New Year's Eve Celebrations in Oneida County

Here’s the deal… New Year’s Eve is NEXT WEEK and if you’re anything like me, you procrastinate. Maybe you’re indecisive (same!) or you just don’t know what celebrations are happening locally. No worries, we’re here with a list of how to celebrate NYE in Oneida County. We’re also including some family-friendly options to entertain the kiddos!

ADULTS ONLY

Moe. NYE 2019 at the Stanley Theater – 12/30 & 31 – Join local favorites Moe. at the Stanley Theater for two nights as you soar into 2020! Doors open at 7pm, show is at 8pm! Visit moe.org for more info!

Polish Community Club Utica Presents: The Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve! – 12/31 from 8pm-6am (yes you read that right!). Tickets are $80 for members, $90 for non-members. The theme is black tie/Roaring 20s. Open bar all night (with brands like Tito’s, Malibu, Jack Daniels, etc.). Beer, mixed drinks & shots included! Buffet dinner with roast beef, chicken, perogies and more. Plus, a buffet breakfast with egg & ham casserole, waffles and Polish delicacies. There will be apps, desserts, musical entertainment, a photo area, dance floor, reserved tables and champagne for each table! Call (315) 732-0089 to make a reservation! 

Union Station 2020 New Year Party at Trackside Restaurant – 12/31 (9pm-2am) – Kick off your new year in the historic Union Station which will be transformed into a black, white and gold theme. Music from DJ Roscoe Red! $75 admission for a single ticket, $125 for couples and includes: gourmet hors d’oeuvres, open bar, champagne toast, balloon drop, mirror photo booth, professional photographer. Following the ball drop, indulge in the breakfast station! Questions call (315) 316-0228.

A Black & White NYE Affair @ Hotel Utica - 12/31 from 10pm-2am. The 2nd Annual Inkorporated NYE Bash, this year in a new location! Check-in in the lobby of DoubleTree Hotel Utica, then head upstairs for a top-shelf open bar. Live feed of both Utica and NYC ball drops, cash-filled balloon drop & countdown. Plus, live entertainment from David Correy & Brandon C the DJ. Utica Comets & other special guests attending. Discounted rooms available at DoubleTree and other hotels! Tickets are $120. 

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Ocean Blue New Year’s Eve 2020 – 12/31 – Dinner reservations until 10pm. From 10:30pm until close, DJ Derrick Maddox. No cover before or after midnight. 21+ only! 

Turning Stone EXIT 33 NYE 2020 – 12/31 from 8pm-3am. Different packages no matter what you want. Lava Nightclub is $50 in advance, $60 at the door, The Gig & Tin Rooster are $30, Turquoise Tiger $20. Gold package is $40 with a wristband for entrance into Tin Rooster, The Gig & Turquoise Tiger. Platinum All-Access is $125 – entrance into Lava, Tin Rooster, The Gig, Turquoise Tiger. Wristband that includes three drinks redeemable at any Exit 33 venue & priority access to all venues. Music from Showtime, Gridley Paige, Beadle Brothers, DJ Shift, Last Left & Big Poppa DJing in the Atrium plus more! 21+ only!

If the clubs and bars aren’t your scene, check out what’s happening at TS Steakhouse and the Roaring 20s Bingo Bash! Regular games pay $3,000 with a $1,000 second chance. Jackpot pays $10,000! Tickets are $99 and includes dinner, calendar coupon book & limited-edition 2020 hoodie!turningstone Instagram 1954 ig 17891974363142337

Twin Ponds New Year’s Eve Celebration – 12/31 from 5pm until 12:15am. Join for dinner, music and cocktails. Special dinner menu starts at 5pm, live music by Monk Rowe Trio begins at 8pm. Complimentary champagne at midnight! Reservations required (315) 736-9303.

JAK’s New Year’s Eve Party in Barneveld – 12/31 from 9:30pm-1:30am. Event is featuring “Cousin Jake” and there’s no cover! Free champagne toast at midnight. Food and drink specials. 

Nothin’ Fancy NYE Party – 12/31 from 5pm-4am. Admission is $30 per person and includes both bands and a buffet from 7-9pm. Bands start at 9:30 and ends at 2am! Then there will be a breakfast buffet for $8 all you can eat!

FAMILY AND ADULTS

Bank of Utica New Year’s Eve in Downtown Utica! – 12/31 from 7pm-12:10am. Bank of Utica is hosting a HUGE New Year’s Eve Party in Downtown Utica. There will be live music, beer, entertainment, family fun, a countdown to 2020 and a fireworks display! FREE for all to come! Live music from Ladies of Soul, The Dovetones & Classified. Check out the Cosmic Karma Fire (fire spinners/entertainers) and The Ice Farm with ice sculpting demos, a fire & ice town and a giant ice throne! Part of the street will be blocked off and different hotels & restaurants will be participating in the event. Guests can also stop into different locations to warm up!

