10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Ohio

Plan to ring in the new year spectacularly at one of these great celebrations in the state of Ohio. Whether you’re looking for an adults-only evening or want to bring the kids along, you’ll find plenty of options for everyone. From ice skating and midnight fireworks to live music and complimentary drinks, here are the best NYE events in Ohio. 

New Year's Eve Blast at Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH

This family-friendly event features ice skating, midnight fireworks, dancing and lots of goofy games. It’s free to attend, but regular admission to the skating rink applies if you want to skate. The official party kicks off at 8 p.m. The rink is open at 10 a.m. 

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20/20 New Year's Eve Party at 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Celebrate the welcoming of the new year in technicolor! Just $35 gives you admission to this awesome event at 21c Museum Hotel which will feature DJ music and a laser light display. Guests will also get a pair of diffraction glasses to "heighten the visual experience." Tickets include two drink tickets. The party goes until 1 a.m. 

The Roaring Twenties New Year’s Eve at Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH

This annual event is considered the “best New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland." Prepare to celebrate with the Pops and Connor Bogart and the No Name Band. After the concert, attend an unforgettable Roaring 20s celebration complete with dancing and costumes! 

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First Night Columbus, Columbus, OH

Go downtown for this safe, affordable and substance-free celebration that showcases the art and culture scene of the capital city. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs through midnight, where the party will shut down after a huge firework show. 

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Noon Year's Eve at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, OH

Noon Year’s Eve at the Cleveland Zoo is included with your zoo admission. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., you and your kids will enjoy music, dancing, crafts and a ball drop at noon. Special VIP packages are available for a unique experience. 

NYE Rainbow Ball Roaring Twenties at Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH

A party for 21+ only, that includes entertainment, food, five-hour open bar, queen appearances, a midnight celebration and much more. Proceeds benefit Akron Pride Festival. Dress up for this all-inclusive party. 

Holy Toledo! New Year's Eve Wine Dinner, Toledo, OH

Are you ready for a decadent five-course meal? Start things off with appetizers including bacon onion jam on sourdough toast, for a main entree experience meals like braised beef short rib and creamy polenta. For dessert, don't miss the chocolate lava cake. You’ll also enjoy a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 

First Night, Youngstown, OH

You’ll want to get an early start at this party to enjoy all the scheduled activities. Opening ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. and the fun continues through midnight. There are bands, crafts, events and activities for families and adults to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. 

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Walleye Drop - New Year's Eve Celebration at Downtown Port Clinton, Port Clinton, OH

Are you ready to witness a 20-foot walleye drop three stories in celebration of the new year? Activities start at 4 p.m. for children and continue throughout the evening for people of all ages. Entertainment will include music from a live DJ. After the walleye drop, enjoy a firework show. 

Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Celebration at Jag's Steak and Seafood, West Chester, OH

Four-course dinner, wine pairings, complimentary champagne...what more could you ask for in a New Year's Eve celebration? Get ready to party like it's the Roaring 20s at Jag's Steak and Seafood with good food, good people, and plenty of fun. 

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