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New Year's Eve 2013 Celebrations in the state of Illinois

Illinois, situated in the north-central United States and bordered by Wisconsin, Lake Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Iowa is usually described as a “Microcosm of the USA” since it is representative of the USA as a whole and a “Bellwether state in political, social and cultural terms” because the state is an indicator of future political, social and cultural trends. Illinois is also famous as a major transportation hub with its dense railway networks, busy international airports and seaports in Chicago and along the River Illinois connecting it to other US states and acting as a gateway to the world for most of the cereals produced in the prairie region. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a family celebration, or an all-out party with live bands, a balloon drop, and an open bar on New Year's Eve 2013, you can find it all in cities across the state of Illinois.

If you want to party with a celebrity during New Year’s Eve 2013 then Chicago is likely your best opportunity. That is when celebs who normally would avoid Chicago during the colder months brave the frigid temperatures to make appearances at the city’s various New Year’s Eve parties. One such mega-party is the official Playboy New Year’s Eve Celebration, which expects 4,000 partygoers at the Hilton Chicago. The party will focus on a live concert, live music, DJs and a midnight countdown drop. Carnivale in Chicago can hold 1,000 guests for its dinner and cabaret show featuring burlesque, a fan dancer, a drag queen, a tableside magician and other acts. Two Rockford museums are hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations for kids and families, and the Belvidere YMCA is hosting an overnight for children. In Aurora, the Family New Year’s Eve Party will ring in 2013 with a variety of festivities. Kids and adults can get energetic while climbing and bouncing on giant inflatables, playing interactive games, competing in hula hoop contests, viewing sports demos and dancing to the latest tunes with a live DJ. In downtown Naperville you can shop, dine, dance and then ring in the New Year at the base of the Millennium Carillon.