Happy (almost) 2021, Wichita! Let’s say good riddance to 2020 in a fun and safe way! Here are some of the best New Years Eve events in Wichita, from budget-friendly to lavish nights on the town.
We’ve put the events into two sections below: New Year’s eve activities for adults and family-friendly New Year’s Eve events.
I will say that some of the adult activities are more than we usually consider “cheap” but some of them include a lot, like drink tickets, live entertainment, hotel rooms, etc. We’ve ordered them by price (within each section) to make it easier for you to find the inexpensive New Year’s Eve events.
Whatever you choose to do, we want to wish you a Happy New Year!
*Be sure to check the date of each event, as some may not actually be held on December 31!
New Year’s Eve activities and events for adults
Because of county mandates most New Year’s Eve countdowns will be at 11 p.m. or “New York time” as many establishments are calling it.
New Year’s Eve in Dockum There’s no cover for the NYE celebrations in Dockum; however, reservations are encouraged to help keep everyone safe. This new year’s theme is Times Square. “Toast with the pharmacist here in Dockum as we watch the ball drop and listen to live music from the Caleb Abbott Trio!” They will be open from 6pm-11pm.
New Years Eve Maskerade Party with Rumblefish. Musician Rumblefish will be performing live. Karaoke Room opens at 7pm. Music starts at 8:00. Dress to impress and grab your masquerade party mask to ring in 2021 with a bang! Party favors and countdown to 2021 at 11pm.
New Years Eve Early 6pm Champagne Toast at The Rusty Nail. Celebrating New Years Eve with London this year, you can watch the “ball” drop at 6pm with a champagne toast. 1/2 price drinks are available from 4-7pm & $5 appetizers. Free pool for New Year’s Eve. Free party hats and supplies while they last.
New York New Years at Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge. New Year’s Eve celebration. $10 admission includes champagne toast. Masks are required at this event; Vorshay’s sells masks that have a hole in them for your straws so that you can celebrate safely.
NYE with The Banned. Spend your New Year’s Eve at Port of Wichita. $15 cover fee gets you into the celebration, live music from The Banned, party favors, and a champagne toast at Midnight.
NYE 2021 at The Loony Bin from either 7:00 p.m. or 9 p.m. (2 separate events) at 215 N. St. Francis in Wichita, KS. Laugh in the new year with comic Gabriel Rutledge. 7:00 p.m. is show-only; 10 p.m. performance includes comedy show, party favors, snacks, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year. Ages 21 and up only for either show. Tickets: $15 for the 7:00 p.m. performance or $30 for the 9 p.m. performance plus fun.
Hangover Half Series NYE marathon Thanks to reader Diana for this one! Race in the new year by running away from 2020. A 5k running event and Holiday Celebration Extravaganza. The race starts at 12:01am at the El Dorado Civic Center. $35 registration. Sign up here.
New Year’s Eve with Jenny Dawn Cellars from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Union Station winery, 703 E. Douglas Ave. Three course meal, wine, music and a night of dancing. Champagne toast at 11 p.m. Tickets $75 for a table of 4.
New Year’s Eve Four Course dinner at 6S Steakhouse. Celebrate New Year’s with a 4-course dinner, live music, and more at 6S Steakhouse. Early seating will start at 5 p.m. for $80 while Premier seating will start at 8 p.m. for $110 and will include additional perks. Both seatings are welcomed to celebrate the new year in the bar area as well.
New Year’s Eve dinner at Sienna Tuscan Steakhouse with seatings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Make a reservation for a 3-course dinner (for two), live entertainment, and a complimentary champagne toast at 11 p.m. $149.95
Family-Friendly New Years Eve Events
Celebrate New Year’s Eve Around the World from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Chicken N Pickle, 1240 N. Greenwich Road.
New Year’s Eve with Cynthia Rausch at Hurricane Sports Bar and Grill will start at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Go celebrate the new year with live music and food!
New Year’s Eve Spectacular On Demand. Mosley Street Melodrama count down to 2021 will be virtual this year. Enjoy their favorite moments from our 2020 season with newly added performer interviews, jokes and songs! Rock and ring-in the new year with Mosley Street at home. Free online event.
Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday NYE from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Field Station: Dinosaurs. Holiday fun at the close of the year. Tickets $10.
Illuminations at Botanica will be open on New Year’s Eve from 5:30 p.m. You must purchase your ticket online. $13 for adults, $9 for kids. $9 for all members and military.
Carousel Skate Center will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $9.99 for skaters and $5 for spectators. All tickets must be purchased online.
New Year’s Eve at The Alley from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or 7:30-10:30 p.m. at 11413 E. 13th in Wichita. Family & friends get two lanes and get unlimited bowling, go karts, laser maze and Hologate virtual reality experience, along with pitchers of soda, $5 arcade game card, 2 hours of cosmic bowling, and pizza. These book fast, so reserve yours soon. Price for the early party is $300 (for all 6 people) or pay $320 for the late party.
…keep checking back! We know there are more family-friendly NYE events to list here. 🙂