Rather than sitting on the couch and overindulging in that pint of triple fudge ice cream, why not celebrate New Year’s Eve out and about in Kansas City? Here are some incredible parties and events to help you put 2016 in the rearview and welcome 2017 with open arms. After all, Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest don’t deserve to have all the fun, right?
Best 2017 New Year’s Eve Events for Families
Zoo Year’s Eve 2016 – The Kansas City Zoo
Grab those mittens and scarves and prepare for a family-friendly afternoon at the KC Zoo this December 31st! The annual Zoo Year’s Eve event is an all-ages celebration featuring all your favorite furry, scaly, and slimy animal friends. Hit the dance floor with the kids, snap a picture in the photo booth, and enjoy a funtastic “ball drop” to Berlin at noon.
This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kansas City Zoo (6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO) and is free to attend with regular Zoo admission or membership. More details can be found at kansascityzoo.org.
New Year’s Eve – Pinstripes in Overland Park
Roll a strike this New Year’s Eve with friends and families at Pinstripes in Overland Park. The kid-appropriate festivities start with a balloon drop and continue into 2017 with live music, unlimited playtime at the bocce courts and bowling lanes, and (of course) the midnight countdown. Adults can sip on champagne while kids chug juice as we toast a fond farewell to another year.
The first balloon drop starts at 8 p.m. and activities will remain open until 1 a.m. Regular rates apply, and there is no cover charge to attend. Pinstripes is located at 13500 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS. More information can be found at their website: pinstripes.com.
The Classiest 2017 New Year’s Eve Parties
Champagne Chic New Year’s Eve – The View at Briarcliff
Pick out a snazzy tie or beautiful new gown for this extravagant NYE celebration just outside of KC. This treat-yourself event kicks off with a delicious buffet dinner and dessert before moving into performances by DJ Kevin and Cherry Bomb. When midnight strikes, the sky will rain balloons and bubbly will flow!
Hosted by Visions KC, this event will be held at The View at Briarcliff (4000 N Mulberry Dr., Kansas City, MO) from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Visit their Facebook page for more details or to purchase tickets.
NYE on the Red Carpet: A Hollywood Glam Gala – Vox Theater
Join the ranks of the tuxedo-clad elite at Kansas City’s glamorous Red-Carpet NYE event. Dance away the evening with live jazz music, take glitzy photos at the Clique KC photo mirror, and indulge in world-class apps and top-shelf liquor before the night ends with a ball drop and toast.
Tickets can be purchased here; proceeds will fund the City on a Hill Ministries and its future events in the Kansas City region. This is a formal-attire New Year’s Eve party hosted at the Vox Theater (1405 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS) from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
More Traditional New Year’s Eve Events
Irish New Year’s Eve – Kelly’s Westport Inn
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! If you’re ready to ring in the new year, why not do so the Irish way? Dress up in casual-chic attire and celebrate New Year’s Eve twice—once at midnight in Ireland, and another at midnight here in Kansas City. Party favors, champagne, and live music from 2 Proud 2 Beg will all aid in your endeavor to “turn green” for 2017.
This event will be hosted at Kelly’s Westport Inn (500 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO) with the first champagne toast beginning at 6 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for more details and pricing.
New Year’s Eve 2017 – Howl at the Moon KC
Howl at the Moon is one of Kansas City’s most recognizable hotspots, and it’s ready to teleport you into the future—all the way to 2017. Become a Gallagher brother and grab a Champagne Supernova ticket for guaranteed reserved seating, open bar, food buffets, and an all-access pass to the biggest 2017 bash this side of the Mississippi: NYE Live! Don’t wait—tickets sell fast!
More details about this 2017 NYE event can be found at www.howlatthemoon.com. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and close at 2 a.m. at Howl at the Moon (1334 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO).
The Biggest 2017 New Year’s Eve Party – NYE Live!
Ring in 2017 with a bang at NYE Live!, Kansas City’s largest and most incredible New Year’s Eve party. Celebrate with thousands of other party-goers and enjoy live musical performances, confetti cannons, party favors, and the most anticipated event of the year: The New York Times Square ball drop!
This party will begin at 9 p.m. at the Kansas City Live Block (1330 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO). More information and ticket prices can be found at their Facebook event’s page.
Drive into 2017 with a Brand-New Chevy
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One last message from our new and used car dealer in Lee’s Summit: Whether you’re in KC, Independence, or Blue Springs, have a safe and happy New Year!