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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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