As the year draws to a close and the anticipation of a fresh start builds, there's no better way to bid adieu to the current chapter and welcome the new one than with a spectacular New Year's Eve celebration. Get ready to embark on a journey of festivities, glittering lights, and joyous moments with this guide to 6 things to do in Dayton as your compass to navigating the myriad ways to ring in the new year in style.


1. Back 2 the '90s Party at the Marriott UD

Step into the time machine and journey back to the iconic era of the '90s as you bid farewell to the current year and welcome the new one with an unforgettable celebration at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. Get ready for a night filled with nostalgia and live entertainment by Howl2Go's Dueling Piano Band, delivering the best hits from the '90s. Capture the memories at the "Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer" photobooth, savor the flavors of '90s-themed dinner stations, and raise a glass to the countdown with a champagne toast. With a cash bar to keep the spirits high, this New Year's Eve promises to be a blast from the past, creating lasting memories to carry into the future. Single and group ticket pricing options are both available for purchase!

2. Countdown at the Dayton Arcade

Culture Works proudly presents a historic celebration to mark its 50th year at the First Ever New Year's Eve Celebration in the beautifully renovated Dayton Arcade. Step into the enchanting atmosphere with non-stop music from Crabswithoutlegs and DJ Isicle, surrounded by captivating lights, delectable food, and refreshing drinks. Dance the night away, capture the moment at various selfie stations, and join the collective excitement as the clock strikes midnight, followed by a champagne toast in a keepsake flute to commemorate the occasion. Visit Culture Works' website for sponsorship opportunities and secure your tickets for an evening to remember!

3. Dance with The Frank Moravcik Band at the American Czechoslovakian Club

Ring in the New Year with joyous rhythms and infectious melodies as the Frank Moravcik Band takes center stage at the American Czechoslovakian Club's New Year's Dance! This lively celebration is not just about midnight; it's an homage to the Czech-Slovak New Year, set to begin at 6:00 pm our time. Join in the festivities, starting with a delightful social hour and appetizers, creating the perfect prelude to an afternoon of spirited dancing. As the clock approaches 6:00 p.m., anticipate a thrilling New Year's countdown and raise a glass of champagne to welcome the Czech-Slovak New Year in style. 
Admission: $25.00 Members | $26.00 Non-Members

4. Silent Disco and Ball Drop at the Yellow Cab Tavern

This year, the Yellow Cab Tavern, in collaboration with Haus of Sequins and Sabrina Cox, proudly unveils the dazzling mirrored "Ball" that will capture the essence of the celebration. This sixth spectacular year will be an unforgettable night with the charming Zac Pitts as host, guiding you through the festivities, and the renowned Dayton's Silent Disco setting the dance floor ablaze. Dance your way into the New Year with three sensational music stations to choose from—KimL on the green station with EDM, Sexbox on the blue station with iconic 70s, 80s, and 90s hits, and John Chapel on the Red station with modern Hip Hop beats. As the clock strikes midnight, raise your glass for a complimentary sparkling wine toast, marking the perfect start to a brand new year. Buy a 10 pack of tickets for you and your friends to attend and SAVE! 

5. New Year's Eve Skate at RiverScape MetroPark

Looking for a unique twist on ringing in the New Year? Look no further when you glide into 2024 at RiverScape MetroPark! Lace up your skates and twirl into the New Year with family and friends, surrounded by the picturesque winter landscape. The crisp air, joyful atmosphere, and the thrill of skating make this New Year's Eve celebration a memorable experience for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned skater or stepping onto the ice for the first time, RiverScape provides the perfect backdrop for a day of fun and laughter, setting the tone for a fantastic year ahead. The rink will be open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Need a break? Enjoy delicious treats from the concession area inside the Comfort Tent, Presented by Butler Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing.


As the year draws to a close, Dayton invites you to bid farewell to 2023 and embrace the arrival of 2024 with a selection of exciting New Year's Eve celebrations. Whichever event you choose, Dayton promises an unforgettable start to the new year, filled with music, laughter, and memorable moments. Cheers to a fantastic 2024 and a safe, healthy holiday!