Top 5 best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

We’re only two days away from the new year! As we say goodbye to 2015, let’s take a look at some of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve across the world.

1. Chicago

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We’ll always be partial to our hometown, but Chicago is definitely upping it’s New Year’s Eve game this year with its Chi-Town Rising event along the Riverfront downtown! There’s big lineup of celebrity guests and musical acts set to perform, including the rock band Chicago! There’s also a countdown to midnight planned and big fireworks display too.  Talk about a great way to ring in the new year in the Windy City!

2. London

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Across the pond? Ring the new year to the chiming of Big Ben at midnight! Hundreds of thousands gather every year along the River Thames for a light show and firework display! The fun continues on New Year’s Day with a HUGE parade across town.

3. Sydney

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Be one of the first in the world to welcome 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney puts on the largest firework display in the world for it’s NYE celebrations, as well as a big waterfront show. More than a million people come out each year to see it!

4. Rio de Janiero

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Rio de Janiero hosts the LARGEST NYE party in the world. More than two million people come to celebrate the new year with live musical and dance performances and a mesmerizing fireworks display.

5. New York City

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C’mon, you didn’t really think we’d make a NYE checklist without the Big Apple, did you? The annual Times Square event is one of the biggest in the world. Everyone should bring in the new year here at least once!

YOUR TURN: Are we missing a great spot to celebrate NYE? Let us know in the comments!

Things To Do – Chicago

As the temperature drops in Chicago one would think that the number events would drop as well. Chicago in the summertime is always a blast. With every weekend having an event you would never get bored. Chicago winters are exactly the same.

We recently read an article on TimeOut.com that shared 39 things you could do in Chicago.

Things To Do

Starting out on January 1st, the New Year’s Day 5K gave Chicagoans and visitors a chance to start out their resolutions on a high note. The race coordinators estimated nearly 1,500 runners to attend and about a third to walk. The course route travels north along the lakefront bike path to Diversey Harbor before returning to the North Avenue Field House.

Jan 8: The Original Mother’s honors the 80th birthday of the late, hip-shaking crooner withs its annual Elvis Fest.

Photograph: Max Herman

Jan 11: Strip down to your skivvies and draw befuddled looks from clueless CTA riders during the annual No Pants Subway Ride. This event has no rhyme or reason, just to have a little fun. The No Pants Subway Ride is actually a multi city event, featuring in more than 50 cities around the world.

If you are in the Chicago area, here is the Facebook page of the meeting location!

WHERE: The meeting point is at the roof deck of the parking garage at 1210 W Arthur above the CVS. There is a staircase and an elevator entrance on Arthur past the CVS. We want to leave the venue as clean as we found it and there are limited trashcans at the site. please plan accordingly.

Event Info Here

Jan 16–18: The perpetually cursed Wrigley Field residents will showcase management and players at the annual Cubs Convention.

Jan 17, 18: Wanna get away? Plan your next excursion, near or far, at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show.

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If you are attending any of these events, lets us know how they went!