INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Thinking about New Year's Eve plans? We've put together a list of ideas to help!
First off, you could be dealing with some weather Saturday night.We're expecting areas of rain or snow to develop around central Indiana during the day on New Year's Eve, with localized accumulation possible. Highs Saturday eventually climb into the mid-40s and should stay above freezing when the ball drops on 2016. New Year's Day looks foggy with showers and drizzle. Temperatures much of the day hang in the 30s but should steadily climb Sunday night into Monday morning.
Events (all events take place Dec. 31 unless otherwise noted)
10 AM-3 PM at the Sunburst Atrium
Entry is included with museum admission
Five, four, three, two...NOON! Tucker out the kids way before the last few minutes of 2016—at Countdown to Noon!
Hear music from Grammy-nominated Zak Morgan before each countdown
Create a time capsule of your favorite 2016 memories
Grab a "Happy New Year" headband and geta family photo under a banner
This allows you and your family to experience the excitement of a countdown at a reasonable hour! Happy New Year's Eve!
End the year with a bang with a family-friendly alcohol-free celebration in the Governor Frank O'Bannon Great Hall. Face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music will highlight the evening. A balloon drop at 8 p.m. allows the little ones to celebrate the New Year in style.
First Night Noblesville:
Looking for a fun and safe way for your family to celebrate the New Year? From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 30, a free community New Year’s party will be held in the Recreation Annex at Ivy Tech Community College (Gate 18).
This event is presented by the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Logan Street Signs and Banners, and Noblesville Parks and Recreation. This event continues the New Year’s Eve celebration work began by George and Linda Kristo 20 years ago and was championed by Jim and Sherry Wafford for the past four years as First Night Noblesville.
Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m. A screening of “Finding Nemo” will be presented by Wafford Theater. Other activities include snacks, dodgeball, Bingo, board games and Bubble Soccer.
“This is a great event for the whole family to celebrate the holiday while not having to be out on the actual night,” said Noblesville Recreation Director Nichole Haberlin. “Historically the First Night Noblesville event was hosted at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds on New Year’s Eve. We are grateful to have Jim Wafford and the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs partner with the parks department to offer this safe alternative for the community.”
For more information, visit www.noblesvilleparks.org or call (317) 770-5750.
Downtown Indy, Inc. is gearing up once again for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by the Indiana Union Construction Industry. More than 50,000 revelers are expected to celebrate New Year’s Eve on Georgia Street with live music, food and drink, fireworks and a unique “Indy-fied” midnight extravaganza....including an IndyCar drop!
FREE Admission | All Ages
8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Headliner Jump Smokers will bring their dance club anthems to Downtown Indy from 10:30 p.m. - midnight. Also featuring:
87 Southbound 8 - 8:45 p.m.
Standout Story 9:15 - 10 p.m.
Just'A Band 10 - 11:30 p.m. (inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
IndyCar descent, fireworks and NYE celebration at midnight
Hoosier Lottery Countdown Pavilion
The all-ages evening will also feature a chance for revelers to step out of the cold into the Hoosier Lottery Countdown Pavilion inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Enjoy access to full bars and food trucks throughout the night.
New Year's Eve parties
CÎROC the New Year 2017 at Regions Tower featuring music by DJ's Indiana Jones, Gabby Love, DJ Action Jackson, DJ Slater Hogan, Mass Appeal, DJ Rican & DJ GNO. Tickets are $130 and features an All-Inclusive Premium Top Shelf Bar All Night. Light gourmet hor d'oeuvres, champagne toast, special fireworks show & party favors.
Dress up like you're in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and watch the Flapper Girls dance. $100 includes midnight champagne toast, DJs & live music, appetizers and desserts, open bar and balloon drop. Hosted by IndyCar driver Conor Daly. Email Info@IndyPavilion.com or call 317-658-0085 for more information!
Hard Rock NYE - Come for the music, stay for the food. The Hard Rock Cafe never disappoints in either area, with their classic atmosphere paired with traditional American favorites like juicy burgers, hearty steaks and perfectly smoked pork. Enjoy Happy Hour specials every Thursday. The Rock N' Roll Package includes a pair of tickets for the event, one buffet, one champagne toast and party favors!
$90 per person
Standing room only
Premium open bar 7pm-12am
Catered dinner 7pm-10pm
Champagne toast at midnight and party favors
Must arrive between 7pm-10pm
The Vogue (Broad Ripple) - New Year's Eve Boy Band Review
Playing your favorites from Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, New Kids On The Block, Boys II Men, Justin Timberlake, and even some fun from Britney Spears and The Spice Girls!
Looking for more party ideas? Do317 has a complete list here.