Guide to New Year's Eve in St. Louis: Festivals, Events, Things to Do

Sunset in St. Louis, Missouri

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From big-bash parties to laid-back live concerts, the St. Louis area has something for everyone on New Year's Eve. The Missouri city has plenty to keep you celebrating and ringing in the New Year. You can also make restaurant reservations over the holiday or bring the kids to a family-friendly event.

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Hyatt Ultimate NYE Party

Hyatt Regency

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Address
315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Phone
+1 314-655-1234

The Hyatt Regency at the Arch invites you to the Ultimate New Year's Eve Party. The celebration includes music from Groovethang (playing party hits) and Broseph (a country band from Nashville playing pop, rock, and punk). There's also an open bar, full dinner buffet, party favors, photo booths, a balloon drop, and champagne toast at midnight in two different ballrooms. For New Year's 2020, prices are $159 for the party only or $369 per couple including a one-night stay at the hotel. The event will occur on December 31, 2019 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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NYE Live! at Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village

 NYE Live!

Address
601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Phone
+1 314-797-7530

Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis is the place for NYE Live! Party-goers. They can mingle among the many bars and restaurants in the Village. There will be live music, inclusive drink packages, and party favors from 8 p.m. to midnight. General admission tickets start at $75. Platinum access tickets (which include a food buffet) start at $110.

For New Years Eve 2019 Ballpark Village will host four special celebrity guests from the cast of Vanderpump Rules! as well as St. Louis' own Tom Sandoval and crew Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney.

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Party at the Pageant

The Pageant

 The Pageant

Address
6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA
Phone
+1 314-726-6161

The party at the Pageant is always fun with plenty of music, drinks, and dancing. To ring in 2019, bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will take the stage. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

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Pajama Jammy Jam New Year's Eve Party

Pajama Jammy Jam New Year's Eve Party

The Rizzuto Show 

Address
191 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA
Phone
+1 314-878-1500

The radio personalities from The Rizzuto Show on 105.7 The Point are once again hosting a New Year's bash at the Sheraton Westport Chalet at Westport Plaza. The party includes music, an open bar, appetizer buffet, champagne toast at midnight, a photo booth, prize giveaways, a Rizzuto Show pillow case, and more. Tickets are $126 a person. Hotel packages start at $382 per couple.

In 2019, the party theme is "Pajama Jammy Jam" and adults are encouraged to wear their pjs and onesies. There will be tunes by DJ Patrico and a live performance from Moon & The Teenage Dirtbags.

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Yonder Mountain String Band at Delmar Hall

Delmar Hall

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Address
6133 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA
Phone
+1 314-726-6161

St. Louis' newest live music venue is celebrating New Year's with a concert from local favorite Yonder Mountain String Band, along with special guests Old Salt Union. The doors open at 8:30 p.m.​ and the music starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $69.50 in advance and $70 at the door.

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New Year's Eve Ball

Address
10700 Pear Tree Ln, St. Louis, MO 63134, USA
Phone
+1 314-423-9700

The popular New Year's Eve Ball returns to the Airport Marriott for its 10th year. The hotel's Grand Ballroom and Grand Pavilion will be transformed for an evening of dinner (a three-course meal), open bar drinks, and live music from Contagious and Boyfriend.

Tickets for the party only are $100 a person. Tickets for dinner and the party are $149, and an overnight package at the hotel is $349 a couple. The event starts at 7 p.m. with dinner around 9 p.m. and celebrations into the early morning.

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Irish NYE at McGurk's

Address
1200 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
Phone
+1 314-776-8309

Celebrate New Year's at one of the top Irish pubs in the country. McGurk's in Soulard is hosting a party with plenty of Irish music from Kevin Buckley and Ian Walsh. The heated patio will be open with a garden bonfire starting at 9 p.m.

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Trainwreck Saloon Party

Exterior view of Trainwreck Saloon, Rock Hill, MO

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Address
111 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA
Phone
+1 314-576-7100

The Trainwreck Saloon at Westport Plaza is having a New Year's Eve celebration with food, drinks, and live music. Bitter Pill will take the stage starting at 9 p.m. 

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Funny Bone Comedy Club

Address
111 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA
Phone
+1 314-576-7100

If you're looking to laugh on New Year's Eve, head to the Funny Bone at Westport Plaza. It's one of the St. Louis area's top comedy clubs, bringing in popular comedians from around the country. Comedian James Johann will be entertaining the crowd on NYE. Shows are at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $40.

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Spectacular New Years Eve at Casa Loma

Casa Loma

 Casa Loma Ballroom

Address
3354 Iowa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118-3020, USA

The owners of Casa Loma Ballroom sure know how to throw a party. For NYE 2019, the ball will feature top burlesque and variety acts from around the country, an orchestra, a swing dance floor, midnight buffet, and sultry surprises at the Rue de Risque, a vintage hooch tent and sideshow spectacle. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the entertainment continues until 2:30 a.m.

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Cajun Celebration at Broadway Oyster Bar

Address
736 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Phone
+1 314-621-8811

The New Year's celebration at the Broadway Oyster Bar in downtown St. Louis features Cajun food and live music. The Funky Butt Brass Band will play from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is $15. The restaurant is also taking reservations for dinner earlier in the evening. The menu includes seafood-focused dishes such as Alaskan King Crab, bronzed yellow-edge grouper, split grilled lobster, and smoked shrimp and grits.

