Family Countdown Celebration on the Chicago Cultural Mile

3:00PM – 6:00PM

In collaboration with the Chicago Cultural Mile Association, Chi-Town Rising invites families to ring in 2017 in Wrigley Square at Millennium Park on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31! Beginning at 3 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, free hot chocolate and cookies from Remington’s, an official countdown celebration at 6 p.m., and its returning program “Around the World for New Year’s Eve.” Admission to the Second Annual Chi-Town Rising Family Countdown Celebration is free and open to the public.




Around the World For New Year’s Eve
Drawing from the theme “Around the World for New Year’s Eve,” revelers in Wrigley Square at Millennium Park can visit activity stations that feature fun customs from around the world. Kids will be with a special passport so they can receive a stamp at each station they visit.

 Live Entertainment Sponsored by The Park Grill at Millenium Park
Additionally, the Park Grill at Millennium Park has sponsored entertainment featuring a live Bizar Entertainment DJ to keep everyone dancing with hit music all afternoon.

 Kids Countdown Spectacular
The performance will build to the grand finale at 6 p.m. – the Official Kids Countdown Spectacular!

*In case of extreme weather, Chi-Town Rising’s Family Countdown on the Chicago Cultural Mile will be held in the Chicago Cultural Center, right across the street from Millennium Park.

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