Kansas City celebrates New Year’s Eve all throughout the metro. Whether you’re in Downtown KC, Westport, the Crossroads Arts District or Country Club Plaza—plus all the other great neighborhoods—you’ll find parties galore and special ways to count down to 2018.
Take, for example, New Year’s Swingin’ Eve at Union Station, a big-band-fueled bash complete with a midnight balloon drop, celebratory dancing and bubbly toasts all around. Other parties are less dress-up and more party-down. Check out Irish New Year’s Eve at Kelly’s Westport Inn to ring in the upcoming year on Ireland time when the ball drops on the Emerald Isle at 6 p.m. KC time. Or head to New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon, the Power & Light District’s resident piano party bar, for live renditions of all-time favorite songs.
Big group or by yourself, Topgolf in Overland Park makes for a unique alternative to crowded bars by offering a stellar NYE experience with unlimited play, drinks and more. Try your luck at any of the area’s casinos, such as Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway and Isle of Capri Casino, for late-night fun that doesn’t stop when the ball drops.