10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Kentucky

Celebrating New Year’s Eve is one way to give one final “hurrah” to 2018 before the new year begins. Now is the time to reminisce and raise your glass to a new year filled with good memories and adventures. From Lexington to Louisville, Kentucky offers a slate of exciting events to kick 2019 off. Here are our favorites. 

New Year’s Eve Party, Louisville, KY

Celebrate with no cover charge at this grand event. There will be a happy hour and food menu offered when doors open at 9 p.m. Order $2 pints and $3 fireball shots, or just wait until midnight for the free champagne toast. Be sure to wear a slammin’ outfit, but if you didn’t have time to run to the store for self-decoration, there will be free party favors available to wear.

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party, Lexington, KY

Ah, there’s no party like a Gatsby party. If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie—now is the time. Gatsby threw marvelous grandiose parties in hopes of seeing his lost love at one of them. At this Gatsby party, bring your love along and dress 1920s style. You’re sure to have a swingin’ time. 

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Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park New Year's Eve Extravaganza, Gilbertsville, KY

More than 10 of Kentucky’s State Parks are hosting events to celebrate the new year. Wherever you reside in Kentucky, there’s sure to be a state park or resort park near you. All have phone numbers listed to call about the event, so be sure you know what you’re in for before you attend.

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Kentucky Castle, Versailles, KY

Featuring a Kentucky-born artist, this party costs $55 for general admission and $160 for the VIP experience. The concert will be by JD Shelburne, who began playing guitar at age 19. While the general admission tickets only include the concert, the VIP set includes a four-course dinner as well as other exclusives.

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New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Downtown London, London, KY

The dress code for this bash is “Your Best Outfit of 2018” or “Sexy Black Dress.” The party includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, an appetizer buffet, 2019 party favors, and DJ entertainment. Make it a girls’ night out and gather the ladies together to party in style.

2019 New Year’s Eve Party, Radcliff, KY

The party will be held in the Jazz & Jokes Lounge, at a price of $20 per couple or $12 per person when purchasing tickets in advance. At the door, tickets will be $25 per couple or $15 per person. Regardless of which tickets you purchase, party favors, and champagne will be included for the night’s shenanigans.

Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party, Shively, KY

Everyone loves an old-fashioned masquerade party. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., but only to those who are dressed appropriately: no tennis shoes or athletic wear. There will be a cash prize on offer for the “Best Dressed” and the “Best Mask.” Start planning your outfit now and have a luxurious and elegant time at this New Year’s Eve bash.

New Year’s Eve 90s Throwback Party, Elizabethtown, KY

Another themed party, this one is for those who loved the 1990s. The party revolves around that great decade, from the music to the outfits to the atmosphere. The hosts are offering door prizes for giveaway as well as a $100 cash prize for the “Best Dressed.” Plan your outfit and make some money to buy everyone a round.

Black and White New Year’s Eve Celebration, Louisville, KY

This party claims to be the “most sophisticated NYE party in the south.” Guests must be 30 years and older, and the guest list is reserved for mature professionals and entrepreneurs. Start celebrating early on Dec. 30, New Year’s Eve eve. Visit the website for ticket information, there’s a multitude of package options.

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New Year’s Eve Jazz & Jive, Lexington, KY

It can’t be said any better: “Jazz and Jive on New Year’s Eve with the sexy sounds of Lexington’s own five-piece band Paper Moon.” Tickets for the event include a shrimp cocktail, a signature drink from the hosts, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will also be a cash bar available at the event.

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