Out and About with Compass: Chi-Town Rising

Posted by Emma Johnson on 12/29/16 9:30 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

For the second year in a row, celebrate New Year's Eve in Chicago in an outdoor party that rivals New York's festivities in Time's Square! Head downtown this year to watch the star RISE at midnight during Chi-Town Rising! It's the Midwest's biggest and best New Year's Eve celebration.

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Chi-Town Rising takes place along the Chicago Riverfront between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive. This one-of-a-kind celebration begins at 7 with a host of special entertainment including exciting musical guests, celebrity appearances, special food and drink options, and of course, fireworks at midnight! What makes this event particularly uniuqe is that instead of watching a ball drop during the countdown to January 1st, you will watch a star rise up the side of the Hyatt Regency! What better representation of the uplifting hope a new year brings than this?

If staying up late isn't for you, or if you have young kids, don't miss the family celebration that takes place from 3-6pm in Milennium Park! Complete with food, music, ice skating, and other family friendly events!

No matter what celebration you take part in, it's sure to be a memorable experience that will start off 2017 off in style! Happy New Year!

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