party NYE
  • Nov 21, 2019

Since 2004, the Congress Plaza Hotel has been hosting one of the city’s largest New Year’s Eve parties. As a historic landmark, the Congress Plaza Hotel is the perfect setting for a celebration of this magnitude and consistently draws in more than 3,000 guests each year. This year, the event will be held at 9 PM for general admission ticket holders and will last until 2 AM. VIP guests can get in an hour earlier by securing VIP tickets well before the big event.

Ticket Info

If you plan on attending the Chicago New Year’s Eve Party at the Congress Plaza Hotel, you have two main ticket options. General admission tickets include all inclusive drinks, light snacks, and entertainment. This 4.5-hour premium package includes access to more than 50 bartenders and servers who will be offering beer, liquor, wine, and champagne. You can also order specialty drinks. With a general admission ticket, you will also have full access to multiple main event party areas and ballrooms, as well as other perks like a celebrity host and DJ, party favors and decorations, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and a balloon drop at midnight. There is also a coat check available for an additional charge.

For upgraded drinks, buffet, appetizers, desserts, and entertainment, splurge on a VIP ticket. With a VIP ticket, you’ll have an additional hour to enjoy top-shelf beverages, as well as upgraded drinks like wine, beer, liquor, and champagne. You will also have access to a pasta buffet, various appetizers, and desserts created by one of Chicago’s top chefs. VIP ticket holders also have all of the perks available to general ticket holders, as well as access to the VIP balcony in the Great Ballroom, a VIP registration line from 8 PM to 9 PM, and early access to the event. There is also shared VIP seating for VIPs that is not available to general admission ticket holders.

Bottle Service

There is no better way to ring in the new year then at your own private VIP table at one of the hottest parties in Chicago. When you reserve a table on New Year’s Eve, you’ll receive all general admission and VIP ticket amenities, as well as top shelf bottle service and champagne at your table. You will also receive reserved seating ensuring that seating is available as soon as you arrive at the hotel. Your group will also have a VIP hostess to seat your party.


This year, the line up for the 2020 Chicago New Year’s Eve Party at the Congress Plaza Hotel is set to be one of the best yet. This will not be your average balloon drop. The celebration will include DJ Strategy and DJ Dolo, a comedy duo who are both musicians and poke fun at everyday topics. You can also expect to see DJ ChiBass Mafia who are known to build mashups of well-known songs. Other DJs on the list include DJ Lambo, DJ Plazziibo, DJ Nick Nice, DJ Pharaoh, DJ Flynninho, DJ Ayoo, and DJ Ben Elliot.


Don’t worry about getting a designated driver at the end of the night. The Congress Plaza Hotel is offering discounted rooms to all guests at just $139 a night. However, there is only a limited number of rooms available so be sure to reserve yours ahead of time. The Congress Plaza Hotel has a rich history with its unique architecture, beautiful lakefront views, and modern amenities that will ensure you get the rest you need after the big event. Celebrate the New Year big this year by attending the 2020 Chicago New Year’s Eve Party at the Congress Plaza Hotel.