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.
- Radio Social Bowling & Live Entertainment
- Bowl-a-Roll New Year’s Eve Party
- FREE ice skating at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square
- The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Blackfriars Theatre
- 70th Anniversary: The Red Shoes (1948) at Dryden Theatre
- Buffalo Sabres vs. N.Y. Islanders
- Anansi Tales at MuCCC
- D&B Rochester Family New Years Eve Celebration
- D&B Rochester Adult (18+) New Years Eve Celebration
- MIX 100.5 Presents First Night Rochester – 2019 NYE Event
- JCC Center Stage presents Raise Your Glass
- RMSC Members Only New Year’s Eve Family Party
- Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders
- Karaoke Revolution (open mic, but book a private suite in advance if you have a group)
- NYE Black & Gold Party at 80W
- Mullers Cider House New Year’s Eve Celebration
- Avon Inn 2nd Annual NYE Dinner & Gala
- Party Like Gatsby at the Cub Room
- New Years Eve Glow Party at 140 Alex Bar & Grill
- SkyBall at CIty Grill
- New Year’s Eve Disco Party at the Medina Theatre
- NYE @ 585
- New Year’s Eve Party at East End Tavern
- Hollywood & Vine: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
- IACC New Year’s Eve Party
- New Year Celebration at Hose 22
- ROC’N The Riverside New Year’s Eve 2018 Party
- SKYWAY NYE 2019 – Micheal Jackson vs Prince Dance Party!
- Celebrate NYE with Nightfall After Dark at M’s 4300!
- New Years Blast at Abeline
- Open G Rockin’ in the New Year at Whiskey River Pub and Grill
- New Year’s Eve at Farmer’s Creekside
- Brew Years Eve Party at WhichCraft Brews
- The New Year’s Eve Bash with Download
- Riding Shotgun New Year’s Eve at Nashville’s
- NYE 2019 Party at O’Callaghan’s Pub
- The Penthouse Presents: GLITTERAZZI, a Queer Ball
- Rockin ‘N the Garden New Years Eve Bash!
- Sober New Year’s Eve 80’s Style!
- moe. New Year’s Run 2018
- The Swooners at Woodcliff
- Love Your Neighbor
- Anamon (One Night Only Mystery Set) at the Bug Jar
- Delilah Jones New Years Eve Blast
- NYE 2018 at Bar Louie Greece Ridge Center
- New Year’s Eve Party at Tin Roof
- Comedy @ the Carlson: New Year’s Eve with Ross Bennett
- The Capitol Steps at NAZ (2 showtimes)
- JCC Center Stage presents Big Wigs
Oo, Ah, Oh
- Rochester Festival of Lights and North Pole Village at the Dome
- 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.
Celebrate the New Year outdoors with a First Day Hike! Each one of these local New York State parks offers a guided hike on January 1st.
Whether it’s your first date night in Rochester or 50th, spending time exploring with your partner is a great way to connect and learn about each other.
How do you spend New Years Eve around Rochester?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!