Looking to go out for New Year’s Eve in Columbus for 2022/2023? We’re all ready for a new year (again), right? This next one HAS to be better!
We’ve compiled a list options to party the night away until the ball drop (and beyond).
In the spirit of “cheap”, there are free, under $15, and under $25 per person options.
We also include a few splurge events, because many of the higher ticket prices typically include food, drinks, and party favors.
The cheapest option for a New Year’s Eve celebration would be a gathering with friends and family at a home, with guests bringing food and drink to share. This will save you a lot of money, and may be the most enjoyable and personal option to start the New Year off right.
If you’d rather go out, every bar in town will offer some sort of New Year’s Eve fun, as it’s one of the busiest nights in the industry. Check for cover charges before you head out; some may be steeper than you’d expect!
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2022 Noon Years Eve in Columbus
New Year’s Open House Party at Sharon Woods
December 30, 2022 from 10 am – 2 pm. Drop in at Sharon Woods Spring Hollow and help us ring in the New Year with games, crafts and a ball drop countdown on every hour! Meet at Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St.
Please note: Spring Hollow Lodge is NOT accessible via the main park entrance. Program is geared towards kids age 3-10. Details here.
Noon-Lite Madness at Westerville Community Center
December 30, 2022 from 11am-12:30 pm. Celebrate New Year’s Eve preschool style with crafts, finger food, and entertainment, and a countdown at Noon to celebrate the New Year. $10 per child; registration required. Sign up online. Activity #408604
Noon Years Eve at COSI – Center of Science and Industry
December 31, 2022 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Count down to 2023 at noon— the perfect opportunity to celebrate for those who may not stay awake until midnight! Enjoy a dance party, special activities, and a celebratory countdown!
Celebration is included with general admission or membership. Details here.
Noon Years Eve at Franklin Park Conservatory
December 31, 2022 from 11 am – 1 pm
Goodbye 2022, hello 2023! Make a party hat, play some games and get ready to dance as we do a celebratory countdown with a one-of-a-kind bubble stomp. So everyone can celebrate, we’ll do it all again with a countdown to 1pm. Details here.
Noon Years Eve with Upper Arlington Library
December 31, 2022 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Ring in the new year with stories, activities, and dance party fun! Count down to noon with a storytime featuring your favorite characters. Then dance the afternoon away at our after-party featuring crafts and your favorite tunes..
Upper Arlington Public Library – Main, 2800 Tremont Road. Free; Ages 0-8. Register online.
New Year’s Eve I-Spy at Sharon Woods
December 31, 2022 from 1 pm – 4 pm.
We’re counting down to the end of 2022, but our clocks have gone missing! Search the picnic area to find our missing clocks and earn a prize to help ring in the New Year. Meet near the Natural Play Area. Details here.
New Year’s Eve Parties in Columbus
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New Year’s Eve: $15 and under per person
Last Hike of the Year! at Blendon Woods
December 31 from 1-2 pm. FREE! Go in search of winter wildlife on a 1.5 mile hike. Details here.
Hot Cocoa & Winter Lights at Blacklick Woods
December 31 from 6-:7:30 pm. FREE! Drink hot cocoa by the campfire to warm-up before or after hiking under the winter lights on the Buttonbush Trail. Details here.
Merry on Main Iceless Ice Skating
Partners Park, 125 E. Sixth St., Marysville, OH 43040
Saturday, December 10, 2022 – January 2, 2022 from 2 pm – 8 pm (closed Christmas Day). Skates provided. Outdoor heaters. 72′ x 40′ rink. CPR/First Aid staffed. FREE! Details here.
Brush Crazy Paint and Karaoke Event
December 31, 2022 from 4 pm – 12:30 am. Paint and Karaoke on New Year’s Eve at Brush Crazy. Have fun painting and singing or listening to others sing! Come in when it is convenient for you to paint what you want and karaoke.
Make a reservation for $10, which will be credited toward your in-studio purchase. Walk-ins are welcome! Projects range from $10-$100+. There are a large variety of projects between $20-$35.
Bring your favorite beverage and snacks. Details here.
New Year’s Eve Family Party at United Skates of America
December 31, 2022 from 7:30 pm – 11 pm
Come Countdown to the New Years with fun Games, Noisemakers & prizes! All Guests required to pay Admission – No Discounts
$20 Admission includes Skate Rental, One Slice Cheese Pizza & Drink, $10 Admission for Non-Skating Adults. Get tickets here.
