From big-bash parties to laid-back live concerts, the St. Louis area has something for everyone on New Year's Eve. The city has plenty to keep you celebrating through the New Year. You can also make restaurant reservations over the holiday or bring the kids to a family-friendly event.
The New Year celebrations for 2021 aren't the same as previous years, and all restaurants, bars, and businesses in St. Louis must close by 11 p.m. on December 31, 2020. Many New Year's parties are canceled, while others have been modified to follow new guidelines. Check with event organizers to confirm the most up-to-date details.
NYE Live! at Ballpark Village
The massive complex of Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis is the place for sports fans to ring in the new year, with separate outdoor events happening at two of the local bars, Fox Sports Midwest and Sports & Social. The events take place from 6–11 p.m. on December 31, 2020, with a "new year" champagne toast and ball drop at 9 p.m. accompanied by a live stream of New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro (when it turns midnight in Brazil). Guests can order a reserved table for their party, which includes a bottle of champagne, inclusive drink packages, and DJ entertainment.
Ballpark Village is located in Downtown St. Louis, right across the street from Busch Stadium where the Cardinals play.
Funny Bone Comedy Club
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. On December 31, 2020, New Orleans native John Morgan is bidding goodbye to 2020 with a hilarious standup routine, so you can start off the new year in stitches. You have three options to see it, with sets at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10 p.m.
Rock-n-Roll New Year's Eve at Lemp Mansion
New Year's Eve at the Lemp Mansion for 2020 isn't just dinner, but an entire dinner theater show. You can dine while watching and participating in the comedy-mystery called "The Anti-Clause." It also includes champagne, party favors, and noisemakers so you can really celebrate the end of the year. In 2020, dinnertime is from 5–10 p.m. on December 31.
Innsbrook Resort Celebration
Innsbrook Resort in Warren County is offering a New Year's Eve getaway that generally includes dinner, live music, a champagne toast, and fireworks at midnight over Lake Aspen. However, New Year's Eve 2020–2021 is just a fireworks show, as the indoor celebrations are canceled. The event starts early so all families can watch, beginning at 8 p.m. on December 31. All residents and guests are invited to enjoy the show from their vehicles in the Commons parking lot.
Skating Party at Steinberg Rink
Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park is not hosting the usual New Year's Eve party for kids and adults in 2020–2021, but the rink is open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day for extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Everything at the rink—ticket, rentals, food—are all payable by cash only, although there is an ATM on-site in case you forget.
New Year's Eve Riverboat Cruise
All 2020 holiday cruises with Riverboats at the Gateway Arch were canceled.
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.
Yonder Mountain String Band at Delmar Hall
As of December 2020, all concerts are canceled at Delmar Hall.
One of St. Louis' newest live music venues, Delmar Hall, celebrates New Year's with a concert from local favorite bands, including groups like Yonder Mountain String Band and Old Salt Union in previous years.
New Year's Eve Ball
The New Year's Eve Ball at the Airport Marriot in St. Louis was canceled in 2020.
The popular New Year's Eve Ball takes place at the Airport Marriott. The hotel's Grand Ballroom and Grand Pavilion are transformed for an evening of dinner (a three-course meal), open bar drinks, and live music.
Hyatt Ultimate NYE Party
The 2020 Hyatt Ultimate NYE Party was canceled.
The Hyatt Regency at the Arch invites you to the Ultimate New Year's Eve Party. The celebration includes live music, with groups like Groovethang (playing party hits) and Broseph (a country band from Nashville playing pop, rock, and punk) performing in past years. There's also an open bar, full dinner buffet, party favors, photo booths, a balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight in two different ballrooms.
Spectacular New Year's Eve at Casa Loma
The Spectacular New Year's Eve at Casa Loma was canceled for 2020.
The owners of Casa Loma Ballroom sure know how to throw a party. For NYE, the ball features 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.
Cajun Celebration at Broadway Oyster Bar
The New Year's celebration at Broadway Oyster Bar was canceled for 2020.
The New Year's celebration at the Broadway Oyster Bar in downtown St. Louis features Cajun food and live music, with groups from previous years including Funky Butt Brass Band and Lou Dog. The restaurant also takes 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.
NYE Ballroom Bash
The NYE Ballroom Bash at the Best Western Premier was canceled in 2020.
Ring in the New Year at the Best Western Premier in Alton. The evening includes an open bar, appetizer buffet, live entertainment, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.
St. Louis Symphony Concert
All concerts during the 2020 season at the St. Louis Symphony were canceled.
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.
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.
New Year’s Eve at Hollywood Casino
The New Year's party at the Hollywood Casino was canceled for 2020.
The New Year's Eve party at the Hollywood Casino is a themed event, including live music, a balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. There is often also a New Year's Eve hotel package at Hollywood Casino with deals varying from year to year, including a New Year's Day brunch and free slot play.
Pere Marquette Lodge NYE Party
All events at the Pere Marquette Lodge were canceled through the end of 2020.
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 will also be a live band, 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.
NYE Dinner at the Ritz
The NYE Dinner at the Ritz was canceled for 2020.
Enjoy an elegant New Year's Eve at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton. There are 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 highlights include lamb naan, drawn lobster tail, and strip steak au poivre.
The party in the Lobby Lounge has gourmet food, martinis, and live music. There is no cover charge, but limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Off Broadway New Year's Eve
The New Year's Eve event at Off Broadway in St. Louis was canceled in 2020.
Off Broadway in downtown St. Louis hosts a New Year’s Eve Party to ring in the new year, with live music and lots of fun.
Trainwreck Saloon Party
The New Year's party at Trainwreck Saloon is canceled in 2020.
The Trainwreck Saloon at Westport Plaza throws a New Year's Eve celebration with food, drinks, and live music.