VISTA Bowling Center New Year’s Eve Celebration – 12/31 from 5pm-1am. Vista Lanes in Yorkville is holding a different type of celebration! Bowling from 12-5pm for $4/game. From 5-9pm, they’re offering packages for $85 that includes two hours of bowling for four people, shoes, large cheese pizza, chicken tenders & a pitcher of soda! Without package, open bowling is $4.75/game. Then from 9pm-1am, a $100 package that includes two hours of open bowling for four people, shoes, large cheese pizza, 20 wings & a pitcher of beer! There will also be karaoke from 9pm-1am! 

Wanna Play Café’s 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Party – 12/31 from 6:30pm-2am. This year, guests can expect an appetizer bar, full dinner buffet, a new meat carving station, hot cocoa bar, unlimited punch/coffee/iced tea, desserts, midnight mocktail toast & as always, CNY’s largest library of board games! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the café. This event will sell out so don’t wait! **Wanna Play Café is an alcohol-free established and alcohol will not be served or allowed at this event!

Ocean Blue New Years Day Brunch – New this year! 11am-4pm. Plus, DJ Derrick Maddox will be spinning from 11:30am-3:30pm! Call (315) 735-2583.

Vernon Downs New Year’s Eve Celebration – 12/31 from 10pm until 1am. Tailor Made will take the stage at Ring Eyed Pete’s and entertain you all the way into the new year. Don’t forget to make a hotel reservation. Music, dancing and fun! 

PINZ 2020 Countdown Package Strike Midnight – 12/31 from 3pm-12:30am – Pinz (in Sangertown), has different packages available for NYE! Day glow package is $135 per lane & includes 2.5 hours of bowling, complimentary shoe rental, $20 play card per person, unlimited pizza buffet, salad and soft drinks, NYE countdown with sparkling cider. The Neon Nights package is $160 per lane with options from 6:30-9pm & 10pm-12:30am, 8 person max per lane. Includes 2.5 hours of bowling, comp shoe rentals, $30 play card per person, unlimited pizza, salad and soft drinks and cider toast!

Boilermaker Resolution RegistrationBeginning at midnight on January 1, 2020, the Boilermaker will release 2,020 15k entries for 20 hours and 20 minutes only! This will be at the price of last year’s priority access of $55. This opportunity is open to anyone signing up for the 15k, regardless of prior participation. Kick off the new year with some health goals! 

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Bistro (Villa Verona Vineyard) – 12/31 from 4-10pm. Join the winery for a delicious dinner at The Bistro! Space is limited so make a reservation by calling (315) 363-3305. 

FAMILY CELEBRATIONS!

sarahjeancondon Instagram 1954 ig 17984059879165129Utica Zoo Noon Year’s Eve Celebration – 12/31 from 10am-1pm. Join the Utica Zoo to say goodbye to 2019 and give 2020 an early welcome! There will be s’mores, crafts, animal meet and greets, bio fact stations, special enrichment activities and a sparkling juice toast at noon along with an enrichment ball drop! Don’t forget to stop into the Auditorium and add your conservation Re-ZOO-lution to their board! The event is FREE with zoo admission! 

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party at Uno Pizzeria & Grill (New Hartford) – 12/31 from 4:30-8pm. Join for an early evening celebration at this family-friendly party! There will be a balloon drop at 5pm and 7pm including ginger ale toasts for the kids! Call ahead seating is recommended for this fun and popular event!

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at Yahnundasis Golf Club – 12/31 from 5-8pm. Let the whole family enjoy New Year’s Eve with an early balloon drop this year! There will be activities and games throughout the evening, a DJ and buffet. This event is for members and their guests!

New Year’s Eve Party at The Tot Spot in Sherrill – 12/31 from 10am-1pm. Join for this child-friendly party. For $15/child, they’ll get: up to 3 hours of playtime, party hats and party items, cookie decorating and a juicebox cheers at noon, storytime, crafts and more! Capacity is limited and you must buy tickets in advance! Recommended ages are under 5 years of age. 

We did our best to look all over social media for events that are happening! We think we covered a lot but there are likely other great events happening! We know that Kirkland Art Center is hosting a poetry reading/open mic & several bars in Utica (like Lukins and One Genny) are hosting music and celebrations too! Let us know your plans and as always, make sure to take taxis or Lyft/Uber to avoid drinking and driving! Hope everyone has a great night of celebrating. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2020! Happy New Year!