Indianapolis knows how to ring in the new year! Our Indy Guide to New Year’s Eve pinpoints some of the best parties around the Circle City. Check out one of the categories below to find the best option (or options…if you’re feeling ambitious) for you and your crew.
Where to Begin? Georgia Street
Before seeing the NYC ball drop, check out Indy’s own interruption of this American tradition. Georgia Street is dropping an Indy car at midnight. Come to the Crawl for no cover to five bars, drink tickets and live music from the White Pandas.
What: Crawl ’til the Car Falls NYE (Georgia Street Celebration Pre-Party)
Where: Tow Yard Brewing & Georgia Street
When: 5 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Atmosphere: Fountain Square 

Shimmy your way to Fountain Square’s Imbibe Lobby Bar for the New Year’s Eve Retro Dance Party. With no cover, throwback music, and bar you can’t go wrong visiting this retro party.
 What:  The Fountain Square New Year’s Eve Retro Dance Party
 Where:  Imbibe Lobby Bar
 When:  10:00 pm
 How Much:  No Cover
Glamour: Indianapolis Museum of Art 

The Penrod Society presents the most glamourous New Year’s Eve party in Indianapolis. Live music, mixology lounge, international food, and art to ring in the New Year like a 1940’s Hollywood starlet.

 What:  New Year’s Eve at the IMA
 Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art
 When:  8:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 How Much: $125-200

Kid-Friendly: brics 

Bring the kiddos and get excited before midnight. Enjoy ice cream and a countdown celebration courtesy of brics this New Year’s Eve, before you go out for the night.
 What:  brics NYE Party for Kids
 Where:  901 East 64th Street
 12:00 with a 1:00 pm countdown
   2:00 with a 3:00 PM countdown
4:00 with a 5:00 PM countdown
6:00 with a 7:00 PM countdown
 How Much: $12
Live Music: Old National Centre 

Be prepared to groove into the New Year with three rooms of performance. The Old National Centre is hosting ONC Underground NYE 2015 with Here Comes the Mummies, Cosby Sweater, North American Scum and more.

 What:  ONC Underground New Year’s Eve 2015
 Where: Old National Centre
 When:  8:30 pm
 How Much: $30-125
Location: Howl at the Moon 
Enjoy New Year’s Eve in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Howl at the Moon is a live piano bar located on Georgia Street right by Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Let 2015 begin with singing, dancing, and sheer bliss.
 What:  New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon
 Where:  Howl at the Moon
 When:  7:00 pm (depending on package)
 How Much:  $35-90
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