KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City knows how to ring in a new year. Whether it’s with family or friends, Kansas City’s got you covered for a stellar celebration with parties of all sizes in all corners of the city. festive season, visitors and residents will prepare to celebrate the coming year. Here’s a list of restaurants, parties and other events to ring in 2015 in style. A comprehensive calendar can be found at VisitKC.com.
American Jazz Museum
1616 E 18th St, 816-474-VINE, americanjazzmuseum.org
The party is being held in the Blue Room and will feature great live jazz music along with Charles Williams' "Motown Review," and a free champagne toast.
Hours: 7 p.m.
Hangar 9 NYE Party
National Airline History Museum, 201 NW Lou Holland Dr., hangar9nye.com
This celebration will feature six top-shelf open bars sponsored by Moët & Chandon, red carpet flight tours over downtown KC and the Country Club Plaza, catered cuisine, dinner seating, live DJs, aerialist performances, midnight champagne toast with balloon drop, laser and light show with visuals by Quixotic and more.
Hours: 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 am.
Admission: $100 - $150 (flights sold separately)
Midnight Rodeo at The Madrid
The Madrid Theater, 3810 Main St., 877-435-9849, kansascity-newyearseve.com
The biggest and best country New Year’s Eve Party in Kansas City Entertainment featuring country Star Travis Marvin and DJ Mr. Kristopher with midnight champagne toast.
Hours: 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Hotel Party at Hotel Sorella
Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, 901 W 48th Pl., 816-437-8420, hotelsorella.com
NYE hotel party packages include overnight stay for two, complimentary valet parking, passes to Hotel Sorella’s New Year’s Eve Party in the Artist Foyer, hors d’ouevres, live entertainment provided by Felix & Fingers dueling pianos and champagne toast at midnight.
Hours: 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Admission: starting at $100 per person. Must be 21 or older.
New Year’s Eve at The Kick
Kick Comedy Club, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave., 816-806-4000, kansascitycomedy.com
Non-stop fun through midnight and beyond. Entertainment provided by the members of the KC Improv Company. Food and drink provided by The Green Room. Midnight toast included.
Hours: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person. Must be 17 to enter, 21 to drink
New Year’s Eve Prohibition
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., 816-427-7842 newyearskc.com
Inaugural Prohibition New Year’s Eve Party at Starlight. Party at the swankiest celebration in Kansas City, Prohibition 1920’s style.
Hours: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
New Year’s Swingin’ Eve
Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd., 816-460-2020, unionstation.org
New Year’s Swingin’ Eve with the Dave Stephens Band features Gatsby-era, big band swing jazz along with swing dance lessions, unlimited drink tickets, balloon drop, midnight champagne, party favors and hot appetizers.
Hours: 8 p.m.
Kansas City Power & Light District, 13th & Walnut Sts., 816-842-1045, powerandlightdistrict.com
The all-Inclusive NYE party includes access to 10 bars and nightclubs, food and drink packages, live music, DJs, NYE themed party favors, champagne toasts, confetti cannons, midnight ball drop and fireworks.
Hours: 8 p.m.
Admission: $50 in advance
NYE at The Elms
The Elms Hotel and Spa, 401 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, 800-843-3567
NYE packages at The Elms include overnight stay, brunch, dinner and a party with live music from MultiPhonic in the ballroom. Midnight champagne toast with keepsake Elms champagne flute and keepsake photo included.
Hours: 5 p.m.
Admission: packages from $339- $469. Call for reservation.
NYE at The Temple V
Scottish Rite Temple, 1330 E Linwood Blvd., 877-435-9849, nyekc.com
One of the biggest celebrations in Kansas City. Dance the night away in KC's historic Temple featuring unlimited premium drinks, 10 open bars, five DJs, four levels, a laser light show with more than 2,000 young professionals.
Hours: 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Admission: $50.98 - $99.98
Omega Ball X
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., 913-262-7837
Walk the purple carpet at this formal NYE celebration. Evening includes live concert with KC’s own smooth jazz recording artist Julian Vaughn, two live DJs, gourmet dinner, champagne toast, martini bars and after midnight breakfast buffet. On-site childcare provided.
Hours: 7 p.m.
Admission: $60 - $90 per person
Dining OutThe Black Party
Californos, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., 816-531-1097, blackpartykc.com
Kansas City's proven New Year’s Eve destination for over a decade. Hosted at Californo's, located in historic Westport, will provide four all-inclusive levels of entertainment.
Hours: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
LaBodega New Year’s Eve Four-Course Dinner
LaBodega, 703 Southwest Blvd., 816-472-8272, labodegakc.com
Four-course meal includes champagne toast at midnight. Leawood or KC location.
Admission: $55 per person
NYE Dinner Featuring Molly Hammer
Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway Blvd., 816-298-6316, thebroadwayjazzclub.com
Accomplished vocalist Molly Hammer will perform live at this NYE celebration which also includes a three-course meal, toasting champagne flute, noise makers and hats.
Hours: 8:30 p.m.-midnight
Admission: $60 per person
New Year’s Eve Bash
The Dubliner, 170 14th St., Kansas City, KS, 816-268-4700, dublinerkc.com
Ring in the New Year at The Dubliner in the Power & Light District featuring all inclusive drinks and musice from celebrity DJ Justin Fresh. Receive $5 off any package with promo code NYEDUBLINER.
Hours: 9 p.m.– 2:30 a.m.
Admission: $50 - $125
New Year's Eve at Providence
The Drum Room & Providence New American Kitchen,1329 Baltimore Ave., 816-303-1686, providencekc.com
Enjoy a special pre-fixe, three-course dinner for two and toast the New Year with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight.
Hours: Call for reservation
New Year's Eve at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, 4814 Roanoke Pkwy., 816-437-7940, jaxfishhouse.com
Usher in 2015 with a menu specially crafted by Chef Bobby Bowman for NYE. In addition to regular dinner menu, custom dishes include fresh caviar and roe, New York Strip and Red King Crab.
Hours: Call for reservation
NYE 2015 Celebration Featuring “One More Time:” a Tribute to Daft Punk with Special Guest DJ JT Quick
VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, One Riverboat Dr., 816-472-7777, voodookc.com
Presented by 95.7 The Vibe, this New Year’s Eve celebration includes special guest DJ JT Quick. VIP tables and bottle service available.
Hours: 9 p.m.
Admission: $33 at the door. Must be 21 or older.
For All Ages
Noon Year's Eve
Science City at Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd., 816-460-2020, sciencecity.com/noon-years-eve.php
Continue the family tradition at Union Station when Science City is transformed into a fun, creative and safe New Year’s Eve party destination for children of all ages and parents, too! Festivities include science demonstrations, stage shows, test kitchen activities, live remote with 99.7 The Point, balloon drop featuring 2,000 balloons and two brand new exhibits. FREE admission for Union Station members.
Hours: noon-7 p.m.
Admission: $13.50 adults, $11.50 children (ages 3-12), seniors (55 and up).
Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
2475 Grand Blvd., 816-471-4386, legolanddiscoverycenter.com/kansascity
Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City to ring in 2015. Ball drop and celebration included in admission.
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.)
Admission: Advance tickets from $15.45, (2 and under free)
Zoo Year’s Eve
Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, 816-595-1234, kansascityzoo.org
Spend New Year's Eve the Zoo way at Zoo Year's Eve! Animals will ring in the New Year with festive enrichment activities.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $12.50 adults, $9.50 children, $11.50 seniors
All offers are subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Check with individual merchants for more details. For additional events and offers, go to VisitKC.com.