The New Year is almost here! Are you wondering how you’ll celebrate the countdown to 2012? You don’t have to travel to Times Square for a memorable party; there’s plenty of fun going on in the area! We put together a New Year’s Eve guide, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot to celebrate.
B-105 and Papa John’s Tailgate Party
Longworth Hall | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Free
Toyota’s New Year’s Eve Blast
Fountain Square | 8 p.m. | Free
Music, food, drinks, free ice skating and a fireworks display! Fox 19 will broadcast live starting at 10 p.m.
Rock Into 2012 with Boogie Nights
Hollywood Casino | 9 p.m. | $25 – $50
Music by Stacey Q and Michael Jackson impersonator performing all night long!
A Swingin’ New Year’s Eve
Music Hall | 7:30 p.m. | $10
Swing into the New Year with your Orchestra! Enjoy singers and dancers as they accompany the Orchestra in an evening of classic American music. After, enjoy the Gala.
Happy Zoo Year
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden | 5 p.m. | $10 – $14
Ring in the New Year at a kid-friendly, early countdown. Activities include shows, a meet and greet with Father Time and Baby ZOO Year, an early countdown and fireworks by Rozzi!
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Funny Bone | 7 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. | $45 – $70
Ring in the New Year laughing with comedians Steve Wilson, Jake Baker and host Mike Paramore! Choose just the comedy show, or enjoy both the show and the pre-show buffet, or get the VIP treatment with the pre-show buffet, show, party favors and champagne toast!
The Ball on the Square: Fire and Ice
Oakley Square | 8 p.m. | $80 VIP tickets
Enjoy music, entertainment from the Cincinnati Circus, a midnight ball drop and a Rozzi fireworks display! Food and alcohol available. Benefits the Oakley Community Council and Canines for Disabled Kids.
New Year’s Eve Bash
The Madison Event Center | 8 p.m. | $99 – $150
Live music, dinner, open bar, party favors, free parking, champagne toast and more!
Dave and Buster’s New Year’s Eve Bash
Dave and Buster’s | 7:30 p.m. | $50
Tickets include $20 game card, buffet dinner for two, champagne toast, party favors and music by a DJ!
New Year’s Eve Bash at the Newport Syndicate
Newport Syndicate | 8 p.m. | $100
Ring in the New Year in style at the Newport Syndicate! Entertainment by the Rusty Griswolds, Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar and Mark McFadden! Tickets include appetizers, prime rib buffet, dessert and coffee bar, champagne toast, open bar and private smoking room.