Navy Pier offers a day and night of celebration for New Year’s Eve on Saturday, December 31, 0211. There will be two frieworks shows, multiple New Year’s Eve bashes and free events for children and adults.
The day of fun begins with family entertainment at the Chicago Children’s Museum. There will be a countdown held from 11 a.m. to noon, so children can experience counting down to the new year.
Families can ring in the New Year at Navy Pier… a little bit early! Navy Pier presents a spectacular, all-ages showcase of hip-hop dancers, live funk music, and other fun. Navy Pier’s Family New Year’s Eve Bash will begin at 6 p.m. on the Winter WonderStage in Festival Hall. This is a free event.
The party starts at 6 p.m. with music by Get Up with the Get Downs, who will serenade the
crowd with an unforgettable James Brown tribute. Then, families can groove to the cheerleaderstyle dancing of Cheerobix, followed by breathtaking hip-hop and breakdance performances by Chicago FootworKINGz, Full Effect Entertainment and Boyz of Poison.
The celebration continues outside with a special 8:15 p.m. Family Fireworks show on Dock Street.
Parties for adults will be held at the Grand Ballroom and Crystal Gardens on Saturday night.
Parts at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom for the New Year’s Eve Old School Mayhem. From 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., for the first time ever under one roof, you can boogie to The Chosen Few and The Hot Mix 5 for a tribute to “old school disco” and house music of the 70’s and 80’s. Visit the Navy Pier website for more information and a link to purchase tickets.
The party at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens is a see and be seen event. Celebrity DJ Jordon V and DJ J-Donn return again this year to spin all your favorite mainstream music, as well as the full premium open bar accompanied by Sefani Signature Hors d’oeuvres from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., a premium champagne toast at midnight and countdown on the iconic Navy Pier Ferris wheel. Official after-party wristbands will be included and a coat check service will be available. To Purchase Tickets visit Crystal Gardens . For VIP tickets, table reservations & more information call (312) 560-4422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, at the stroke of midnight, ring in 2012 with Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks show over Lake Michigan, a tradition that thrills millions of onlookers year after year.
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