New Year's Events
Ring in 2018 in Ithaca, NY!
With memorable dinner options, live music, and even a group hike -- here's a list of events happening in and around Ithaca Dec. 31, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018.
For overnight accommodations and winter getaway specials, see Packages & Deals
5:00pm-1:30am ZaZa’s First ever Great Gastby New Year's Eve Bash | ZaZa’s Cucina: Dinner from 5 to 9:00pm, after party from 9:30pm to 1:00am. Live music with Thru Spectrums band. Roaring 20’s theme with free photo booth and hors d’oevres. Tickets in advance or at the door.
7:00pm-1:00am New Year’s Eve Celebration A Night Inn Paris | The Inn at Taughannock: The restaurant/bar will be open for this special event exclusively on December 31, 2017. Special menu of French cuisine, live music, and dancing. Packages available. Contact Inn At Taughannnock for reservations.
8:00pm-1:00am New Year’s Eve with The Destination | The Dock: Ring in the New Year with The Destination, a nine-piece Swing/Funk/Disco band.
9:00pm New Year’s Eve with Driftwood | The Haunt: Driftwood is an eclectic mix of Old time country, rock, soul, and punk.
9:30pm-12:30am New Year’s Eve Glitter and Gold NYE spectacular | Agava Restaurant: Ring in the New Year with great food and live music from the Fall Creek Brass band. Special menu with Party New Orleans theme. All show tickets include a midnight champagne toast compliments of Agava.
5pm-9pm New Year's Eve Celebration Menu and open New Year's Day | Hazelnut Kitchen: Offering a special prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Reservations required for this popular and intimate restaurant in the village of Trumansburg. Hazelnut Kitchen will also open on New Year's Day with limited hours.
5pm-10pm New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu | The Rook: In Ithaca's West End, this fairly new restaurant already has a loyal following. They are creative with local, seasonal ingredients. To complement your dinner, there's an optional wine or cocktail pairing.
7pm-10pm New Year's Eve Multi Course Tasting | John Joseph Inn: Celebrate your New Year's Eve in relaxing style for an amazing culinary experience at this well-appointed historic inn just minutes from downtown Ithaca.
8pm-2am Argos New Years Eve Gala | The Argos Inn: Music featuring Mike Stark w/Analogue Sons Core & Special Guest, it's a party happening across two event spaces. Hotel room packages available.
8pm-12am Opera Ithaca's New Year's Eve Gala: The Pirates of Penzance | Hangar Theatre: Guests are treated to food and drink and a performance of a comic opera.
11am-3pm New Year's Day Brunch | Northstar House: A delicious way to start-off the first day of the 2018! The brunch menu will feature some decadent options, and you will be rewarded with more than a seat for planning ahead...enjoy a free glass of Bubbly for everyone in your party with a reservation!
1pm New Year's First Day Hike | Taughannock Falls State Park: Join the fun of a leisurely-paced group hike to Taughannock Falls. For 2018, the organizers are attempting to set a record for the largest first day hike in the nation!