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 two incredible balloon drops, champagne toast at midnight, premium top shelf beer, wine, spirits, 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. Even Princess Diana stayed at The Drake Hotel on her only> visit to Chicago!
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 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.
Chicago Scene New Years Eve Party at The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Thursday, December 31, 2020
GA Hours: 9pm - 2am
VIP Hours: 8pm - 2am
Ticket exchange for wristbands starts at Noon
GA - General Admission Tickets - Start at $135 and will go up to $175. Access to 3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Goldcoast, French, Drake) - Bars open for 4 hours (9 PM to 1 AM)
VIP Tickets start at $155 and will go up to $195. Access to 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom & Camellia Room.) Bars open for 5.5 hours (8 PM to 1:30 AM), Access to all VIP areas.
VIP Reserved Tables With Bottle Service In the French Room, Drake Room, Venetian & Georgian Rooms. Includes Bottle Service Tables from 4 to 50 people starting at $205 and going up to $265. Access to 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Ballroom, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, ) Bars open from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.
Velvet Rope - VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service In the Gold Coast Ballroom & VIP Grand Ballroom. Includes Bottle Service, Tables, Sofas, Chairs, Tables of 6-10 Start at $1750 going up to $3500
Group Discounts for both GA & VIP Tickets, if you have a group of 10 or more, please contact us directly and we can save you a lot of money as well offer you some great Party Packages. Call: 312-587-3474
* Note: Ticket prices are set to go up by both the Number of tickets sold at a price and by a date, buy early and save a lot of money.
Group Discounts for both GA & VIP Tickets, if you have a group of 10 or more, please contact us directly and we can save you a lot of money as well offer you some great Party Packages. call: 312-587-3474
New Year's Eve ticket prices go up significantly the closer you get to New Years Eve. Also note that the NYE Events will sell out well in advance of New Years Eve.
Tickets start at $135
The Party Includes:
Tickets start at $155
VIP Tickets will get you into the VIP rooms but will not get you a table or chairs; they are reserved for those who purchase "VIP Tables"
This Includes 6-10 VIP tickets, Two Bottles of Premium Vodka, Reserved Table with seating for 6 in the Gold Coast Ballroom. This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar and Cocktail servers. Only 8 tables are available.
This Includes 6-10 VIP tickets, Two Bottles of Premium Vodka, Reserved Table with seating for 6 in the Grand Ballroom. This private area is surrounded by velvet ropes in the VIP room, the area has its own bar and Cocktail servers, Tables, Sofas, Chairs. Only 6 tables are available.
Plus we offer Custom VIP Table Packages, Please contact us today! Call: 312-587-3474
The Drake Hotel Chicago
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Please call the Drake Hotel to book
Room & Party Packages:
1-800-55-DRAKE, Monday - Friday, 8 am- 6 pm
Party and hotel room packages
General Admission package
Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31, 2018
Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31, 2017
Drake Hotel Venue Photos 2016
Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31,2015 Group 1
Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31,2015 Group 2
Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31,2014
Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31 2013
Photos from the Drake NYE Party Dec 31 2012
Drake Hotel Venue Photos
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.
Lincoln Park, IL
I never send thank you letters but I just wanted to say thanks from my group of friends from 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.
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 friend that we went to college with at 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.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Great Party! I went to school at University of Indian 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.
San Francisco, CA
Founded in 1998 by Ted Widen, Chicago Scene has been the insiders guide of where to go and what to do in the city of Chicago and producer of some of the city's most exciting events including New Years's Eve at The Drake Hotel and The Chicago Scene Boat Party, both in their 17th years.