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New Year's Events

With fun dinner options, live music, and even a group hike -- here's a list of events happening in and around Ithaca to make the new year memorable.

Ring in 2019 in Ithaca, NY!

New Year's Eve Events

New Year’s Eve Kickoff Party: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm | Americana Vineyards: 4-course buffet, dancing to the tunes of DJ Elephant Sound, door prizes and an 8 pm bubbly sendoff to 2018. $25 in advance, $30 at the door (includes 1 glass of bubbly). Call 607.387.6801 to reserve tickets.

NYE Party in Trumansburg 4:00 pm-1:00 am | Atlas Bowl: Complimentary champagne toast at midnight, plus great bowling and drink specials all night long; DJ EVO Evolution from 9:30 pm to close. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball 5:00 pm-1:30 am | ZaZa’s Cucina: Dinner from 5 to 9:30 pm, after party from 9:30 pm to 1:00 am with live jazz quartet, passed hors d’oevres.  For dinner reservation or $20 party tickets call 607.273.9292

New Year’s Eve Celebration Menu 5:00 pm-10:00 pm | Hazelnut Kitchen: Offering a special prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Reservations required for this popular and intimate restaurant in the village of Trumansburg. 607.387.4433.

New Year’s Eve with Driftwood 8:00 pm | The Haunt: Driftwood is an eclectic mix of Old-time country, rock, soul, and punk.

Thru Spectrums NYE Jammin Jubilee 9:00 pm-12:30 am | Agava Restaurant: Ring in the New Year with great food and live music from a seven-piece funk-rock band.  Special menu with Party New Orleans theme.  Make dinner reservations separately by calling 607.319.4366. Show-only tickets are $15 Advance; $20 at the door (midnight toast included). Overnight packages available through Best Western University Inn.

Argos New Years Eve Gala 8:00 pm-2:00 am | The Argos Inn: Live music featuring Mike Stark Jennie Stearns, DJ Cappel & more! It's a lavish party happening across two event spaces. $30 advance ticket/$35 at the door -- ticket is good for both venues and includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Hotel room packages also available.

Opera Ithaca's New Year's Eve Gala: A Little Night Music 8:00 pm-12:00 am | Hangar TheatreGuests are treated to light food with a cash bar available and a sure-to-be memorable opera performance.

Masquerade Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration 7:00 pm-12:30 am | The Hotel Ithaca
Live music and dancing with The New York Rockin’ Revue. Dinner stations and open bar included in ticket price. New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet also available!

New Year's Day Events

New Year's First Day Hike 1:00 pm | 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!

Holiday Package

Take Back the Town Package Dec. 21, 2018-January 7, 2019 | Hilton Garden Inn
The special  $199 rate include $75 Downtown Ithaca gift card, breakfast for 2, bottle of champagne in your room, late checkout and valet parking! Call 607-277-8900 and use group code TBTT.

For more overnight accommodations and winter getaway specials, see Packages & Deals

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