Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lincoln Park

Posted on December 23, 2016

Ready for the new year? Lincoln Park has lots of options to help you ring in 2017 – everything from daytime activities with the family to a night of great theater to an all-night dance party at your favorite neighborhood bar. Here’s your guide to some of Lincoln Park’s best New Year’s celebrations.

Lincoln Park Family

Noon Year’s Eve @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. Create your own eco-friendly party favors, play games, rock out at our dance party and ring in the “Noon Year” with an apple juice toast and a visit from this year’s “Nature Museum Party Animal.” Recommended for kids age 2 – 10.

ZooLights @ Lincoln Park Zoo
4:30 – 9:00 p.m.
2001 N. Clark
Spend New Year’s Eve with Lincoln Park Zoo and the brilliance of this fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.

King’s Lincoln Park
1538 N. Clybourn
Reserve a Family Lane Package if you’re celebrating with the kids before 8:00 p.m. or reserve an Adult Package through midnight. Bowl, eat and drink your way into the new year.

New Year’s Eve Family Fun @ Dave & Buster’s
1030 N. Clark
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Head over to Dave & Buster’s for an early New Year’s Eve ball drop and celebration. Family packages include appetizer buffet, dessert, video game play and a video ball drop to ring in the new year.

Lincoln Park New Year’s Celebration

Burnt City Beer
2747 N. Lincoln
The party features a Premium Bar package that includes all beer & cider drafts, wine, and liquor as well as appetizers & small bites and of course, a champagne toast at midnight.

2771 N. Lincoln
Celebrate a Punk Rock New Year’s Eve with no cover charge and DJs Tony & Vinyl Richie.

Distilled Chicago
1480 W. Webster
Distilled Chicago offers three drink packages to ring in the new year which includes a champagne toast & balloon drop at midnight.

D.O.C. Wine Bar
2602 N. Clark
Schedule your New Year’s Eve party today and celebrate with friends, great food, and an extensive bar list at D.O.C. Wine Bar!

Earls Lincoln Park
1538 N. Clybourn
Enjoy great food – including their new kids menu if you’re celebrating with little ones – and no cover charge.

Frank’s Bar & Knife & Tine
2503 N. Clark
Two neighborhood favorites team up for one great celebration. The NYE Package includes bar tab (does not expire), appetizers, party favors and champagne toast or pay as you go.

Gaslight Bar
2450 N. Clark
With Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, Gaslight is going to be crazy for New Year’s Eve. Stepping away from the traditional ticketed New Year’s Eve party, Gaslight is opening their doors to all fans to come out and cheer on the Buckeyes as they take on Clemson at 6 p.m.

Geja’s Cafe
340 W. Armitage
Geja’s features three special reserved seatings at 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Enjoy a four-course fondue dinner complete with cheese fondue appetizer, salad, lobster, shrimp and beef entree and Geja’s famous flaming chocolate dessert fondue. Packages include champagne, tax and gratuity.

Gemini Bistro
2075 N. Lincoln
Enjoy Gemini classics one last time before they close for renovations.

HopCat – Chicago
2577 N. Clark
HopCat – Chicago is not kidding around. No Cover. No BS. Just beer, friends, and a celebration of the end of a debatably bad year. The night will feature songs from those we lost, including: Prince, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tribe Called Quest, The Eagles, Earth Wind & Fire, The Beatles & more…21+ Only after 9 p.m.

iO Chicago
1501 N. Kingsbury
Party like it’s 1599! Head over to iO Theater on New Year’s Eve for a special Improvised Shakespeare Company show designed to send out 2016 in Elizabethan style.

950 W. Armitage
Ring in 2017 with an unforgettable party! Party starts at 8pm and includes appetizers, premium bar package, DJ, dancing, and midnight champagne toast!

Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted
Kingston Mines features the best blues music in Chicago’s oldest Juke Joint. Doc’s Kitchen offers the greatest Ribs & Chicken Wings, as well as some of the best Southern Style food this side of Louisiana.

Lincoln Station
2432 N. Lincoln
Dance and eat your way into the new year! NYE Package includes premium drinks, extensive food buffet, champagne toast, DJ & party favors.

1119 W. Webster
Featuring Chef Luis’ special “pub” menu, Around the Bend beer pairings, champagne at midnight, and more. Email megan.k@rangechicago.com for reservations.

The Second City
1616 N. Wells
Ring in the new year with a hilarious show at Chicago’s legendary comedy theater and a 3 course dinner at 1959 Kitchen & Bar.

Steppenwolf Theater
Ring in 2017 with an awe-inspiring evening of world-class theater and fine dining. NYE packages include a great seat at Steppenwolf and a delectable, multi-course meal at Vinci.

Don’t want to drive? Take the CTA! The CTA is offering free train and bus rides between 10:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 4:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

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