What To Do On New Year’s Eve In Each Of The 50 States

What To Do On New Year’s Eve In Each Of The 50 States

Where exactly will you be on New Year’s eve 2017?

The year 2016 is running out of time. No matter how much you love or hate the year, you’ll have to leave it behind and embrace the New Year 2017. The new year’s eve is a wonderful moment for friends, family, and loved ones to have fun and welcome the new year together.

So, I’ve compiled a list of all the best places you should be in each state to enjoy the best of every moment of welcoming the new year. If you’re looking to move to any state in the new year, don’t hesitate to plan your moving with us, its 100% free and with six free moving quotes.

Best Places To Be On New Year’s Eve 2017 In Each State

#1. New York

Where’s the best place for New Yorkers to be on New Year’s Eve 2017?  

The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration in Manhattan New York City attracts up to one million people from different states and several other parts of the world. The event is famous for its all-star performance concert, live TV, and several other mini events.

New Year's Eve, New York City

The most amazing moment of the night is the ball drop which is shown live on TV across the United States and other parts of the world. If you’re looking to have the best of New Year’s eve anywhere in the world, don’t miss the New York City’s ball drop in Times Square.

#2. Texas

If you’re anywhere around Texas, one of the places to enjoy the best of New year’s eve in Texas is the city of Dallas.

New Year's Eve Texas

The wild celebration and happy countdown to the new year on Victory Park is thrilling. The music and fireworks starts as early as 7 pm and runs through 12.30 am.

#3. Hawaii

In Honolulu – Oahu, Aloha Tower Marketplace heralds the New Year with an awesome New Year’s Eve celebration that involves waterfront dining, shopping, free live entertainment on several stages. Don’t miss the spectacular front row fireworks display over Honolulu Harbor at midnight.

New Year's Eve Hawaii

The Center Stage festivities begin at 7 pm with live entertainment, free giveaways, face painting, balloon animals and lots more.

#4. Nevada

The Strip, Las Vegas, attracts visitors from all over the world. This New Year’s Eve Event well-known as America’s Party takes the entire length of The Strip from the Excalibur to Stratosphere.

New Year's Eve Nevada

The entire space of which features major fireworks, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors (many wearing special hats) is breathtaking and worth your entire new year’s eve.

#5. Florida

This annual New Year’s Eve event in Miami’s Bayfront Park is a free New Year’s Eve party.

New Year's Eve Florida

The party includes a concert complete with a DJ dance party and midnight fireworks display. The best part of the event is when the huge orange completes its ascent up the side of the Hotel Intercontinental during the countdown to midnight. This is one even you should never miss if you’re in Miami.

#6. Massachusetts

This is done through more than 250 exhibitions and performances by both local and internationally recognized artists, activities start at 1 pm and run to midnight.

New Year's Eve Massachusetts

Highlights of the festivities include the Boston Pops Symphony Hall concert broadcast live on video screens on City Hall Plaza, and the fireworks display over the harbor.

#7. Ohio

Columbus is one of the most beautiful city in Ohio that offers great events and activities on New Year’s eve. People of this city follow their traditions and often gather together to spend the last night of the year with their family and friends.

New Year's Eve Ohio

As the largest and most populous city of Ohio, Columbus throws a huge party every year in New Year time. It attracts thousands of people every year and they love this place for its wonderful countdown parties.

#8. Kansas

Kansas City celebrates New Year’s Eve all throughout the metro.

New Year's Eve Kansas city

Whether you’re in Downtown KC, Westport, the Crossroads Arts District or Country Club Plaza—plus all the other great neighborhoods—you’ll find parties galore and special ways to count down to 2017.

#9. Georgia

Attracting over 100,000 visitors each year, with millions more tuning in across the country, the southeast’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration, and one of the top 10 New Years Eve Events in the USA.

New Year's Eve Georgia

Each Drop at Underground Atlanta is a 16-hour event with a full day of family fun and an evening of entertainment leading up to the moment when the 800-pound Peach begins its 138-foot decent just before the clock strikes midnight.

#10. California

From mammoth street parties to black tie affairs to all night clubbers, this city has a New Year’s Eve celebration for every taste and budget.

New Year's Eve California

LA loves to keep things close to their heart and often doesn’t release their party info until the last minute. Club crawls have become a popular way to spend New Years Eve, where one purchased ticket gets you past the velvet rope at multiple clubs.

