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New Year's Eve in Columbus 2024-2025, Ohio

When it comes to New Year festivities, this city always has something to offer

Dates: December 31

New Year's Eve in Columbus
New Year's Eve in Columbus
New Year Fireworks

Whether you’re looking for a super sparkly rooftop soiree or a chill night with beer and friends—there is always something perfect for you in Columbus. First of all, the Downtown offers a spectacular and free First Night Columbus–a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring unforgettable fireworks displays, numerous activities, live entertainment, and, of course, fun for all ages! This event is considered to be the biggest New Year occasion in the city.


Almost every club and bar in Columbus hosts some kind of New Year's Eve celebration, including Savoy Club, Howl at the Moon, The Kee, Lumin Sky Bar, and many others. If you're an adult, bars in Columbus will warmly welcome you aboard on New Year's Eve and will swirl you in the eternal night dance!

Parks and museums

Families also have plenty of options with fun activities in parks and museums, such as Sharon Woods, Franklin Park Conservatory, and Center of Science and Industry. Noon countdowns with games, crafts, food, music, and entertainment are offered at NYE celebrations of all ages.

Wildlighs Columbus

Another family-friendly event is Wildlighs. This is a spectacular daily holiday light show that is open on New Year's Eve for a family's enjoyment. Just remember that it will not operate until midnight. During this annual holiday event, you'll be left speechless by animated musical light shows, millions of LED lights, and more holiday festivities. Special holiday food will also be highlighted on zoo menus.

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