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New Year's Eve Events in the Ozarks

If you’re in need of some new ideas for New Year’s Eve fun, there are plenty of options for you right here in the Ozarks.

By Abigail Blaes

Dec 17 2018 at 2:01 p.m.

New Year's at Big Cedar in Branson, MO
Photo courtesy Big Cedar Lodge

NYE at Big Cedar

December 31
Big Cedar Lodge
Cost varies

There’s a wealth of things to do on New Year’s Eve at Big Cedar Lodge. From the celebration at The Worman House featuring a six-course meal to the bowling and games at Big Cedar Fun Mountain or spending the night at Buffalo or Buzzard Bar, you can’t go wrong. The price ranges varies but starts at $5 cover. End the night with a spectacular fireworks display starting at midnight on the dot.

The Party of the Year with the History Museum on the Square

December 31, 7 PM–1 AM
Hotel Vandivort
$250

Downtown Springfield is a great place to ring in the New Year. Support the History Museum on the Square as it nears completion and celebrate at Hotel Vandivort. Enjoy live music from local favorites Vic Vaughan and Souled Out. Partake in a live auction, enjoy delicious food and a midnight dessert buffet. Black tie is optional and a great time mandatory!

New Year's concert by Big Smith at The Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO
Photo courtesy Ryan Fannin

Big Smith: Kickin’ Like a Mule New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 9:30 PM–Midnight
Gillioz Theatre
$40
–$99

What started first as a one-time show has turned into one of Springfield’s biggest, annual New Year's Eve events. While you listen to the self-proclaimed “hillbilly music” of Big Smith, enjoy some Crosstown Barbecue with a VIP ticket, a Moonshine Bar and some merch to commemorate the night.

New Year's Ever at Hotel Vandivort in Springfield, MO
New Year's Ever at Hotel Vandivort in Springfield, MO
Photos courtesy Starboard & Port The Order is an upscale restaurant serving locally inspired food inside The Vandivort hotel in downtown Springfield.

New Year’s with The Order and Hotel Vandivort

December 31, 9 PM–1 AM
Hotel Vandivort
$75 per person for meal

For this New Years, celebrate in style. First, snag a table at The Order and feast on a four-course meal ($75 per person) before the real party kicks off. No need to RSVP for the celebration, but you’ll want to hurry over to get a good view of the live music entertainment. Finally, raise a glass during the champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve at Pythian Castle in Springfield, MO
Photo courtesy Pythian Castle

Pythian Castle New Year’s Party

December 31, 8 PM12:45 AM
Pythian Castle
$60

Three floors of entertainment means three floors of fun to explore. A two-course meal in the ballroom begins the night followed by a prohibition-themed escape game. Dessert, a DJ, dancing and an aerial arts performance keeps the night exciting. The party is Great Gatsby themed, so be on the lookout for your most fashionable flapper outfit.

New Year’s Eve at Veridian Events

Benefiting Perspectives Preparatory Academy
December 31, 8 PM–1 AM
Veridian Events
$250

If you’re wanting to dance the night away for a good cause, Veridian Events hosts its annual New Year’s extravaganza benefiting Perspective Preparatory Academy. The night is all business about all fun. You won’t find long speeches or awards at this event. Just dinner, drinks and live entertainment.

New Year's Masquerade at Savoy Ballroom in Springfield, MO
New Year's Masquerade at Savoy Ballroom in Springfield, MO
Photo courtesy BIV Productions The Savoy Ballroom's building was part of the original Commercial Street Historic District of Springfield. Today, it serves as one of the largest and most unique venues in Springfield.

New Year’s Masquerade

December 31, 7:30 PM12:30 AM
Savoy Historic Ballroom & Event Center
$44
$144

Who doesn’t love a little mystery and drama? Bust out your best masquerade mask and enjoy dinner, a cocktail hour, plenty of dancing and booze on Historic C-Street. Or, opt out of dinner and just enjoy some hors d'oeuvres, desserts and party favors. The balloon drop at midnight (featuring 2,000 balloons loaded with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes) ends the night with a bang. 

Ocean Zen New Year’s Bash

December 31, 9:30 PM1:30 AM
Ocean Zen
Free

Spend the final hours of 2018 at Ocean Zen for free and enjoy a dinner party in the private banquet hall. The dance floor pops with DJ Will & DJ Zane Lee leading the charge. Photo booths and midnight prize giveaways are extra incentive. Even though this event is free, if you want to make sure you and your crew make it in, you’ll want to make your reservations ASAP by calling at 417-889-9596.

