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Countdown to 2022 at these Cincinnati New Year’s Eve Parties.


Cincinnati has a variety of New Year’s Eve events for everyone to attend. Whether you want a certain genre of music, dress fancy or stay casual, stand up or sit down, there is a Cincinnati New Year’s Eve soiree just for you.

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Cincinnati Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities:


International NYE Celebration
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Union Terminal (Downtown)
Free Admission
Features hourly celebrations from different countries, activities, music, and crafts.


Happy Zoo Year
5 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Cincinnati Zoo (Avondale)
$7- $23
Family-friendly activities, dance floor, glow games, music and kid-friendly early countdown.


WinterFest at Kings Island
5 p.m.
Kings Island (Mason)
$20 – $35
Holiday activities, carriage rides, cookie decorating, ice skating, and more.


New Year’s Eve Game Party
6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cerberus Den (Newport)
Unlimited family-friendly games, food and drink specials.


Family New Year’s Eve Party
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$5 – $60
Ludlow Theatre (Ludlow)
Circus Mojo performance and  workshop, woodfired pizza, and ball drop with a ginger ale toast.


Cincinnati Bell’s New Year’s Eve Blast
8 p.m. – Midnight
Free Admission
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Party on the plaza, lightshow, photo booth, socially distanced games, warming tents, and more.


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Cincinnati New Year’s Eve Adults Only Parties:


New Year’s Eve Salsa Mixer
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Esoteric Brewing Co. (Walnut Hills)
Social Salsa dancing lessons with food and drinks.


2022 NYE Celebration
6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Free Admission
Prime Sports (Colerain)
Hip-Hop/R&B music by DJ Nate the Great, drink specials, and food.


New Year’s Eve at Music Hall: Shaken, Not Stirred
7:30 p.m.
$25 – $115
Cincinnati Music Hall (Downtown)
Movie soundtrack themed concert featuring conductor John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


Party at the Point
7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club (OTR)
Jazz concert, Asian Fusian Dinner Buffet, and champagne toast.


New Year’s Eve Party
8 p.m.
Free Admission
Hard Rock Casino (Downtown)
Live DJ, drink specials in a souvenir glass, midnight toast, and a chance to win prizes.


New Year’s Eve at Somerset
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Free Admission
Somerset Bar (OTR)
Featuring Hip-Hop music by DJ Raj D.


Renaissance NYE Party
8 p.m.
Price varies
Cincy Vue (Downtown)
Live band, dinner, painting, and celebratory wine toast.


New Years Eve 2022
8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Free Admission
Tokyo Kitty (OTR)
Belvedere cocktail menu, giveaways, photo ops, champagne toast, and karaoke.


New Years Eve R&B Concert
9 p.m.
$75 – $150
Flock Dome (Mt. Healthy)
Featuring Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michelle. Music by DJ Fresh & DJ Slick Rick.


Afro-Caribbean Party
9 p.m.
Free Admission
Park Place (Forest Park)
Music by DJ Boni & DJ X.


International NYE Party
9 p.m.
Homemakers Bar (Downtown)
Afrobeats, Afrohouse, Reggae, Dancehall and Soca music by DJ TizieB.


Bubbles & Bow Ties
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Igby’s (Downtown)
Party favors, champagne toast, live music, and cocktail attire.


New Year, New Me
9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Free Admission
P.O.U.R. Lounge (Mt. Healthy)
Grand opening celebration with live music by DJ J. Dough. Age 25+ women, 30+ men.


F.L.Y New Year’s Eve Party
9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
COPA Lounge (OTR)
Live R&B band, party favors, champagne toast, late-night brunch and more.


New Years Eve Party with Mandy Gaines Quartet
9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Caffè Vivace (Walnut Hills)
$50 – $110
Live jazz concert with hors d’oeuvres, party hats, and a glass of Champagne (or sparkling apple juice).


New Years Eve on the Levee
9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Newport Ultra Lounge (Newport)
$1 – $25
Live DJ spinning R&B/Hip-Hop music, drink specials, and free party favors.


New Years Eve Celebration
9 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Twenties (Walnut Hills)
Hors-D’oeuvres, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.


New Years Eve with Kathy Wade & Friends
9 p.m. – Midnight
The Greenwich (Walnut Hills)
$30 – $50
Jazz concert, complimentary buffet, and free valet parking.


NYE with the YOLO Band
10 p.m.
Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Bar (OTR)
Free Admission
Live R&B and Jazz music concert.


NYE Party
10 p.m.
PRSTG Lounge & Bistro (OTR)
Free Admission
Live R&B/Hip-Hop music from guest DJs and free drinks. Hosted by Nella D.

NYE at Kickbacks
12 a.m.
Kickbacks Sports Bar (Hartwell)
Free Admission
Champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight.


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Cincinnati New Year’s Eve Watch Night Services:


Watch Night 2022
10:30 p.m. – Midnight
Corinthian Baptist Church (Bond Hill)
Free Admission
Join in person or virtually.



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!



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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


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