Local New Year’s Eve options to ring in the new year

December 28, 2018 | 3:00 am

Updated December 27, 2018 | 9:14 pm

Group Of Friends Celebrating At New Year Party Together| Graphic by Owensboro Times | Photo by Monkey Business

Owensboro has several events happening to ring in the new year.

122 E 2nd St.

Winter break activities are happening every day after Christmas at the museum, the Noon Year’s Eve Celebration starts at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 31.

The 12th annual event kicks off with music and dancing. There will also be face painting, craft stations for party hats and noisemakers and opportunities to take photos with popular superheroes and characters.

There will be a chemistry show at 11 a.m. and 15 minutes before noon the countdown will begin. At the stroke of 12, more than 1,000 balloons will drop from the ceiling

Cookies and ginger ale will be served and guests will have treat bags to take home.

Admission to the museum is $5 per person, children ages 2 and under are free.


234 Frederica Street

According to Bar Louie, “The bottles will be popping, taps will be flowing, kitchen will be cookin’ and music will be pumping until last call… So you don’t have to end your night until we do.”

With a champagne toast, party favors and a specialty NYE cocktail, the Velvet 19, those over 21 can enjoy ringing in the new year.

Get ready to ring in 2019 with our champagne toast, party favors, and great friends while you sip on our specialty New Year’s Eve cocktail, the Velvet 19.

Tickets are $10 and you can pay at the door. There is not a specific start time.


501 W. Second Street

Moving the party into a bigger space than last year, attendees will have more space, seating and bars.

Doors open at 8 p.m. with DJ Shay taking the stage at 9 p.m. to get the guests dancing.

Themed drink specials and concessions will also be available throughout the night. Guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight to welcome in 2019, sponsored by Chandon Sparkling Brut.

Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $250. Additional processing fees may apply to ticket sales. This event is for ages 21 and over only.


10 Distillery Road

The second annual O.Z. Tyler New Year’s Eve party will be held in the historic Bottling House and will include an evening of live music, festive atmosphere, champagne and bourbon, obviously, and live viewing of the Times Square ball drop.

This year O.Z. Tyler is offering all-inclusive VIP tickets for just $110, including open bar and catered dinner.

Tables have designated seating and can be reserved through their webpage.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for an all-evening celebration. The night will feature cocktails, a buffet dinner, four live bands, live viewing of the Times Square ball drop, open bar and a champagne toast for all.

The dress code is formal — jackets or suits for men and dresses for women.

This is a 21 and over event. Attendees must have valid, government-issued identification to enter the event.

Event Schedule:
7 p.m. — Doors open
7:30 p.m. — VIP Dinner
8 p.m. – Elliott Sublett
9 p.m. – Insulated
10 p.m. – The Josh Merritt Band
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. – Andy Brasher Band (and speciaL guests)

101 Daviess Street

This year’s show will include country and gospel music and an old time Rock-N-Roll spectacular. The show is made from the best of the best – Goldie, her Backstage Band and singers.

Goldie and the Backstage Band with Jon Brennan, Katie Herron, Tara Estes, Travis Estes, Tate Brothers, Scott Davis and Terry Lee and more make this evening a fun family experience, along with many other surprises for attendees.


1400 Hickman Ave

The Edge Ice Center is also offering an opportunity to ring in the new year during their glow-in-the-dark skate party on Dec. 31 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

There will be a live DJ, light show, black lights and glow sticks, while supplies last. Admission is $10 per person, which includes skate rental. It is open to all ages.

December 28, 2018 | 3:00 am

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