With the holidays upon us, many people in the Fountain Square area are thinking past Christmas and confirming their New Year’s Eve plans. While some people have had plans locked down for months, others are still weighing their options and waiting to hear about all of the events going on before deciding where to celebrate.
There are a ton of places to go in downtown Indy and locally here in Fountain Square to help celebrate New Year’s Eve. To help you scoop out the best parties this NYE, we’ve compiled a detailed list on the hottest places to help ring in the New Year. Check out some of our favorites below:
Union Station – Masquerade Ball
If you’ve never been to Union Station, there is no better time to pop in than for a celebratory NYE Masquerade Ball. This year there will be three separate parties (within one building) to attend, with magicians, psychics, caricaturists, face painting, a photo booth, and much more. Tickets do tend to sell out quickly, but you might still be able to score a pair (or find someone willing to sell theirs).
The Vogue – Totally 80s NYE
If you’re looking for a fun, musical experience, check out The Vogue’s, Totally 80s NYE celebration and pay homage to years past while celebrating the incoming of 2016. 16 Candles will be headlining the lineup this year, paying tribute to the most popular 80s songs of the decade. Tickets range from $25 -$100 and doors open at 9pm.
Regions Tower – Ciroc New Year
The Regions Tower celebration this year is sponsored by Ciroc and is bound to be one of the hottest parties in Indy this NYE. Featuring DJ Indiana Jones, DJ Gabby Love, Sinclair Wheeler, and many others, this event is likely to sell out (though tickets are often available through StubHub and Craigslist from third party vendors). If you want to get dressed up and experience a night full of good food, drinks, and music, the Regions Tower NYE celebration is the place for you.
Georgia Street Pub Crawl
Once again, Indy will be holding a New Year’s Eve pub crawl ending with the dropping of the Indy Car on Georgia Street. The crawl begins at Tow Yard Brewery, moves to Taps and Dolls, then Pub Indy, and meets up again at Georgia Street and the Kilroy’s tent for champagne and drinks from 10pm to midnight. Afterwards, the party continues at Tiki Bob’s.
Old National Centre – Pat McAfee Presents ‘A Ridiculous NYE’
If laughter is what you’re after, join comedy lovers in the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre to watch a comedy show presented by Colts punter, Pat McAfee. Tickets range from $45 to $300, with perks such as a meet and greet with Pat McAfee.
White Rabbit – Big Ass Burlesque Bingo Bango Show
Looking to do something a little different this New Year’s Eve? If you want all of the fun without much hassle, consider attending a special edition of Bingo Bango at White Rabbit Cabaret, featuring the Muncie Brothers and Alabaster Betty. If you’re looking for something slightly more low key and unique to do this year, Bingo Bango is sure to leave you satisfied.
You can find other festivities in the Fountain Square are this year at The Fountain Square Theatre, Milktooth, The Hi-Fi, and many other popular locations. If you aren’t up for a huge event, try dinner at one of your favorite local restaurants, like Pure Eatery or La Revoluicon for a good, low key evening.