8 New Year’s Eve events in Birmingham for an unforgettable night

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Cheers to the new year! (Bham Now)

New Year’s Eve is only a couple of weeks away, so it’s time to plan how you want to celebrate the start of the new year. Whether you want to celebrate with your girlfriends, the whole family or with your significant other, we have seven of the hottest events lined up. Keep reading to find the perfect New Year’s Eve night.

1. Magic Night in the Magic City at Iron City

Ring in the new year with your bestie by your side. (Matt Keller Lehman / Le Petite Fete)

Iron City is known for their fabulous events and is not missing out this New Year’s Eve. With multiple ticket options to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Here is what you can expect at Iron City’s New Year’s Eve party:

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Midnight balloon drop + champagne toast
  • Magicians
  • Music from DJ Camel Crush
  • Ticket giveaways
  • Tarot readers
  • Unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available)

Get your tickets before Tuesday, Dec 13 for an early-bird discount.

2. Dave & Buster’s New Year EARLY!

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Racing games, air hockey, simulators and basketball are free all night. (Matthew Niblet / Bham Now)

Families are invited to Dave & Buster’s to celebrate New Year’s Eve early. With a ticket, you will get to enjoy:

  • An appetizer buffet
  • A $20 power play card
  • Cinnamon sugar churros
  • Party hats + noisemakers
  • Unlimited soda, coffee + tea
  • Unlimited video gameplay for non-redemption games

Plus, at 6PM, there will be a special video countdown accompanied by a ginger ale toast. Parents, this is a great event for little ones who want to celebrate the beginning of 2023 but still get to bed at a reasonable time.

BONUS: Looking to continue the fun late into the night? At 9PM, the night is just starting at Dave & Buster’s with an abundance of fun to ring in 2023.

  • When: Saturday, December 31 | 9PM
  • Cost: $69.53-91.15 (21+)
  • Tickets here

2. Lakeview NYE bar crawl

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Grab a friend (or two) and hit the bars on Lakeview this New Year’s Eve. (Bham Black Pride / Facebook)

Lakeview district is full of some of the best bars and restaurants in Birmingham, so it just makes sense to celebrate the new year with a bar crawl in Lakeview. Visit bars like Mojo, Sidebar, Steel Gastropub, Al’s and more with special drink offers and tons of fun.

3. New Year’s Eve at Tin Roof

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Imagine the roof decorated for NYE. (Tin Roof / Facebook)

Celebrate another year with Tin Roof for a night full of drinks, live music and fun. Whether you want to buy a fast pass to skip the line and guarantee entry ($30) or reserve a table for you and your friends, Tin Roof is ready to accommodate you. All guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight to ring in the new year.

4. Punk Rock Art Show

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This popular brewery hosts many different events, including Punk Rock Art Show. (True Story Brewing)

Celebrate the last day of 2022 by browsing unique, vintage art and supporting local artists. Punk Rock Art is hosting a special New Year’s Eve show that will have live performances from your favorite punk rock bands like Kamikaze Zombies and Over Seasons.

5. NYE at BMA

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This photo wasn’t taken on New Year’s Eve but we imagine it will be this fun. (Nik Layman / Birmingham Museum of Art)

Guests are invited to show up in their creative cocktail attire this New Year’s Eve at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Bring your friends and experience a night of culture, excitement and a never-before-seen countdown to a new year.

This thrilling night includes:

  • Complimentary valet and coat check
  • Engaging, Unique Tastings and Experiences
  • Live entertainment from DJ Gina T and To the 9’s
  • Midnight toast performance
  • Specially curated hors d’oeuvres from award-winning Chef Tyler Lyne
  • Three complimentary drink tickets

6. Watkins Branch Bourban & Brasserie

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I don’t know what looks better the drinks or the wallpaper. (Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie / Facebook)

Celebrate in style at the French-inspired brasserie, Watkins Branch. Known for its craft cocktails, robust plates and rich history, it is a no-brainer that this is the perfect spot to spend your New Year’s. With a ticket, you’ll receive free appetizers (think deviled eggs and truffle fries), two complimentary cocktails and a glass of champagne to toast at midnight.

7. Alabama Symphony Orchestra: A Viennese Celebration

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Carlos Izcaray conducts the ASO. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

Join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for a New Year’s performance you won’t forget. The show, conducted by Carlos Izcaray, will feature selections from Johann Strauss and other composers. They will end the show with a glass of bubbly to toast to the new year.

8. La Calle 205 Black & Gold Masquerade

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Who is ready to party this NYE? (La Calle 205 / Facebook)

For the first time ever, celebrate the arrival of 2023 with La Calle 205. If you are looking for an event full of dancing, food, drinks and fun, this is your event. With local talent and international phenomenon DJ Wuazat, it will be a celebration like no other. Plus, they will be having a cash balloon drop at midnight.

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Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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