11 Parties to Ring in the New Year



Written by Kimberly Snickles

Published on December 10, 2014



This post is from NYE 2014/2015. Check out our NYE Guide for 2016 here! >>


Best of Buffalo’s New Year’s Eve Lineup 2015

It’s hard to imagine, but 2014 will be over in just a matter of weeks. That being said, it’s time to start planning New Year’s resolutions – ours is to have more fun. And, what better way to start 2015 than with a styling ensemble, excellent food and drink, and a little ambiance? Here’s a list of excellent ways to ring in the New Year in Buffalo.


The Historic Market Arcade

615 Washington Street Buffalo 14203 | 716-874-2900

Need an awesome place to set the New Year off right while donating to a good cause? Look no further than The Historic Market Arcade and help give back to the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Tickets are $125 for general admission and $150 for the VIP package; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital, so you can feel good knowing that your admission is going towards helping children in need. Both admissions include a four-hour open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, premium food stations and buffet, a photo booth, live blues and funk bands and DJs, downtown fireworks, and more. There will be a special performance by Young MC at 12:30 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and food will be served from 9 to 11:30 p.m. You don’t want to miss out on this!

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Statler City Ice Ball

107 Delaware Avenue Buffalo 14202 | 716-853-3300

It shouldn’t take too much arm pulling to get you to visit Statler City on New Year’s Eve. I mean why do you think this beautiful establishment is the prime place for weddings, events, and more? The Statler is hosting their annual Ice Ball with three different rooms still to choose from. The Golden Ballroom and The Golden Balcony, which features performances from the Boys of Summer, and The Terrace Room, which features performances by Jeremy Hoyle and The Strictly Hip, has an ambiance like no other. Admission is $150 per person for each room and includes house-made chips and dips, antipasti displays, chilled seafood stations, salads, pork, lobster raviolis, a whipped potato bar, and a dinner buffet that will knock your socks off. Dessert and a late night menu are also available with a five-hour premium open bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food will be served from 8 to 11:30 p.m. There will also be late night food served at 12:30 a.m., so you can be sure to get your eat on!

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107 Delaware Avenue Buffalo 14202 | 716-853-3600

Still want to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Statler City, but prefer a nightclub atmosphere? How about giving Rendezvous, located inside the Statler, a try! For only $60, your New Year’s Eve will be hosted by DJ Vixxxen and includes a four-hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres. This event is separate from the Ice Ball, so if you would like to enjoy both events, you must purchase tickets separately. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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This post is from NYE 2014/2015. Check out our NYE Guide for 2016 here! >>


Black Iron Bystro New Year’s Eve Dinner

3648 S. Park Avenue, Blasdell 14219 | 716-240-9830

Black Iron Bystro, one of Step Out Buffalo’s Best New Restaurants of 2014, is offering a New Year’s Eve menu for those who like to start their year off with an amazing meal. The restaurant features two dinner times, 6 to 9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight. The menu includes butternut squash bisque, winter green salad, heirloom potato croquettes, arancini, gin-cured gravlax, petite shoulder steak, faro succotash, pork tenderloin, petite maple apple crisp, and layered chocolate ganache. Can I pronounce most of these items? No. But that’s how I know it’s good! Dinner is by reservation only, so call soon to reserve your spot! Dinner is “followed by your standard celebratory festivities.” Call (716) 240-9830 for reservations.

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Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Bubbles Ball

6461 Transit Road, Depew 14043 | 716-683-7990

The beauty and elegance that is Salvatore’s Italian Gardens is a great place to start the New Year off right. The annual Bubbles Ball will be held in the Grand Bellamore’ room and features an open bar, bottles of merlot and chardonnay on each table, and an amazing dinner with filet mignon or salmon and entertainment. Tickets are $150 per person for this room and $115 per person for the Venetian Gala (menu may differ from Bubbles Ball). And how do I know you will love this event? Well, I used to work the New Years events at Salvatore’s for many years and witnessed firsthand just how much fun everyone had. Open bar starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 1:30 a.m.  Hats, horns, and champagne will be provided at midnight. Woo hoo!


New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at The Foundry Suites

1738 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo 14207 | 716-240-9693

The Masquerade Ball has been brought back after taking a year off and will be held at the beautiful and newly renovated Foundry Suites in North Buffalo. General admission tickets are $99 each and VIP tickets are $150 each. Tickets include a four-hour open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, a midnight buffet, champagne toast at midnight, and more. For information, email Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and open bar begins at 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. There is no guaranteed seating for general admission tickets.

