Happy New Year 2024

Communities in Illinois are preparing for new and exciting celebrations to help you ring in the new year! From a holiday parade with dazzling light shows to a night in downtown Springfield celebrating with fireworks, entertainment and music, there are many different opportunities to enjoy the new year in your local community. Do not miss out being a part of these New Year’s Eve events near you:


The City of Chicago is known for some unique and grand New Year’s Eve celebrations including the city’s premier party at Time Out Market featuring 18 different eateries.

If you want to see fireworks with a spectacular view, then head over to Cindy’s Rooftop New Year’s Eve Bash where music, complimentary drinks and firework displays from Navy Pier create a vibrant atmosphere.

Or dress up and have a sophisticated evening at The Lobby’s New Year’s Gala at the Peninsula where you can enjoy a five-course prix-fixe dinner featuring caviar, lobster and a dessert buffet while listening to music by a solo pianist and a seven-piece band.


Tour Folepi’s Winter Wonderland with Peoria’s “Get Lit” New Year’s Eve Celebration, which features the city’s Parade of Lights’ floats, lighted trolley rides and other mesmerizing light displays.


There will be firework displays, music, a silent auction and a variety of entertainment at downtown Springfield’s annual First Night Springfield. Or begin the New Year with a Zen experience with Sahaja Yoga in their 2024 online New Year’s Eve Meditation class where participants can meditate and unwind.


Join Mystic Kitchen and Tasting Room on New Year’s Eve and enjoy delightful beverage options and signature crafted drinks perfect for a New Year’s toast.


Relax and socialize at Grape Escape’s annual Galena New Year’s Eve Party where you will enjoy a curated dinner of surf and turf, salad, dessert, exclusive drinks and a comedy show.


Find yourself celebrating Christmas and New Year’s at Six Flags Great America! The Arctic Adventure event is open through Dec. 31 with an immersive experience featuring over one million colorful lights using state-of-the-art technology.