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Celebrating the New Year in St. Louis

Dec 19, 2018 | Around Town

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If you’re still making New Year’s Eve plans, St. Louis has plenty of options to help you ring in 2019. Whether you want to watch the ball drop at midnight, or you’re looking for an earlier activity that your whole family can enjoy, there are several events to kick off the New Year. As we bid adieu to 2018, here are some of the best ways to celebrate in St. Louis:

NYE Live! St. Louis - Ballpark Village

Where: Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO

When: Monday, Dec 31, 2018 | Doors: 7:00PM


This exciting event is one of the biggest NYE celebrations in the city. It’s a 21+ event that includes a live DJ performance, and it will be hosted by four celebrity guests cast from Vanderpump Rules: Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, and Katie Maloney. Tickets to this celebration are all-inclusive, with a drink package, a Stella Artois midnight toast, confetti at midnight, and one of the only ball drops in St. Louis.


Noontime New Year’s Eve - The Magic House

Where: St. Louis Children’s Museum | 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO

When: Monday, Dec 31, 2018 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM


For a more tame NYE celebration that your young ones will enjoy, be sure to visit the Magic House for their “Noontime New Year’s Eve”. From 10AM until 2PM, you and your family can ring in the new year early and celebrate together. Kids will be able to make noisemakers, wish wands, and even take festive 2019 photos in their special photo booth. They’ll play kid-friendly tunes all afternoon, making for a fun and festive family event. This event is included in regular museum admission.


Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

Where: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO

When: Monday, Dec 31, 2018 | 8PM - 1AM

What could be more festive than celebrating 2019 under the iconic Gateway Arch? The Hyatt Regency is hosting an NYE bash downtown with musical entertainment all night long from the Number One Party Band, hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets also include a full dinner buffet, party favors, an open bar, and a special balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are on sale now and can be upgraded to include a room package for those who want to skip the commute after the late night.


New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Where: Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, 50 South Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.,

St. Louis, MO

When: Monday, Dec 31, 2018 | 9:00PM - 1:00AM (Boarding at 9pm)


If ringing in 2019 on the water is more your style, check out the New Year’s Eve Party Cruise at the Gateway Arch. This 21+ event includes a cruise along the Mississippi River with a stunning view of the St. Louis skyline, a three-course dinner, open bar, and a midnight champagne toast. They’ll also have DJ entertainment and dancing all night long.

New Year’s Eve with Alonzo Bodden - Helium Comedy Club

Where: Helium Comedy Club, 1151 St Louis Galleria St., St Louis, MO

When: Monday, Dec 31, 2018 | shows at 8:00PM and 10:30PM


For those who want to skip the bar scene and start the new year with a good laugh, this event is for you. The Helium Comedy Club and Elements Restaurant are hosting two comedy shows on New Year’s Eve with Alonzo Bodden. This talented comic won Season 3 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing," has performed on "Comics Unleashed", and has had his own "Comedy Central Presents" special. There are two showtimes to choose from, but the late show includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. They’ll also have a dinner option you can purchase including appetizers, entrees, and dessert.


Winterfest at the Arch

Where: Kiener Plaza, St. Louis, MO

When: Monday, Dec 31, 2018 | NYE Party: 4:00 - 8:00PM | Fireworks at 8PM

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 | New Year’s Day Skate 12:00 - 8:00PM


Another family-friendly New Year’s celebration to consider this holiday is the Winterfest at the Arch event. The rink will host their fun New Year’s Eve Party in the evening, early enough for your kids’ bedtime. You and your family can skate all evening and warm up with hot cocoa before they cap off the event at 8PM with a fireworks display. If you already have NYE plans, the rink will be open for their last day of Winterfest season on New Year’s Day from 12 to 8PM.



Whether it’s just you and a few friends, or you’re looking to celebrate with the whole family, St. Louis knows how to provide some top-notch celebrations. Will you be attending any of these events this New Year’s Eve? Let us know how you plan to ring in 2019!

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