People enjoy a Champagne toast on New Year's Eve in St. Louis.

Ring in 2024 with These New Year’s Eve Celebrations in St. Louis

Friday December 1, 2023

By Rachel Huffman

Live music, elevated menus and plenty of Champagne make St. Louis the best place to party this New Year’s Eve.

Pop, fizz, clink – countdown to 2024 at 360 St. Louis! From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., party guests can revel in celebratory small plates, handcrafted cocktails and Champagne. Plus, enjoy roaming performers, music by DJ Chris Brown and a fireworks finale, which you can view along with sweeping panoramas of the city from the hottest rooftop bar in St. Louis. There will also be a balloon drop at midnight, and guests will be sent home with party favors.

Before a new year begins, journey down memory lane at Armory STL, the largest indoor entertainment complex in the region. During its Blast from the Past party, each of the venue’s six bars will take you back to a different era, from the Roaring Twenties to Y2K. Dress up, dress down or dress on theme for a night of drinking, dancing and friendly competition – Armory STL offers activities such as cornhole, table tennis and four-square badminton in every corner.

For NYE Live!, Ballpark Village will pull out all the stops in order to throw the most legendary New Year’s Eve party in town. All-inclusive premium drink packages, multiple VIP experiences, access to seven venues, DJs in every venue, themed party favors, confetti cannons, Champagne toasts and the only New York-style ball drop in St. Louis will make the evening unforgettable.

On New Year’s Eve, Casa Don Alfonso will offer an indulgent, five-course, prix-fixe menu, with the esteemed culinary team carefully crafting every dish. Highlights include cannoli stuffed with winter vegetables; stir-fried lobster with burrata foam and black truffle; and shrimp and ricotta ravioli with tomato jus. The third course truly sings with your choice of turbot paired with artichoke flakes, potato mille-feuille, mint and white wine cream; ossobuco served with gremolata and saffron velouté; roasted duck breast on a bed of pear purée, red berries, candied chestnuts and spinach; or cabbage dumplings plated with polenta and a red wine reduction. From the restaurant’s 3,000-bottle collection, sommelier Martin Penn Griffin has also created wine pairings for the New Year’s Eve dinner. Reservations are available at 5 and 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve at Cinder House will be a lavish celebration with a stylish ambience, featuring breathtaking views of the iconic Gateway Arch. For the occasion, the restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis will offer a luxurious three-course menu with options such as duck, lobster and filet mignon. Designed to elevate the dining experience, there will also be a caviar service available for two for $150. Cinder House’s award-winning sommeliers will offer pairings of Champagne, sparkling wine and still wine to complete the culinary adventure. Seating is currently available between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required, and a $50 deposit per person will be taken at the time of booking, which will be applied to the final check amount.

The weirdly wonderful City Museum will host a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party, complete with piñatas, music, crafts, bingo and a balloon drop at 8 p.m. The attraction will be lit with dazzling displays, and festivities will continue until 9 p.m.

Getting their start as background vocalists for Grammy Award-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton, The Hamiltones (a.k.a. The Ton3s) will perform live at City Winery St. Louis on New Year’s Eve. The trio is known for its ebullient sound that’s influenced by gospel, hip-hop and R&B music. Make the evening extra special with bottles of housemade wine – which you can have waiting at your table when you arrive.

A bar and buffet open for more than four hours. A balloon drop and Champagne toast. And a DJ playing top 40 songs all night long. Party on! The masquerade event at Holiday Inn St. Louis – Creve Coeur is one of the best places to be for the countdown to the new year.

Dance the night away at this rockin’ New Year’s Eve party hosted by Hollywood Casino & Hotel St. Louis, where Trixie Delight will play your favorite songs from the best bands of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Spoiler alert: Kelly Wild, lead vocalist for the St. Louis-based cover band, has been known to stun entire crowds with her ability to cover songs by both female and male artists, making them sound remarkably like the original recordings. The event will take place in The Nightclub, and it’s going to be nothing but a good time.

Victor Goines, president and CEO of Jazz St. Louis, will lead a New Year’s Eve celebration with swinging jazz standards, classics and originals. Whether you’re excited by the new year’s possibilities or happy to send the last one packing, Jazz St. Louis has you covered with a party like no other!

