The Countdown Is On!

It’s time to bid adieu to 2019 and look for­ward to a fresh start (and a new decade) in 2020 with these lo­cal gath­er­ings that re­ally put the happy in Happy New Year!

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Bid adieu to 2019 and salute a new start (and new decade) on the cusp of 2020 with these mem­o­rable New Year’s Eve events.

BREW YEAR’S EVE

Ar­ti­fact Events (part of Ar­chi­tec­tural Ar­ti­facts in Ravenswood) hosts a night of craft beers in swanky digs. More than 10 Chicago brew­eries and 25 craft beer va­ri­eties will be on hand as you work your way around the mul­ti­ple floors of this loft that fea­tures an in­cred­i­ble ar­ray of sal­vaged works. Live mu­sic, passed apps and plenty of photo ops will also be in store. www.brewyear­seve.com

CHICAGO RES­O­LU­TION GALA

Navy Pier is a pop­u­lar spot for New Year’s Eve. In ad­di­tion to a daz­zling spec­ta­cle of fire­works at mid­night, the venue’s Grand Ball­room and Lake­view Ter­race play host to this one- of- a- kind party that of­fers 30 open bars, buf­fet sta­tions and am­ple dance floors (plus a prime view­ing spot for the show in the sky). www. navyp­ier.org

NOON YEAR’S EVE

Adults shouldn’t get to have all the fun! Chicago Chil­dren’s Mu­seum starts the fes­tiv­i­ties at 11 a.m. with work­shops to make noise­mak­ers and a kid-friendly NYE countdown at noon. www.chicagochi­l­drens­mu­seum.org

PRO­HI­BI­TION NEW YEAR’S EVE

It’s the Roaring ‘20s all over again at Mor­gan Man­u­fac­tur­ing. Guests are en­cour­aged to dress in their best vin­tage pieces for this speakeasy-style event, and en­joy a large buf­fet and five-hour pre­mium cock­tail re­cep­tion plus mu­sic and danc­ing. www. chi­town­events.com

NYE ON THE LAKE

Chicago Sport & So­cial Club hosts this year- end bash at the The­ater On The Lake in Lin­coln Park. In true dra­matic fash­ion, aeri­al­ists and unique photo back­drops are planned as are DJs and typ­i­cal party fare in­clud­ing a five-hour pre­mium drink pack­age and apps. www. nyeon­the­lake.com

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