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

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The city of Cleveland, Ohio, and the surrounding communities on Lake Erie host all kinds of festive New Year's Eve events, from wild parties to elegant dinners. 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.

There is a curfew in place in Cleveland beginning at 10 p.m. for New Year's Eve 2020–2021, and many parties have been modified or canceled. Check with individual event organizers to confirm the most up-to-date details.

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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. While the typical midnight gala is canceled in 2020–2021, you can still book the New Year's package which includes a one-night stay, dinner at the Horizons Restaurant, live entertainment, breakfast on New Year's Day, and late checkout at noon—especially nice for nursing hangovers! The dinner takes place from 5–9 p.m., and each room is given a bottle of champagne to toast the new year.

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 Barley House Cleveland

The Barley House is celebrating the new year in 2021 at Dublin time, since the party has to end at 10 p.m. Tickets include an open bar, appetizers, party favors, a confetti drop, and a champagne toast at 7 p.m. to ring in the new year (in Dublin, Ireland). For an even more extravagant experience, pay for the VIP ticket and get bottle service, as well. Guests are seated at tables and must maintain distance from other tables, and wearing a mask will also be enforced.

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NYE Hollywood Nights at the Magnolia

Hollywood Nights at the Magnolia is canceled for New Year's Eve 2020–2021.

At Magnolia, one of Cleveland's top entertainment venues, you can celebrate the new decade with a glitzy Hollywood-themed party. Admission includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast.

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Lago Custom Events NYE Soirée

The Lago Custom Events NYE Soiree is canceled for New Year's Eve 2020–2021.

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 was Cirque du Soirée: The Greatest Show. Tickets can be purchase online typically, but VIP packages must be requested by e-mail.

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