New Year's Eve parties in the Tri-State
(FOX19) - Ready to party like it's 2014? Grab your tops hats, beads and sequin tops. It's time to ring in the new year.
Fountain Square – Huntington Bank New Year's Eve Blast. 8 PM-1 AM. Music by DJ Tweet. The New 94.9 will judge annual dance contest. Food vendors, drinks and New Year's Eve souvenirs available. Free ice skating. Ends with Rozzi's Famous Fireworks at midnight. 5th & Vine Streets, Downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com.
Mynt Martini – Music by DJ Davey C. Complimentary champagne toast, 8-9 PM hors d'oeuvres, balloon drop, free coat check. 21+. $25 pre-sale tickets. All inclusive VIP packages available from $450-$2500. Ticket and VIP info email firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 621-6968. 511 Walnut St., Downtown. www.myntcincinnati.com.
Igby's – Truth & Cocktails. Cocktail attire with music by DJ ICE COLD Tony. Doors open at 9 PM. 21+. $20 tickets include guaranteed admission. NYE specials: Two bottles of Grey Goose and one bottle of Perrier Jouet Brut for $420 (Must be ordered in advanced). Limited number of VIP tables available. 122 East 6th Street, Downtown. (513) 246-4396. www.igbysbar.com
The Righteous Room – Stress Free New Year's Eve. Music by DJ Simo. 21+. No cover. VIP tables available. 641 Walnut St., Downtown. (513) 381-4408. www.therighteousroom.com.
Obscura – 80 seats available for special NYE 2014 event. Guaranteed seat for $75 with celebratory four course, prixe-fixe menu at 6 PM. Seating also at 8PM or 10PM with additional cocktail or wine pairing for $99. 10 PM reservation includes midnight champagne toast. Bar area is limited. Standing room tickets available at special rate for a midnight toast. Email email@example.com or (513) 421-3800 for reservations. 645 Walnut Street, Downtown. www.obscuracincinnati.com.
PLAY - NYE 2K14 hosted by DJ Grandmaster Flash. Doors open at 8 PM with complimentary buffet until 9. Balloon drop with cash and prizes at midnight. 21+. Admission packages range $50-200 with VIP package available. 35 East 7th Street, Downtown. (513) 802-2602. www.playcincy.com
Japp's Since 1879 - New Years Eve hosted by Molly Wellmann and Japp's. Live gypsy jazz from Burning Caravan. 21+. No cover. $40 champagne and party favor packages available. Balloon drop at midnight. First come, first serve at the door. 1134 Main Street, OTR. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.japps1879.com.
The Lackman – New Year's Eve event at 8PM. 21+. No cover. $5 Bulleit cocktails, $3 select bottled beer. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 1237 Vine St., OTR. (513) 381-0741. www.lackmanbar.com.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - The Big Easy New Year's Eve Concert & Ball. Show starts at 7:30 PM. Ball at 10 PM. An evening of jazzy and jubilant big band favorites with conductor John Morris Russell and Dixieland favorites by trumpeter Byron Stripling. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to follow in the ballroom turned New Orleans-style club. Champagne toast at midnight. $12-$90 for concert tickets. $185-$250 for ballroom tickets. 1241 Elm St., Music Hall, OTR. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Rhinegeist - New Years Gala with DJ Ken Wright. 9 PM-2AM. 21+. $10 tickets in advance, $15 at the door. Cost includes bubbly toast at midnight. Semi-formal attire encouraged. 1910 Elm Street, OTR Brewery District. www.rhinegeist.com.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati - First Midnight atop Horseshoe Casino. Doors open at 8 PM. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight. $30 pre-sale tickets and $40 at the door. Event benefits Give Back Cincinnati. 1000 Broadway, Pendleton. www.firstmidnight.com.
Longworth's - Trappy New Years ft. Party Favor & Riot Ten. Doors open at 8 PM. 21+ . $15 pre-sale tickets available. VIP/bottle service. 1108 St. Gregory Street, Mt. Adams. (513) 349-3043. https://www.facebook.com/longworths
Mount Adams Pavilion – Music by DJ Fuseamania on main floor, DJ K-Smuv in the Penthouse. Doors open at 9 PM. Hors d'oevures and champagne toast. 21+. $30 pre-sale tickets, $40 at the door. Discount available for groups of 10 or more. 949 Pavilion St., Mt. Adams. (513) 744-9200. www.mountadamspavillion.com.
The Stand – New Year's Eve party with no cover. 21+. RSVP to JRJOY@thestandcincy.com for guaranteed admission. VIP table reservations available. 3195 Linwood Ave., Mt. Lookout. (513) 871-5006. www.thestandcincy.com.
