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Countdown to 2023 at these Cincinnati New Year’s Eve Parties.


Cincinnati has many New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day festivities everyone will enjoy. Whether you want a certain genre of music, to dress fancy or stay casual, stand up or sit down, party all night or enjoy a quiet evening at home, you can celebrate the new year in about any style.


You do not have to be in Times Square when the clock strikes midnight. Cincinnati offers many New Year’s Eve soirees, parties, concerts, and celebrations. Cincinnatians can enjoy live music, DJs, and cash bar options that offer VIP experiences. Enjoy ringing in the new year right here in the Queen City!


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Cincinnati Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities


Happy Zoo Year

5 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Cincinnati Zoo (Avondale)
$9.50- $23
Family-friendly activities, dance floor, glow games, music, and kid-friendly early countdown.


WinterFest at Kings Island

4 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Kings Island (Mason)
$20 – $35
Holiday activities, carriage rides, cookie decorating, ice skating, and more. Prices are per person.


Family New Year’s Eve Party

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$20 – $80
Ludlow Theatre (Ludlow)
Circus Mojo performance, workshop, wood-fired pizza, and an early kid-friendly “Times Square ball drop” with noisemakers and sparkling ginger ale toast.


New Year’s Eve: Billie Holiday Songbook

8 p.m.
$20 – $26
Music Hall (OTR)
Damon Gupton and the Pops give the holidays an afterglow and keep the celebration going into the New Year!


Cincinnati Bell’s New Year’s Eve Blast

8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Free Admission
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Ring in the New Year and dance the night away in the heart of downtown under the fireworks display.


New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
$90 – $130
BB Riverboats (Newport)
It’s time to say “Bon Voyage” to 2022! Ring in the new year and party on the river!


Cincinnati New Year’s Eve Adults-Only Parties


Party at the Point

7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club (OTR)
Live Jazz, a delicious buffet dinner, desserts, and topping it off with a romantic champagne toast.


New Year’s Eve 2023 with DJ Mavi

8 p.m.
$40 – $100
Holiday Inn (West Chester)
Enjoy a Bollywood New Year’s Eve dance party.


New Year’s Eve BLINK Style

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
$125 – $175
The Madison Event Center (Covington)
Celebrate with a ballroom BLINK-style gala, an upscale dinner, unlimited drinks, champagne toast, an amazing DJ, visuals, and giveaways.


Somerhaus New Year’s Eve Bash

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Somerhaus (Downtown)
Cocktails, lite bites with an international flair, and musical vibes curated by DJ Rah D.


Sexy Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
$25 – $65
Galla Park (The Banks)
Enjoy a new year countdown with a champagne toast. Festive, semi-formal attire is encouraged.


New Year’s Eve Twerk

8 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Arts On the Ave (OTR)
Features live dancers, an open bar, and a full course menu.


Joe Mixon’s New Year’s Eve Party

9 p.m.
$125 per two guests
Hard Rock Casino (Downtown)
Party with Joe Mixon as you celebrate 2023!



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New Year’s Eve Party w/ Kathy Wade Quartet

9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
$65 – $150
Caffe Vivace (Walnut Hills)
Each ticket offers admission to the show, a selection of hors d’oeuvres from The Pickled Pig, party hats, and a glass of Champagne.


New Year’s Eve Black & White Masquerade Ball

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
$20 – $300
Cove 51 Nightclub (Sharonville)
Bringing the New Year in Style with a Champagne toast and balloon drop


Midnight on Madison NYE Party

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
$25 – $35
Hotel Covington (Covington)
Light bites are available for purchase, a “bubble bar” sponsored by GH Mumm, a champagne fountain, a 360-photo booth, a balloon drop, confetti cannons, and more!


New Year’s Eve at Queen City Exchange

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Queen City Exchange (Downtown)
Ring in 2023 with an open bar, DJ, and heavy apps.


Bubbles and Bow Ties

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Igby’s (Downtown)
Including a complimentary champagne toast upon arrival, as well as a variety of party favors and music by DJ Simo.


Hive New Year’s Eve 

9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
$75 – $125
The Mockbee (Clifton)
Includes a champagne toast.


NYE Midnight Kiss

9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Sugar Loft Events (Liberty Township)
Enjoy an open bar cocktail hour, champagne toast at Midnight, and more in black tie attire.


Afro Caribbean New Year’s Eve Party

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Free, registration is encouraged.
 Rusconi Bar and Kitchen (Downtown)
Encouraging networking and cultural exchange through music, food, and more.




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If there are any Cincinnati New Year’s Eve parties we have missed, please submit them to The Voice of Black Cincinnati calendar. Happy New Year!



Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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  1. Thanks so much. That was a lot of information. I stayed home where it was a little safer.

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