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LIST: Welcome 2018 in Northeast Ohio with New Year's Eve-themed parties, celebrations and bashes

LIST: Welcome 2018 in Northeast Ohio with New Year's Eve-themed parties, celebrations and bashes
Posted at 11:25 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 11:26:38-05

A new year is upon us and Cleveland is joining other cities across the globe in New Year's Eve celebrations. The question of 'What are you doing for New Year's Eve?' is one everyone hears in the weeks leading up to the big day so we have some options that will fit any crowd—from dancing at Cleveland nightclubs to more laid back celebrations at craft breweries and restaurants throughout the city— here are some ways you can leave 2017 in the past and welcome 2018 to the present.

Children friendly celebrations

Noon Year's Eve at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

See the 'party' animals up close with a New Year's Eve dance party for your little ones. Starting at noon, there will be breakfast and animal character meet and greet. Tickets are required for ages 2 and up.  The event includes zoo admission.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo | 3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, Ohio 44109

New Year's Eve at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Roar into the new year with a giant dinosaur egg drop in the Murch Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This event is great for children who want to participate in the celebrations.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Where: Cleveland Museum of Natural History | 1 Wade Oval Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Nightclub parties

UNION Nightclub Black & White Masquerade Ball

Ring in the new year with a masquerade ball at UNION nightclub. Two floors of dancing and three full bars give you options on where to dance and drink the night away. Tickets include finger food buffet and a champagne toast at midnight. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 10 p.m. -2:30 a.m.

Where: UNION | 1392 W. 6th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

East End Restaurant and Bar New Year's Eve Party

If you want to get your dance on for the night, stop by East End in the Flats East Bank for all you can eat and drink. Top shelf liquors like Ciroc, 1800 and Grey Goose are included in the open bar. VIP Table for 8-10 guests is $800 or a single ticket includes $100. General admission is also available. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Where: East End | 1330 Old River Road Cleveland, Ohio 44113

New Year's Eve Brunches

New Year's Eve Brunch at Crop Bistro

Wake up and brunch with a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary when you eat brunch at Crop Bistro. When nightfall hits, join them in their skylight penthouse that offers great views of the Cleveland skyline. Tickets are $39 for adults and $20 for children. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 9-3 p.m.

Where: 2537 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113

New Year's Eve Brunch at Prosperity Social Club

Start New Year's Eve Day off right with a delicious brunch served with cocktails. Make reservations early because spaces are limited. Call them at 216-937-1938.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Prosperity Social Club | 1109 Starkweather Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113

New Year's Eve at Velvet Dog 

Party it up in the Warehouse District at Velvet Dog which includes an open bar and finger food buffet. Music by Dj Gino XL and Kyle Conley. Tickets are $85. All party packages include party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. More info on tickets and reservations here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 10-2:30 a.m.

Where: Velvet Dog | 1280 W. 6th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Dress Theme

 A Gatsby New Year's Eve Cleveland

Take a step back in time to the 1920s at this New Year's Eve themed party. 2nd & High Social House wants you to get your top hat and flapper dresses to roar into 2018. Starting at 9 p.m., eat a variety of hors d'oeuvres with a 5-hour drink package to take you into the night. Tickets are $107.62. Buy them here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 2nd & High Social House | 2123 East 2nd Street Cleveland, Ohio 44115

New Year's Eve Themed party at Punch Bowl Social

Come dressed up in all neon clothing and celebrate a new year at Punch Bowl Social where bowling and arcade games will provide another form of entertainment aside from the typical DJing and dancing parties. There will be a balloon drop and live DJ. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 at 9 p.m.

Where: Punch Bowl Social | 1086 W. 11th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Decadent celebrations

Decades & Diamonds at The 9

Ring in the new year in Cleveland's underground vaults. Blues Brothers Tribute will provide the entertainment all night long and keep you dancing into the new year. A long list of dinner options includes scallops with lobster and brandy, lamb with lavender honey, winter squash hummus and Boursin cheese and artichoke beignets, to name a few. Complimentary beer and wine are available followed by a champagne toast at midnight. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: The 9 | 2017 E. 9th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Lago's 5th Annual New Year's Eve Soiree: 007

Unveil a new year in style and luxury at Lago's  lavish evening with dancing and endless cocktails from the bar. Black tie attire is optional but encouraged if you want to celebrate in style. Full admission, $200 per person or $300 per couple, begins at 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Lago Custom Events | 1091 W. 10th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Kiss off 2017 New Year's Eve Party at Bar Louie

Kiss 2017 goodbye and say hello to 2018. Bottles will be popping and the music will be jamming for eager party-goers wanting to celebrate a new year the right way. Private party tickets include four drink tickets, one appetizer and party favors for $53.67. Buy them here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Bar Louie | 9 Main Street Westlake, Ohio 44145

Not your typical celebration

ZOZOBRA New Year's Eve at Yuzu

Are you looking to leave your worries and troubles behind in the new year? This event models the annual Fiestas de Sante Fe in New Mexico—a festival that burns a 50-feet high marionette to symbolize people who want to leave their gloom and worry behind ahead of a new year. Organizers will burn a mini-version of the marionette at midnight. Complimentary King Cobra toast at midnight.

When: Sunday, December 31 at 10 p.m.

Where: 13603 Madison Avenue Lakewood, Ohio 44017

Music Mania

New Year's Eve at Jukebox

Ring in the new year with drinking, dancing and eating at one of Cleveland's neighborhood hangout spots.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Where: Jukebox | 1404 W. 29th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

New Year's Eve at The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Party like a VIP while you sing and dance to all-request dueling pianos at Cleveland's piano bar in the Flats East Bank. Table reservations will sell out so book them as soon as possible. VIP packages include a bottle of champagne, signature shot per person, two drink tickets per person, an entree for the table and party favors. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m.

Where: The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar | 1163 Front Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Brewing into the new year

Brew Year's Eve

Great Lakes Brewing Company is decking the entire pub into a festive New Year's Eve celebration. There will be a DJ, and dancing in the beer garden, a photo booth to capture all the memorable moments and fresh oyster from CLE on the Half Shell. The general admission ticket is $75 and VIP ticket is $90. Buy ticket here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 6:45 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Great Lakes Brewing Company | 2516 Market Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Masquerade at Noble Beast Brewing Company

Dress up and celebrate New Year's Eve with special keg tappings and delicious food at Noble Beast Brewing Company. Open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, special beer tappings and even a $5 Lyft credit are included in the $85 ticket.  Masquerade masks will be provided at the door but you can also bring your own. Buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Noble Beast Brewing Company | 1470 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

New Year's Eve celebration at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

Instead of having a Bavarian buffet, Hofbauhaus will be hosting a New Year's Eve celebration with dinner and complimentary champagne toast.

When: Sunday, December 31, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. dinner seating.

Where: Hofbrauhaus Cleveland | 1550 Chester Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

A Very Chilly New Year's Eve at The Bottlehouse Brewery

If you're looking for a relaxed place to celebrate New Year's Eve that isn't overpriced, then stop by The Bottlehouse Brewery for holiday drinks and games.

When: Sunday, December 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bottlehouse Brewery in Lakewood | 13368 Madison Avenue Lakewood, Ohio 44107