United Skates of America, 3362 Refugee Road Columbus, OH 43232.
Line Dancing Night NYE at Flannagan’s Dublin
December 31, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Flannagans Dublin Indoor, 6835 Caine Rd Columbus, OH 43235
2022 Glass Town Countdown
December 31 from 9 pm – 1 am
Join your friends, family, and neighbors for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration! Visit historic downtown Lancaster for a family-friendly street party where you will taste fantastic food and spirits at local restaurants and pubs, watch the ascent of the giant glass globe, and light up the sky with a spectacular fireworks show!
The Glass Town Countdown celebrates the importance of glass in Lancaster’s history as the community creates a beautiful piece of glass art for this fun party. The globe is a traveling piece of art until New Year’s Eve, when it rises high above Zane’s Square and rings in the new year.
Skully’s NYE Party
Join us with live DJ Chuck Starr as we dance and party our way through the 80’s, 90’s and now! Doors open at 8:00PM.
No cover until 10:00PM, so get here early! $15 cash at the door after 10:00PM Buy your tickets online for a discount and to be able to come whenever ($8-$10)
Complimentary champagne toast at midnight with party favors! 21+ only event. Must have a valid ID. Tickets and details here.
New Years Eve, December 31
11am-1:30pm: Noon Years Eve $15 admission includes Skate Rental, One Slice of Cheese Pizza, Drink & NYE Party Supplies!
2pm-4:30pm: Skato and Friends Mock Countdown to 2023 $15 admission includes Skate Rental, One Slice of Cheese Pizza, Drink & NYE Party Supplies with a Mock Countdown!
5pm-7:30 pm: Countdown to New Years Day with the Family at Skate Zone 71! $17 Admission includes Skate Rental, One Slice of Cheese Pizza, Drink & NYE Party Supplies with a Mock Countdown!
8:30pm-12:30am: Ring in the New Year at Skate Zone 71! All ages welcome! includes Skate Rental, One Slice of Cheese Pizza, Drink & NYE Party Supplies and Countdown to the New Years. $10 Non-Skating Adults
New Years Day, January 1
1:00pm – 3:30pm: NYD Skate $10
4:00pm-7:00pm: NYD Skate $10
8:00-12am: Adult NYD Skate $11
Events $30 and under per person
Hollywood Casino New Year Celebration
You’ll find many ways to enjoy the night at Hollywood Casino on New Years Eve. There is usually a drop-in party at the casino each year; details tba for 2022.
Admission to the casino is free; dining and beverages are additional. There are also several dining options available throughout the casino for New Year Eve and New Years Day.
The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
December 31, 2022 at 8 pm. Party with an all-request Dueling Pianos show that will have you singing, laughing, and dancing all night long at The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar. Table reservations will sell out, so get your tickets early!
Tickets start at $25 for general admission. Reserved seating tickets available at various levels. All guests must be 21 years old or older and have a valid form of ID to enter.
The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar. 1516 North High Street, Columbus
New Year’s Eve Bash at Park Street Cantina
December 31 from 7 pm – 2 am. Enjoy quality drinks and unique times with your friends and family. Very limited tickets available so Purchase your ticket to guarantee your spot. Live Djs will be spinning top hits all night long. They’ll be showing the OSU game. Must be 21+ to enter. Tickets start at $25 for general admission; more all-inclusive options available.
Park Street Cantina, 491 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Buy tickets here.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Callahan’s
December 31 from 7 pm – 2 am. Come join us at Callahan’s for a special night and enjoy quality drinks and unique times with your friends and family. Purchase your ticket to guarantee your spot. Live Djs will be spinning top hits all night long. Must be 21+ to enter. Tickets start at $25 for general admission. They’ll be showing the Buckeye game.
Callahan’s Columbus, 520 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Buy tickets here.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Short North Julep
December 31 from 7 pm – 2 am. Come join us at Callahan’s for a special night and enjoy quality drinks and unique times with your friends and family. Purchase your ticket to guarantee your spot. Live Djs will be spinning top hits all night long. Must be 21+ to enter. Tickets start at $30 for general admission. They’ll be showing the Buckeye game.
