Happy (almost) 2023, Wichita! Come and ring in the new year, ICT style! Our city has loads to offer when it comes to NYE celebrations, events, and just really fun locations to toast to 2023. Below we have listed out events, locations, and even some fun local hot spots we suggest for you.
We’ve put the events into two sections below:
- New Year’s eve activities for adults
- Family-friendly New Year’s Eve events!
Whatever you choose to do, we wish you a happy and safe New Year!
*Be sure to check the date of each event, as some may not actually be held on December 31!
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Chicken N Pickle‘s Ice Pond
1240 N Greenwich Road
- Chicken N Pickle‘s outdoor pond is available beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 31. Skating costs $11 per person; skate rental is $4. (Kids 3 and under Free.) Make sure you double-check the schedule before you go since this is an outdoor event. There may be weather-related changes or cancellations. Info here
701 Amidon St
- See Wichita’s largest light display on NYE!. If you haven’t been yet, you should go. It’s a fun, relaxed holiday walk through amazing festive light displays. Make sure you reserve your time slot online before arriving online!
Wichita Art Museum
1400 W. Museum Blvd
- Visit our local art museum for Family ArtVenture: New Year’s Cheer. Finish out 2022 with timely artmaking activities, music, hourly countdown celebrations, and more. Make some noise to cheer in the new year! The best part? IT’S FREE! Visit their website for details
139 N. Mead St,
- Open for some old-school fun from 1 p.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve. The cost is $10 for unlimited play all day or $8 for kids 10 and younger. Pinball is just 50 cents! Visit their website for hours and details
Field Station Dinosaurs
2999 N Rock Rd
- Join the fun as Field Station rings in the New Year with a day-long celebration of dinosaurs from around the world! See interactive dinos and learn about them with games, hands-on activities, and music. Included are festive noisemakers, party hats, and a kid-friendly bubbly toast when the clock strikes twelve. This event is a great way for your entire family to ring in the New Year (without the staying up until midnight part). More Info and tickets.
11413 E. 13th St N
- Start off 2023 with a strike! This bowling alley is offering fantastic specials all day long on New Year’s Eve including unlimited bowling and some great family packages during the day and adult packages in the evening to ring in the new year. Info here.
Carousel Skate Center
312 N. West Street
- This Skate Center will have family skating available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Their entertainment facility features a large arcade, live DJ, concession stand, skate rink and, not to mention, Wichita’s largest indoor playground! Visit their website for details
Dave & Busters
2644 N. Greenwich Ct.
- Enjoy a special video countdown and Ginger Ale Toast while you and your family play the night away at this massive arcade and restaurant. Admission is required – see info
5920 E. Mt. Vernon
- Come and ring in the new year with a board game night! Bring in food and drinks and any games you would like to the table, or just come and see what people are playing that night! This is great, quality, family fun in at a cool location. See Info
2434 N. Woodlawn
- With a more manageable NOON balloon drop, this event is a perfect way for your kiddos to burn off some pent-up energy and celebrate the new year. Book now as it sells out quickly! See Info
Adult New Years in Wichita
DINNER AND DRINKS LOCATIONS:
6200 W. 21st N.
- Enjoy a special 4-course dinner, live entertainment, and hand-crafted cocktails to kick off your NYE evening! Reserve your table online to make sure you get a spot.
1788 S. Airport Road
- Get your dancing shoes on and boogie into 2023 with local legend, DJ Carbon! Along with other live entertainment and a great bar – this local hot spot is a great choice to ring in the new year! Learn More
Headshots Bar & Grill
2020 N. Woodlawn
- Travel to Headshots Arcade Bar for the Halfling Holiday Pop-Up Bar! A fun venue to ring in the new year as this bar has transformed into a Lord of the Rings Shire! Facebook Page
Jerry’s Bar & Grill
630 N. Robin Road
- A west-side favorite Jerry’s is great for adults to ring in the new year. With kitchen specials, a champagne toast, and popular band Suite 68 providing great entertainment, it’s a great option! Info
608 E. Douglas
- This bar offers a unique new year’s night as their monthly Salsa Night just so happen to be on NYE! Come enjoy some salsa dancing, authentic music, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Facebook Event Page
Mort’s Martini Bar
923 E. 1st St.
- Who better to enjoy NYE with than with the local favorite band, Sunshine the Bunny? Mix in great friends and Mort’s awesome patio and you have yourself a great night! More info
Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery
330 S. Greenwich Road
- Ring in the New Year at Mortdecai’s with a night full of festive fun, music brought to you by Jukebox 45, food & drink specials, giveaways, party bundles, and more! Learn More
O’Malley’s Irish Pub
2405 W. 31st St.
- Irish pub turned Stupid 54! What a fun way to ring in NYE! Don’t be shy – come dressed to impress in your disco attire get your groove on and boogie down under the disco ball! More info
The Rusty Nail
1155 S. Washington
- Voted Wichitas Best, this popular bar is throwing a Masquerade Party for NYE, this year. The celebration includes a live DJ and signature cocktails.
LOCAL ADULT PARTIES
Chicken N Pickle
1240 N. Greenwich
- Enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday party at Chicken N Pickle with their New Year’s Eve Celebration! Their interior has been decked out with their temporary ski lodge theme Snowbound and their exterior has been transformed into an Ice Pond for good ol’ fashioned ice skating (how perfect!). Along with the festive scenery, this local hotspot is also going ALL OUT this NYE with a DJ, champagne toast, and a chance to win great prizes! More info on their Facebook Event Page
11120 W. Kellogg Drive
- You won’t want to miss this venue’s popular NYE party, Paramount 80’s Rock Night NYE. Rock into the new year while the band plays high energy sing-with-us 80s anthems from Journey, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, and much more! Info
650 E. 2nd St.
- This venue presents the Time Travelers Ball to celebrate NYE. Enjoy great vibes and even better music with 2?ØT. Tickets here
104 S. Broadway
- Located secretly in the basement of the downtown hotel, the Ambassador, this local speakeasy is the perfect backdrop to ring in the new year! Included with your $15 ticket are live entertainment and party favors! Simply show your ticket to the hotel front desk and they will direct you to their secret bar location. (Don’t forget to ask them for the password!)
Public at the Brickyard
129 N. Rock Island
- Ring in the new year with Public’s NYE Dinner, Drinks & Jazz. Take part in their delicious tasting menu and signature cocktails. Make your reservations today!
Wichita Union Stockyards
6425 W. MacArthur Road
- Get your scootin’ boots on and head out to the Stockyard! With Marty Haggard and the Jason Boyd Band – you can dance your way into the new year! Also included is an impressive breakfast buffet! Get your tickets here!
4900 W. 31st St.
- Head over to beautiful Bright Water Bay for their Arsenal New Year’s Eve Party. Formal attire requested so dress to impress! Ticketing and information here!
13111 W. 21st St.
- Party at the farm’s New Year’s Night of Elegance On The Farm. New this year, your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer,a photo station, and party favors. This is one of the more pricey parties at $135 pp so be advised! More info here.
Kansas Star Casino
777 Kansas Star Drive
- Enjoy great food, live entertainment, and tons of fun at the Masters Of Barbeque (MOB) New Year’s Eve Party. Purchase tickets here
1307 N. Rock Road
- Not exactly a cheap event, these tickets start at $500! It serves as a Fundraiser for the Mark Arts facility and art education mission. Cosmos NYE Celebration will have guests travel through the Cosmos to welcome the New Year. Information
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