#11. Oregon

There are more nightlife venues in Portland than visitors know what to do with, promising that this city is the perfect place to party on New Years.

New Year's Eve Oregon

Besides cozying up at one of the craft brew pubs with some buddies and listening to live music, there are celebrations all over the city including some epic balls. The Portland Champagne Ball is one of the most famous parties in the city and boasts 17 bars, four different themed rooms and 4 dance floors.

#12. Louisiana

Next to Mardi Gras, New Years is one of the best parties to be had in New Orleans. Here they do things a little differently, sure there are still funny hats and noisemakers but there are also some unique experiences to be had.

 New Year's eve Lousiana

Jackson Square boasts the biggest party in town featuring live music all night long as well as a magnificent fireworks display. Instead of a typical ball drop at midnight, they do something a little different in this city.

#13. Colorado

Of Denver’s approximately 22,000 nightlife spots, 519 have positive Yelp reviews. And thanks to the Mile High City’s thriving brewing scene, you’re never far from taps serving great local beer.

 New Year's eve Colorado

The Five Points neighborhood is especially dense with beer spots: Yelpers gave good ratings to a clutch of hop-focused havens, such as Great Divide Brewing Company, Epic Brewing Company, and Black Shirt Brewing Company.

#14. Iowa

Iowa offers a wide variety of parties on New Year Eve. Des Moines city celebrates New Year Eve by throwing a musical concert in Des Moines Symphony. Guide One Imagine Eve is a New Year event celebrated for children.

 New Year's eve in Iowa

The event is known for balloon artists, bounce houses, carnival games, crafts and clowns. This event ends with colorful and spectacular fireworks enlightening the sky.

#15. Washington

Venture up to the Pacific Northwest for a getaway that appeals to city-lovers and nature-lovers alike.

 New Year's eve in Washington

The Space Needle fireworks display is visible from many locations in the city, but especially spectacular from the water, if you climb aboard a boat cruise, or directly from below, if a swanky soirée at Chihuly Gardens and Glassis more your thing.

#16. Idaho

New Years Eve in Idaho is sure to be a kind of grown up version of your high school prom, a night when those who wish to can dress up and enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, celebrating, and sipping champagne.

 New Year's eve in IdahoDowntown Boise, Idaho is always a great choice for these sorts of parties and you’ll find them hosted all over the city in the hotels as well as local nightclubs and restaurants.

#17. North Carolina

In Charlotte a magnificent display of fireworks takes place as the clock strikes 12 at the midnight, everywhere you go you can hear the chants in delight and happiness. A firework display especially celebrated for children takes place First Night Kids event. This event starts after noon and ends at 5 pm. Countdown shows and firework display are a major part of this event.

 New Year's eve in North Carolina

One of the most famous events at the New Year Eve in North Carolina can be observed in Charlotte. This event is called as Night Charlotte, celebrated by Uptown Charlotte. The event is a family friendly event which includes famous artists, dancers, musicians, comedians and magicians.

#18. Wyoming

The best event in Wyoming is the ball drop event which takes place in Cheyenne. Locals and tourists join the event at Cheyenne Depot plaza.

 New Year's eve in Wyoming

300 lb steel ball with 200 lbs of LED lights is dropped. The event also includes music, food vendors and many surprises. This event is followed by magnificent display of fireworks. This is a free event for public.

#19. New Hampshire

South Mill Pond in Portsmouth hosts a special New Year Eve party. This party is famous for showcasing of ice sculptures, entertainment, fun and midnight firework display. The fireworks in this party are one of the best in the whole state.

New year's eve in New Hampshire

The party favors young public. Holiday Inn Concord in New Hampshire celebrates the New Year Eve party in hotel’s ballroom. The party includes buffet dinner, special desserts, music, DJs, dance, comedy shows, cocktails, party favors and champagne toast as the clock strikes 12.

#20. Alaska

If you are in Alaska at New Year Eve, you should not miss Alyeska resort celebrations. Alyeska resort in Alaska throws torch light parade party at the New Year Eve. The party includes torch light parade of volunteer skiers and snow boarders which are descending down the slope.

 New Year's eve in Alaska

This gives a very stunning view. Spectacular firework display also illuminates the sky at midnight. This party is free and is open to general public. Best views of party can be obtained from Daylodge base area.

