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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve

And just like that, we say goodbye to another year and hello to a new one. Whether you’re looking to ring in 2018 with your kiddos, prefer to make it date night or an evening out with friends, there are plenty of ways to celebrate around Chicago’s North Shore. From “Noon” Year’s Eve celebrations to dinner and dancing, here are just a few of the ways we’re welcoming a new year with the ones we love.


Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
Register today for this delicious evening of dining and dancing. This year’s menu consists of passed hors d’oeuvres (Shrimp Cocktail, Vegetable Spring Rolls, and Tomato Mozzarella Caprese Skewers, among others), Soiree Salad, entrees like Chef Carved Prime Rib Au Jus and Shitake Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Breast, and a dessert of assorted pastries. Guests will then dance the night away with music by the Steve Anthony Orchestra.

Chevy Chase NYE


Community Recreation Center
333 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling
Your kiddos don’t have to stay up past their bedtime to celebrate. Head out to Wheeling for Happy Noon Year, complete with music, dancing, activities, a balloon drop, and a grape-juice toast. Register online for $1 by Dec. 27.

Happy Noon Year


First Night Evanston
Various Locations throughout Evanston
This family-friendly event returns to take place throughout Evanston with Grammy nominees Special Consensus, Lynne Jordan and the Shivers, mentalist Christopher Carter, Heirs of Joy & Second Baptist Church, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, and more. Plus, don’t miss the 3rd annual First Night Poetry Contest, barn dancing, magic, and comedy. Find a complete schedule and talent list on the First Night Evanston website.

First Night Evanston


Hilton Chicago/ Northbrook
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
Ring in the New Year in style with Hilton Chicago/Northbrook's New Year's Eve Gala. With three party packages to choose from you can plan the evening that best suits you. Enjoy dancing, an open bar, champagne toast at midnight and more! 

Hilton Chicago Northbrook NYE


Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview
Kohl Children’s Museum will transform into Times Square during its “most popular event of the year.” Don’t miss a children’s concert with the Dreamtree Shakers or a DJ dance party (depending on which session you attend), party hat making and noisemakers, family photos, a confetti drop, and more. Purchase tickets by Dec. 21 for early bird discount pricing.

Kohl Children's Museum NYE


7931 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
As Libertad says, “Forget resolutions. Make reservations!” This Skokie restaurant brings the best of Latin America to the North Shore with small plates perfect for sharing. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy Libertad’s annual five-course tasting menu and champagne.

Libertad NYE


Little Beans Café Evanston
430 Asbury Ave., Evanston
Just can’t wait for Dec. 31? Then visit Little Beans Cafe Evanston on Dec. 30 with your little ones for a Pre-New Year’s Eve Party featuring a balloon drop, mocktails, pizza, and more pre-holiday fun.

Little Beans Cafe NYE


North Branch
4520 W. Lake St., Glenview
Let Glenview’s North Branch Pizza & Burger Co. take care of your crew with $10 Homemade Lasagna, $19 Prime Rib, and $19 Prime Sirloin with French Fried Shrimp, plus $4 draft beers and martinis and $5 Moscow Mules (you’ll even be able to take home the mug). Best of all, kids eat free (12 and younger with an adult meal).

North Branch NYE


Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood
1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston
Prefer to celebrate with a cozy steak dinner with a side of jazz? On New Year’s Eve, Pete Miller’s will welcome the Jeannie Tanner Duo from 5-8 p.m. and the Jeannie Tanner Quartet from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Pete Miller NYE


1150 Willow Road, Northbrook
End the year with bowling and bocce, plus Pinstripes’ regular dinner menu. Live music will start at 7:30 p.m., and there will be two balloon drops (8 p.m. and midnight). Or, register for the Kids Club Noon Year’s Eve Party for bowling, party favors, a sparkling cider toast, and $5 off brunch.

Chevy Chase NYE


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