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The Cincy Moms Guide to NYE Events

Want to celebrate the new year in style? Whether it’s low-key fun with the kids or a glam night out for parents, we’ve got you covered!nyeevents 

Family Fun

Need an event where the kids can have fun but still be home at a reasonable hour? Here are our picks:

New Year’s Eve Blast on Fountain Square

8:00 p.m. December 31st (event goes until 1:00 a.m. January 1st)

Ring in the new year with dancing, food truck fare and fun games in the heart of the Queen City. You could also hit the new and improved ice rink. Admission and rental fees apply.

Happy ZOO Year

5:00-10:00 p.m. December 31st

This is the perfect event for families who want to have some fun, but still wind down long before the clock strikes midnight! Featuring meet and greets, Madcap Puppet shows and even fireworks–kids will love the excitement. Admission fees apply.

Hamilton County Parks Family NYE Celebration

December 31, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a nature-themed NYE with animal programs, face painting, a magician, music and dancing–with a ball drop at 7 p.m. See link for registration and fees.

Scene 75 New Year’s Eve Bash

10:00 p.m December 31st.-2 a.m. January 1st

Enjoy a festive atmosphere and a special spin wheel game for purchasers of $50-75 cards. Event is for all ages; champagne will be served to those 21 and over at midnight. Game fees apply.

Noon Year’s Eve at Goldfish Swim School

10 a.m.-12 p.m. December 31st

Join Cincinnati Moms Blog and Goldfish Swim School as we present a Noon Year’s Eve party for the whole family! This pool party will feature activities for the kids, snacks for the whole family, and a balloon drop over the pool at noon!  See link for registration and fees.

Holiday Light Displays

Many holiday light displays in our area are still open through New Year’s Day, so check our guide here.

Our Picks for Parents’ Night Out

When it comes to adult events, you have many choices! Here are a few picks for a great NYE.

New Year’s Eve Speakeasy with the Cincinnati Pops

8:00-10 p.m. December 31st

Swing back to the Roaring 20’s with our wonderful Pops Orchestra for a glam night out. Concert wraps up at 10:00 p.m. giving you ample time to find a place to watch the ball drop!  See link for tickets.

Southgate House Revival New Year’s Eve British Invasion Bash

Doors 8 p.m./Show 9 p.m. December 31st

Enjoy the best of British music with art vendors, door prizes, balloon drop, champagne, photo booth and more!  See link for tickets.

JACK Casino Cincinnati First Midnight

9 p.m. December 31 (event goes until 2 a.m. January 1)

Live entertainment, drinks and more!  See link for tickets.


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