Will Chicago’s take on New Year’s Eve rival Times Square’s? See what’s in store for Chi-Town Rising….
New Year’s Eve has long been synonymous with the ball drop in Times Square, but this year Chicago plans to steal the show. “Our mission is to inspire celebration in Chicago,” says Arena Partners founder and president John Murray, who is spearheading the televised December 31 soirée. Titled Chi-Town Rising, it will feature musical acts, art exhibits, private dinners, and—to cap off the evening in style—an illuminated star rising to the top of the Hyatt Regency at midnight, along with a freworks show. December 31 at 6 pm, Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave.