The old adage still rings true; "to each his own." When celebrating the incoming New Year, you may be a stay-up-past-midnight party animal or a proverbial early riser asleep before sundown. Each of us has our preferred celebration, so we've put together a list of things to do with options! Whether you're looking for family-friendly and non-alcoholic live music or a fancy, ticketed date night, the possibilities are endless!
New Years at Noon: A family-friendly celebration at the Orion Amphitheater
If staying up past midnight isn't your jam, you can celebrate earlier in the day. New Year at Noon is an ideal option for you!
Free to enter, from 11 AM until 2 PM there will be face painting, bounce houses, and other family fun, counting down until Noon. There’s even sparkling apple cider!
GPS: 701 Amphitheater Drive NW
Skate into 2023 with Ice Skating at Big Spring Park
If you want to celebrate the evening and adjourn early, here is an option: Ice Skating at Big Spring Park!
Skate in the New Year with Metropolitan Disc Jockey. The ball drops at 8:30, and toasts are made, while you and skaters of all ages can still be in bed at a decent hour!
December 31, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.
Rink Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Metropolitan DJ: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Ball Drop: 8:30 p.m. | Tickets $10 – $15
200 Church Street NW | More info here
Non alcoholic & Teens
Nerdy Christmas Eve at High Ground Hobbies
Join the staff at High Ground Hobbies as they host their first New Year’s Eve Party! Enjoy a fun night of alcohol-free gaming with sparkling apple cider and snacks for $10 at the door!
GPS: 13381 Hatchett Road W, Madison, AL
21 & Up
The annual Stovehouse New Year’s Eve party featuring DJ Steve Metz will take place in the Electric Belle and the Royal from 9 pm to 1 am.
GPS: 3414 Governors Drive
Anti-Fancy NYE At The Camp
Come to the anti-fancy New Year’s party at the camp! Light it up and dress down with special music from Paul McDonald. S’mores, food and drink options, and toasts at midnight.
GPS: 5909 University Drive
Music In The City
The Live 5ive At Von Braun
The Live 5ive is a unique musical experience at the Von Braun Center featuring five simultaneous uniquely themed parties all in the same area. In one room, people will be moving to the Trap beats of artists like Money Man and Boosie. In the next, you can vibe to the great island sounds of Bob Marley and other Reggae bands. Whether you're a fan of Hip Hop, Country, Rock, or even looking to join in for some Karaoke, there’s a room here for you!
From 9PM until 2023.
GPS: 700 Monroe St.
More info here
Church Street Wine Shoppe
Featuring live music by Mikey Clams and Tommy Brown all night, along with the best selection of bubbly in town, from 9PM to midnight.
GPS: 501 Church Street NW
Looking for a romantic dinner option? Step into the revivalist inside the historic 106 Jefferson hotel for a throwback to the parlor culture and a nod to historical dining in Huntsville. Revivalist offers a five-course New Year's Eve Dinner with wine pairings.
GPS: 106 Jefferson Street South
Rhythm On Monroe NYE
If you’re looking for a new and unique rooftop restaurant experience, book your New Year's Eve Dinner at Rhythm on Monroe atop the Von Braun Center. Sit near a fire pit and enjoy the sunset over Big Spring Park, featuring a wide selection of craft brews, handmade cocktails, and a curated wine list.
GPS: 700 Monroe Street
Poppy & Parliament NYE
Poppy & Parliament are celebrating their second birthday as a New Year’s Eve Special! This upscale English Pub offers Irish food and drinks. The New Year’s Eve special is a ticketed event and includes elevated European-style tapas and champagne at midnight.
GPS: 117 North Side Square
CO/OP Community Table + Bar NYE Dinner
If farm-to-table with locally sourced ingredients is your style, then check out this restaurant's New Year’s offering featuring a special a la carte menu. It’s a reservation only, so call ahead!
GPS: 800 Monroe Street
Après Ski Ya: A Disco New Year
Ski Ya Later, 2022! Jeff & Blues, Rocket City's one and only dive barn, opens with a bang on December 31. Get 2023 started with an Après Ski Disco hosted by Huntsville's own Mixx Madness, featuring Dray Tha Drummer, DJ Boots, DJ Ya Boi Boi, and DJ Cee O. The Ski Gear encouraged dress code will have you cozy as you dance, enjoy all-night drink specials, ice skating, light bites, a champagne toast and record drop at midnight, and more!
Tickets start at $40 in advance and $50 the day of.
More info here