Best New Year's Eve parties in Indianapolis 2016
Downtown Indy

New Year’s Eve is celebrated with fanfare, as the old year ends and the new year begins. There will be several parties in Indianapolis marking the transition from 2016 to 2017. Following are some of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Indianapolis for 2016-2017.

New Year’s Eve on Georgia Street
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Georgia Street, Indianapolis, Ind.

The 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration is a free, public event produced and managed by Downtown Indy, Inc. The event includes musical entertainment from 8 to midnight, when an IndyCar hoisted above the crowd will descend to much fanfare and a countdown and fireworks.

New Year’s Eve 2017 at the Pavilion - A Gatsby Affair
Sat. Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
The Pavilion at Pan Am, 201. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46225

Indy’s newest and biggest New Year’s Eve party is A Gatsby Affair, held at Indy’s newest event venue. A Gatsby Affair will be a unique experience, based on the Roaring 20s, also known as the Jazz Age. The party will feature music from Sinclair Wheeler, Slater Hogan, and a performance by Kayla Noel. This party will include dancing, premium open bar, champagne toast, DJs and live performances, silk aerialists, party favors, photo booth, appetizers, desserts, balloon drop, dance performance by flappers. Advance tickets $100.

CIROC The New Year
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Regions Bank, 1 Indiana Square, Indianapolis, Inc. 46204

CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka and Image First present the party, which has been voted the best New Year’s Event for 7 years running. The party will be held at Regions Bank Tow, which will feature a 360-degree view of the entire downtown area. This year, they will feature music by DJ Indiana Jones, DJ Gabrielle Love, DJ Lockstar, DJ Action Jackson, DJ Lemi Vice, DJ Mass Appeal, DJ Rican, and DJ Jozyano.  The party will include premium top shelf bar, light gourmet hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, a special firework show. Guests can also take advantage of a special New Year $99 room rate at Hilton Garden Inn. CIROC the New Year All Inclusive Ticket $130.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party
Dec. 31
Grand Hall at Union Station, Iron Horse Lounge and Illinois Street Ballroom
123 W. Louisiana, Indianapolis, Ind. 46225

The 10th Annual Bud Light New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball incorporates three separate parties into one building. Living Proof will be performing in New Grand Hall. The Club will perform in the Illinois Street Ballroom.  80s cover band Mullet Over will perform in the Iron Horse.  Tickets $50-$129.

New Year’s Eve Bash at the Hyatt Regency
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
One Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204

Hyatt Regency is offering three different hotel and party packages. They also offer party only tickets for $50-$80. The party will feature music on two stages, a fantasy casino, and a massive balloon drop in the hotel’s lobby.