8 ways to celebrate New Year’s 2023 in Huntsville

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Ring in New Year’s 2023 with these activities in Huntsville, like Skating in the Park! (Huntsville.org)

Can you believe that 2022 is almost over? Well, believe it, because we are less than a month away from beginning 2023 as we bid farewell to 2022 and welcome in the new year.

So, you may ask, what kind of celebrations for New Year’s Eve are available in the Huntsville area? Glad you asked. Because here are a few fun options in and around the Rocket City:

1. New Year’s Eve Dinner – Ditto Landing

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How about celebrating New Year’s on board the Sweet Afton? (Lake and River Fun via Facebook)

For those of you looking for a nice dinner with friends or your significant other, why not try this New Year’s Eve Dinner at Ditto Landing? Hosted by  Mimi’s Country Kitchen & Bakery and Lake and River Fun, this is a cool and delicious way to celebrate New Year’s 2023 — a prime rib dinner aboard a boat as the sun sets. Here’s some more info:

  • What: New Year’s Eve Dinner aboard the Sweet Afton
  • When: Dec. 31 at 5:30PM
  • Where: Ditto Landing (map)
  • Music: N/A
  • More Details

2. Skating in the Park

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Ice skating at Big Spring Park is a great way to begin your NYE celebration! (Huntsville.org)

Ice skating at Big Spring Park is so much fun, and the ice rink is open New Year’s Eve, so why not kick off the night with a fun evening skate? Skating in the park is open to all ages and its proximity to Downtown Huntsville’s restaurant’s and bars means if skating is just your first destination, you’re close by!

  • What: Skating in the Park
  • When: Dec, 31
  • Where: Big Spring Park (map)
  • More Info

3. The Live 5 New Year’s Eve – Von Braun Center

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Ring in New Year’s 2023 with FIVE different themed parties at the VBC! (Live 5 via Facebok)

Can’t decide what kind of party you want to attend on New Year’s Eve? Well, why mot go somewhere that has FIVE parties going on at once — all with different themes? This is what Live 5 parties are. And this one at the Von Braun Center features parties with the following themes:

  • Room 1 – Trap/Rap: Listen to music of Money Man, Boosie, Migos and more!
  • Room 2 – Reggae/Rasta/Island: Get that island vibe with tunes from Bob Marley, Sean Paul, Peter Tosh and more.
  • Room 3 – Hip Hop/R&B/Blues/Old School: Get down with music from Usher, Gap Band, Monica, Chris Brown, etc.
  • Room 4 – Top 100/Country/Pop/Rock/House: party to the tunes of artists ranging from The Beatles to Taylor Swift!
  • Room 5 – Karaoke/Live Music/Performances: Just what it says – party-goers provide the musical entertainment!

Here’s more info:

  • What: Live 5 New Year’s Eve Party
  • When: Dec. 31 at 9PM
  • Where: Von Braun Center South Hall Ball Rooms 1-5 (map)
  • Music: DJ’s/Karaoke
  • More Details

4. New Year’s Eve at Innerspace

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Enjoy 80s tunes from Wild Life in the Working Class at Innerspace Brewery for NYE! (Innerspace via Facebook)

Anyone who attended last year’s New Year’s bash at Innerspace will enjoy this year’s, as 80s tribute band Wild Life in the Working Class is back to celebrate 2023 with a tribute to the 1980s! Here are the details:

  • What: New YEar’s Eve at Innerspace
  • When: Dec. 31 at 8PM
  • Where: Innerspace Brewery (map)
  • Music: Wild Life in the Working Class
  • More Details

5. A 90’s New Years Eve – The Bar at 805

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Celebrate New year’s 2023 in 1990s style at The Bar at 805. (The Bar at 805 via Facebook)

Hard for this guy to fathom that the 1990s are considered “retro” these days, but that most certainly is the case. And this NYE party at The Bar at 805 is celebrating the grunge decade all night long!

Here’s more:

  • What: A 90’s New Years Eve
  • When: Dec. 31 at 9PM
  • Where: The Bar at 805 (map)
  • Music: Polly’s Pocket
  • More Details

6. Roaring Rooftop New Year’s Eve – Stella’s Elixir Lounge

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Head downtown to Stella’s for a rooftop party to celebrate New Year’s 2023. (Stella’s via Facebook)

Here’s another decade-themed party for you: Stella’s Elixir Lounge downtown wants you to dress in your best Roaring 20s attire and join them on their rooftop for a “Roaring” good time!

Here’s what to know:

  • What: Roaring Rooftop New Year’s Eve
  • When: Dec. 31 at 6PM
  • Where: Stella’s Elixir Lounge (map)
  • Music: In the Mood Jazz Band: 6PM-9PM; DJs Caleb and Dustin: 9PM-2AM
  • More Details

7. New Year’s Eve at Madison Taproom

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Madison Taproom is another fun place to celebrate the new year! (Madison Taproom via Facebook)

Join Madison Taproom as they say “Goodbye” to 2023 and “Hello” to 2023! Event includes:

  • Potluck finger foods
  • Karaoke
  • Jackbox Games
  • Champagne toast at midnight

Here’s what else to know:

  • What: New Year’s Eve Celebration
  • When: Dec. 31 at 6PM
  • Where: Madison Taproom (map)
  • Music: DJ/Karaoke
  • More Details

8. Apres Ski Ya 2022: A Disco NYE at The Orion Amphitheater

Get ready for a night to remember at Apres Ski Ya: A Disco NYE, presented by Jeff & Blues, Titos Vodka and Heaven’s Door Whiskey.
  • Who: 21+ only
  • What: Ring in the New Year in your ski gear with dancing, all-night drink specials, ice skating, light bites, a champagne toast + record drop at midnight and more—also, food trucks + maybe a VIP igloo
  • Where: Rocket City’s one and only dive barn and the newest addition to Apollo Park, Jeff & Blues—get directions
  • When: Saturday, December 31, 8PM+
  • Cost: $40 in advance, $50 day of—parking is free
  • Get tickets

What are you planning to do on New year’s Eve this year? Let us know on  FacebookTikTok and Instagram!

Michael Seale
Michael Seale
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