#21. Pennsylvania

If you want to celebrate your New Year Eve in the best way in Pennsylvania, then join the riverboat cruises.

 New Year's eve in Pennsylvania

This is a family friendly event and you can enjoy the whole night long in romantic atmosphere with breath taking views. These cruises also provide you with best dinner options and DJ entertainment.

#22. Wisconsin

If you’ve never experienced the Mitchell Park Conservatory (more commonly referred to as “The Domes”), now is the time to round up the fam and partake in the fun on New Year’s Eve.

 New Year's eve in Wisconsin

And believe me when I say: Boredom is not in their vocabulary. Grownups and kiddos alike will have a blast during this magical evening of entertainment, which includes music performed by Garlic Mustard Pickers, magician Rick Allen, balloon twisters and face painters, children’s crafts, a balloon drop and so. much. more. (December 31)

#23. West Virginia

Morgantown in the state of West Virginia celebrates New Year Eve with many events.

 New Year's eve in West Virginia

Schmitts Saloon welcomes New Year with a party named New Year Eve with Chris Janson. The event will include live music from Chris Jason, concerts, live entertainment, champagne toast, dances and open bar. This is an adult event.

#24. Vermont

New Year Eve in Vermont – Lake Morey Style is a very stunning celebration of the occasion. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, skiing, skating, buffet dinner, entertainment, live band “A house on fire”, DJs, champagne toast, party favors and midnight snack buffet.

 New Year's eve in Vermont

The tickets for this party sale out earlier, so try booking it on first chance. Hotel Vermont celebrates New Year Eve with heavy hors d’eouvres, dessert bars, champagne toast and cash bar. You can join the event by booking the tickets earlier.

#25. Tennessee

This year’s Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway – New Year’s Eve in Music City is going to be the biggest yet with other performances by Keith Urban, Styx, A Thousand Horses, Moon Taxi, Charlie Worsham, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

 New Year's eve in Tennessee

Ring in the new year against the backdrop of the State Capitol building at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The 15 ft.-tall red “Music Note Drop®” descends from a 145-foot structure as confetti cannons and fireworks shoot off to welcome 2017. While partying into the new year, don’t forget to tag your photos and videos with #NashvilleNYE.

#26. Utah

Utah celebrates the occasion of New Year unlike any other states in USA. It offers people with live parties, music, art performances, dance parties, DJs, fireworks and much more.

 New Year's eve in Utah

The City of Salt Lake celebrates an annual event with the arrival of New Year. This event include live music, dance, DJs, countdown to the New Year and the midnight firework display. This is a 3 day show and it also provides many fun filled activities for children. This event will provide the celebrators with anything they want.

#27.  South Dakota

Deadwood mountain grand celebrates the New Year Eve with live music performances, champagne toast and appetizer. Aught Six Grill offers a breakfast buffet from midnight to 3 am for New Year Eve celebrators.

 New Year's eve in South Dakota

You can also enjoy New Year Eve in a bus trip from Spearfish to Deadwood. These trips are free for people who are staying in some BID hotels of Spearfish. They just need to show a wristband for the trip which they get while checking in the hotel.

#28. South Carolina

Broadway at the Beach Firework Extravaganza is a New Year celebration thrown in Myrtle Beach. This party includes a lot of fun and ends with a magnificent display of midnight fireworks.

New Year's eve in South Carolina

Hard Rock Café New Year Eve celebration is another event in which you can enjoy live music, dance, confetti canons and huge balloon drop in Myrtle’s Time Square. Myrtle also offer fun filled entertainment for children at the New Year Eve. Children can enjoy the New Year at noon with sparkling juices and balloon drop at Children’s Museum of South Carolina’s Noon Year’s Eve Party.

#29. Rhode Island

This New Years Eve in Rhode Island is sure to raise the bar yet again by throwing another NYE Masquerade Ball that always outshines most of the special events taking place in the New England area.

 New Year's eve in Rhode Island

Last year this exceptional event took place in the Rhode Island Convention Center ballroom and it more than likely will again this year.

#30. Arizona

Arizona celebrates the festival with lots of grand arrangements. The evening starts with rocking band performances, vibrant shows and ends with a delicious dinner and a perfect midnight kiss. Arizona Broadway Theatre celebrates the party with Terry Davies.

 New Year's eve in Arizona

He and his entire band perform on the eve; they play some of their popular tracks to make people dance with them. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy the evening by dancing on this brilliant musical tracks.

