New Year’s Eve in St. Louis 2013

Tuesday December 17, 2013

St. Louis knows how to ring in a new year—with parties of all sizes in all corners of the city. Check out this list of New Year’s Eve festivities that will be fun for everyone!

First Night Grand Center
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 15,000 people who enjoy an evening of singing, dancing and art. It all begins at 6 p.m.  with 60 performances at more than 12 venues, two free fantastic firework displays and free outdoor shows throughout the evening. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children in advance and $12 for adults and $6 for children at the door.  Here is a video of the 2012 First Night.

Noontime New Year’s Eve at the Magic House
Ring in the New Year a little bit early with a Noontime New Year celebration at the Magic House. On December 31 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, New Year’s revelers of all ages are invited to join the festivities. Dance to music, make wish wands and noise makers, march in a noisy parade through the museum and participate in a special countdown to noon!

Hyatt Ultimate NYE Party
The Hyatt Regency at The Arch invites everyone to the Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party. The celebration includes music from local favorites the Dr. Zhivegas, Smash Band and The Dave Glover Band. There’s also open bar, buffet dinner, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Prices start at $399 per couple including a one-night stay at the hotel.

Rock N Roll New Year’s Eve at Lemp Grand Hall
New Year’s Eve at the Lemp Mansion is an evening of food, drinks and entertainment. The celebration in the Grand Hall is from 8:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. It includes a prime rib dinner, open bar, midnight toast and a balloon drop. $75 per person

Bret MichaelsSee Bret Michaels (of Poison and “Rock of Love” fame)
Get your New Year’s Eve rock on with Bret Michaels live at Boogie Nights at Hollywood Casino St. Louis! Kick off 2014 with a special once-in-a-lifetime performance! Tickets are on sale at: or the Gift Shop.

Live Music at the Old Rock House
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 Royal Southern Brotherhood and Funky Butt Brass Band. The doors open at 9 p.m. and the show is at 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the show.

New Years Eve at Three Sixty
Ring in 2013 at Three Sixty with an over the top New Year celebration complete with a DJ and an extravagant laser show. With sweeping views of the city and a bevy of exciting cocktails Three Sixty is the ultimate destination for the biggest party of the year.

New Years Eve at Westport Plaza
Enjoy the New Year at Westport Plaza with a spectacular Fireworks Display at 6pm and complimentary carriage rides from 6:30-9:30pm. The best location to watch the fireworks is from our outdoor village. Show lasts approximately 10 minutes. Carriage rides begin in front of the St. Louis Bread Co. And the party doesn’t have to end there! There’s many of restaurants and bars to continue your evening and special room rates at our two Sheraton Hotels.

Irish NYE at McGurk’s
Celebrate New Year’s at one of the top Irish pub. McGurk’s in Soulard is hosting a bash with live music from The Darrells on the main stage and a DJ spinning tunes in the outdoor heated pavilion. Dinner options include a special four-course meal or regular menu items.

Gateway Arch Riverboats New Year’s Eve Cruise
Ring in 2014 with this 3½-hour cruise, which includes dinner featuring filet mignon and jumbo shrimp; open bar; live DJ; and a champagne toast for when the clock strikes midnight. New Year’s kiss not included. ($85/person; Must be 21 or older.

St. Louis Symphony Holiday Concert: BMO Private Bank NYE Celebration
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.

New Year’s Eve at the New Moon Room
Get an out-of-this-world start to the New Year by celebrating at the Moonrise Hotel’s new Moon Room. The space-aged party will include light and fun fare, a DJ and a complimentary champagne toast to ring in 2014. Small plates start at $8. No cover charge.

2013 Jive Wail New Year’s Eve Celebration
With a variety of offerings the Jive and Wail ensures you and your friends will celebrate 2013 closing with a Blast and ringing in 2014 with a Bang! From an open bar offering to VIP areas with food and drink packages and in between the Jive has something just right for your New Year’s Eve Party. The best piano players in the country will be jamming all night with percussion to provide the best and beyond compare, live entertainment celebration.

Midnight skiing at Hidden Valley
Is your new years eve resolution to get into shape or to have fun? Well you’re in luck! Start the year of right with skiing, tubing and more at Hidden Valley! The ski resort is near Eureka will be open until 3 a.m. tonight. You can also watch a cool fireworks display at midnight.

Skating party in Forest Park
Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park is hosting a New Year’s Eve party for kids and adults. It runs until 12:30 a.m., and includes skating and skate rental, an appetizer buffet, hot chocolate and soda for the kids, and beer and wine for the adults. Skate admission is $6 and skate rental is $5 for everyone. Buffet tickets are $20 for 21 and older, and $15 for those younger than 21. The buffet will be served from 7 p.m to 11 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys Band at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill is one of the best live music venues in St. Louis! This New Year’s Eve they’re hosting Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys Band. There will also be an open bar, party favors and of course a champagn toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $40.

New Year’s at BlackFinn
BlackFinn American Grille at the St. Louis Galleria is hosting a NYE celebration from 9 p.m. to midnight, with an open bar, music, party favors and a champagne toast. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Before the party, enjoy a four-course dinner in the restaurant for $28.99 a person. For more information or to make reservations, call 314-726-5300.

Cajun Celebration at Broadway Oyster Bar
The New Year’s celebration at the Broadway Oyster Bar features Cajun food and live music. Aaron Kamm and the One Drops will play reggae and blues beginning at 10 p.m. For more information, call 314-621-8811. The Broadway Oyster Bar is located at 736 South Broadway in downtown St. Louis.

New Year’s Eve at the Pageant
The party at the Pageant is sure to be exciting this year with plenty with music by “Here Comes the Mummies,” drinks and dancing. Here Come the Mummies will take the stage at 9 p.m.. General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door

The Blackout at Lola
Ring in the New Year at Lola with live music from Spinderella, complimentary food, drinks, and party favors! The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 3 a.m.

New Year’s Eve at the Ramada Plaza St. Louis
Ring in the New year with Anthoney Gomes, Billboards #1 blues artist, drink specials, food and more at the 9th Street bar and grill at the Ramada Plaza St. Louis at Convention Center beginning at 5 p.m. For more info call: 314-421-4000

There’s no excuse to drink and drive this New Year’s (or any other night). If you don’t have a designated driver lined up, here’s the contact information for local cab companies:

Laclede Cab Company– 314-652-3456

ABC and Checker Cab – 314-725-2111

Harris Cab – 314-535-5087

St. Louis County Cab – 314-993-8294


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