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For Immediate Release:
December 13, 2018

Ring in 2019 in Downtown Indy

Downtown Indianapolis is the place to be when the clock strikes 12 this New Year’s Eve! From numerous parties to family-friendly events to dinner in style, ring in 2019 in style. To view all these events online, visit: http://www.downtownindy.org/event-collection/52/new-years-eve/

Lyft Lounge – plan on a safe ride home
Be safe – don’t drink and drive. Use Lyft for all your New Year’s Eve transportation. The east block of Georgia Street will host a Lyft Lounge from 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. Rideshare passengers will enjoy a heated outdoor space with restrooms, hot chocolate, entertainment and New Year’s giveaways before catching a ride home or back to your hotel. Make your New Year’s Eve plans Downtown and count on Lyft for a safe ride home.

Downtown sports for New Year’s Eve
The Indiana Pacers will welcome the Atlanta Hawks to Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 3 p.m. Dec. 31. Cheer on the team before heading out to your final NYE destination.

Family-friendly events
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure,
Old National Centre, $27 - $158

Watch as the hit Nickelodeon television show comes to life on stage at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. With shows Dec. 28 -30, there are plenty of opportunities to see the show and celebrate this festive weekend.

Countdown to Noon, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Admission varies
Experience all the fun of New Year’s Eve at a reasonable hour Dec. 31. Celebrate the final day of 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with activities, music from Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan and countdowns to 2019 at noon and 1 p.m. Enjoy hats and other festive favors for the big moment while supplies last.

Family New Year’s Eve, Indiana State Museum, $16, $10 members; FREE for children 3 and younger
The clocks are pushed forward and the New Year is celebrated early Dec. 31 to allow children of all ages to enjoy the festivities. End the year with a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration in the Governor Frank O’Bannon Great Hall. Enjoy dancing, face painting and music from 6 – 9 p.m. with the balloon drop at 8 p.m. Reservations for the event are recommended.

Adult 21+ celebrations Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Party with The Doo!, The Rathskeller, $50 in advance; $55 at the door
Enjoy New Year’s Eve with a hors d’oeuvre buffet, party favors and a midnight champagne toast at The Rathskeller. Doors open at 6 p.m., opening acts perform from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and The Doo! performs from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

The Indy Masquerade, Union Station, $139 general admission; $179 VIP
Celebrate the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball with three parties for the price of one ticket taking place in three ballrooms within Union Station. Admission includes two drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres and all the fun. Live bands, casino games for charity, a 1920s bar with signature cocktails and more will take place in the Grand Hall. The SpeakEasy Lounge will feature stand-up comedians, dueling pianos and magicians. The city’s most innovative DJs will compete in a DJ competition in the Illinois Street Ballroom. The party takes place from 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

New Year’s Eve: A Night at Studio 54, The Pavilion at Pan Am, $100
Indy’s newest & biggest New Year’s Eve Party is back. A Night at Studio 54 at the Pavilion will be a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve experience at the Pavilion at Pan Am. This year, enjoy music playing top 40, dance, old school, house and soul featuring Hugh Jeffner, DJ Slater Hogan and DJ Amp. Admission includes an open premium bar, appetizers, desserts, photo booth, midnight champagne toast and more.

New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon,$80 - $140
Howl at the Moon offers various different packages to ring in 2018 ranging from $80 - $140 to help customize your New Year’s experience. Several packages include a catered dinner buffet and a premium open bar. Limited general admission tickets may be available at the door.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, Tin Roof,$25+
Kiss 2018 goodbye and say hello to 2019 in style! Come out and celebrate the New Year with Tin Roof’s Masquerade Ball from 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. Advance entry and table reservations are available for purchase. All entries will receive a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, party favors and a mask.

‘90s New Year’s Eve Party, Punch Bowl Social, NO COVER
Come out and party like it’s 1999! Enjoy a ‘90s playlist, free photo-booth and themed specialty punch from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Themed outfits are not required but highly recommended.

New Year’s Eve with ComedySportz, The Athenaeum Theatre, $20; $18 for students and seniors
Welcome in the New Year with the most unique comedy show around! There are two celebrations – the first from 7:30 – 9 p.m. and the second from 10:30 p.m. – midnight (ending with a countdown to midnight) – and two live improvisation matches, where ComedySportz players battle each other for a prize.

New Year’s Eve Date Night, Chef JJ’s Downtown, $75 per person
Share an evening with that special someone while enjoying fresh, local food prepared by Chef JJ’s culinary team. Tickets include beer or wine tasters, a five-course dinner and a sweet treat to take home. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding around 8:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve presented by CCA, Indiana Roof Ballroom, $100 - $150
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Marvel at the glittering ballroom as you visit one of several premium open bars, enjoy gourmet appetizers and take advantage of all of the entertainment. The event will feature casino and glow games, henna tattoos and a pop-up arcade. Cool Hand Lex with percussionist Joe Meltdown will keep the party going from 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

OTHER NYE EVENTS
New Year’s Eve Bash at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis; $60 general admission; $90 VIP

CIROC the New Year, Regions Bank Tower, $130

Tiki Bob’s New Year’s Eve Bash, $15 - $20

Hotel packages for NYE
JW Marriot

  • Deluxe overnight accommodations
  • Choice of crafted amenity at check in:
    • ENERGIZE: Two All-Nighter or Seventh Sin Cocktails and a snack
    • RECOVERY: Mimosas and pastries on New Year’s Day
    • Champagne & chocolates
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Late check out 3 p.m.

The Alexander

  • Overnight stay in an art-centric deluxe guest room
  • Prosecco and macaroon amenity
  • Brunch for two in Market Table
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • $50 credit to Plat 99
  • Late check out 2 p.m.

The Conrad

Make Conrad your new holiday tradition!

  • Enjoy deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast for two
  • Valet parking
  • A holiday amenity
  •  $10 credit to Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro
  •  Rates start at $245/night.
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