Usher in New Year surrounded by the clear blue water and lush forests of beautiful Kentucky. Whether you’re seeking a rustic holiday celebration in the countryside or a luxurious party in the city, you’re sure to have an amazing experience in the state of Kentucky. Enjoy the state’s many interesting venues including vintage 40’s rail cars, state park resorts, historic pubs, country clubs, and more. The following New Year’s Eve activities are some of the best in Kentucky.
Spend the New Year surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park in Lucas. Their New Year’s Eve Celebration features scrumptious prime rib buffet, appetizers, dancing, entertainment, party favors, and a cash bar followed by a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
Ring in the New Year aboard a luxurious, beautifully-restored vintage 1940s-style rail car on a three-hour festive excursion through the beautiful Kentucky countryside. Enjoy a five-course decadent dinner, live band entertainment, cocktails, complimentary champagne, non-alcoholic beverages, and an overall unforgettable experience onboard the train.
The Howl at the Moon New Year’s Eve Party is a fabulous event featuring everything you need to ring in the New Year with a blast! Attendees enjoy the open premium bar, complimentary premium buffet and champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and live entertainment for an unforgettable, fun-filled evening in Louisville.
For an exciting New Year’s Eve Party complete with all the traditional festivities, check out the New Year’s Eve Party at the Danville Country Club. Attendees enjoy live music by Central Kentucky's premiere jazz funk ensemble, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverage stations, a cash bar, and a complimentary champagne toast.
Head to the Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park for the New Year’s Eve Classic Country Celebration featuring favorite classic country music hits by all the legends. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and dinner followed by the Annual First Day Hike, breakfast, and crafts on New Year’s Day.
The most sophisticated New Year’s Eve event for mature professionals and entrepreneurs in the midwest is held in Louisville at C2 Event Venue. The Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration is a 30-and-over, two-day event featuring special guest DJ performances, multiple parties, countdowns on multiple screens, photo booths, party favors, videographer cash bars, roaming photographers, and VIP upgrades.
Known as the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Louisville, New Year's Eve at Mellwood Art Center is a popular annual celebration featuring the hottest cover bands, late night food, cocktails, and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP tables are also available at this adults-only event.
Overlooking the beautiful Kentucky Lake, the Kenlake State Resort Park puts on a Ringing in the New Year Party complete with all the holiday festivities. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy live music entertainment (country, classic rock, and blues), dinner at the Aurora Landing Restaurant, party favors, lodging, breakfast for two, and more.
Ring in the New Year surrounded by beautiful lakeside scenery at the Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls Of Rough. Enjoy a delicious chef-prepared buffet in the Grayson's Landing Restaurant along with dancing and live music at the conference center. Don’t forget to check out the locally-made and Kentucky-crafted products at the resort’s gift shop.