#31. Oklahoma

Opening Night 2017 will be the 28th such family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Arts Council will host Oklahoma City’s favorite family-oriented New Year’s Eve Celebration; on the 31st December from 7:00 PM to midnight in downtown OKC. You will be enjoying numerous entertainment venues and a spectacular NYE fireworks show at midnight.

 New Year's eve in Oaklahoma

On the 31st December, a certified, chip-timed course will take runners through downtown Oklahoma City, beginning and ending just north of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. This will feature live music from performers who are also playing at Opening Night later in the evening.

#32. New Mexico

The Figueroa Music Project will present the music of the Viennese masters. Hear Suppe, Lehar, Strauss waltzes and polkas and Hungarian dances. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Stay after the performance for a special 2015 New Year’s Eve celebration.

New Year's Eve New Mexico

The Embassy Suites will offer a 2016 New Year’s eve with comedian Jerry Winn, who has worked with Tom Arnold, Rodney Dangerfield, and currently is with the television show The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams.

#33. New Jersey

Atlantic City in New Jersey offers the most spectacular firework display in the state. You can have a full view of fireworks in legendary boardwalk.

New Year's Eve New Jersey

Boardwalk also consists of a number of restaurants, nightclubs, pubs and casinos. You can celebrate your New Year Eve in any of these places with dinner, music and dance and can also enjoy the view of firework display.

#34. Virginia

One of the best places to enjoy the New Year’s Eve in Virginia is at Downtown Charlottesville’s First Night Virginia event. The event is an annual “Community Celebration of Arts” that started in Charlottesville in 1982.

New Year's Eve Virginia

The event is the second oldest first nights in the United States. The year 2017 will be the 35th annual celebration of the arts with several family-friendly activities around and on the Downtown mall.

 #35. Nebraska

You can celebrate New Years Eve in Nebraska at Lincoln’s historical Grand Manse by solving a well played out murder mystery. The evening starts with cocktail hour after which the guests solve the murder, followed by a delicious dinner.

New Year's Eve Nebraska

This event also includes live music, appetizers, a cash bar, and complementary champagne for the midnight toast. Another fun place to check out is Lincoln’s Zoo Bar, which typically presents blue music. The Zoo Bar’s the New Years Eve party begins early in the evening with live music.

#36. Montana

There’s no better way to welcome in New Years Eve 2017 in Montana than at the Big Sky Resort’s celebration. Spend the day on the slopes and follow it up with fireworks and lots of NYE entertainment.

New Year's Eve Montana

The winter white splendor of the Rocky Mountains is a welcoming change to spending NYE in the city, and will be hosting its own Big Band dance with dinner, perfect for a romantic evening of enjoyment.

#37. Missouri

Missouri holds some of the best parties for New Year. The most enduring parties in Missouri take place in Kansas City of the state.

New Year's Eve Missouri

Hyatt will celebrate the eve with music from live bands, champagne toast and a countdown to the New Year. The temple hosts a New Year Eve party which will cater 2000 people in 10 selected bars. This party includes DJs, party favors, dances and laser lights.

#38. Mississippi

Start New Years Eve in Mississippi off right by experiencing it like Mark Twain more than likely did 150 years ago by sailing the Mississippi in style on board an authentic riverboat.

New Year's Eve Mississippi

These riverboat cruises are fantastic, complete with an old school paddle wheel and unbelievable scenery, delicious food, drinks and dancing, a unique and exciting way to bring in the New Year.

#39. Minnesota

One of the best events to check out when it comes to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Minnesota is The Crystal Ball, the most exciting New Year celebrations in the Twin Cities.

New year's eve Minnesota

Every year the sponsors outdo themselves when it comes to presenting the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience, catering to more than 2,000 guests. Regardless of where you plan on spending New Year’s Eve in Minnesota, city’s like St. Paul and Minneapolis usually rise to the top of the popularity list when it comes to this very special holiday.

#40. Michigan

Spending New Year’s Eve in Michigan and checking out Detroit’s municipal and private fireworks displays is a thrilling experience. Throw in the vibrant nightclubs, bars, restaurants and hotel galas and you’re sure to experience the night of your life.

New Year's Eve Michigan

Some of the best parties to check out this year include the New Year’s eve event held at the Ark in Ann Arbor, typically featuring live music. Caesars Windsor, in the Colosseum usually holds a themed night of fun including music, dancing and a wonderful buffet.

