Looking for fun ways to start off 2016 this New Year’s Eve? We’ve rounded up our top picks to carry you from celebrations on Thursday through sangrias on Sunday. Check it out!
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
NYE Leave Your Legacy Bash
Ring in the New Year like one of the greats with good food, good drinks, good music and good company at The Hollow’s Leave Your Legacy Bash. There will be live music, a prix fixe dinner option, raffles and more!
New Year’s Eve Party at LAX
Head over to LAX on Lark for what’s sure to be an incredible party! There will be an open bar, an appetizer buffet, a champagne toast and free party favors. Be sure to dress to impress!
Dinner on the Water
Looking for a more low-key way to celebrate the New Year? Join the Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn for fantastic dinner specials and live entertainment by Joey Blue Reed. Make your reservations today!
The First Night of Funny
Say goodbye to 2015 with a hilarious night of laughter at Proctors! The “First Night of Funny” showcases four professional comedians with four unique perspectives on the world. With a lineup including acts seen on HBO, Comedy Central and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, it’s sure to be one funny night! Note that this event is for ages 18 and over.
Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve
Noon Year’s Eve at Colonie Center
If there’s a little one in your life that would like to celebrate 2016 but most likely won’t stay awake until midnight, check out Colonie Center’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration on Thursday.
CMOST’s 11th Annual Noon Year’s Eve
The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology will host their 11th Annual Noon Year’s Eve on Thursday, as well. There will be face painting, an animal show, games and other activities. The celebration will be capped off with a Museum-wide parade!
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
It’s the last chance to drive through the Capital Holiday Lights in the Park on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy more than 125 illuminated displays throughout historic Washington Park and be sure to stop by the Lakehouse afterwards for crafts, refreshments and more.
moe. at The Palace
Don’t miss out on moe. at The Palace Theatre on Friday! With critical acclaim and a solid international fan base, the band’s following continues to grow each year. At the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered. Buy your tickets today!
Empire Skate Plaza
While the ice skating rink is open daily at Empire State Plaza, there will be a special guest on the ice on Saturday! U.S. Champion figure skater Kimmie Meisner will perform a skating demonstration and a meet and greet from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM.
Paint, Sip & Eat
Paint a Georgia O’Keeffe inspired poppy flower at Canvas, Corks & Forks this Sunday! Seasonal brews and sangrias will be flowing in addition to a complimentary mac and cheese bar and a two hour artist instructed painting class. Reserve your spot today!
See the full list of weekend happenings in Albany!