Electric Tower Ball Drop
Western New Yorkers aren’t afraid to brave the cold to enjoy the new year. And, Buffalo is proud to host the second largest New Year Eve’s event in the state after the Times Square Ball Drop in New York City. Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the Buffalo Ball Drop includes an impressive firework display after midnight.
Location: Roosevelt Plaza, E Huron St, Buffalo, NY 14203
First Night Buffalo Family Friendly Activities
First Night Buffalo is a drug- and alcohol-free New Year’s party geared towards families. Held in the warmth of the Convention Center, the celebration offers carnival rides, bounce houses, shows, exotic animals and more. First Night runs from 5 to 10 pm with a grand finale balloon drop at 9:45 pm
Cost: Purchase pre-sale tickets beginning December 1st.
Location: The Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Statler City Ice Ball
If you are looking to ring in 2019 in style, the Statler City Ice Ball delivers world class dining, a champagne toast and live music. The Statler also provides a more casual NYE Nightclub Experience option with light faire and DJ music in their Niagara Room.
Cost: Tickets range from $60 to $140 with early bird pricing. Online purchase only.
Location: 107 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
A Toast to the New Year at Towanda Castle
A renovated armory, the Towanda Castle has the power to take its guests back in time for a wondrous evening. Their 2018 New Year’s Eve event includes an elegant buffet dinner, a cash bar and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are available per person, per couple or per table.
Cost: Tickets start at $39.95 per person with discounts for larger groups.
Location: 69 Delaware St, Tonawanda, NY 14150
New Year’s Eve with the Boogie Monsters at the Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA
A short drive from Buffalo, the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls USA provides a chance to rock in the New Year. The indoor concert begins at 9 pm. Celebrations continue through midnight with a balloon drop, champagne toast and a live viewing of the Ball Drop in NYC from one of ten television screens.
Cost: $100 Dinner for Two ($120.00 Value)
Location: 333 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Wherever you plan to spend New Year’s Eve, Metrodata Services, Western New York’s leading preemployment screening service, wishes you and your family a happy and healthy 2019!