6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fireworks at 8:15 p.m.
On December 31st of each year family and friends gather together in joyous anticipation of the coming New Year. Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family and friends at Navy Pier’s Winter WonderStage. Enjoy Winter WonderFest starting at 10 a.m. and stay to experience Navy Pier’s New Year’s Eve Family Bash. On Saturday, December 31, families can ring in the New Year a little early with an all-ages showcase of dance and live music with world-class performances starting at 6 p.m.
The kids will have fun dancing with the Winter WonderFest’s fun and goofy “townsfolk.” When they are not assisting with civic duties or helping Santa Claus decide who’s been naughty or nice they can party and dance along with the festive crew, too!
Dust off those hardly-used platform shoes and party with Navy Pier! Don’t be shy and get jiggy with live funk music by the Get Up with the Get Downs featuring energetic funk with a taste of garage rock music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Other amazing entertainers include Go-Go dancing by Cheerobix, Boyz of Poison and The Chicago FootworKINGz , who were featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
Bring the night to a close by enjoying the spectacular fireworks display outside on Dock Street. There’s no better way to bring in the New Year than by celebrating with family, friends, the “townsfolk” of Winter WonderFest. The best part, you can still get home in time to put the kids to bed, open a bottle of champagne and steal that all important kiss at midnight! Happy New Year!