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Melody Angel

Who says you have to end the year with "Auld Lang Syne"? With Chicago's famous blues and soul heritage, there are plenty of shows capping off December, whether you're in the mood for a high-energy end to the year or one that's sultry smooth. Check out these Chicago holiday shows at Rosa's Blues Lounge, The Promontory, and City Winery, awesome venues to catch some great performers as you ring in the New Year.

Chi-Town Rising: New Year's Eve Chicago

There's no shortage of options for how to spend your New Year's Eve in Chicago. From the Chi-Town Rising celebration, to parties at the city's best bars, it's difficult to choose just one thing to do while you're in town! But it's a good idea to start planning your night ahead for the best deals. From tickets, to drinks, to Uber rides with crazy surge pricing (ugh!), New Year's Eve can get expensive. With a little foresight, you can save hundreds on your NYE night out in Chicago.

Chi-Town Rising

It's time to shout, "Farewell!" or perhaps, "Good Riddance!" to 2016 and say, "Hello!" to 2017. And nothing says, "Happy New Year!" better than a New Year's Eve packed with champagne toasts, far-reaching fireworks, extra-silent disco dancing, a rising star and a 5K. Wait . . . what? It's Chi-Town Rising! Chicago’s biggest, brightest and newest New Year’s Eve celebration.

Studio Paris New Year's Eve Chicago

After all that egg nog and gingerbread, you need a refreshing reprieve only Champagne can provide. New Year's offers an apt bubbly respite, perfect for beckoning 2016 with raised spirits. In Chicago, you're not lacking in New Year's dining and drinking options. Here are some top options for celebrating the new year.

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