Celebrate New Year's Eve in St. Louis! From parties to live music to family-oriented fun, the St. Louis area has something for everyone on New Year's Eve. Here's information on the best parties for ringing in the New Year. If you're looking for a great New Year's Eve restaurant, see Where to Dine Out on NYE in St. Louis.
One of the biggest New Year's Eve celebrations in St. Louis is First Night in Grand Center. This family-friendly, alcohol free event draws nearly 25,000 people who enjoy an evening of singing, dancing and art. The evening starts at 6 p.m., and includes two fireworks displays at 9 p.m. and midnight. Admission buttons can be purchased at Dierbergs, Straubs and some Schnucks stores. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Kids five and younger get in free.
The party at the Pageant is sure to be a good time this year with plenty of live music, drinks and dancing. JJ Grey & Mofro will take the stage to help ring the new year. General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, call 314-726-6161.
Blueberry Hill in the University City Loop is one of St. Louis' most famous venues for live music. There's no doubt the club will be hopping on New Year's Eve with live music from Schaffrin and Loud Mouth Soup. There's also an open bar, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.
The Metro East has its own version of First Night in Godfrey, Illinois. First Night River Bend is held on the campus of Lewis & Clark Community College. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with face painting, storytelling and other activities for children. There is also magic, dancing and music for kids and adults alike. Fireworks displays are at 9 p.m., and midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on New Year's Eve.
The Old Rock House is one of the coolest places in St. Louis for live music. This year's New Year's Eve party features music from Orgone. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show is at 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 the day of the show.
The Grand Ballroom at the Millennium Hotel in Downtown St. Louis will be filled with revelers from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The party features live music from the SMASH BAND, gourmet hors d'oeurves and an open bar. At midnight, enjoy a champagne toast, party favors and balloon drop. FOX 2 will also broadcast live from the hotel. Tickets are $120.50 a person or $241 per couple. If you want to stay at the hotel, overnight packages start at $378.
Harry's Restaurant & Bar is always a popular destination in Downtown St. Louis, but the place will be hopping on New Year's Eve. Harry's is hosting a celebration with music, a premium open bar and appetizer buffet. Tickets are $75 a person. Harry's also offers free shuttle service to any Downtown hotel after the party.
What will the St. Louis Symphony be playing at its annual New Year's Eve concert? You'll have to go to find out. The program for the evening is always a secret, but conductor David Robertson promises a memorable evening at Powell Hall. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $120.
If you're looking to laugh on New Year's Eve, head to the Funny Bone. It's one of the St. Louis area's top comedy clubs bringing in bringing in popular comedians from around the country. Comedian Auggie Smith will be entertaining the crowd on NYE. The Funny Bone is located at 614 Westport Plaza. For information on show times and ticket prices, call 314-469-6692.
The Hyatt Regency at the Arch invites you to the Ultimate New Year's Eve Party. The celebration includes music from local favorites like The Dave Glover Band, Groovethang and Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys. There's also an open bar, buffet dinner, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Prices start at $329 per couple including a one-night stay at the hotel.