New Years Eve in Rochester: 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 to ring in the new year.

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. Buffalo Sabres vs. N.Y. Islanders
  7. Anansi Tales at MuCCC
  8. D&B Rochester Family New Years Eve Celebration
  9. D&B Rochester Adult (18+) New Years Eve Celebration
  10. MIX 100.5 Presents First Night Rochester – 2019 NYE Event
  11. JCC Center Stage presents Raise Your Glass
  12. RMSC Members Only New Year’s Eve Family Party
  13. Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders
  14. Karaoke Revolution (open mic, but book a private suite in advance if you have a group)
New Years Eve around Rochester party


  1. NYE Black & Gold Party at 80W
  2. Mullers Cider House New Year’s Eve Celebration
  3. Avon Inn 2nd Annual NYE Dinner & Gala
  4. Party Like Gatsby at the Cub Room
  5. New Years Eve Glow Party at 140 Alex Bar & Grill
  6. SkyBall at CIty Grill
  7. New Year’s Eve Disco Party at the Medina Theatre
  8. NYE @ 585
  9. New Year’s Eve Party at East End Tavern
  10. Hollywood & Vine: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
  11. IACC New Year’s Eve Party
  12. New Year Celebration at Hose 22
  13. ROC’N The Riverside New Year’s Eve 2018 Party
  14. SKYWAY NYE 2019 – Micheal Jackson vs Prince Dance Party!
  15. Celebrate NYE with Nightfall After Dark at M’s 4300!
  16. New Years Blast at Abeline
  17. Open G Rockin’ in the New Year at Whiskey River Pub and Grill
  18. New Year’s Eve at Farmer’s Creekside
  19. Brew Years Eve Party at WhichCraft Brews
  20. The New Year’s Eve Bash with Download
  21. Riding Shotgun New Year’s Eve at Nashville’s
  22. NYE 2019 Party at O’Callaghan’s Pub
  23. The Penthouse Presents: GLITTERAZZI, a Queer Ball
  24. Rockin ‘N the Garden New Years Eve Bash!
  25. Sober New Year’s Eve 80’s Style!
  26. moe. New Year’s Run 2018
  27. The Swooners at Woodcliff
  28. Love Your Neighbor
  29. Anamon (One Night Only Mystery Set) at the Bug Jar
  30. Delilah Jones New Years Eve Blast
  31. NYE 2018 at Bar Louie Greece Ridge Center
  32. New Year’s Eve Party at Tin Roof
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
New Years Eve around Rochester Fireworks

Oo, Ah, Oh

  1. Rochester Festival of Lights and North Pole Village at the Dome
  2. City of Rochester Fireworks (cancelled)

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

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