Looking for a fun way to ring in the new year? From ice skating to dinner and drink specials, numerous events will be held downtown on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Below is a list of some highlights.
More information on what’s happening downtown during the holiday season, a complete list of downtown events, a dining guide, parking map, directions and more can be found on Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website, www.downtowndayton.org. Follow the Downtown Dayton Partnership on Facebook to keep up with downtown events and news. Download the Find It Downtown mobile search tool for smartphones at http://mobile.downtowndayton.org.
Club Masque, 34 N. Jefferson St., 937-228-2582
7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Featuring special New Year’s Eve packages, which include reserved seating, free drinks and party favors. Call for cost.
Dayton Woman’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow St., 937-228-1124
Serving an elegant New Year’s Eve dinner. Business casual attire and reservations strongly encouraged.
De’Lish, 139 N. Main St., 937-461-2233
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Hosting live entertainment, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. Call for cost.
Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., 937-224-7822
7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Celebrate with two champagne toasts: one at 7 p.m., the time of New Year’s Eve in Dublin, and again at midnight.
Jay’s Seafood, 225 E. Sixth St., 937-222-2892
10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Live music by Puzzle of Light. Free admission.
MJ’s Café, 119 E. Third St., 937-223-3259
10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Show at 10 p.m., followed by a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight with cash prizes. $5 cover.
Olive, an urban dive, 416 E. Third St., 937-222-3483
5 to 8 p.m.
Taking dinner reservations for New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a “Recovery Brunch,” featuring Olive’s full lunch and brunch menus, as well as pork and sauerkraut.
Practice Yoga, 504 E. Fifth St., 937-321-7676
New Year’s Day, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with an all-levels Vinyasa yoga class and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) on New Year’s Day. Cost is $12; members may use class passes.
Oregon Express, 336 E. Fifth. St., 937-223-9205
9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Party with Donnie Rose & the Steel Horse Ramblers, The Simple Truth, Paradigm Shift, and DJ Masterkid. $3 cover.
RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Ave., 937-278-2607
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Listen to fun family music, have your picture taken and wear party favors while skating. Admission is $7 and includes the use of ice skates. RiverScape also will be open on New Year’s Day from 1 to 8 p.m.
Schuster Performing Arts Center, Second and Main streets, 937-228-3630
The Dayton Philharmonic presents Viennafest, a replicated performance of the Vienna Philharmonic’s classic New Year’s concert. Several dancers from the Dayton Ballet and a singer from the Dayton Opera also will take part in the performance. Enjoy complimentary champagne during intermission and a balloon drop at the concert’s close. Tickets are $8 to $60.
Spaghetti Warehouse, 36 W. Fifth St., 937-461-3913
Join Mayhem & Mystery for a special New Year’s Eve presentation of its holiday production, Christmas Pageant Crisis. $25.95 includes dinner and performance. Call for reservations.
Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St., 937-461-1101
Live music by Skilless Villians, an appetizer bar and champagne toast. Buy tickets in advance to guarantee a seat and glass of champagne. Call for cost.
Wiley’s Comedy Club, 101 Pine St., 937-224-JOKE
7:30 p.m. show and 9:30 p.m. party
New Year’s Eve show featuring Pat Goodwin. Party includes snacks before the show, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, and an after-midnight buffet featuring sandwiches from Subway and Milano’s, wings from BW3 and Fricker’s, and Cousin Vinny’s pepperoni pizza. $15 for show; $41 for party.