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Templeton Landing Nickel City New Year’s Eve

2 Templeton Terrace Buffalo 14202 | 716-852-2260

Yet another romantic and gorgeous place to enjoy New Year’s Eve is Templeton Landing. The restaurant and banquet hall is hosting a celebration featuring the Nickel City Pimp Choir. Admission is $89 per person and includes all food (which is quite the elaborate list of delicious food stations), an open bar, music and dancing, hats, noisemakers, and more. The event is held 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Buffalo New Year’s Eve Gala 2015 at J’s White Elephant

1404 Abbott Road Lackawanna 716-539-9998

Enjoy a nice sit-down dinner and drinks at J’s White Elephant this New Year’s Eve. Admission is $55 if tickets are purchased before Dec. 24 and $60 after. A four-hour open bar is included from 8:30 p.m. to midnight and you may also upgrade your ticket to include premium or ultra premium liquor.  Sit down seating for dinner is held at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will be a choice of prime rib or stuffed boneless chicken. Delicious!

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Resurgence Brewing Co.

1250 Niagara Street Buffalo 14213 716-381-9868

Resurgence Brewing is offering a New Year’s party with a four-hour open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will feature Resurgence beers with a vodka and bourbon station. Hors d’oeuvres and a buffet are also included. Pre-sale tickets are available for $75 per person and $25 for non-drinkers and designated drivers. Live music will be played all night with a new beer release from Resurgence.

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Polka New Year’s Eve Gala at The Millennium Hotel

2040 Walden Avenue Buffalo 716-681-2400 | 1-800-323-3331

Like Polka music? How about a five-course dinner and a five-hour open bar? If the answer is yes then make sure you reserve your spot for the Polka New Year’s Eve Gala at The Millennium Hotel! The event features live music by Special Delivery and Polka Country Musicians. Tickets are $279 per couple and include guest room accommodations at the hotel, welcome party cocktail hour, a champagne toast at midnight, an after-hours Polka/Polish pajama party and a Polish brunch buffet on New Year’s Day. (Woah)


The Cove Seafood and Banquets New Year’s Eve Party

4701 Transit Road Depew | 716-656-7946

The Cove Seafood and Banquets is hosting a night of fun on New Year’s Eve for the public to enjoy at a reasonable price. For $10 per person, you can receive 2 for 1 drinks from 8 to 10 p.m., a balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. Or for $40 per person you can get the VIP package, which includes hors d’oeuvres, an open bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., a private dance floor and the balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. A live DJ will also be spinning your favorite hits all night long.

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WNYBAC 7th annual New Year’s Eve Gala and Art Auction

468 Washington Street, Buffalo 14203  |  716-348-1430

Want to start your New Year off with a little culture and art? The Western New York Book Arts Center is hosting its 7th annual New Year’s Eve Gala and Art Auction from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve at 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo. Tickets are $70 for members and $80 for non-members. The event includes an evening filled with live music, a silent auction featuring work from local and international artists, basket raffles and door prizes, complimentary beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. Guests will also be able to watch the ball drop from the Electric Tower from the two floors of the Book Arts Center. Not only is this event sure to be a fantastic time, ticket proceeds also help support WNYBAC’s educational programs, exhibitions, and special events throughout the year. Reserve your tickets soon because space is limited! Call 716-348-1430 for more information.

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The Lodge Bar and Grill

79 West Chippewa Street Buffalo 14210  |  716-256-1940

The Lodge Bar and Grill is the prime spot for a drink and appetizer after a hard day’s work, so why not make it your place to be after a hard year??? The Lodge features four New Year’s Eve options for all budgets. For $20 admission, you will have access to a cash bar at the main bar and a complimentary champagne toast. For $79 per person, you can receive the New Year’s Eve dinner package, which includes a 7 p.m. seating time, guaranteed table reservations with a four-course pre-fixe dinner and a complimentary wine pairing. For $89 per person, you can receive access to the Artic Lounge and second floor, three-hour premium open bar in Arctic, lounge from 9:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., and passed hors d’oeuvres. And for $149 per person, you will have guaranteed table reservations with 9 p.m. seating, a four-course pre-fixe dinner, a three-hour premium open bar until 12:15 a.m. and access to the Artic Lounge area upstairs. Yowzah!

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This post is from NYE 2014/2015. Check out our NYE Guide for 2016 here! >>


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