Chicago: New Year’s Eve Party – The Drake Hotel 2018 – Chicago Scene
18TH Annual New Year’s Eve Party 2018 at The Drake Hotel – Chicago Scene
Nothing to Think about. It’s the Best Party at the Nicest Hotel in Chicago!
WHY IS THIS THE BEST NYE PARTY IN CHICAGO?
VOTED THE BEST PARTY IN CHICAGO By ABC’s Good Morning America!
PREMIUM TOP SHELF ALL INCLUSIVE DRINK & APPETIZER PACKAGE – 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 Tix include a 4 Hour All Inclusive Top Shelf Package Cocktail Reception
VIP Tix include a 5 1/2 Hour All Inclusive Top Shelf Package Cocktail Reception
VIP Reserved Table With Bottle Service and a 5 1/2 Hour All Inclusive Top Shelf Package Cocktail Reception
5 BALLROOMS OF ENTERTAINMENT (Gold Coast Room, Grand Ballroom, Drake Room, French Room and Drake Brothers Rest.)
FULLY STAFFED BARS & BARTENDERS – No Long Waits
CHEF’S SELECTION OF HORS D’OEUVRES
THOUSANDS OF BALLOONS DROP AT MIDNIGHT IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM & THE VIP GRAND BALLROOM
MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST
COMPLIMENTARY HATS, NOISE MAKERS, PARTY FAVORS
COFFEE & DESSERTS SERVED AFTER MIDNIGHT
VIP TICKETS INCLUDE AN EXTRA 1.5 HRS OF BAR SERVICE PLUS ACCESS TO ALL THE VIP ROOMS INCLUDING: GRAND BALLROOM. WALTON, DRAKE BROS., VENETIAN & GEORGIAN
Best VIP Tables with Bottle Service in Chicago
The list of Famous people that have stayed at the Drake hotel is incredible, including Princess Di, Kings, Queens and Presidents.
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CHICAGO’S HOTTEST LOCAL DJ’S SPINNING, HOUSE, HIP HOP, TOP 40
DJ Wizz Kid & Miro Performing Live in The Gold Coast Room Play Top 40, House & Hip Hop| DJ Charles Protege Performing Live in The VIP Grand Ballroom Playing Top 40 & Hip Hop & House| DJ Justin Dahl & Bam Bam Buddha Performing Live in French Ballroom Playing a mix of Commercial, Tech and Progressive House | Drake Room playing Throwback & Retro mix, Motown music playing all night in the Drake Brothers RestaurantSTATE OF THE ART SOUND AND LIGHTING
Join 3000 Guests 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
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.
Party Vegas Style with 5 Ballrooms of Chicago’s best entertainment. The hottest local DJ’s keep the party going through the New Year. The incredible Balloon Drops in two ballrooms and Midnight, Champagne Toast, Premium Top Shelf Spirits and Drinks flowing all night, with plenty of fully staffed bars, Chef’s Selection of Hors d’Oeuvres & Buffet.
Many celebrities & local sports stars have celebrated the new year at our party as well as the who’s who of Chicago.
Princess Diana stayed at The Drake Hotel on her only visit to Chicago.
The Drake NYE Party was featured last year on ABC TV’s New Years Eve COUNTDOWN CHICAGO. The hosts, Janet Davies and Mark Giangreco are two of Chicago’s most recognized broadcasters. It’s the longest running local New Year’s Eve show, watched by the most Chicago television viewers at Midnight New Year’s Eve night.
Big Ten grads say “It’s the Number One New Year’s Party for Big Ten Alumni in the City of Chicago”, we hear every year from many guests “That everyone from our College is here”, the main ages range of our guests are from 21-35 and go up to people in their 40’s & 50’s. We have had groups with 2 and some times 3 generations of family members enjoying the party together. Our party is so renowed that people come from all over North America and from accross oceans to attend.
The Drake Hotel is Chicago’s best NYE Party Venue & location in the Gold Coast on the Magnificent Mile at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Oak Street overlooking the famous Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.
Photos from last years event:
Photos from Last Years NYE Party
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!
Tickets include a Pre-Party December 30th at The New Godfrey Hotel Chicago IO Urban Roofscape Includes a Complimentary glass of Champagne, must show NYE Ticket at the door. The Godfrey Hotel at 127 W. HURON AT LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL
New Years Eve 2018 Ticket & Reserved Table Options & Prices:
GA-General Admission Tickets – Start at $135 – 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 $165 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Drake Bros., 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.
VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service from 2 to 25 people in all 9 room stating at $205 a person. 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment we have VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle service in each of these rooms: Gold Coast Room, French Room, Drake Room, VIP Grand Ballroom, Drake Bros., Walton Room VIP Room Plus other rooms above the Grand Ballroom, Bars open from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas. Click below to see all the rooms and table set ups:
VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service Seating Photos:
Call For Group Discounts for groups of 8 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 a date, buy early and save a lot of money.
Photos of the Drake Hotel & NYE Party:
Photos from Dec 31, 2016 NYE Party
Photos from Dec. 31, 2015 NYE Party
Drake NYE Video from Dec 31 2014
NYE Photos from Dec 31, 2014
Drake Hotel Venue Photos
General Admission Tickets Include:
3 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room)Bars open for 4 hoursFully 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 Ballroom
Coffee Service for your convenience
Registration & wristband pick up opens at 3PM with a Cash bar from 8-9PM
VIP TICKETS Include:5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room, Drake Room, VIP Grand Ballroom, Walton Room & Drake Bros.)
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: Ketel One vodka, 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 convenienceRegistration & wristband pick up opens at Noon
VIP Reserved Tables with Bottle Service from 2 to 50 people are avaialble in all rooms stating at $195 a person. 5 Ballrooms of Entertainment (Gold Coast Room, French Room & Drake Room & VIP Grand Ballroom, Drake Bros., Walton Room VIP Bars), Bars open from 8 PM to 1:30 AM, Access to all VIP areas.
VIP Table In the French Room or Drake Room: A minimum of 4 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 the one of these great VIP Room, just above the Grand Ballroom plus One Bottle of Vodka or other Premium Liquor per 4 people, Tables of 2 or 3 recieve a bottle of wine or Champagne. A minimum of 2 People is needed to reserve these tables.
VIP TABLE in the Gold Coast Ballroom This Includes 4-8 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 6-10 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 includes 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, 312-587-3474
Drake Hotel room with 2 tickets will go on sale Oct 1st, 2017
Here is a list of Hotels that are within two blocks of The Drake Hotel: The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile Millennium Knickerbocker Raffaello Hotel Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile
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 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.
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 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.
Leslie J.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.
Miklos RSan Francisco, CA
Yes, the New Years Eve 2018 party will sell out.
Yes, the ticket price increases as the party sells out.
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.
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)
Must be at least 21 to enter with valid ID
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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