Whether you're looking for New Queer's Eve or a New Year's Eve cruise, a family-friendly party that features a 6 p.m. toast or a rager that lasts all night, December 31, 2018, promises something for everyone.
Some of these parties will sell out fast, so make your plans now.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve
The rink opens at noon for ice skating and the party begins at 4 p.m. with children’s characters, performers, giveaways, hot chocolate and an early New Year’s Eve countdown culminating with fireworks at 8 p.m. Mon., Dec. 31, 4 to 8 p.m., free admission. Kiener Plaza, 500 Chestnut St, St. Louis.
Irish New Year’s at Pat’s
The tradition continues with the fourth annual Irish New Year’s Toast. 6 p.m. in St. Louis is midnight in Ireland, so celebrate early. Tickets include complimentary Jameson, a Guinness toast with collectible glass, and live Irish music on both floors. Limited general admission and VIP tickets available. Mon., Dec. 31, 4 to 11:45 p.m., $10, 314-647-7287, [email protected], www.facebook.com/events/. Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis.
Black Tie Dinner & Dance Party
The first annual Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Dance Party is happening at Dance Pizazz Ballroom, O’Fallon’s newest dance venue. Live music from Rhythm of the Nite, food catered from Madison’s Cafe, open bar, party favors, balloon drop and Champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. $100 for general; $110 for VIP. Dance Pizazz, 6722 State Highway N, St. Charles. 636-441-6854, [email protected]
Casino Queen Rings in the New Year
Guests enjoy a specialty buffet, a DJ on the casino floor, a countdown to midnight with party favors, photo opportunities with Vegas showgirls and giveaways to Las Vegas every hour. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., www.casinoqueen.com/stlouis/promotions/. Casino Queen, 200 S. Front St., East St. Louis, 618-874-5000.
Drunken Fish New Year’s Eve Party
Choose from the late-night party package with premium open bar, DJ, appetizer and sushi bar and midnight toast from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., or the four-course dinner from 4 p.m. to midnight. Mon., Dec. 31. The Drunken Fish-Central West End, 1 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, 314-367-4222.
Evangeline’s ‘70s Style New Year’s Eve
Welcome to the ‘70s with an open bar, groovy cocktails, Champagne toast, live bands and special ‘70s-themed dinner buffet. Mon., Dec. 31. Evangeline’s, 512 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, 314-367-3644.
Johnny’s West NYE Celebration
Enjoy cold drinks, good food and music by SUPERJAM. Only $5 at the door. Free valet parking, free Champagne. Music and fun last until 1 a.m. Mon., Dec. 31. Johnny’s West, 12068 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, 314-736-5646.
New Queer’s Eve III
Dress to transgress, with performances by Maxi Glamour, Klaude, Kingdom, James Bøndāge, Phanta Gorea, Sweet Tea Skank and Vinca Minor. DJs Skeletal and Contortion bring the best in Industrial, Goth, EBM and more. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $5 prior to the event, $10 at the door., 314-621-6900, [email protected], www.facebook.com/events. The Crack Fox, 1114 Olive St., St. Louis.
New Year’s Eve Cruise
Ring in the New Year in style with dinner, dancing and breathtaking views of the St. Louis skyline. Featuring a three-course dinner, open bar, DJ entertainment and a midnight Champagne toast. 21 and older. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $99, 877-982-1410, [email protected], www.gatewayarch.com/experience/riverboat-cruises/specialty-cruises/. Gateway Arch Riverboats, 11 N. 4th St., St. Louis.
Mollys in Soulard NYE Party
Enjoy New Year’s Eve on St. Louis’ largest patio with seven open bars, DJs, dancing, two balloon drops, Champagne toasts, party favors, VIP buffets and VIP reserved tables and cabanas, plus a light show. Sold out ten years and counting, so get your tickets now. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. GA $75; VIP $95. 314-241-6200 x5, [email protected], www.facebook.com/events. Mollys in Soulard, 816 Geyer Ave., St. Louis.