Let’s set this party off right. Live! By Loews is throwing a 24K gold soirée for New Year’s Eve. At the downtown hotel, guests can enjoy live music from JAM: Jackson and Mars, an open bar and hearty hors d’oeuvres. The gourmet bites – think Alaskan snow crab, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, blackened scallops, beef tenderloin satay, General Tso’s steamed buns, black bean empanadas, an assortment of sushi and a display of international cheeses – will add to the air of luxury. Once you’ve fueled up, hit the dance floor and two-step into 2024.

Molly’s in Soulard knows how to party, and for the 18th year in a row, the neighborhood bar will host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Tickets include five open bars serving beer, wine and cocktails, three DJs, two balloon drops and one Champagne toast. Molly’s in Soulard also boasts the largest patio in St. Louis, which will be covered by heated tents for the night. Want to splurge? Check out the VIP tables and cabanas.

For New Year’s Eve, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch will remix their popular dinner cruise. Enjoy a live DJ and a plated dinner featuring grilled chicken, broiled shrimp, steak, twice-baked potatoes, garlicky green beans, house salad and cheesecake. Guests can also ring in the new year early with a Champagne toast for adults and sparkling cider for kids. Cruise reservations are required.

Ring in 2023, riverboat-style! The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are hosting a New Year’s Eve party cruise. Dress your best and enjoy complimentary domestic beer and house wine, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, a live DJ and dancing. At midnight, guests will also toast with Champagne. Cruise reservations are required, and you must be 21 or older to attend.

Celebrate the end of 2023 in style! The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s annual bash – a New Year’s Eve concert – will be performed at Stifel Theatre on Dec. 31. Revel in musical selections by conductor Norman Huynh, a favorite of St. Louis audiences known for his humor and high spirits. What will SLSO play? It’s a surprise that you’ll have to hear for yourself!

The Boom Boom Room, the largest burlesque club in the country, combines dance, comedy and aerial acrobatics, feathers, sequins and sex appeal for a night of unforgettable entertainment. On Dec. 31, join the sultry performers as they shimmy into 2024. The New Year’s Eve dinner show, beginning at 5 p.m., includes an all-you-can-drink package, three-course meal and party favors, while the New Year’s Eve late-night show, beginning at 9 p.m., includes an all-you-can-drink package, appetizer buffet, Champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors and dance party – audience participation required.

Aptly named, The Garage was a dilapidated parking garage that brothers Jeremy and Ryan Binkley identified as another piece of the musical puzzle on 4th Street in downtown St. Louis. Parking lines stripe the floor, and graffiti on the rest of the surfaces – from the walls to the rafters – gives The Garage an authentic and original vibe. Check it out on New Year’s Eve when The Garage will host a Great Gatsby-style spectacle featuring DJ Big Sam.

Inspired by 80s post-disco, synth-pop and funk, Nashville-based duo Cherub consists of Jason Huber and Jordan Kelley. The irreverent, fun-loving pair will help you send off 2023 at The Hawthorn. Get your tickets today!

With no cover charge, The Honky Tonk allows you to save your money for more drinks! Powered by guitars, fiddles and drums, the venue is dedicated to live country music, and on New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy the sounds of the Cody Phillips Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Drink, dance and mingle at the New Year’s Eve celebration at Tin Roof, which includes a flute of Champagne at midnight. Cheers!

On New Year’s Eve, Wheelhouse invites you to a midnight soirée featuring NIIKO X SWAE on their Rule the World Tour. The all-inclusive event boasts premium drinks, late-night munchies, a photo booth and a Champagne toast. If you want to invest in VIP tickets, you’ll also receive expedited entry, bottomless bottle service and access to a private mezzanine or booth for your group. This is your chance to “make the most of freedom and of pleasure – nothing ever lasts forever.”

In downtown St. Louis, Kiener Plaza goes into overdrive for the holidays. Hosting Gateway Arch Park Foundation’s Winterfest, the park fills up with fan favorites such as ice skating, s’more stations and igloos positioned under 100,000 twinkling lights. Neon Nights, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, will mark the end of the festivities. Expect a DJ, fire dancers, princesses, superheroes, party favors, photo experiences and a fireworks display.

Whichever New Year’s Eve celebration makes you the most excited, we recommend reserving your spot today.