If you feel tired of the New Year’s Eve party circuit and won’t be content with just any old gathering this year, we suggest adding a completely new element to your evening: Lake Michigan!
Hop aboard one of the Pier’s great cruise boats and spend your New Year’s Eve out on the water!
Here are all of your options:
Mystic Blue: Get your tickets for this party boat! You’ll cruise for three hours with a premium bar, a great dinner (you can’t beat Beef Tenderloin with horseradish cream at the Carving Station or a Fondue Bar with marshmallows, rice crispies, fruit, and other treats), and the requisite glass of champagne at midnight. The evening doesn’t end once the boat docks; spend some time with other guests and the crew at an exclusive dockside party!
Spirit of Chicago: For those into dinner and dancing, look no further than the Spirit of Chicago which puts on quite the show for its guests during a three-hour cruise. Hit up the bar and the buffet with its Jerk Chicken Tenders and Chilled Jumbo Golf Shrimp hors d’oeuvres and delicious entrée and side offerings. And don’t forget the dance floor; you won’t be able to stop yourself from dancing once the DJ gets going!
Odyssey Chicago: One of the most elegant and dazzling nights on the water can be discovered with Odyssey. Indulge in a delicious menu including items like Mushroom Tarts, Almond Crusted Shrimp, and Filet Mignon with Lobster. Toast each other with tasty libations and glasses of champagne as the boat winds its way across Lake Michigan during a three-hour cruise. And to top the night off, enjoy a live band!
As an added touch, all of the above boats cruise during Navy Pier’s special Midnight Fireworks Show!
Shoreline Sightseeing: Shoreline has three different cruise options for New Year’s Eve. The first is a 75-minute cruise that combines an Architecture Tour with a cash bar and Navy Pier’s Family Fireworks Show at 7 p.m. The second is a shorter 30-minute cruise, perfect for the family with young children that wants to catch the Family Fireworks Show and still get the kids to bed on time. The final option cruises later during the Midnight Fireworks Show for anyone that wants to ring the New Year in with the prettiest view in Chicago!