New Years Eve Ball
Three ticket packages available. Two include a open bar, draft beers, wine and a variety of mixers and soft drinks and a plated dinner. General admission provides access to the party in the ballrooms just after dinner. Contagious will play a mix of pop-rock and the best classic rock hits, while Boyfriend plays ’80s songs & more. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to 12:45 a.m., $100-$349, [email protected], www.contagiousparty.com/. Marriott St. Louis Airport, 10700 Pear Tree Lane, St. Louis, 314-423-9700.
New Years Eve Bash
Celebrate at a hotel and enjoy brunch the next day. Four plans to choose from and entertainment all night until 1 a.m. Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., $70-$215, 314-726-5400, [email protected], www.cpclayton.com. Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave., Clayton.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
The Ritz-Carlton will celebrate the arrival of 2019 with a five-course meal (vegetarian selections available upon request) and Champagne toast. Mon., Dec. 31, 5 to 9 p.m., $149, excluding beverage, tax, gratuity. The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314-863-6300.
New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Soiree
Celebrate the new year Prohibition-style. Enjoy a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, DJ and a midnight toast. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 612North Event Space and Catering, 612 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, 314-899-0612.
NYE 2019 Ballroom Bash
Alton’s Best Western Premier presents the band Flatliner, an open bar, appetizer buffet, party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. Mon., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., $65. 618-462-1220. Best Western Premier Alton, 3559 College Avenue Alton, Illinois.
Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve
Dress as your favorite ‘20s icon for a party with a premium open bar, the Jesse Gannon Experience and DJs Gary Mac and Marc Buxton. Champagne toast at midnight plus a midnight surprise. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $100-$1,150. Angad Arts Hotel, 6550 Samuel Shepard Dr, St. Louis, 314-561-0033.
Russo’s NYE Bash at Spazio Westport
Featuring live music in two separate rooms by All Mixed Up Band & Allegro DJ, six-hour full open premium bar, passed appetizers, four-course dinner, gourmet dessert stations, food truck midnight snack, Trotter photo booth and more. Hotel accommodations available. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., $90, 314-576-0400, [email protected], russosgourmet.com/nye/. Spazio at Westport, 12031 Lackland, Maryland Heights.
Burlesque 2019 Extravaganza
Four-course dinner, the hottest burlesque show in town, an open premium bar, confetti cannon launch with Champagne toast at midnight. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., $100-$200, 314-436-7000, [email protected], theboomboomroomstl.com/new-years-eve-2019/. The Boom Boom Room, 500 N. 14th St., St. Louis.
Spectaculaire New Year’s Eve
Van Ella Productions presents a masquerade ball featuring circus, variety and burlesque performers from around the country and the sounds of the Spectaculaire Orchestra, plus a DJ playing top-40 hits. Wandering characters, sideshow performers, a fortune teller, Champagne toast, balloon drop, and midnight buffet. Masks are encouraged. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., $45-$350, 314.384.2532, [email protected], www.vanellastudios.com. Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave, St. Louis.
360 Rooftop’s New Years Eve Party
Ring in 2019 high above the streets of St. Louis from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a premium open bar, buffet from 9 to 11 p.m., fireworks, Champagne toast, roaming performers, DJ Chris Brown and late-night snacks after midnight. All-inclusive $150 tickets can be purchased through PayPal at 360-stl.com/events. (After purchase, if you are planning to come as a group but are purchasing tickets individually, please contact Amber at [email protected]
or call at 314-641-8842 to sit together.) Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $150, 314-641-8842, www.360-stl.com/events. Three Sixty St. Louis, 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis.
Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party
All-inclusive celebration with live music, gourmet buffet dinner, open bar, a Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Live music from the Number One Party Band. 21 or older. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Party-only tickets start at $169; hotel packages start at $379. 314-655-1234, www.hyatt.com. Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis.
Cedar Lake Cellars’ New Year’s Brunch
Cedar Lake Cellars winery will host a New Year’s brunch including an omelet station, lobster mac-and-cheese, meat and seafood selection, breakfast casseroles, flavored sausages, fruits, salads, desserts, and pastries. Drinks include Cedar Lake Cellars sparkling wine, a mimosa or sangria. Reservations required. Sun., Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $21.95 per adult, $13.95 for children 12 and under, and free for children five and under, 636-745-9500, [email protected], www.cedarlakecellars.com. Cedar Lake Cellars, 11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City.
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