Be safe - don’t drink and drive. Plan out your transit to and from your Downtown NYE destination ahead of time. IMPD and Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. have teamed up to place taxis in metered parking zones along Illinois, South and South Meridian streets from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Dec. 31. Click here for more information on Downtown taxis and busses
, $11 - $29
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
New Year’s fun takes place a day early with the Ice as they match up with the Steel at 6 p.m. Tickets start at just $11 with discounts for children, seniors and military service members.
, $15 & up
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Have some daytime fun with big-time NBA action as the Pacers take on Rudy Gay and the powerhouse Memphis Grizzlies in a 3 p.m. tipoff.
, $17.50 adults, $12.50 kids
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Instead of counting down to midnight, celebrate during the day with music, fun activities and a Water Clock countdown that kids can enjoy without staying up late!
, $6 member, $11 non-member
Indiana State Museum
Enjoy face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music by The Tides with an 8 p.m. balloon drop. A fun, alcohol-free celebration for the family.
, $20 adults, $15 students/seniors
The Athenaeum Theatre
Celebrate with the most unique comedy show around! Admission to the ComedySportz match includes hats, noisemakers and a sparkling cider toast. Second show ends with a countdown to midnight.
, $125 - $175
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Don your festive cocktail attire and peruse the IMA’s fantastic galleries as you sample drinks from a champagne bar and select Upland Brewery offerings. Live music by The Cultural Cannibals.
, $30 - $95
Hard Rock Cafe
Celebrate with live music from Brent James & the Contraband, coming straight off their tour with Third Eye Blind.
, $50 in advance, $55 at the door
Enjoy some local brew and live music from Zanna Doo! Includes hors d'oeuvre Buffet and a champagne toast at midnight.
, $30 - $90
Celebrate New Year's Eve with the World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Dueling Piano Bar! Seating package includes gourmet dinner buffet, champagne toast. Standing room package includes champagne toast.
Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room
One of Indy’s top new restaurants, Chef Joseph’s is offering a wine pairing dinner and cabaret with Nancy Moore and Sean Baker the Music Maker.
Welcome the New Year with stand-up comedy by James Johann, who has been featured on Comedy Central and The Slackers Tour.
Cadillac Ranch and Bartini’s
Party with DJ Slater Hogan, DJ Cory James and X103 personality Deuce, and enjoy the pre-party dinner with a special menu at Bartini’s.
Regions Bank Tower
Party in the sky with a 360-degree view of Downtown! Features an all-inclusive top-shelf bar with light gourmet hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, special fireworks show & party favors.
, $40 - $375
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Live music from local musicians and DJs, plus the biggest balloon drop in Indy! Admission to the party is $40 or $65 for VIP and room + party packages are available starting at $225.
Be at one of Fountain Square’s coolest venues for a NYE punk rock show featuring Toxic Reasons, Creepin’ Charley & the Boneyard Orchestra and others.
Enjoy a fabulous dinner at the Propylaeum - but be careful. Other things besides champagne corks are popping... the host is dead!
, $55 (VIP $110 - $135)
This New Year’s Eve party takes over three ballrooms at union station, each with their own theme and entertainment!
, $80 - $100
Open bar from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. DJ John Larner and live music, hors d'oeuvres, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight and prize package giveaways all night!
, $30 - $250
The Slippery Noodle Inn
$30 admission includes admission to The Why Store show plus champagne toast, hats and noisemakers. $250 table of four available for Big James & the Chicago Playboys show with reserved seating and buffet dinner.
, $59.99 - $89.99
Complete your New Year’s Eve party with unlimited drinks, dancing and light appetizers. The $90 option includes a four course meal and tequila toast.
, various discounted prices
$10 all you can eat wings, $7 pitcher specials, $3 Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Company pints and a special tapping of King Solomon's Imperial Stout.
End of the Line Public House
Starting at 5 p.m., get a special prime rib dinner for two for only $30 at this unique restaurant inside the Fountain Square Theatre Building.