Short North Julep 1014 North High Street Columbus, OH 43201. Buy tickets here.
Lumin SkyBar New Years Eve
December 31, 2022
As centrally-located as it gets, the AC Hotel Columbus Downtown welcomes guests to a perfect home base at the intersection of the Arena and Short North Arts Districts.
Ring in 2022 on the 8th floor of the AC Hotel Columbus Downtown at Lumin Sky Bar from 2 pm-1 am. Come and go as you please!
– 23% OFF All Winter Cocktails & Small Plates from 2PM-4PM & 10PM-1AM
– Prixe Fixe Dinner Specials Available 4PM-10PM
– Complimentary Noisemakers, Hats, and NYE Flair
– Happy New Year Selfie Station
THE METROPOLITAN – Watershed Guild Gin, House-Made Cranberry Spiced Cordial, Lime, Yuzu Liqueur
THE SNOWBIRD – Rittenhouse Rye, Cinnamon Simple, Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
RSVP FREE – Night of Walk-ins also welcome! For a confirmed seated reservation, please visit the Resy platform here.
Lumin Sky Bar and Kitchen, 517 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215 – directly across the street from Howl at the Moon, Callahan’s and the North Market.
Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 1 pm – 1 am.
It’s Saturday Night Fever NYE! Break out your bell bottoms and come dance 2022 away! Celebrate any time of the day that you want. Specialty evening reservations begin at 5:30 pm.
Music by Chris Mars from 8:00 pm – 1:00 am, bubbling drink features, and unbeatable views of downtown Columbus & the Short North.
RESERVATION TIME SLOTS
5:30 – 7:30 pm
8:00 – 10:00 pm
10:30 pm – 1:00 am
711 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 300-9494
Budd Dairy Food Hall NYE
December 31, 2022 from 8 pm – 1 am.
Ring in the New Year in a tropical state of mind surrounded by our rooftop paradise!
Dance the night away under the palms on the rooftop with Music by Koty Chandler Enjoy a Champagne Toast at Midnight
Tropical Cocktails & Bubbly Features All Night Long, plus Chef Partner NYE Food Specials. College football playoff games will be on the screens.
Budd Dairy Food Hall is open seating – no reservations offered.
1086 N Fourth St., Columbus, OH 43201, in Italian Village. 614.505.2630
94th Aero Squadron NYE Party
New Year’s Eve Party in Capt. Eddie’s Cabaret Lounge from 8 pm – 1 am.
$30 per person includes Appetizer Buffet. No other menu available in bar that night
Reservations ONLY! Call Margaret at (614) 237-8887 to reserve your table.
5030 Sawyer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Columbus NYE Bar Crawl on Park Street
December 31, 2022 at 6 pm.
Your wristband gains you access to 4-6 Downtown Columbus bars, FREE entry at bars to crawlers ($20-40 to non crawlers per bar ) at Brothers Bar, Gaswerks, Whistle & Keg, Novak Bar (other bars may be added).
$30 Ticket includes: drink tickets, complementary appetizer buffet at 6:30 pm, photo booth, Champagne Toast, VIP viewing of ball drop, drink and food specials, and more.
Events $50 and under per person
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Bowling Parties
AMF Sawmill, 4825 Sawmill Rd. Columbus, OH 43235, 614-889-0880
AMf Stardust, 2434 Old Stringtown Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
NYE Family Package: multiple times available, both days. Get 2 hours of unlimited bowling and soft drinks, plus shoe rental and food. Menu includes pizza, chips & salsa, salad, chicken tenders, fries, and cookies.
NYE Ball Drop: 9 pm – 1 am. Four hours of unlimited bowling, including shoes, large signature menu, and sparkling cider and champagne toast.
Read more about the available packages here.
Grandview Theater & Drafthouse New Year’s Eve BEER Tasting
December 31, 2022 from 10 am – 1 pm.
Tickets are $40.00 and include: 9 samples from some of America’s best breweries (full list is still being confirmed, we’ll announce them soon,) a custom pint glass, funny stuff, a ton of raffles, and the ball drop on the BIG SCREEN. The 10th sample will be bubbly.
Hosted by Andy Wuelfing, the tasting will begin at 10pm SHARP. 21 and over only and no refunds unless event is cancelled. Purchase tickets here.
