10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Wisconsin

The best way to celebrate the new year is by getting together with good people. Whether that’s in an intimate setting with close friends and family or at a huge party with your community, Wisconsin has options for everyone. Ring in the new year right at one of these New Year’s Eve celebrations in Wisconsin! 

Mitchell Park Conservatory, Milwaukee, WI

The Domes has a great family-friendly celebration on NYE from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s indoors and features music, clowns, a magician and lots of balloons and dancing. You’ll need to purchase food and beverages. There’s a small admission charge, but all proceeds benefit the conservatory. Recommended to purchase tickets early to avoid a sell-out. 

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Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, WI

You’ll want to get out your best party clothes for this celebration that features a live orchestra, dinner with a steak and lobster and lots of live entertainment and party favors. You have multiple options, from the BoatHouse Pub Lounge Party (no cover charge!) to the Dartford Ballroom Package which includes overnight accommodations. 

American Club Resort, Kohler, WI

Pick your own type of celebration at this resort that features three different evening parties, lots of food options and heated carriage rides. You don’t have to stay overnight to enjoy the festivities, but you won’t have to drive home, so why not make it a night to remember? 

Chula Vista Resort & Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells

This resort features a Kids Carnival for families, a New Year’s Eve dinner buffet and a NYE Party Package for adults only. The Party Package includes admission to the waterpark for registered guests and a wristband for unlimited drinks for 21+. 

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Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth, WI

Time Square hasn’t got anything on this Big Sartori Cheese Drop. The cheese drop occurs at 10 p.m., so come early and enjoy free cheese, a bonfire and music at this family event that runs from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 

The Ivory Room, Madison, WI

Make reservations for this party that features dueling pianos. It’s got a 20s theme, so you’ll want to get out your best jazz costumes. 

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Eau Claire’s New Year’s Eve Gala, Eau Claire, WI

This NYE celebration has a lantern parade as part of the evening. It’s a family-friendly event that also offers live music and fireworks. Looks to be a great time. 

The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI

This resort has a special night of music and food planned for guests. From 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. enjoy live music in the Elk Room from The Abler Boys with a complimentary midnight toast. 

New Year’s Eve Family Fun Event, Woodruff, WI

Dress in your warmest gear for this evening of fun with horse-drawn wagon rides, sledding and ice skating. Cross Country Cruisers Snowmobile Club will have food and drinks for purchase. The fireworks kick off at 7 p.m., so even if you’re not a night owl, you’ll be able to enjoy the fun. 

The Harlem Globetrotters, Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

The Globetrotters usually play at the Bradley Center to close out the year, but 2018 will be the end of that era. The Bradley Center will be replaced by a new arena. There’s a doubleheader on December 31, first game at 1 p.m.; the second at 6 p.m. Not a traditional NYE party, but it’s sure to be a great show. 

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