New Years Eve in Rochester: 39 Playful Picks for 2018-2019

Need ideas for New Years Eve around Rochester? We’ve included a variety that are family- and sobriety-friendly,  performances, parties, and playful places. We’ll keep adding to this list as we discover more. Keep in mind, some of these are ticketed events an may still sell out by the time you read this.

New Years Eve: Radio Social Bowling


  1. Radio Social Bowling & Live Entertainment
  2. Bowl-a-Roll New Year’s Eve Party
  3. FREE ice skating at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square
  4. The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Blackfriars Theatre
  5. 70th Anniversary: The Red Shoes (1948) at Dryden Theatre
  6. Anansi Tales at MuCCC
  7. D&B Rochester Family New Years Eve Celebration
  8. D&B Rochester Adult (18+) New Years Eve Celebration
  9. MIX 100.5 Presents First Night Rochester – 2019 NYE Event
  10. JCC Center Stage presents Raise Your Glass
  11. RMSC Members Only New Year’s Eve Family Party
  12. Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders
  13. Karaoke Revolution (open mic, but book a private suite in advance if you have a group)

233 Highly Recommended
Restaurants Bakeries, and Bars

New Years Eve around Rochester party


  1. Mullers Cider House New Year’s Eve Celebration
  2. Party Like Gatsby at the Cub Room
  3. SkyBall at CIty Grill
  4. New Year’s Eve Disco Party at the Medina Theatre
  5. NYE @ 585
  6. Hollywood & Vine: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
  7. IACC New Year’s Eve Party
  8. New Year Celebration at Hose 22
  9. ROC’N The Riverside New Year’s Eve 2018 Party
  10. SKYWAY NYE 2019 – Micheal Jackson vs Prince Dance Party!
  11. Celebrate NYE with Nightfall After Dark at M’s 4300!
  12. New Years Blast at Abeline
  13. Open G Rockin’ in the New Year at Whiskey River Pub and Grill
  14. The New Year’s Eve Bash with Download
  15. NYE 2019 Party
  16. The Penthouse Presents: GLITTERAZZI, a Queer Ball
  17. Rockin ‘N the Garden New Years Eve Bash!
  18. Sober New Year’s Eve 80’s Style!
  19. moe. New Year’s Run 2018
  20. Love Your Neighbor
  21. Delilah Jones New Years Eve Blast

21 Craft Beverage Tasting Rooms
in Monroe County

New Years Eve Around Rochester: Comedy at the Carlson


  1. Comedy @ the Carlson: New Year’s Eve with Ross Bennett
  2. The Capitol Steps at NAZ (2 showtimes)
  3. JCC Center Stage presents Big Wigs

85 Performing Arts Venues
Around Rochester

New Years Eve around Rochester Fireworks

Oo, Ah, Oh

  1. City of Rochester Fireworks begin at 10:00pm near Main St. bridge
  2. Rochester Festival of Lights and North Pole Village at the Dome

Keep in mind, some of these are ticketed events an may still sell out by the time you read this.

213 Annual Events

How do you spend New Years Eve around Rochester?

Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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