As we bid farewell to 2023, Omaha gears up for New Year’s Eve events catering to various tastes. Whether you’re a nature lover, a bourbon enthusiast, a dance fiend, a foodie or a fireworks fan, we’ve got your ticket to welcome 2024 in style.

Dance your way into the new year in Omaha.

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The Slowdown Eric FrancisFor a night of throwback musical fun, head to The Waiting Room, where beloved Omaha band Secret Weapon will pack the dance floor playing retro hits. At Slowdown, a DJ will keep the party rocking only pausing for a midnight champagne toast. Limited VIP tickets include an appetizer buffet and one cent drinks all night at this 21 and over event. To celebrate the past as you look toward the future, check out Time Warp New Year’s Eve at Joslyn Castle. Dress to impress in the style of any decade and enjoy the historic beauty of this Omaha landmark as you nibble bites, sip cocktails and dance to an all-night DJ.

Savor the last of 2023 with a special New Year’s Eve dinner.

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Dante platingBook your table now for a delicious end to 2023 in Omaha. The Boiler Room is offering five festive and delightful courses with or without wine pairings. Dolce is serving up dishes that include braised shortrib or lobster risotto. Le Voltaire has New Year’s Eve seating at 5pm and 8pm for its three-course New Year’s Eve dinner. Dante gives you the choice of dining in or taking your New Year’s Eve feast to go. For more Omaha dining inspiration, browse our restaurant listings.  

Say cheers to 2024 with paired wine or bourbon tastings.

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For those looking for a quieter New Year’s Eve celebration, consider a New Year’s Eve dinner and wine pairing experience  at Wine Cellar 510.


Bourbon drinkers will discover a delightful evening at a NYE Bourbon Ball at Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. Your ticket includes progressive bourbon tastings, a premium selection of dinner foods, dessert and live music. Think about adding a room on to your package, so your way home is only an elevator ride.

Watch a ball drop or see a fireworks display.

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NYE fireworks

Welcome the new year at Venues at the Granary with a night of live music and a DJ.  The party culminates outside at midnight with a live outdoor ball drop followed by fireworks. Fortunately for the early-to-bed crowd, the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular begins earlier. Free parking opens at the CHI Health Center Omaha lots at 6pm. Tune your radio to STAR 104.5 to listen to the holiday soundtrack to the fireworks show that begins at 7pm.

Get a jumpstart on healthy habits with a gentle hike.

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Hike 2 Hitchcock

Embrace the tranquility of nature as you walk scenic trails on Hitchcock Nature Center’s New Year's Eve Sunset Hike . Watch the sun set on 2023 as you join a member of the environmental education team for the guided journey. If you’d do it the next day, First Day Hikes are available at many Nebraska State Parks, including Platte River State Park and Ponca State Park.

Enjoy your festivities in Omaha, and be safe! A note: Omaha Metro, the city’s mass transit bus system, operates on New Year’s Eve; check the website for schedules. Taxi services include zTrip and Uber.

And if you’re traveling with kids, be sure to check out “Fun for Families this New Year’s Eve in Omaha.” Happy New Year!