We've put together a list of the top places to go and things to do to
bring in the New Year and new decade right here in Cincinnati.
New Year's Eve Blast at Fountain Square
"Ring in the decade at Fountain Square! Join us and our host Jay Kruz from Mix 94.9 Cincinnati for a FREE family-friendly New Year's Eve along with thousands of fellow Cincinnatians.
Dance the night away, grab some grub, and participate in goofy games on the Fountain Square stage and rink. Be sure to stick around to welcome 2020 with a fireworks show powered by Cincinnati Bell when the clock strikes midnight. This event is FREE and no tickets are required.
The UC Health Ice Rink presented by Fifth Third Bank will also be open during the event. Admission to the rink is $6 and skate rental is $4."
Happy Zoo Year
"Happy Zoo Year is powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers
Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages invited to celebrate the 10th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Tuesday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
New Years activities will include shows of Winter Wonders by Madcap Puppets, New Years celebration handouts, and the Zoo will cap off all celebrations with an EARLY countdown with fireworks presented by Rozzi Fireworks.
Schedule of Activities:
5:00 p.m. PNC Festival of Lights Begins 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. Madcap Puppets 8:00 p.m. Party Favors & Costume Characters 8:55 p.m. Countdown & Fireworks Begin"
Rhinegeist New Year's Eve
"WELCOME TO THE FUTURE.
2020 is approaching fast—let’s PARTY! On Tuesday, December 31st, the taproom morphs into a futuristic dance-a-thon. DJs Matt Joy + SKG will be spinning tunes from the other side of time, a photo booth will be keeping tabs on the present, and a balloon drop will mark our passage into the new decade. General Admission is $20 (door only), first come, first serve. Cash encouraged.
LEVEL UP: VIP tickets include: - VIP entrance, access to the Rhinegeist Clubhouse in addition to the taproom - Complementary coat check - Late night bites - 5 drink tokens with access to a full bar - DJ Vinylmatic on the 1s and 2s - A champagne toast at midnight - A professional photographer from 9p-10:30p to keep the night in the books.
THE FUTURE IS NOW. THE FUTURE IS FOREVER."
New Year's Eve at King's Island Winterfest
"This year, Kings Island is offering a brand new family-friendly New Year's Eve event: New Year’s Eve at WinterFest! Join Snoopy’s Rockin’ Countdown Party, see Charlie Brown’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, and finish the night with fireworks at the stroke of midnight!
Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride • 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Enjoy your final rides of the year on some of your favorite attractions.
*Ride operations subject to change due to weather.
Tinker’s Early New Year’s Extravaganza • 7:30 – 9:30PM | Tinker’s Spielzeug Haus
Join the eager elves of Tinker’s Toy Factory for an early, family-friendly New Year’s Eve Countdown featuring character interactions and a giant balloon drop at 9:00PM.
The countdown begins at 8:59PM.
Charlie Brown’s New Year’s Eve Celebration • 8:00PM – 11:30PM | PEANUTS™ Showplace
The New Year's Eve event continues with the PEANUTS gang in this interactive party zone including character meet & greets, oversized lawn games and fun, family-friendly music!
Snoopy’s Rockin’ Countdown • 10:00PM – 1:00AM | International Street Bandstand
Join Snoopy and select Midway Merriment characters as they ring in the New Year like never before! Watch as our 314-ft. tall magical Christmas tree is transformed into a giant countdown.
Leading up to Midnight, a live DJ will be spinning modern hits to get you moving and keep you warm."
Topgolf Big NYE Bash
From cincinnatiusa.com: "Topgolf is celebrating the arrival of 2020 by throwing one of our biggest parties of the year. Enjoy live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu and an unforgettable midnight celebration. Upgrade to the VIP experience for exclusive access to a premium holiday dinner buffet and a bottle of bubbly* to share with friends.
All New Year's Eve packages include unlimited game play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.** for up to six Guests, front row seats to a midnight fireworks† show and party favors to go along with our glow-in-the-dark theme for the night.
$270 for 1st and 3rd floor Bay; $450 for VIP Bay 2nd floor"
MadTree New Year's Eve 2020
From everbrite.com: "Join us as we transform the entire brewery into a swanky, underground lounge complete with luxurious living rooms, specialty cocktail bar, neon lights, photo booth and live music for all. Enjoy light bites provided by Catch-a-Fire Café from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and a specialty pizza buffet just in time for those late-night cravings at 11:30 pm.
General Admission includes:
Entrance to event, one complimentary drink (beer, wine or well liquor), complimentary champagne toast, access to all entertainment and lounges, photo booth, live Instagram/Twitter feed, interactive resolution wall, appetizers, and late-night pizza buffet.
Vinyl Night's own DJ Skooly Grey and DJ Sara Never Smiles spinning records to your delight all night long!
2nd Wind - 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
DJ Fusemania - 10:30 pm - 1:30 am"
Cyclones New Year's Eve + Indoor Fireworks
"End your 2019 in a family friendly setting with the Cyclones with this special 6:00pm start time. Immediately following the game the Cyclones will once again host Indoor Fireworks presented by the Plastic Surgery Group!
New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise - BB Riverboats
From cincinnatiusa.com: "Ring in the New Year on the river! Cincinnati's sparkling skyline provides a spectacular backdrop as we cruise into the new year! The magical night includes a special three-entree buffet, entertainment, a split of champagne at midnight, late night snack buffet, and party favors. It is the perfect way to celebrate the New Year!"
Oakley Family New Year's Eve
"Come kick off your NYE festivities with all of your Oakley neighbors and friends from 7-9pm on Oakley Square! Family NYE countdown with Rozzi Fireworks on the square will be at 8pm!"
Alfio's New Year's Eve 2019
"Alfio's Buon Cibo is hosting our annual New Year's Eve 4 Course Dinner. Ring in the new year with some of Alfio's classics and a few surprises. Call 513.321.0555 for reservations."
New Year's Eve Overnight Adventure at the Newport Aquarium
"Gather the family and ring in the New Year with thousands of the most exotic aquatic creatures! Sleeping under the stars has nothing on sleeping under the sea at this one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve experience – the first of its kind. Enjoy music, dancing, games, crafts, snack stations, special animal encounters, a ball drop with a kid-friendly toast at midnight. Plus, explore aquarium exhibits like Stingray Hideaway, the underwater tunnels and take a trip across Shark Bridge, just inches above a tank full of sharks!
As an added bonus, your Overnight Adventure includes free admission to enjoy the aquarium the next day, a $25.99 value. See the interesting differences in your fishy friend’s habitats and behavior at night and in the day!
PRICE: $49.99 per person | $40.99 for Annual Passholders"