8 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 the best NYE events in Nebraska! 

Make Believe Midnight at Lincoln Childrens 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. 

Holiday Lights Festival, 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. 

New Year's Eve at 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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90's New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at Bourbon Theatre, 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. 

Secret Weapon's Annual NYE Bash at 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. 

New Year's Eve Family Parties at 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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