New Year's Eve at Fritz's Adventure in Branson, MO
New Year's Eve at Fritz's Adventure in Branson, MO
Photo courtesy Clear Entertainment and Marketing Group Fritz's Adventure is one of Branson's newest (and most popular) family attractions and is the perfect place for a family-friendly New Year's celebration.

Fritz’s Adventure New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 8 PM12:30 AM
Fritz’s Adventure
$20.19

The Branson indoor jungle gym pulls out all the stops for their epic New Year's Eve Party. Bring the kids for a fun evening of music, giveaways, food, drinks and games. This event is the definition of New Year’s fun for the whole family.

New Year’s Eve at Blue Room Comedy Club

December 31, 10:30 PM12:15 AM
Blue Room Comedy Club
$20
$25

Jamie Kennedy, who just wrapped filming the sci-fi epic Ad Astra alongside Brad Pitt, is at Blue Room Comedy Club on New Years Eve. Kennedy got his breath-through performance in Scream, but on this night he brings the laughs. The tickets include meet and greet passes, and if you purchase for the 10:30 show you also receive party favors and champagne at midnight.

New Year's at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO
New Year's at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO
Photo courtesy Silver Dollar City The Silver Dollar City shows are one of the best parts of the Branson attraction. The New Year's shows are even better!

New Year’s Celebration at Silver Dollar City

December 31 or January 1, times vary
Silver Dollar City
$54
$65

Silver Dollar City’s indoor venues features special entertainment surrounding New Year’s. The featured shows include music and comedy show Biff Barker New Year's Radio Show, Red Gold Heritage Hall Dance Party, The Cleverlys bluegrass hits and magician Chad Chesmark. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy 6.5 million lights before the end of the season.

2018 New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl

December 31, 9 PM1 AM
Downtown Springfield Bars
$10

There’s no party like a downtown Queen City pub crawl. Party like there's no tomorrow at 12 venues for $10. There’s great drink specials on hand and swag to help you celebrate in style. Participating venues include Dublin's Pass, Big Whiskey, Zan - The Club, The Boogie, Tropical Liqueurs, Bubbles, Finnegan's Wake, Bair's Sports Grill, Ernie Bigg's Dueling Piano Bar, The Outland, Front of House Lounge and The Ballroom.

New Year's Eve at Golden Girl Rum Club in Springfield, MO
Photo courtesy Corin Cesaric

Sippin' Santa New Year’s Party

December 31, 8 PM1 AM
Golden Girl Rum Club or Civil Kitchen
$20
$25

Stop by the square during your New Year’s outings for exclusive parties at Golden Girl Rum Club and Civil Kitchen. Be on the lookout for DJs, dancing, free Sippin’ Santa cocktails with ticket purchase and champagne toasts at midnight. With only 50 tickets at Golden Girl, you should make sure to plan ahead and get your tickets now.

New Year’s Eve Date Night at B + B Boulangerie & Bakery

December 31, 7 PM10:30 PM
B + B Boulangerie & Bakery
$199 for a couple

Is there a better way to enjoy new beginnings than with sweet treats? B + B Boulangerie & Bakery is welcoming guests for an exclusive New Year’s Eve feast. The menu features spanakopita (spinach phyllo triangles) and hazelnut-mushroom pate for appetizers, seafood bisque, pumpkin pasties, hasselback potatoes and a standing rib roast. A chocolate raspberry joconde roll served with a champagne toast tops of the meal for you and yours.

Chateau on the Lake Resort Hotel & Spa

December 31, 8 PM12 AM
Chateau on the Lake
$60–$475

Join Chateau on the Lake perched high above Table Rock Lake for an end of the year celebration. The event offers an opening reception, a three-course meal, music, champagne toasts, balloon drops and fireworks at midnight. There are options to stay the night in the cozy resort, too! 

New Year's Day Pajama Party

January 1, 6 AM4 PM
Morning Day Cafe in Nixa
Free 

The best way to recover from the night before is with a nice plate of healthy food and a breakfast cocktail on the side. Morning Day Cafe in Nixa is celebrating its grand opening with a pajama party on New Year's Day. The menu features eggs, protein and seasonal produce from local farmers with a ton of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Mimosas and bloody mary variations are buy one, get one free all day long. Don't forget to come in your jammies! 

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