Auld lang syne! The year 2017 is over, and we hope that all things good be brought your way in the coming year.
With 2018 rapidly approaching, Lake County offers dozens of celebrations and parties to ring in the new year.
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Without further adieu, here are your top celebrations on New Year’s Eve in Lake County.
345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Mickey Finn’s fourth annual New Year’s Eve Party with the Ivy Ford Band. If you show up before 9 p.m., admission is free! After 9, the cover is $15. Free party favors and a champagne toast are included!
1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee
The Milwaukee casino hosts events from 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Potawatomi Casino & Resort features dining deals, live entertainment/music and a really magnificent experience.
11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot
Our favorite winter play place is highlighted by all day skiing and snowboarding, photo booth, face painting, games, live music, party favors, fireworks at 10 p.m and a champagne toast at midnight.
200 Applebee St., Barrington
Join friends and family at Chessie’s Restaurant for a New Year’s Eve celebration! Chessie’s prepares a very festive and elegant New Year’s Eve dinner accompanied by a complimentary glass of champagne. Call for reservations and information at 847-382-5020.
1879 2nd St., Highland Park
The Highland Park celebration includes one complimentary beverage, Chicago-style dinner buffet, live DJ, dancing, games, raffle prizes, balloon drop, champagne & Sparkling apple juice toast, goodie bags and more.
350 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove
The bowling pub invites visitors for four hours of unlimited bowling with shoes included in admission. There will also be a gourmet buffet, soft drinks, sparkling cider, champagne toasts and more.
6593 Grand Ave., Gurnee
5 & 7 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with a balloon drop, a sparkling ginger ale toast and much more!
890 E. Route 45, Mundelein
Late night seatings; reservations are required.
701 N. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 280, Vernon Hills
This Vernon Hills wine and grillerie features delectable dishes live music, wine flights, reserve champagne by the glass and more. Reservations for this New Year’s Eve celebration are strongly encouraged.
13990 Rockland Rd., Green Oaks
796 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Lake Zurich steakhouse features live music from ‘In the Stix’ covering modern country hits for New Year’s Eve. The celebration also includes a complimentary New Year’s Eve Cocktail and an outstanding buffet.
101 Center St., Grayslake
412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Reserve a spot for the O’Toole’s Libertyville New Year’s celebration. Besides a champagne split, the Irish drinkery provides party favors, DJ and great drink specials. Reservations required as the event will sell out. Get Tickets Here.
221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Three Brothers Theatre is bringing the most famous 70s discotheque, Studio 54. This event features a champagne toast, a live DJ, circus acts, delectable eats, a collection of raffles and goody bags. The Waukegan theatre encourages visitors to bring their own alcohol. Admission ranges between $35-$50.
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