Questions? We have answers!
What do I wear?
Simple answer - anything you want!  But dress up! It's New Year's Eve! Sparkle, get crazy!  Wear cocktail dresses and suits! Glam up in a sequin onsie!  Just do "you"!  If you want to get in on the contests, we will be hosting a few contests in the Grand Hall at the 80's party including a biggest hair contest, impersonator contest, and 80's dance off!  Check out our photos page to see what people have worn to past events.
This is our 11th year of this event and if there is one thing we have mastered it is making sure there are numerous bars keeping the lines short and fast! There are three bars in the Grand Hall (including one very large four-sided bar that is original to the building), one in the lobby, two in the VIP Lounge, a large four-sided bar in the Iron Horse Lounge, and two bars in the Illinois Street Ballroom - all with multiple bartenders! Drinks range in price from $3 to $8. You can also buy bottles of wine or champagne!
Are there long lines for drinks? Do they cost a lot?
What do I wear?
The party starts at 6:30 pm for VIP Ticket holders. They should enter through the Crowne Plaza - go up the elevator to the second floor and follow the signs to the Illinois Street Room.  For Grand Ticket holders (general admission), the party starts at 8:45 pm. Enter the Illinois Street doors that are almost under the bridge or through the Crowne Plaza (second floor to Illinois Street Ballroom). 
What hotels are nearby?
We highly recommend the Crowne Plaza Hotel! It's unique (an active train station), historic and recently updated! Plus, biggest plus of all - it is connected to the party venue so you don't even have to go outside! Other nearby hotels include The Omni, Homewood Suites, and the Alexander.
What hotels are nearby?
We highly recommend the Crowne Plaza Hotel! It's unique (an active train station), historic and recently updated! Plus, biggest plus of all - it is connected to the party venue so you don't even have to go outside! Other nearby hotels include The Omni, Homewood Suites, and the Alexander.
Is there a coat check?
Yes, there is a coat check inside the Illinois Street doors. 
Do I have to be 21 to attend?
Yes, everyone must be 21 or over to attend. ID's will be checked. There is a lot of security at the event as well as police presence...so don't even try to enter if you are under 21.