You'll find plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Cincinnati. The city has quite a variety of nightlife and entertainment for every walk of life. Many of the city's bars are known for their creative cocktails, such as The Famous Neons Unplugged, Cocktail Terrace at 21c and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. Fountain Square in Downtown always has something going on, and let's not leave out OTR, but that's Over-the-Rhine to everyone else. There's more to the Queen City than Skyline Chili, this festive place has a way to celebrate NYE for all.
The city of Cincinnati's plan for reopening may impact NYE events throughout the city. These events may be cancelled as a result.
New Year’s Eve Blast on Fountain Square
The celebration going on in downtown is the main New Year's Eve party in Cincinnati. This family-friendly event has dancing, food, games and ice skating. A fireworks show starts as soon as the clock strikes midnight. The event is free, and the Ice Skating Rink is open with regular admission and skate rental rates.
Happy Zoo Year
The Zoo & Botanical Garden has been putting on a NYE party in Cincinnati since 2008. Guests can wander through a winter wonderland at the famous PNC Festival of Lights. The celebration comes to a close, featuring an early countdown with a fireworks show. Tickets are typically $12-$20.50 Adults, $7-$14.50 ages 2-12 and 62 and up.
New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise
One solid way to celebrate NYE in Cincinnati is by taking in the city's skyline aboard a riverboat. Guests will enjoy souvenir photos, a special three-entree buffet, entertainment, a late night snack buffet, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Ticket prices typically start at $112 for adults and $72 for children.
Taft's Ale House
Taft's Ale House puts on one of the most popular New Years Eve parties in Cincinnati every year. The party's theme usually changes from year to year. In the past it's been everything from an 80's/90's throwback bash to a Masquerade gala. No matter the theme, guests will enjoy good food, beer and cocktails, and a champagne toast at midnight. Prices vary based to the event.