When it comes to celebrating New Years Eve 2017 in Illinois, one of its most popular cities hosts a number of events throughout the town, with their fireworks displays primarily concentrating on the renowned Illinois River. However you can expect to see fireworks all over the city, with the famed city skyline making a breathtaking backdrop for the pyrotechnics. In other places in the city the restaurants and bars will be packed with party goers, with most pouring into the streets at midnight to share their NYE wishes and observe spectacular fireworks lighting up the sky.
Parties and Fireworks
One of the largest NYE in Illinois events includes Chicago’s Resolution Ball that typically takes place at the Lakeview Terrace Chicago and the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, including an extraordinary 5 hour open bar. This national landmark offers breathtaking views of what most refer to as the Windy City, giving everyone in attendance the opportunity to delight in the always anticipated fireworks display above the city’s skyline. This is a black tie affair that will play host to 3,000 attendees who will ring in the New Year with dancing and live music in the Grand Ballroom.
New Years Party in Illinois often includes an evening of excitement at the beautiful landmark building; the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, one of the most distinctive places in the United States. The renowned Chicago hotel has played host to innumerable presidents, political figures and celebrities. This year the hotel will be hosting an exclusive New Year’s Eve extravaganza in the hotel’s World’s Palace.
Another popular celebration in Chicago will be held at the Hyatt Regency, a magnificent downtown hotel that overlooks the Chicago River. The Hyatt Chicago is the perfect place to welcome the New Year with friends and family in an impressive setting that few other locations can rival.
Fireworks displays presented over beautiful Lake Michigan are definitely worth checking out as well, and there will be countless free events that will entice thousands of people to the area, of all ages, just like there is every year. There will also be several boat cruises on Lake Michigan available for New Years Eve in Illinois which gives all party goers the opportunity to enjoy the fireworks from an entirely unique perspective, one that is becoming an increasingly popular choice as a more pleasing way to spend the evening away for the crowds.
Springfield, Illinois and its First Night celebration will be the crowning glory of the NYE celebration in Illinois, with fireworks exploding over Capitol Avenue. There will be various sites in and around Springfield’s downtown area, celebrating the arts and more. Springfield’s First Night celebration is the longest running in the state over several others that include Evanston, River Bend and Godfrey-Alton (they do vary year to year).
Accommodations during NYE
All of the state’s cities offer a wide range of accommodations including the Springfield Hotel, the Hilton Hotel, Marriott and Crowne Plaza in Chicago, the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn in Aurora. If you are planning your next coming Christmas and New Year trips to Chicago, early hotel booking is highly recommended.