For the Best Fireworks
305 E. Walnut St., Springfield
Nobody does NYE quite like Hotel V. Enjoy live music in the lobby and indulge in a multi-course meal at The Order before heading up to Vantage for cocktails in an igloo. For fine dining, festive drinks, great ambiance and a great view of fireworks, this celebration gets an A+.
For a Chic Night Out
Big Cedar Lodge, 190 Top of the Rock Rd., Ridgedale
This is a NYE party like no other at one of 417-land’s most loved venues. Celebrate alongside those you love with champagne, music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and more. Reservations are required, and bar packages are available at an additional cost.
For Families with Kids
1127 E. Battlefield Rd., Springfield
What better way to ring in the new year than with arcade games, pizza and unlimited bowling? If you’re looking for a kid-friendly function that everyone can enjoy, Andy B’s has you covered. The family party lasts until 9:30 p.m., and the late-night fun starts at 10 p.m. For more info or to reserve a lane, call 883-1234.
For Old Sports (and Beautiful Fools)
1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield
End the year with a night straight out of a Fitzgerald novel, complete with a two-course catered dinner, an aerial arts performance, a champagne toast and more. The dress code is Gatsby attire, and reservations are required.
For a Midnight Masquerade
224 E. Commercial St., Springfield
Calling all hopeless romantics! This masquerade ball features live music, a cash bar, a midnight champagne toast, a balloon drop and complimentary valet parking, all at a stunning and historic Commercial Street venue. Call 417-865-2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and more information.