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New Year’s Eve Celebrations In Omaha (2023)

There are a lot of New Year’s Eve events in Omaha in 2023, including events for families and all ages. Of course, there are a ton of 21 and older events at bars, convert venues and casinos, too. If you’re looking for a special place to celebrate the New Year in Omaha, check out this list!

A black hat with Happy New Year on it

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All Ages New Year’s Eve Events Around Omaha (2023)

The New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular starts at 7 p.m. Tune in to STAR 104.5 to listen to the music the fireworks are choreographed to. Fireworks will be launched from 10th and Cass streets, near CHI Health Center & Charles Schwab Field. That’s also the recommended viewing area.

Arrive early and park for FREE to view the up-close show in the recommended viewing areas: CHI Health Event Center Lots A, B & C (lot opens to the public at 6 p.m. and Lot A is only the lower lot); and at Gallup Parking Lots, 1001 Gallup Drive. All Downtown Omaha parking meters will be free after 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, courtesy of Park Omaha.

For a change of pace, head to Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Iowa, for the guided New Year’s Eve Sunset Hike from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate hiking shoes or boots. Cost is $5 per person and free for ages 3 and younger.

The New Year’s Eve celebration at Elie’s Chinchorro Caribbean Bistro, 3020 S. 32nd Ave., starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. There will be a dinner buffet and champagne included with tickets. Live music provided by the Andy Williams Orchestra. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $100 per person, $190 for a couple, and $50 per child.

Family New Year’s Eve Events (2023)

Balloons are about to drop down on the crowd below during Noon Year's Eve at The Durham Museum
Photo courtesy The Durham Museum
  • The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., celebrates the New Year a day early. Noon Year’s Eve is Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all ages. There will be live music from Dino O’Dell and the T-Rex All-Stars, crafts, goodie bags, and the most fun of all, the bubble wrap stomp and the exciting balloon drop at noon. Noon Year’s Eve is included with admission, which is free to museum members. Regular admission for non-members is $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 for children 3-12, and free for those 2 and under. Advanced registration is highly encouraged due to limited capacity.
  • Sump Memorial Library, 222 N. Jefferson St., Papillion, Neb., celebrates Noon Year’s Eve on Dec. 30 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will be crafts, music and dancing. FREE
  • Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St., celebrates New Year’s Eve all day long on Dec. 31. Bubbly New Year’s Eve runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes Amazing Bubble Show, NYE crafts, characters, and bubble drops throughout the day. All activities included with admission, while supplies last.
  • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s Noon Year’s Eve will be held Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include a magic show, crafts, a DJ dance party and most importantly, a countdown to noon. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular admission.
  • Edge of the Universe, 6070 Maple St., has a New Year’s Eve countdown for kids starting at 11 a.m. on Dec. 31. For their celebration, Noon Year’s Eve For Kids, there will be noisemakers and masks to dress up and celebrate 2024. The countdown is at noon.

2023 New Year’s Eve Events in Omaha for Adults (21+)

  • Joslyn Castle & Gardens, 3902 Davenport St., celebrates With Time Warp New Year’s Eve, starting at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. Dress up and time travel to your favorite decade, and celebrate whichever year you like best. DJ Riche Niche provides the music. There will be a cash bar, free Photo Booth from 9 to 11 p.m., and complimentary light snacks. Admission includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! The party runs until 1 a.m. Tickets are $45 and registration is required.
  • For a low-key but tasty night out, Wine Cellar 510, 7474 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion, is holding its Annual New Year’s Eve Dinner and Wine Pairing, featuring a French dinner paired with Ferrari Carano Wines, starting at 6:30 p.m. with Banshee Brut. The meal includes a French country salad paired with Fume Blanc; Creamy Onion Soup with Rye Croutons paired with Sangiovese Blend; Coq Au Vin with Creamy Smashed Potatoes & Garlicky Green Beans paired with Pinot Noir; and Chocolate Gateau paired with Tresor, Bordeaux Blend. Space is very limited, and it’s recommended to make reservations ASAP at 402-933-3836. Cost is $85 per person.
  • 1% Productions Presents Ringing In The New Year With Secret Weapon, Omaha’s Only All 80’s Rock, Pop, And Everything In Between Cover Band. Their live shows are a lot of fun! Doors open at 8 p.m., shows starts at 9 p.m., on Dec. 31 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Admission is $10.
  • Punch Clock Martyrs will play at The Dubliner, 1205 Harney St., on New Year’s Eve starting at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $5.
New Year's Eve revelers with a bottle of champaign and balloons
  • The Bourbon Ball, featuring progressive bourbon tastings every hour, is Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Jazz Club at the Omaha Marriott Downtown, 1030 Capitol Ave. Selections will be from Evan Williams 1783, Larceny Small Batch Bourbon, Heaven Hill BIB 100 Proof, Henry Mckenna 10 year bottle in bond 100 proof, and at midnight, Elijah Craig Private Barrel. Food includes a seafood feast, charcuterie spread, burrata station, Mezze Platter, and an assortment of desserts. Live music from Matt Wallace and the Fusion Force runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $180 per ticket.
  • WoodHoops will play at The Down Under Bar, 3530 Leavenworth St., on Dec. 31 starting at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Purchase tickets at the bar or from members of the band.
  • Joystick will play at Philly Sports Bar & Grill, 8478 Giles Road, La Vista, starting at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
  • Stocks N Bonds, 8528 Park Drive, starts its Neon New Year’s Eve Party at 6 p.m. with DJ JR Ryan from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free champagne toast at midnight.
  • Ring in the New Year at Czech Inn, 1406 S. 13th St. There will be party hats, tiaras, and noise makers, and a champagne toast at midnight. Plus, jukebox is free all night. After midnight, there will be a buffet of tacos and nachos.
  • Glitter & Glow NYE Party at Throwback Arcade Lounge, 1402 Howard St., is Dec. 31 starting at 7 p.m. featuring music with DJ Rebirth. There will be an open bar from 7 to 8 p.m. At midnight, there will be complimentary champagne and a giant confetti drop. Tickets required.
  • The Capitol District will be one big party with three different vibes on Dec. 31. Head to Beer Can Alley for Rhinestone Cowboy, The Exchange for the Black & White Ball, and Annie’s Irish Pub for the Roaring Disco. General admission tickets available for purchase on New Year’s Eve; VIP tickets can be purchased by calling (309) 525-0051.
  • Flixx New Year’s Eve Countdown Party starts at 9 p.m. at 1015 S. 10th St. Champagne toast at midnight.
  • Ameristar Casino Hotel, 2200 River Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa, New Year’s Eve Bash starts at 8:30 p.m. with music by Taxi Driver. No cover.
  • New Year’s Eve festivities at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St., start at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8). Music by DJs Crabrangucci & Tyrone Storm + Coco. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day of show (if available). VIP tickets also available. Champagne toast at midnight.
  • The New Year’s Eve Party at Edge of the Universe, 6070 Maple St., runs from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The theme is Masquerade Ball, and masks will be available at the cafe. There will be a champagne countdown at midnight.

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