#41. Kentucky

Kentucky offers some of the best parties in Louisville. Although most of the cities celebrate New Year’s Eve magnificently but the celebrations in Louisville are most fantastic. The main party hosted by the city is spectacular firework display. Night clubs and restaurants host many parties each with a particular specialty.

New Year's Eve Kentucky

There are more than thousand restaurants, pubs and night clubs in the city and one can get easy access to the willing parties. Bud Light organizes the biggest party on New Year. It is open for public and is free of cost.

#42. Maryland

The party will also offer toasty bonfire, food vendors, music and parties. Midnight noon another party is hosted for families. Children can enjoy the party with ball drop before the midnight. This party will be hosted in Maryland Science Center.

New Year's Eve Maryland

Central region of Maryland is going to celebrate New Year’s eve like never before. There are parties like Midnight at 7, which is celebrated in Symphony of Lights. This party is known for spectacular firework display at 7 pm hence called midnight at 7.

#43. Maine

New Year’s Eve in Maine presents their First Night celebration which is a free fun filled event that starts at 4:30 pm and includes great music, marshmallow roasting pits, a great family friendly NYE celebration with an awesome fireworks display at 7:30 pm.

New Year's eve Maine

You can even bring your Christmas tree and burn it on the fire, a great way to dispose of it. In additional a number of communities in the greater Portland area will be holding their festivities earlier in the evening so the kids can participate without staying up too late.

#44. Indiana

The 10th annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Union Station will incorporate three separate parties in one building. Living Proof will be performing in New Grand Hall.

New Year's eve Indiana

The Club will be located in the Illinois Street Ballroom, and check out 80s cover band Mullet Over in the Iron Horse, located below the Grand Hall. Make sure to get your tickets quickly – they’ve sold out the past five years!

#45. Illinois

Chicago, Illinois is a vibrant city that comes alive on new year’s eve. Gather with friends and family to watch the fireworks at Navy Pier, or opt to enjoy the display from the nearby village of Itasca.

New Year's eve Chicago

New Year’s Eve in Chicago also features late night parties in Skokie and Evanston.

#46. Delaware

One of the New Year Eve party in Delaware is New Years Furry ball. This party offers dinner, drink, dance and fun. You can join any restaurant or any club for celebrating New Year Eve party.

New Year's eve Delaware

These restaurants provide awesome dinner, a night with music and dance. Some restaurants also host live music concerts. You can have a full private night in some of the restaurants and can enjoy with your partner, family or friends.

#47. Alabama

Celebrating New Year Eve in Birmingham doubles the fun. The most awaited party in Birmingham is the New Year firework show. Centenary square hosts the most adored firework display in the whole state. Firework follows the countdown chants by citizens in the town.

New Year's eve Alabama

Birmingham city also hosts themed parties. Restaurants celebrate New Year eve by throwing parties including special dinner, music and dance. Famous singers and artists from around the globe join and perform Birmingham as it celebrates the most festive occasion of the year.

#48. Arkansas

Little rock in Arkansas celebrates New Year eve by throwing different parties. The most awaited party in Arkansas is thrown by Downtown Marriott known as New Year Eve at Downtown Marriott.

New Year's Eve Arkansas

This party includes music, dueling pianos, and dueling DJs. The party starts at 9 pm and ends at 2 pm. Crown Plaza at the Little Rock also celebrate New Year by throwing party with DJs, music by Tragikly White, and dance

#49. Connecticut

Celebrate the New Year through the arts at First Night Hartford 2017! This multi-cultural, artistically unique, family-friendly event features musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits – plus two dazzling fireworks shows (6 p.m. and midnight) in Bushnell Park.

New Year's eve Connecticut


Explore civic and cultural venues such as The Old State House, Wadsworth Atheneum, Center Church, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford City Hall and State House Square.

#50. North Dakota

Many cities in North Dakota celebrate different kinds of events on the New Year Eve. Bismarck celebrates the event with many parties. One of the most awaited party in Bismarck is New Year Eve with Lisa Laundry.

New Year's eve North Dakota

This party is thrown by Funny bone, Valley Park. The party starts at 7:30 pm and involves a comedy show with lots of laughter. St. Matthias Apostle Church celebrates New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance. This party includes dinner, music, snacks, party favors and midnight champagne toast.

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