20+ Ideas for New Year’s Eve in Columbus 2020

Annual Guide to New Year’s Eve in Columbus

While we are all a little sad that we cannot party away 2020 this year, we will NOT be sad to say goodbye! There are not as many options as in years past, but luckily, there are options for every comfort/safety level. Here is your guide to Columbus New Year’s Eve 2020.

*NOTE* Please make a safe, knowledgeable choice and support local! This New Year’s Eve in Columbus list will update and expand frequently throughout the week, so be sure to check back often.

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Top Picks for Date Night

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway New Year’s Train
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Hocking Hills
Enjoy a trip from Nelsonville to East Logan and back! While on the return train you will stop at midnight for a fireworks display. Choose between “pizza & pop” or “wine & cheese” seating.
$33/person for pizza and pop, $35/person for wine and cheese

Columbus New Year's Eve 2020

New Year’s Eve at VASO
VASO Rooftop Lounge, Dublin
This year VASO is celebrating NYE a bit earlier. They will have two seating times 5-7pm and 8-10pm. Each time will feature a spending credit ranging from $150-$1250/table depending on size of party and dining time, with a complimentary Cava toast.

Toast to 2020
Lincoln Social Rooftop, Short North
Pregame 2021 and enjoy a three course pre-fixe menu and themed cocktails! Table reservations for set time slots will require a food and beverage minimum. To reserve please contact the Event Coordinator at [email protected] or call 614-300-9494.


New Year’s Eve with The Radio Tramps!
Lazy Chameleon, Powell
Party favors, balloon drop and good music. Call 614-792-8393 or Facebook message for reservations.

Columbus New Year's Eve 2020
Image credit: Lazy Chameleon event Facebook page


Ten Pin Alley New Year’s Eve Celebration
Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard
Daytime party with reservation times at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm is $100/lane and includes 1.5 hours of bowling with shoes for up to ten people, plus a $20 game card, and a large pizza. Or choose the combo package of $15/person for one hour of bowling with shoes and a $10 game card.
To reserve, call 614-876-2475 or email [email protected]

Bar Parties

New Year’s Eve Pre-Party 2021
Park Street Tavern, Short North
Tickets will include shrimp cocktail, charcuterie box, six drink tickets, take home champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries. Tickets need to be purchased in advance and groups are limited to 6 or less. Few two person reservations available.


1808 American Bistro, Delaware
Reservations available from 4 – 9:30pm
Pre Fixe, four course dining experience. Reservations available through their website.

Columbus New Year's Eve 2020

New Year’s Eve Dinner
6:30 – 8:30pm
Union Cafe, Short North
25th annual NYE at Union includes a three-course meal and a show hosted by the ReneGaydes with special guest Brooke Lynn Hytes. Gratuity is included
Starting at $20/seat

Speck Italian Eatery, Delaware
Welcome glass of bubbles with a four-course tasting menu.

Alqueria, Columbus
Four-course menu available for dine-in or take-out. All dine-in guests must make a reservation and pre-order your selections. Pre-order available for take-out.
$75/person plus tax & tip

Columbus New Year's Eve 2020

Vine + Forge, Columbus
Three course ham dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

Take-Home Dinners

Veritas New Year’s Eve Meal Kits
Includes a four course meal for two! Deviled eggs, crab salad, hassleback potatoes, wagyu steak, and cheesecake! Order by December 28th for pick-up on the 30th.

NYE Bundles from Together & Company Events
Choose from hors’ d’oeuvres or a dinner party for two including a bottle of bubbly! Orders due by noon on 12/27.
$175/hor d’oeuvres, $225/dinner

Columbus New Year's Eve 2020
Image credit: Together & Company NYE webpage

New Year’s Eve Coast Wine House Dinner
Surf & Turf four course dinner and two bottles of wine! Order must be placed by 12/28

The Cheesecake Girl + Right Back Spatula
These two combined together for a charcuterie box filled with savory and sweet! Pre-order through 12/29

Charcuterie Chen
Choose a charcuterie board or box for your at-home celebration. Pick-up and delivery options. Orders must be placed by 12/28.

Lindey’s New Year’s Eve Dinner At-Home
Dinners feed four people and will be available for pick-up on 12/30. All dinners include appetizers, filet, side dishes, and dessert.

For more take-home options check out the round-up of options over on the Columbus Food Adventures Blog!

Hotel Happenings

VASO + AC Hotel Room Packages
One night stay with a King Corner Room, bottle of Dom Perignon in room, table for two from 8-10pm and $250 in spending credit.

Columbus New Year's Eve 2020

Hotel Leveque New Year’s Eve Package
King guest room, sparkling wine, two 2021 champagne glasses, and valet parking.
$319 & up

New Year’s Day Brunch

The Keep’s New Year’s Brunch To-Go
One entree serves 2-3 people for $25 or 4-5 for $50. Includes a side of seasonal fruit and breakfast potatoes. Add-on a mimosa kit! Send them a DM or call 614-745-0322 to pre-order! Will also be available through DoorDash.


Head to one of the nearby Ohio cities for a night away. If Cincinnati is your destination of choice check out Three Perfect Days Discovering Cincinnati

Celebrating at home this year? Be sure to check out my sister site’s article about How to Do an At-Home New Year’s Bubbly Tasting for Two!

Please drink responsibly and arrange to stay in hotel, have a designated driver, or use a ride share service like Uber or Lyft.

Feature image credit: @1808bistro All images by Hannah Green unless otherwise noted.


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