New Year’s Eve in Central Ohio

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New Year's Eve in Central Ohio

New Year's Eve in Central Ohio

Central Ohio is full of fun things to do for New Year’s Eve this year. Whether it’s a special dinner out or dancing the night away, there’s something for everyone. Many local hotels also have New Year’s Eve packages as well. Make reservations, as everyone is looking for something to do that night!

Looking for family-friendly events? First Night is your best bet.

Take a look at our list, it’s far from comprehensive, but gives you some great ideas for what to do for New Year’s Eve in Central Ohio!

As always, these events and times were correct as of publication, but changes do occur. Please check with the venue directly, as many of these events require reservations or advanced ticket purchases for New Year’s Eve.

We wish all of our clients and neighbors a happy, healthy new year in 2019!


New Year’s Eve at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Ring in the New Year at your favorite Cameron Mitchell Restaurant. Whether you’re in the mood for an intimate, elegant night on the town, or a casual celebration with friends and family, call now to make your reservation. 614-621-3663

New Year’s Eve Prime Rib & Champagne Bash
December 31st at 6:30 pm – January 1st at 2:00 am.  Prime rib buffet includes peel and eat shrimp, hand-carved prime rib, salad, baked potato bar, steamed veggies, rolls, dessert and a champagne toast at midnight.  $47 per person.  113 W. 5th Street, Marysville.

 The Ville Grille
New Year’s Eve Prime Rib & Champagne Bash.  December 31st at 6:30 pm – January 1st at 2:00 am.  Prime rib buffet includes peel and eat shrimp, hand-carved prime rib, salad, baked potato bar, steamed veggies, rolls, dessert and a champagne toast at midnight.  $47 per person.  113 W. 5th Street, Marysville.


Especially Family Friendly:

Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey vs. Ottawa Senators

The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate the New Year with a game against the Ottowa Senators at 7:00 pm.  A great game against the Ottawa Senators, full of hockey excitement, ending in an indoor fireworks show. Tickets start at $34.  Order tickets online or by phone at 800-745-3000        

First Night Columbus

This family-friendly celebration starts early and showcases the arts and a substance-free experience. Tickets are $10 presale (November 1 – December 30), and $15 day of, and kids 3 and under are free. Entertainment varies from live music and demonstrations to COSI events, and much more. See the website for a full listing, and don’t forget the fireworks! Purchase tickets online or call 614-299-9221 for more information.  Parking for First Night Columbus is available for $5 at COSI, or at local parking lots and garages.

Sequoia’s NYE Rockin Bowl Party
Offering an early evening 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Family Party so young children can participate. $99 per lane for up to 6 people – includes unlimited bowling, free shoe rental, a pizza per lane, unlimited pop and $10 in arcade tokens.

At 9:00 pm we begin our Rockin Bowl Party with music, unlimited laser light bowling, free shoe rental and a champagne toast at midnight. $125 per lane for up to 6 people.

5501 Sandalwood Blvd., Columbus, 43229     614-571-2135

Ten Pin Alley
Love to bowl? Ten Pin Alley is the perfect place to ring in the new year. With three packages to choose from, there’s a daytime and an evening package with VIP options.  The daytime party package reservations are available for 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm – with two hours of bowling, shoes for up to 6 people and a $30 game card. $125 per lane prepaid.

The evening package includes unlimited bowling from 9:00pm to close, with shoes for up to 6 people and a $30 game card. $150 per lane prepaid.

The VIP package includes unlimited bowling from 9:00 pm to close, shoes for up to 6 guests and a $60 game card plus 6 laser tag missions and a bottle of champagne. $195 per lane prepaid.

Adults Only:

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
Come to celebrate the new year with us! Tickets include a table reservation for two or four, dinner, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Live music and entertainment all night. Reservations required. Party Like a VIP – Table Reservations available as well! 401 N. Front St, Columbus 43215 or call 614-233-9999

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Mike Albert and The Big E Band
Dinner, Dancing, Hats and Noisemakers, Open Bar and much more.  Party Only Package – $235 per couple (single packages also available).  Overnight Package – $299 per couple.  For reservations call Doug or Maria Henry at 614-792-3135.
6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus, 43229   

Embassy Suites by Hilton | Columbus-Airport
DECEMBER 30th at 8:00 pm – January 1st at 11:00 am – 2018 Black and White Attire NYE Celebration. The 4th Annual event will feature 2 days filled with music, fun and dance – 6 DJs and 2 bands for your entertainment and pleasure. Event amenities include party favors, discounted rooms, nail and makeup services, photo booths, midnight confetti shower and complimentary breakfast. Tickets available online or call 614-622-7952

Celebration Dock Style: Create Your Own Urban New Year’s Eve
One of downtown Columbus’ most unique, urban catering and event companies, Dock580 has available space for New Year’s Eve in the Venue. Working out of the historic Smith Bros’ Hardware building, our talented staff of planners and chefs take pride in crafting elegant dining experiences for our clients. Contact us for prices and reservations.
580 N. Fourth St, Columbus, 43215

Gresso’s News Eve Party
Open bar and buffet, champagne at midnight and much more!
$50 admission
961 S. High St., Columbus, 43215

Annual Kappa NYE Gala
Bring in 2019 with the Columbus Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  Live entertainment by the Urban Jazz Coalition along with DJ D-Rob and DJ Dru.  Don’t miss the band, the DJs, the toast, the celebration and the New Year Experience!  Tickets range from $20 – $1,000.

350 N. High St., Columbus, 43215
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 Hollywood Casino
Join the exclusive Under the Sea New Year’s Eve Party.  Tickets are $75 per person and include the Midnight Balloon Drop, an excellent buffet, a reserved seat for the night’s festivities and dancing with 17th floor.  9:30 pm – 2:00 am in the H Lounge.  Purchase tickets online or call 614-308-3333 for more details on reservations, dress code, and costs.

New Years Eve on the Farm
Enjoy the music you love to dance to at Blystone Farm – 7:00 pm – 12:30 am. 8677 Oregon Road, Canal Winchester.  $85 per each and $155 per couple. Admission includes a night full of decadent foods, drink specials, table games, raffles all night and broadcasting the ball dropping at 11:45 pm.  Dress is nice but don’t overdress.  Buy tickets at to avoid fees.

Grandview Cafe
Two levels and multiple bars set the stage for this event running from 9:00 pm until close.  $15 in advance, $20 at the door with live music.  Must be 21 to attend.  For $500 you can purchase a premium party package which includes a booth or table for four on the first floor, 4 admission tickets, 2 bottles of premium liquor of your choice, mixers/garnishes and 1 bottle of champagne.  1455 West 3rd Avenue.

BYOB New Year’s Eve 26 Passenger Private Trolley
Short North Trolley Company is proud to offer a private trolley event to ring in the New Year.  Bring Your Own Beverages on the vintage trolley.  Will work with you on the best route for you.  $2,500 plus fee and taxes.  Contact for more details and to purchase tickets.

New Year’s Eve at The Goat – Riversouth
Join us for our unofficial 1-year anniversary – we’re doing it up right!  $60 – $80 tickets.  Must be 21. Private, ticketed-only event includes a chef-inspired NYE menu, reserved seating, welcome drink of your choice, champagne at midnight, live music, photo booth, party favors and more.  219 South High Street. For more information contact:

“This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.”