Guide to New Year's Eve in Cleveland: Festivals, Events, Things to Do

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Cleveland, Ohio, and the surrounding communities on Lake Erie host dozens of festive New Year's Eve events, from family-friendly gatherings to classical concerts, from restaurant seatings to dinner cruises. More traditional late-night party venues turn up the tunes with DJs or live bands and live feeds to the ball drop in New York City. If you live in the area or are visiting for the holidays, make sure to plan ahead for the best New Year's Eve festivities.

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The Lodge at Geneva On-The-Lake

 The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake

The celebration carries over to the next day when you book a New Year's Eve package at the Lodge at Geneva State Park.

The ballroom package includes tickets to the New Year's Eve gala on December 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. It also includes a one-night stay, a full buffet dinner, live entertainment, a five-hour open bar, champagne toast at midnight with a ball drop, breakfast on New Year's Day, and a late checkout at noon—especially nice for those nursing hangovers! To ring in 2020, this year's gala theme is Hawaiian Luau.

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Lago Custom Events NYE Soirée

Usher in the new year at a black-tie-optional event with lavish dining, endless cocktails, and non-stop dancing at the annual Lago Custom Events NYE Soirée in Cleveland. The theme for New Year's Eve 2020 is Cirque du Soirée: The Greatest Show. Tickets are available for purchase online, but VIP packages must be requested by e-mail.

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Hollywood Glam Party

The 9 is a stylish hotspot in downtown Cleveland. For this club's 2020 celebration, it will have a Roaring Twenties theme with complimentary beer, wine, and craft cocktails as well as hors d'oeuvres. An all-night dance party and DJ will keep the evening upbeat as will the champagne toast when the clock strikes twelve. The venue sets the mood for that iconic speakeasy vibe, so don't forget your flapper dresses and fedoras.

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Happy New Year's EV

 Barley House Cleveland

Ring in 2020 at the Barley House with legendary Cleveland-based DJ EV. This late-night party starts at 10 p.m. and admission includes open bar, finger-food buffet, Champagne toast, party favors, a light show, and confetti drop. Plus, there will be a complimentary New Year's Day brunch with your New Year's Eve ticket. For groups of 10 or more there will be a $10 discount pr ticket.

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NYE 2020 Hollywood Nights

At Magnolia, one of Cleveland's top entertainment venues, you can celebrate the new decade with a glitzy Hollywood-themed party. There will even be an appearance by reality TV-star Mike Johnson, who is well-known for being on the showThe Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Admission includes an open bar from 9 p.m. until midnight, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast.

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