BTW we thought the VIP tickets were well worth the money. I'm sure we will bring a bigger group next year.
David H.Highland Park IL
I had heard great things about the Chicago Scene NYE Party at The Drake Hotel but this was our first time at the party and it was a blast! We stayed at the hotel for three nights and made a great little vacation out of it. A few of our friends that we went to college with at the University of Michigan that live in Chicago invited us to the party and we are very happy we made the trip in. We look forward to coming back to Chicago for New years in the next few years.
Leslie J.Bloomfield Hills, MI
Great Party! I went to school at the University of Indiana and a bunch of guys from my Frat House made the party sort of a 5 year post graduation reunion. I now live in San Francisco so making the trip back to the cold was not something I was looking forward to. It turned out to be one of the Best New Years Parties I've ever been to.
Miklos RSan Francisco, CAFAQ
- Must be over 21 years old with Valid ID to attend.
- Yes, the New Years Eve 2019 party will sell out.
- Yes, the ticket price increases as the party sells out.
- If you want to sit down during the party you must reserve a Table.
- Yes, People buy & sell tickets on Craiglist.org before and after the party sells out.
- Why is our ticket price higher than most of the other Venue Prices? The Drake Hotel is the nicest NYE Party Venue in Chicago and that makes it a very expensive place to have an event. Ask anyone that has had a Wedding there.
- If you think you are going to be in Chicago for New Years and you are reading this then buy tickets now and sell them later if you can't go.
- 3rd Party Tickets: If you'd like to sell your tickets to a 3rd Party, just give them the ticket or the PDF for them to print out.
- Tickets will not be mailed to you, You must print out your own tickets or show them on your phone at the entrance, bring a Valid ID and credit card if you have any issues.
- Check in the night of the event beginning at Noon in the Lobby then at 7PM on the street level of the hotel. You will then be given a wristband to enter the party.
- Yes we have several coat check areas.
- Valet parking is available. Call 312-787-2200 for rates.
- The Drake Hotel Sells Out so get your room/Party Packages early.
- One of the best reasons to come to our party at the Drake Hotel is getting home, we have plenty of taxi's, buses, trains and hotels rooms in the area. You don't have to worry about getting stuck out in the cold in the middle of nowhere at 3AM freezing your tush off.
- Call For any Questions or Group Ticket sales Discounts for Groups of 6 or more Call 312-587-3474 Ext. 2
- Dress Code: Cocktail to Tux, (Men: Suits, Sport Coat & Slacks, Tuxedo ) Take a Look at the Drake NYE Party Photos for a good idea (No Jeans, T-Shirts, Hats or Gym Shoes)
- Legal Notice: Drug use or unruly behavior will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.
- Tickets are non-refundable.
- Party arrangements are based on projected attendance and are subject to change.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, United States
USD 139.00 to USD 2995.00