10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Nebraska

Say goodbye to the year and get ready to welcome in the new one. The biggest and most exciting party night of the year is around the corner and it’s time to start making your plans. Even if you’re not big into partying, there’s something exciting in Nebraska for you. From bringing the family to the children’s museum to masquerade balls, here are 10 of the best NYE events in Nebraska! 

Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln, NE

Make Believe Midnight is the only family-friendly NYE celebration in the capital city. You and the kids can enjoy a dance party, balloons, and lots of fun for a couple of hours before you head out to your own adult party. 

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To the Nynes at Omaha Design Center, Omaha, NE

This party bills itself as “Omaha’s Hottest New Years Eve Experience.” Doors open at 9 p.m., and you don’t want to arrive after 10. Dress up for the red-carpet experience and enjoy a great night of entertainment and fun. 

Last Blast! At First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NE

This NYE celebration is a Lincoln tradition. This year, it features the Plymouth Brass, the University of Nebraska Husker Horn Choir and the organ at First Plymouth. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and runs to 8:30, so you can still hit another party before the evening is over. 

Gene Leahy Mall, Omaha, NE

The Holiday Lights Festival puts on a fireworks show on NYE starting at 7 p.m. You’ll want to get there early, because it’s one of the biggest events of the season. 

Slowdown, Omaha, NE

Music, drinks, and friends for adults 21 and over. Get advance tickets for a discount, and for a really special night, purchase VIP tickets which include a private bar, balcony access, and an appetizer buffet. 

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Bourbon Theater, Lincoln, NE

The 90s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball is an annual event that features a live punk rock performance by Flannel Channel. Bring a mask or purchase one at the event. 

Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha, NE

This annual event features Secret Weapon, an awesome 80s cover band that will liven up just about any party. Come out for drinks, music, and more at this great party. 

Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, NE

This bowling alley offers three different parties on NYE starting in the afternoon for families. It’s a package deal and you’ll want to reserve your lanes now, because the price goes up after 12/23. The late-night party includes four hours of bowling, a 70s disco theme, shoe rental, pizza, party favors and champagne for up to eight people per lane. The earlier parties are for kids and adults, but the late-night part is for 21+ only. 

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Parlor Bellevue, Bellevue, NE

The NYE Bash at the Parlor includes music by Hall Pass, food and drink specials and free covered parking. You can also get a private room at the Hyatt Regency or a VIP booth for the party. Tickets to the NYE Bash don’t include access to the comedy show, but the comedy tickets do include the Bash. Get tickets early. 

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1867 Bar, Lincoln, NE

There’s no cover at this party that features specials on Jell-O shots, Moscow Mules, and spiced rums. Free champagne at midnight, plus lots of music and fun! 

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