20th Century Theater – Heirlooms' 20th Century Theater NYE Bash. Featuring Young Heirlooms, Lemon Sky & Red Wanting Blue. Doors open at 8 PM, show starts at 9. Ages 18+. $25 pre-sale tickets. $30 at the door. $40 VIP tickets include early entry, access to pre-show acoustic set, signed limited edition poster and meet & greet with band. 3021 Madison Rd., Oakley. (513) 731-8000. www.the20thcenturytheatre.com.
Pair a Dice Sports Pub - A casual NYE celebration with music by a live band, food service, $2 drinks and champagne. 1607 Ohio 28, Goshen. (513) 722-9033.
Newport Syndicate – Celebrate 2013 in grand tradition. $125 Grand Ballroom features music by The Rusty Griswolds and a dinner buffet. $100 Ambassador Room features Q102's Mark McFadden and dinner buffet. $150 Flamingo Room with the best seats in the house. $75 Piano Package provides open seating at Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar beginning at 9 PM. 21+. Reservations required. 18 E. Fifth St., Newport. (859) 491-8000; www.cincyticket.com.
Bar Louie - Celebrate the end of 2013 at Bar Louie Newport. $75 all inclusive package provides cocktails from 9 PM to12 AM, champagne toast and breakfast buffet from 12 AM to 2AM. 1 Levee Way, Newport on the Levee. (859) 291-4222. www.newportonthelevee.com.
Claddagh Irish Pub - Live music from Floyd & the Walkmen. Celebrate the Irish New Year at 7 PM with complimentary Guinness toast. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 7 PM-2 AM. 1 Levee Way, Newport on the Levee. (859) 581-8888. www.newportonthelevee.com.
Star Lanes - Seatings at 9PM, 9:30PM, 10PM, 10:30PM. Three hours of bowling plus shoe rental. Light appetizers with three well or beer drink tickets. Champagne toast. DJs. $50 per person with minimum of four people to book. After 9PM, venue becomes 21+. Daytime family packages available. 1 Levee Way, Newport on the Levee. (859) 652-7250. www.newportonthelevee.com.
701 Bar & Lounge - A potluck carry-in. Everyone who participates gets a special New Year's gift. $2 Tuesday drink specials. Balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. No cover. 8PM-1AM. 701 Bakewell St, MainStrasse. (859) 431-7011. www.facebook.com/pages/701-Bar-and-Lounge/210858285753259.
Bobby Mackey's - Free New Year's Eve Bash. Free for 21+. $10 for ages 18-20 with ID. Live music with Bobby Mackey & the Big Mac Band along with special guest John Morgen. Doors open at 7 PM. No reservations needed. 44 Licking Pike, Wilder, KY. (859) 431-5588. www.bobbymackey.com/
Belterra Casino Resort - 14th annual New Year's Eve celebration. Performances by country music impersonators from Las Vegas. Karaoke on the Lobby Bar and the Whiskey Band on the pavilion. Buffet and Stadium Sports Bar & Grill will be open all night. Ring in 2014 with $1 champagne all day. 777 Belterra Dr., Florence, IN. (812) 427-7777. www.belterracasino.com.
Perfect North Slopes - Ski, snowboard or snow tube until 1 AM. Party favors and DJ in the lodge. Watch ski instructors and ski patrol glide down the slopes in a torchlight parade. Fireworks by the Dearborn County Convention and Visitor's Bureau at midnight. No charge to watch fireworks or to go inside the lodge. 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN. (812) 537-3754. www.perfectnorth.com.
There are events for the kiddos too.
Cincinnati Museum Center – Go around the world during CMC's International New Year's Eve Celebration. Celebrate the coming of a new year each hour in the Rotunda by learning about different countries and cultures. 11AM-6PM. Free. 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. (513) 287-7000. www.cincymuseum.org.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Ring in the zoo year with a bunch of party animals. 5-9 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to ring in the Happy Zoo Year with an early countdown before the ball drops. Activities include Festival of Lights, shows of Winter Wonders by Madcap Puppet Theater at 8:30 PM, meet and greet with Father Time and Baby ZOO Year. Countdown begins at 8:55 PM with Rozzi Fireworks show. Free with general zoo admission. $15/adults, $10/seniors (62+) and children ages 2-12. Kids under two are free. Parking is $8. 3400 Vine St., Avondale. (513) 281-4700. www.cincinnatizoo.org.
Seasongood Nature Center - Family New Year's Eve Celebration at Woodland Mound. 6-9 PM. Live animals, music, games and crafts. Lewis Petrushko making balloon animals for kids. Magician John Louis of On the Edge of Illusion with all-new show. $4 per person. Children under two are free. 8250 Old Kellogg Rd., Anderson Township. www.greatparks.org/events/family-new-years-eve.
And if you do choose to indulge on NYE, always call a cab. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety even has a free mobile app called Drive Sober Kentucky which helps locate a sober ride home.
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