Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Buffalo

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    Where to Go This New Year's Eve in Buffalo

    Courtesy of the Electric Tower

    Don't yet have plans for New Year's Eve in Buffalo? Don't sweat it. Here are the top 10 parties going on for every type of evening. From family-friendly fun to black tie attire, here are the best-of-the-best parties going on in the city this New Year's Eve. 

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    Electric Tower Ball Drop

    Up to 40,000 spectators are expected to brave the cold this year to celebrate the New Year at the ball drop from Buffalo's Electric Tower, making it the second largest event in the state next to New York City. The show will be followed by an impressive fireworks display.

    Cost: free
    535 Washington Street
    Buffalo, New York 14203
    (716) 633-2096

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    Statler City Ice Ball

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    For a night of elegant celebrations with dinner, dancing and formal attire, the Ice Ball at Statler City is just up your alley. Split between six elaborately decorated banquet rooms at the immaculately restored building, guests will have the option to listen to different bands as they dine among friends.

    Cost: $60 to $135
    107 Delaware Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 853-3300

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    Family-Friendly Activities With First Night

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    Not all New Year's Eve events have to be geared towards adults, the kids should be able to have some fun too. That's why every year First Night puts on a family-friendly event from 5pm to 10pm with bounce houses, carnival rides, animals, trampolinists and illusionists, to name a few. 

    Cost: $10 early purchase, $12 at the door
    153 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 855-5555

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    New Year's Eve at Big Ditch Brewing Company

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    Do you want to see the ball drop but don't want to brave the cold? Then the party at Big Ditch Brewing Company is the perfect solution. Ring in the New Year with craft beer, a DJ and food, all with an unobstructed view of the Electric Tower ball drop and fireworks show.

    Cost: $65 ($45 for those who aren't drinking)
    55 East Huron Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203

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    The Lodge's New Year's Crystal Ball

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    Enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres and a cocktail before celebrating with a champagne toast at midnight at the Lodge's New Year's Eve party. Located in the heart of downtown, you'll be close to all of the action once things start heating up around midnight.

    Cost: $30 presale, $40 at the door
    72 W Chippewa Street
    (716) 256-1940

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    Templeton Landing New Year's Celebration

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    Just off the beaten path, the New Year's Eve party at Templeton Landing allows guests to celebrate the evening in the midst of the city's stunning harbor. Enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres, a five-hour open bar, a dinner buffet and desserts, all culminating with a champagne toast at midnight.

    Cost: $50 to $125
    2 Templeton Terrace
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 852-7337

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    Emo Night at The Waiting Room

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    If formal attire isn't your thing and you'd rather rock out to some emo jams then the Waiting Room downtown has the perfect New Year's Eve party for you. You'll get to enjoy a four-hour open bar, vegan pizza, wing buffet all while serenaded to early 2000's jams.

    Cost: $25 to $40
    334 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY, 14202

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    Resurgence Brewing Company NYE Party

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    This year Resurgence Brewing Company is kicking off their own New Year's Eve party with food, open bar with cocktails, music, games and a polaroid photo booth. There will also be a champagne toast at midnight and a beer release to ring in the new year. 

    Cost: $100
    1250 Niagara Street
    Buffalo, NY 14213

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    That '70s New Year's Eve Party

    Courtesy of Rusty Nickel Brewing Company

    Local breweries are stepping it up this year and Rusty Nickel Brewing Company is no exception. This year the brewhouse will be hosting a '70s inspired bash with music, games, food and an open bar. Don't worry about missing out if you're the designated driver for the night as there will be craft sodas on hand.

    Cost: $25 - $60
    4350 Seneca Street
    West Seneca, NY, 14224

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    Guitar Drop at Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cafe

    It may be a short drive from Buffalo but the New Year's Eve celebrations at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls can't be missed. Each year the Hard Rock Cafe drops a 10-foot tall guitar from the roof of their restaurant to ring in the new year. Anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 spectators come out to celebrate making it one of the largest celebrations in the state.

    Cost: $25 for general admission and $250 for VIP
    333 Prospect St.
    Niagara Falls, NY 14303