It’s nearly time to say good-bye to 2022 and welcome 2023. Here are a 1/2-dozen methods to have fun doing that.
“New New Year’s Year’s Eve w/DeeOhGee”: 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at FitzGerald’s Sidebar, 6615 Roosevelt Road. Tickets: $25. 708-788-2118; fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
New Year’s The trio of Matthew Paige, Zack Murphy, and Dylan Whitlow will percentage New Year’s their authentic hummable songs as they carry out on a huge variety of gadgets, which includes timpani, piano, banjo, and harmonium. The rock ’n’ roll group formerly toured across the country and Europe beneath the call Blackfoot Gypsies. The call has been changed New Year’s but the band continues its unique spirit with each member contributing songs. Dinner can be ordered before the display from Babygold New Year’s Barbecue on the FitzGerald’s campus.
“Holiday Magic”: 3-9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St. or 3300 Golf Road. Tickets: $24.ninety five adults; $19.95 seniors; $17.ninety five a while 3-11; $15 parking. 708-688-8000; czs.org/HolidayMagic2022.
New Year’s Eve can be the final night time this season to peer Chicagoland’s longest-walking lighting fixtures competition, which functions over two million twinkling LED lights throughout the zoo. Advance reservations are required for South Gate access but now not at the North Gate.
Tech-infused mini golf, worldwide food, New Year’s DJ leisure, a New Year’s champagne New Year’s toast at nighttime, and birthday New Year’s party favors will make for a full night of New Year’s Eve leisure at Puttshack in Oak Brook. (Puttshack)
“New Year’s Eve at Puttshack”: eight p.m.-11:30 p.m. slots Dec. 31 at Puttshack, 1828 Oakbrook Center. Tickets: $25 entry; $14 to play. 773-831-7888; puttshack.com/specials/nye.
The cowl fee for this event consists of DJ leisure all night time, a New Year’s Champagne toast in the dead of night, birthday party favors, and surprises. For $14 in step with individual you could strive one of the four New Year’s tech-infused mini golfing publications, with unique New Year’s Eve prizes. Food and drinks could be to be had for purchase with quite a few international picks. New Year’s Reservations need to be made for tee instances as well as the event, that is for adults only.
“2023 New Year’s Eve Party”: 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Drake Oak Brook, 2301 York Road. Tickets: $109, $159, or $699. 630-571-0000; thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com/new-years-celebrations.htm.
Three packages are available. The Silver package deal functions an open bar and dancing from nine p.m. to at least one a.m. in two rooms with the New Year’s live band Green Fourteen in one room and live DJs inside the different. The bundle consists of celebration favors, a midnight Champagne toast, and overdue night snacks.
The Gold package, with seatings at 7 p.m. and seven:30 p.m., consists of a gourmet dinner buffet similarly to all of the Silver package deal services.
The Platinum package deal for 2 adults consists of all the Silver and Gold services plus an overnight stay inside the lodge with in-room Champagne upon arrival, and a New Year’s Day brunch for 2.
“New Year’s Eve Dinner”: 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Lucille at Drury Lane, a hundred Drury Lane. Tickets: $80. 630-530-8300; lucillerestaurant.com/holiday-events.
A multicourse dinner will include unlimited Champagne, mimosas, bellinis, espresso, and hot tea. Diners could have lobster bisque or arugula salad, a choice of entree (10 ounces. buffalo steak, pan-roasted New Year’s heirloom bird, Chilean sea bass, or filet medallions) with aspects, and mini desserts for dessert. There may be live tune till 1 a.m. For an extra fee, you could see the Drury Lane Theatre manufacturing of New Year’s “Elf the Musical” at five p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
“Eve of the Eve Wine, Dine, and Dance!”: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 30 at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave. Tickets: $130 citizens; $150 nonresidents, for two adults. 708-725-2500; amilia.com/shop/en/park-district-of-alrightpark/save/sports/3904735.
Get an early begin on celebrating the New Year with dinner, wine, and dancing guided by way of Park District of Oak Park dance instructors as a DJ offers the music. The night could have a communicate-easy topic so participants are encouraged to get New Year’s dressed to suit the subject matter.
Myrna Petlicki is a contract reporter for Pioneer Press.