November 25, 2013 07:00 ET

New Year's Eve in Chicago 2013/2014: Things to Do and Parties to Attend When the Ball Drops Compiled by

New Year's Eve Is a Night of Last Minute Debauchery Before Committing to Resolutions on January 1st; Make Sure to Have All the Fun You Can at the Hottest Parties and Most Exciting Events This New Year's Eve in Chicago Before It's Too Late and You Have to Don Your Angel Wings and Halo

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) - A celebration that marks both the end and the beginning, New Year's Eve is a night packed with parties, and perhaps one too many toasts. has put together its annual guide to all the Chicago New Year's festivities, so use these ideas to narrow down the huge array of possibilities. The New Year's guide includes cruise parties, hotel parties, transportation ideas, and other necessities. Cheers to the New Year and enjoy the incredible things to do to ring in 2014 with bells and whistles.

Cruise Parties
With so many boat tours in Chicago, it's hard to choose the best! The editors of have picked the top New Years Eve cruises to help celebrate the end of 2013:

1.) Upscale New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise Aboard Odyssey - $219
Come aboard the newly beautified Odyssey to wave 2013 goodbye. This sophisticated cruise lasts from 9:30 pm - 12:30 am, with a dockside party until 1 am. Includes dinner, a DJ, premium bar package, and a champagne toast under the fireworks.

2.) Shoreline Sightseeing Fireworks Cruise - $29
Departing from Navy Pier, this is a budget-friendly alternative to watch the fireworks. Cruise duration is 45 minutes, and leaves from Shoreline's dock (at the west end of the pier) at 11:30 pm.

3.) Spirit of Chicago New Years Cruise - $160
Enjoy the beauty of Chicago's annual New Year's Eve fireworks from the Spirit of Chicago cruise ship. Party includes dinner buffet, premium bar, champagne toast, interactive MC, and of course, the best view of the fireworks!

Hotel Parties
Hotel parties in Chicago are the place to be when the ball drops this New Year's Eve. Make the year end with a bang at one of Chicago's hottest hotel parties. The Palmer House Hilton New Year's Eve event is bringing the best entertainment, and tickets include pre and post NYE events. The Hyatt Chicago also is ringing in the New Year with a bang with VIP style party packages and live entertainment in multiple rooms. With time left, be sure to book a hotel in Chicago before the city fills up for the big night!

Book a Limo
New Year's Eve is the one night of the year to feel free and treat yourself and splurge a bit on a sophisticated ride in a limousine. Chicago limousines are the best way to ride into 2014, so be sure to book a limo before tightening the budget as per New Year's resolutions. Check out all the best limo specials and put a little class in the night.

Don't miss the Fireworks
Chicago on New Year's Eve brings an array of excitement, and it all boils down to that moment when the fireworks illuminate the sky. Fireworks start at midnight, and are best seen around Navy Pier.

Have fun, stay safe, and say goodbye to 2013 in style!

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