I couldn’t let my third winter go by without checking out The Eve of The Eve at Union Station. I mean, it’s a pretty huge party and people kept asking me if I was going and if I’d ever been… long story short, I felt I had a duty, as JenChicago to check it out and report back my findings. I am happy to say that super big parties in massive, fully functioning train stations are a little slice of “awesome”.
Yep. There were about 2,000 very happy party-goers in the Grand Hall of Union Station. I skipped out on getting an alcoholic buzz so that I could get y’all some interview buzz with Marcus Riley of NBC Chicago, Arnie Becker of The Men’s Club, Mark Duhon of Highsight and, of course, some random party-goers. Watching it makes me want to go to another big winter party- any suggestions?
From the Highsight website:
One great cause. One big party. One amazing venue.The EVE of the EVE takes place the night before New Year’s Eve and all proceeds benefit HighSight’s scholarship program. This black-tie optional event offers more than 2,000 young, hip, urban professionals the opportunity to mix and mingle, while jump-starting their New Year’s celebrations. The party takes over the entire Great Hall of Union Station, where guests enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live band and dancing. This much-anticipated event is truly one of Chicagoland’s hippest extravaganzas and the premiere holiday choice for partygoers year after year.Friday, December 30, 20118:00pm – 1:00amOpen BarHors d’oeuvresSilent AuctionCash RaffleLive MusicDancingGarage parking is available. Black tie optional