Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Columbus, OH

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Columbus. This crossroads of Ohio maintains a steady and quiet presence in a number of industries, and the scope of its activities grows with each year. Today, ‘ The Biggest Small Town in America ‘ maintains this tranquil and unique character with its rise, offering so much to see and experience each holiday season. Whether you are a visitor drafting travel plans, returning home to see friends and family or a local looking for things to do near home, read on for some of our favourite things to do on New Year’s Eve around Columbus. 

New Year’s Eve at BBR Columbus

For locals and travelers alike, all can enjoy the hometown atmosphere of BBR, a beloved local institution offering hearty local fare, dozens of ales and live music. Aside from the multiple DJs and performers, there is also a number of giveaways, raffles, party favors and a raucous countdown at midnight! For travelers who want to celebrate New Years with the neighborhood ( and their stomachs ) come to BBR Columbus.

Forge Tavern

This local establishment is known for its emphasis on the local gaming community, hosting tabletop and trivia throughout the year! This gaming and interactive atmosphere continues at Forge Tavern’s annual New Year’s Eve party, where the games and challenges of every type go all night! For groups and families big on game night, Forge Tavern is a wonderful option to enjoy and try all sorts of games, accompanied by food, drink and music.

Howl at the Moon

Enjoy the splendour of live music and the spontaneity of musical improvisation and duelling, at Columbus’ Howl at the Moon location! This location features duelling pianos and live performances in a number of genres, and is a great group and date night activity. Come to Howl at the Moon and enjoy the New Year at this unique and enthralling venue.

Fireworks over Columbus

As is the case with every New Years, Columbus puts on a number of memorable and dazzling fireworks displays to kick off each year. Gatherings with friends and family, date night and a lookout for the solo traveller alike, the many shows around downtown Columbus and its parks and green spaces are a great way to end (or start!) a long night.

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