Float into the New Year with BB Riverboats
Cheer in the new year out to sea. BB Riverboats will float you into the new year with a three-entrée buffet, entertainment, and of course, a cruise on the Ohio River! Champagne will be flowing at midnight, and you can enjoy a late snack buffet and take home a party favor you’ll be “shore” to love. Boarding begins at 8 p.m., and you will set sail at 9 p.m. BB Riverboats is also offering a special Kids New Year’s Lunch Cruise that starts earlier in the day at 11:30 a.m. with a 10:30 a.m. boarding time.
Happy Zoo Year at Cincinnati Zoo
The wildest and cutest New Year’s Eve bash in the city is at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Bring the whole family to enjoy the zoo starting as early as 1 p.m. with PNC Festival of Lights activities beginning at 4 p.m. Then count down a bit earlier to the “New Year” as a part of Happy Zoo Year!
New Year's Eve at Winterfest
New Year's Eve Blast at Fountain Square
The annual New Year's Eve Blast celebration is back, so you can head to the heart of downtown for an evening sure to spark excitement for the new year presented by La Marca. Friday, December 31 | 8:00pm - 12:30a! The UC Health Ice Rink, presented by Fifth Third Bank, at Fountain Square will be open and ready. The Winter Wonder Lights Show – an eight-minute light show that dances across Fountain Square’s rink and plaza – plays for each rink session starting at 4 p.m.
• Hot, cold, and bubbly drinks a Fountain Square's Bar
• Heaters and high-top tables to gather around with family and friends
• DJ Tweet & host, Jay Kruz, onstage setting the party vibe
• A dazzling lightshow dancing across the plaza and ice
• Photo booth
• $10 Ice Skating*
• Socially distanced games throughout the night
• Glow vendors
NYE Dinner at Taft's Ale House
Say good riddance to 2021 with Taft's Ale House's Gatsby-themed Dinner, a five-course dining event with specialty cocktails and a champagne toast with dessert. Come make your last meal of 2021 one to remember before you head to your next destination to watch the ball drop.
Cheers to the New Year at Topgolf
Drive 2021 out, and swing fore 2022 at Topgolf this New Year’s Eve. Reserve your own heated bay for up to six people with food, games, drinks and fun. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for a safe and healthy celebration.
Holiday Lights Displays
Glittering holiday lights displays are always popular (definitely moreso this year!). Load up the family into the car for a safe, warm and socially-distanced dazzling lights experience. Click here for a list of Dazzling Holiday Light Displays throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.