1Another year is coming to a close. It’s time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 — preferably by attending a grand celebration! Luckily, Columbus is bursting with New Year’s Eve parties and events so you can ring in 2019 the right way.
From kid-friendly celebrations with balloons and fireworks to 21+ parties and champagne toasts — we’ve gathered up the events we’re the most excited for this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy!
For the Kids
Where: Skate Zone 71
When: December 31, 4-7 p.m.
Come out and enjoy a new year celebration with great music and a ton of fun! Skate the night away and enjoy unlimited cheese pizza and drinks, noisemakers, and an early 2019 countdown. Grab your tickets today before they run out!
Where: Sequoia Pro Bowl
When: December 31, 5-11:30 p.m.
This year, Sequoia Pro Bowl bowling alley will be hosting not one, but two New Year’s Eve parties! These are “Rent a Lane” parties, so you can rent a lane for up to six people for unlimited bowling and a whole lot of fun.
- Early Family Party, 5-8 p.m. — This early party is perfect so young children can still participate in the new year festivities. There will be music, bowling, free party favors and even a countdown at the end.
- Rockin’ Bowl Party, 9-11:30 p.m. — Ring in the new year with four and a half hours of unlimited laser light bowling games with your friends and family. Finish off the night by watching the ball drop on one of their many TV screens and celebrate with a champagne toast (for those 21 and over of course!).
Where: COSI Columbus
When: December 31, 5:30 p.m.
Photo courtesy of First Night Columbus
This is the place for families on New Year’s Eve! This choose-your-own-adventure event is packed full of fun. Check out a hands-on activity, enjoy live music, shows and of course, the fireworks finale. Don’t miss this unique holiday experience this year!
For the Adults
Where: The Goat, Multiple Locations
Photo courtesy of The Goat
Kick off 2019 in style at all of The Goat locations! These private events include a delicious chef-inspired menu, music all night long, a late night silent disco, a Smile Bar photo booth and so much more.
NYE at The Goat-Germantown — December 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
NYE at The Goat-Hilliard — December 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
NYE at The Goat-New Albany — December 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Skully’s Music-Diner
When: December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Come celebrate the new year the right way at Skully’s Music-Diner. Dance your heart out to incredible music from DJs Chuckstar and Skull Dogg. Enjoy spending the night with your friends and family in a fun atmosphere. Tickets are available now!
Where: Shadowbox Live
When: December 31, 8:30 p.m.
Ring in 2019 with Shadowbox Live! Enjoy an appetizer, dinner and dessert banquet, a live concert with BillWho?, and a dance party, free party favors and champagne toast at midnight. You can check out the awesome menu and grab your tickets here.
Where: The Columbus Renaissance Hotel
When: December 31, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Join the Columbus Renaissance Hotel as they throw the biggest downtown party in Columbus with three rooms of entertainment. Dance until the ball drops to music from local DJs and the band SWAG. You won’t want to miss this one!
Where: The Three-Legged Mare
When: December 31, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Don’t miss this incredible New Year’s Eve celebration at the Three-Legged Mare. Enjoy an open bar, an endless food buffet which includes deliciously prepared prime rib, music from Sonic Boom playing all night, and a champagne toast at midnight! Designated Driver tickets will also be available for a lower price and include unlimited access to the buffet and free non-alcoholic drinks.
When: December 31, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Celebrate the end of 2018 with craft beer and free champagne at the Spacebar. They will be hosting three top-secret bands and giving you the chance to dance the night away, so make sure to stop by and listen to some great music and grab a beer — it’s sure to be an unforgettable night!
Where: The Hollywood Casino
When: December 31, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Come out and join the Hollywood Casino as they take a trip under the sea. This memorable evening is complete with an exclusive concert, a fully decorated theme ballroom, and an all you can eat buffet filled with some of the best food Hollywood has to offer!
Where: The Hubbard Grille
When: December 31, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Great DJs, carefully curated drink specials and friends by your side — what more would you want from a New Year’s Eve party? Hubbard Grille promises an exceptional evening full of fun, fantastic music and great drinks!
Have a Happy New Year!
We hope you have a safe and fun night.