12 New Year's Eve Events in St. Louis That Will Start Your Year Right

By Katie Davis
In Culture

This year, New Year’s Eve in St. Louis features celebrations of all types and sizes. Whether you’re in the mood for a classy event, full-on party or non-traditional event, the city has something for you.

Courtesy of Ballpark Village

Courtesy of Ballpark Village

NYE Live!
Dec. 31, Ballpark Village
One of the NYE 2015 Synergy events, the party at Ballpark Village features a “Glitter and Gold: A Night in Old Hollywood” theme, an all-inclusive drink package, music from DJ Graham Funke and more.

Ultimate NYE Party
Dec. 31, Hyatt Regency
Another one of the NYE 2015: Synergy events, this party boasts live music by Dr. Zhivegas, Smash Band and Tess Boyer. There’s an open bar, food stations, a midnight champagne toast, party favors and plenty of dancing and fun.

NYE 2015: Downtown Nightlife Destination
Dec. 31, The Pepper Lounge
This event will attract party-goers with a premium open bar, a midnight champagne toast, music by DJ Big D, socializing, dancing and more.

Upscale NYE Nightlife
Dec. 31, Mandarin
Head to Mandarin for a New Year’s Eve party featuring a premium open bar, a midnight champagne toast and one-of-a-kind music by DJ Greasy.

Gateway Arch Riverboat New Year’s Eve Cruise
Dec. 31, St. Louis Riverfront
Ring in the New Year on a 19th-century replica steamboat, cruising down the Mississippi. Enjoy a three-and-a-half hour cruise featuring delicious food and drinks.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display & Free Carriage Rides
Dec. 31, Westport Plaza
Start your New Year’s Eve with a spectacular fireworks display! The best location to view the fireworks is from Westport Plaza’s outdoor village. There are also free carriage rides from 6:30 to 9:30pm, which makes this event perfect for families.

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec. 31, Powell Hall
David Robertson and the STL Symphony bring the year to a spectacular conclusion with the annual New Year’s Eve Celebration. Full of surprises and enchanting music, this best-kept secret is a memorable way to ring in the New Year.

NYE at The Cheshire
Dec. 31, The Cheshire
Celebrate the close of 2014 with a one-of-a-kind party at The Cheshire’s restaurant and event space. Starting at 7pm, doors open for guests to enjoy a complex-wide party, including live entertainment by local band Whiskey Morning and a champagne toast at midnight.

First Night
Dec. 31, Grand Center
For an evening of art, new experiences and multiculturalism without the alcohol or adults-only atmosphere, head to First Night. This year, Pokey LaFarge performs, and there will also be fireworks, numerous outdoor and indoor shows, jugglers and dancers.

Masquerade Circus New Year’s Eve and Above It All
Dec. 31, The Chase Park Plaza
The Chase Park Plaza introduces two different events this New Year’s Eve including a Masquerade Circus (“Where Fantasy Meets Sophistication”) that features an open bar, light appetizers, dessert, live music and circus entertainment. The second event, “Above It All,” boasts an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, live music, champagne toasts and great views of Forest Park.

NYE at The Caramel Room
Dec. 31, Bissinger’s
A one-of-a-kind NYE event, general tickets include delicious champagne and chocolate, a three-course dinner, party favors, a five-hour premium open bar and entertainment from Arvell and Company. Those who opt for VIP tickets can also enjoy preferred and reserved seating, a special cocktail reception, unique gifts and personal cocktail servers.

New Year’s Eve Party Featuring Jon Hardy and The Public, Search Parties
Dec. 31, Off Broadway
Tickets for this NYE event include three free drinks from sponsors New Belgium, 4 Hands Brewing Company, Absolut or Jameson. Jon Hardy and the Public perform—get there early to see the opening band, too.

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