A Downtown Celebration
Stay in Chicago this New Year’s Eve and embrace the city at its most festive. Chi-Town Rising, along the Chicago Riverfront between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive, will be an unforgettable party. This year, early birds can begin ringing in the New Year early with the Chi-Town Rise & Shine 5K. We can’t guarantee you’ll be warm the whole time (or what the weather will be like), but we can guarantee hot chocolate and warming blankets for all runners.
From 8:00PM to 12:30 AM, the real party rages. Fireworks and live music celebrate the beginning of 2017. Who better to headline than the band whose namesake is the city itself? In addition to Chicago (the band), American Authors will play.
Details on ticket registration here. Gates to public viewing areas open at 8:00pm.