It’s hard to believe 2019 is right around the corner. Don’t have plans yet? Say hello to the new year with one of these can’t-miss events in Chicago.
We’ve got great news for anyone whose definition of a dream night is working up a sweat in a yoga studio: You can stretch and meditate your way into 2019 with a hot yoga class at 105F (the South Loop and Lincoln Park locations). Land in your final savasana just before the stroke of midnight — and feel better than most of Chicago in the morning.
Good Old-Fashioned Fun
If hanging with the people you love most while drinking beer, listening to music, and eating pizza is more your speed, snap up a few tickets to Brew Year’s Eve at Architectural Artifacts. (Never been? Now’s your chance! The 80,000-square-foot antique shop, which is closing early in the new year, is one of the coolest venues in the city.)
Plant yourself right in front of the fireworks (but not outside — you’ll freeze!) at the 7th Annual Resolution Gala at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom. Dressed in your New Year’s Eve best, you can eat, drink, and dance the night away with more than 3,000 like-minded revelers until a champagne toast kicks off the fireworks at midnight.
Danielle Braff is a full-time freelance writer specializing in lifestyle and travel. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their two daughters, two dogs, and two cats. To see more of her stories, check out daniellebraff.com. Danielle is passionate about pet adoption, and her favorite nonprofit is the Anti-Cruelty Society.