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New Year's Events for This Weekend in Albany: Dec 30 - Jan 1

If you're still looking for something awesome to do on New Year's Eve, look no further! We've got our top picks to ring in 2017 in Albany right here, including a few kid-friendly events!

Via Entertainment  
Ring in the New Year in Style

Saturday, December 31

For $125 Rascals in Crossgates is offering a five-hour open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, chef stations, a champagne toast, and a huge dance floor. There will be two live bands, the getdown and Lonesome Dove. Tickets can be purchased at

Saturday, December 31

Dave & Buster's, also in Crossgates, has three levels of packages for the ultimate New Year's Eve celebration. Eat, drink, play, party, and ring in the New Year! All packages include a dinner buffet, soft drinks, and a play in the Million Dollar Midway. Packages range from $47.99 to $79.99, with the most exclusive package offering four premium drink tickets, a $25 Power Card, unlimited video game play, a SuperBooth Memento photo, and more.

First Night of Funny - Clean & Clever and Uncensored

Saturday, December 31

The Egg is cleverly presenting two versions of an awesome comedy show for New Year's Eve - one is clean, and one is uncensored. Whichever your preference, come out to see the comedic genius of Kelly MacFarland, Steve Caouette, Joe Bronzi, and Jaye McBride. The clean show wraps up by 9:30, and the uncensored show by 10:00, giving you plenty of time to get home safely to watch the ball drop.

Saturday, December 31

Proctors is celebrating the New Year with an amazing stand-up comedy show featuring some of the country's best up-and-coming comedians! Following the stand-up will be the Joey Thomas Big Band, featuring music from Blood, Sweat & Tears; Chicago; Earth, Wind & Fire; Tower of Power; and more. There will be dancing, light fare, a cash bar, and champagne at midnight. Tickets are $60.

Saturday, December 31

There will be a sponsored bar, a $5 arcade card, and more for New Year's Eve at Via Entertainment in Rotterdam! Enjoy a champagne toast, DJs from Pure Sound Entertainment, and giveaways to keep everyone entertained all night long. Reservations are required! Tickets are $25.

Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31

Prior to the all-out New Year's Eve celebration at Dave & Buster's, they're hosting a "Family Fun" evening starting at 5pm to ring in the New Year with an appetizer buffet, desserts, games, and more. There are two packages for this event at $20 and $25.

Saturday, December 31

Another excellent option for a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration is happening at the New York State Museum. Come down to play games, make party hats, create noisemakers, and more to celebrate the arrival of 2017. Free admission!

12th Annual Noon Year's Eve Celebration - Morning and Afternoon

Saturday, December 31

Consider checking out SUNY Poly CMOST in Troy for your New Year's Eve celebration. Festivities are running through a morning session, 9:30am to 11:30am, and then again from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Activities including face painting, games, and more, including a bubble-blowing bonanza! And, it's free - the $5 admission fee is waived for the day!

Check out more New Year's Eve events in the area or browse our New Year's Guide.

Looking for even more events? Head over to the full events calendar.

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