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Countdown to 2024 at these Cincinnati New Year’s Eve Parties.

Cincinnati has many New Year’s festivities everyone will enjoy, with many exciting ways to celebrate. From lively parties to quiet evenings at home, the possibilities are endless. Whether dressing up or staying casual, going out, or relaxing, enjoy ringing in the new year in the Queen City!

Cincinnatians do not have to be in Times Square when midnight strikes. Cincinnati offers many New Year’s Eve soirees, parties, concerts, and celebrations. Party-goers can discover live music, DJs, and cash bar options that offer VIP experiences.

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New Year’s Eve: Ellington at 125 

8 p.m.  
Music Hall (OTR)  
$26 – $125 
JMR and The Pops ring in 2024 with the sophisticated jazz stylings of Edward “Duke” Ellington to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the legendary pianist and composer’s birth. 

Cincinnati Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

Happy Zoo Year 

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

Cincinnati Bell’s New Year’s Eve Blast 

6 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 
Fountain Square (Downtown) 
Free Admission 
Ring in the New Year and dance the night away in the heart of downtown under the fireworks display. Enjoy a live DJ, fireworks for the Kids Countdown at 8 p.m., and fireworks for the Midnight Countdown. Jay Kruz from Mix 94.9 will host the event, and Fountain Bar will be open with concessions and drink specials. 

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Cincinnati New Year’s Eve Adults-Only Parties

New Year’s Eve 2024 

6 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.  
Bugatti’s Ultra Lounge (Springdale) 
$20 – $200 
Featuring great food, VIP bottle service, best drinks, great hookah, and great vibes. 

6 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.  
Japp’s Since 1879 (OTR) 
Enjoy a champagne toast upon arrival, live music by the Hot Magnolias, a countdown, party favors, and more. Cocktail attire is encouraged! 

New Year’s Eve at Fueled Collective 

7 p.m. – 2 a.m.  
Fueled Collective (Rookwood) 
$99 – $200 
Soul Pocket will perform live. Tickets include an open bar with beer, wine, and well drinks and a full buffet with charcuterie boards. 

man and woman dressed up and enjoying a cocktail in a dark setting
Ring in the New Year in style with exciting events in Black Cincinnati, from dazzling parties to romantic clubs!

Party at the Point 

7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 
Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club (OTR) 
$75 – $85 
Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, desserts, and a romantic champagne toast. Featuring music from The All-Star Jazz Quartet.  

Black Sheep, Black Tie NYE Celebration 

8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.  
Revel OTR Urban Winery (OTR) 
$85 – $100 
Enjoy live music from Muwosi (vocals), Myles Twitty (trumpet), Tristan Graves (keyboard), Sam Reuscher (bass), and Nate Trammel (drums).

New Year’s Eve Soiree

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge (OTR)
$25 – $500
Ring in the New Year with great music and a complimentary champagne toast!

NYE Carnival at The Birdcage 

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.  
The Birdcage (Downtown) 
Free admission with tables for purchase 
With non-stop entertainment all night long, guests have a blast celebrating the arrival of 2024 at the LGBTQ+ bar. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight!   

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New Year’s Eve Party featuring Kelly MacKenzie-Thurley with the Phil DeGreg Trio 

9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 
Caffe Vivace (Walnut Hills) 
Swing in 2024 with Kelly MacKenzie-Thurley with the Phil DeGreg Trio! This exclusive event will feature three sets of jazz. 

Lando’s New Year’s Eve Party

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cove 51 (Sharonville)
Price Varies
See October London performing live. Includes a Champagne toast, appetizer, and a
balloon drop at midnight.

Midnight on Madison NYE Party 

9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 
Hotel Covington (Covington) 
$50 – $125 
Enjoy an unforgettable night filled with music, dancing, raffle prizes, a photo booth, balloon drops, confetti cannons, and endless fun! Get ready to groove to the beats of DJ KOMBAT. 

man and woman at a New Year's event in cincinnati
Party-goers can discover live music, DJs, and cash bar options that offer VIP experiences here in Cincinnati.

Something Different NYE 

9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 
Madison Theater (Covington) 
Starting at $75 
Casual Socialite presents a lineup of six exceptional DJs rocking two stages with different vibes to dance into 2024! 

F.L.Y. New Year’s Eve 2024

10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Copa (OTR)
Free before 10:30 p.m., $65 after
F@ck last year with Copa with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, and champagne toast. Enjoy an open bar from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Vista Rooftop New Year’s Eve Party 

10 p.m. – 1 a.m.  
The Lytle Park Hotel (Downtown) 
Enjoy an open bar, light hors d’oeuvres, a DJ, and party favors at Cincinnati’s only rooftop NYE celebration.  

Afro Caribbean New Year’s Eve Party 

10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 
The Pitch (OTR) 
$15 – $35 
Encouraging networking and cultural exchange through music, food, and more. 

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

Written by: Crystal Kendrick

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  1. So happy to see events that I can do with my grandkids since I’m the designated babysitter for their parents on New Years Eve. That’s ok since I’m NYE partied out after my earlier years!

  2. Is there ever anything to do or anywhere to go for NYE for those that are 55 and over? The older I get the more I dislike this city. Not enough to do for ALL ages.

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

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