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

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If you're visiting Akron, Ohio for New Year's Eve, there are plenty of great places to ring in the new year. Whether you're traveling with children or out on an adventure by yourself or with a few friends, it's possible to find a place to party your way into the new year. Although many restaurants and bars host their own small-scale events, the city and a few of its larger venues also have huge bashes for residents and visitors alike to celebrate.

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New Year's Eve Eve Laser Tag

Get a head start on your New Year's celebration by starting a night early at Laser Quest. On December 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. On the night before New Year's Eve, you can enjoy unlimited laser quest games, specialty games, light refreshments, and great music all night long.

Generally, this event brings in teens and the 20-year-old crowd and the entire area is also alcohol-free. So if you have teens to entertain, this makes for the perfect party place.

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Black and Gold New Year's Bash

Being held at the Italian Center, you can celebrate the coming year with unlimited cocktails and live comedy. There will be live music and special guest appearances from local artists. Dinner is also included in the price of the ticket and the doors open at 8 p.m. with food being served at 9:30 p.m.

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New Year's Eve 2020 Featuring DJ Smoov

At the Holiday Inn, DJ Smoov will be performing for guests at this 2020 countdown party. There are three ticket types from the "Bar Only Package", to the "Dinner Package," which includes a meal, and the "All Package," which includes a hotel room with a complimentary 3 p.m. check out, so you don't have to worry about waking up early after a night spent partying.

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New Year's Eve at Canton Brewing Company

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If you don't mind a bit of a drive, head a half hour south of Akron to Canton, Ohio for a swinging 20s party at The Canton Brewing Company The brewhouse's New Year's Eve event will be an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing. Guests are encouraged to come in 20s attire, so break out that flapper dress! The night promises that there will be plenty of hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and unlimited drinks.

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Old School Rockers NYE Party

If you're up for a trip to Canton, you can catch the Old School Rockers play live at the Courtyard Marriott. The event includes a full meal and live blues and classic rock music. If you plan to stay overnight at the hotel, make sure you mention that you're there for the show when you book your room.

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