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NYE Ballroom Bash

Address
3559 College Ave, Alton, IL 62002, USA
Phone
+1 618-462-1220

Ring in the New Year with Flatliner at the Best Western Premier in Alton. The evening includes an open bar, appetizer buffet (from 10-11 p.m.) live entertainment, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m. and Flatliner plays between 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

Event-only tickets cost $65 a person. There's also a bash package that includes a room for one night, two ballroom bash tickets, a breakfast buffet for two, and a 2 p.m. late checkout for $260. Or, if you really want to splurge, drop $320 for a premier package, which features everything in the bash package plus a prime rib buffet dinner.

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Pere Marquette Lodge NYE Party

Pere Marquette Lodge

 Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Address
13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton, IL 62037, USA
Phone
+1 618-786-2331

Take a mini getaway to Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton. The New Year's Eve celebration includes appetizers, an open bar, and a buffet dinner for two people (cocktail attire recommended). There's also a live band (Trilogy), dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. Then, retreat to one of the lodge's cozy rooms for the night and enjoy breakfast on New Year's Day. The cost is $389 a couple.

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NYE Dinner at the Ritz

Address
100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
Phone
+1 314-863-6300

Enjoy an elegant New Year's Eve at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton. There will be two events at the hotel: a special dinner in The Grill followed by a party in the Lobby Lounge. The fancy five-course New Year's Eve dinner runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It costs $149 for adults (including a champagne toast, of course). Menu highlights include lamb naan, drawn lobster tail, and strip steak au poivre.

The party in the Lobby Lounge goes from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. There will be gourmet food, martinis, and live music. There is no cover charge, but limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Rock-n-Roll New Year's Eve at Lemp Mansion

Lemp Mansion

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Address
3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118-3211, USA
Phone
+1 314-664-8024

New Year's Eve at the Lemp Mansion's Grand Hall is an evening of food, drinks, and live entertainment. The celebration begins at 7 p.m. It includes dinner, open bar, live music and midnight toast. The cost is $75 a person.

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Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater

Address
3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118-3211, USA
Phone
+1 314-664-8024

The Lemp Mansion is also hosting a Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater (the theme is "Harm for the Holidays") at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Guests will enjoy an evening of food and entertainment, along with party hats, favors, and champagne. The cost is $62.95 a person. 

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St. Louis Symphony Concert

St. Louis Symphony

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Address
718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103-1011, USA
Phone
+1 314-534-1700

What will the St. Louis Symphony be playing at its annual New Year's Eve concert? You'll have to go to find out. The program for the evening is always a secret, but former conductor Ward Stare promises a memorable evening at Powell Hall. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $125.

You can also book The Cheshire Inn Package for Two, which includes two tickets to the BMO Private Bank New Year’s Eve Celebration, free transportation to the event, a night in deluxe accommodations for two, and complimentary champagne. Packages start at $309.

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80s New Year’s Eve at Hollywood Casino

Address
777 Casino Center Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043, USA
Phone
+1 855-785-4263

The 2019 New Year's Eve party at the Hollywood Casino is an 80s themed event. The evening includes live music by The Breakfast Club, a balloon drop, and champagne toast at midnight. Single Boogie Nights tickets start at $30 a person; two tickets for $50; or two tickets plus a $50 dining credit for $75. The party goes from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

You can also book a New Year's Eve hotel package at Hollywood Casino. The $349 deal includes a $100 food and beverage credit, New Year’s Day brunch for two, $10 Free SlotPlay® per person, admission for two to see The Breakfast Club perform at Boogie Nights, and a New Year’s Eve welcome basket.

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Innsbrook Resort Celebration

Address
596 Aspen Way Dr, Innsbrook, MO 63390, USA
Phone
+1 636-928-3366

Innsbrook Resort in Warren County is offering a New Year's Eve getaway that includes dinner, live music by Garden Party, a champagne toast, and fireworks at midnight over Lake Aspen. The event has a Black and Gold Glam theme for 2019. It costs $75 per person and runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The buffet menu features mini crab cakes, coconut shrimp cocktails, carved beef tenderloin with Burgundy mushroom sauce, baked lemon-butter tilapia, honey garlic chicken breast, spinach casserole, and more. Homemade pizza and a gourmet slider station will be available after midnight.

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Skating Party at Steinberg Rink

Sunrise and fall foliage on Art Hill in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Address
400 Jefferson Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park is hosting a New Year's Eve party for kids and adults. It runs all day from 10 a.m. until 12:30 a.m., and includes skating and skate rental, party favors, and noisemakers. Skate admission is $7 and skate rental is $6 for everyone. Food and drinks are also available for purchase. No reservations are required. Just show up ready to have fun.

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New Year's Eve Riverboat Cruise

Paddle steamer in a river, Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Address
50 S Leonor K Sullivan Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Phone
+1 877-982-1410

Spend New Year's Eve in a riverboat on the Mississippi River overlooking the St. Louis skyline. The 3.5-hour cruise leaves from the south leg of the Gateway Arch on New Year's Eve night. The cruise includes a three-course dinner, an open bar, a DJ, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. The cost is $99 a person and the event runs from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (boarding begins at 9 p.m.)

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Off Broadway New Year's Eve

Downtown St Louis

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Address
3509 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118, USA

Off Broadway in downtown St. Louis will host Sean Canan’s Voodoo New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2019. It will feature music by Stevie Wonder with special guest Alexis Tucci. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m. Advance tickets cost $15 or $20 the day of the show.

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