The Forge Tavern: A Labyrinth Masquerade Ball New Year’s Party
December 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm
1375 Bethel Rd, Columbus
Robert Turk from Wicked Clever will be your special Hatter for the evening. He has some fun events planned for everyone including a Hatter Tea Party! Your ticket will include
- A night of Into the Looking Glass
- Token to participate in the Tea Party
- Midnight Champagne Toast
Dress your BEST Wonderland character and join the costume contest! There is a Photo Op with backdrop and props provided. Themed food (Food TBA but will include finger foods, sandwiches including vegan options, charcuterie trays, desserts)
Tickets are $50.00; purchase here.
2022 Grown Folks New Year’s Eve 2 Day Celebration
Friday, December 30, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023
Join the 2 day New Year’s Eve Celebration in Columbus for professionals and entrepreneurs at The Embassy Suites Hotel. There are three events; all have different ticket prices and require registration.
All White Attire Dancers Day Party: December 30, 2-7 pm. Admission $20.
Beats + Boots + Brims & Fashion Show: December 30, 8 pm – 1 am. Admission $25-$75.
Black & White Attire NYE VIP Celebration: December 31, 8 pm – 1:30 am. Ages 30+. Tickets $45-$80.
See Eventbrite for all details, requirements, faqs, and tickets
Embassy Suites Hotel 2886 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219
VASO New Years Eve Experiences
Rooftop of AC Dublin, 6540 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 698-2525
December 31 2022, 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM. Guests can ring in the new year in style with live music and party favors at VASO. Cap off the year with panoramic views, a delicious dinner and Instagrammable cocktails.
General admission tickets are standing room only and start at $50. Includes a complimentary Cava toast for once the clock strikes midnight, plus two menu/well drinks.
Revelers with champagne taste can upgrade by booking a private dining or igloo experience or make a night of it and crash at the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin with a room package which includes a table for two. Visit www.vasodublin.com to reserve your ticket.
Bollywood New Years Eve with DJ Ravi (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)
December 31, 2023 from 9 pm – 1 am.
Bollywood New Years Eve Party with DJ Ravi and grand buffet with cash bar. Only Bollywood Party in Columbus! Limited Tickets Available; $40 until Dec 15th, $50 from Dec 16th to Dec 30th, $60+ at the Door. Kids age 5 to 12: $25
Awadh by Chef Anand, 8736 Moreland Street Powell, OH 43065. Buy tickets here.
New Year’s Eve at Privé
December 31, 2023 from 7 pm – 2 pm
OSU Watch Party with $100 Top Shelf Open Bar and complimentary small bites 7-11pm. Or general admission is $40 10pm-2am. VIP Tables available. We continue the celebration till 2 am with music by DJ ESO playing hip hop, house & Latin. Party Favors and Midnight Toast.
1079 North High Street Columbus, OH 43201 Buy tickets here.
NYE Masquerade Party at SOCO Live
December 31, 2023 from 7:30 pm – 6 am
3 Rooms of entertainment, 12 Dj’s, Buckeye playoff watch party, Surreal dance and aerial performers open till 6AM! Catered food, BYOB with a bar staff for serving your drinks; free mixers. The bartender will give you an identifying number that links your wristband to your liquor for safekeeping. The venue is a very large commercial printing facility that has been transitioning into an event venue.
General admission tickets start at $50. See more details and purchase tickets on website.
New Year’s Eve in Columbus: Splurge Events
NYE at DogTap
December 31, 2022 from 8 pm – 12:30 am. Epic games, DJ, and party favors! Tickets are $60 and include small bites, 4 drink tickets, 1 raffle ticket, and a prosecco New Years toast. Additional drinks and raffle ticket available for purchase. Get tickets here.
BrewDog DogTap, 96 Gender Road Canal Winchester, OH 43110
New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon Columbus!
504 North Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215
December 31, 2022. Howl at the Moon Columbus offers a variety of NYE packages to kiss 2022 goodbye and start the New Year having a blast. There are seated packages in addition to the Just Dance package, ranging from $100-$120, including food and more.
JUST DANCE, $65 per person. Premium open bar 9PM-12AM. Champagne toast at midnight. Food and seating not included. Must arrive between 9PM-12AM.
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